A formal dining room can feel too fancy for everyday use while a breakfast nook is meant to be comfortable, approachable, and conducive to intimate conversations and meals.
Plus, Much like powder rooms, breakfast nooks provide the perfect opportunity for decorating special littles jewel boxes. Keep it cozy, go bold, or try something sleek and modern—but don’t do anything without checking this collection of thirty-seven undeniably stylish cozy nooks first.
We’ve got breakfast nook inspiration to fit any style, size, and budget. And we mean any.
If you never met a stripe you didn’t like, add them into your breakfast nook with upholstered chairs. You can change out the color depending on the season.
This one designed by Tamsin Johnson is such a refreshing mix of styles, too, from the moody and provocative framed photographs to the casual rattan table, modern walls, and whimsical yet classic upholstery.
Perch by a Window
This Emily Henderson-designed breakfast nook is perfect for families, thanks to the ample seating and comfortable and durable materials. It’s also always well-advise to set up your dining nook by a large window so you can enjoy that bright morning light.
Carve Out a Niche
This is easily one of the most stylish breakfast nooks we’ve ever laid eyes on. The curvature of the built-in banquet plays up the rounded custom pedestal table as well as the stools, and matching tiled table base, banquet base, and floors create a modern, almost futuristic impression.
Designed by Doherty Design Studio, the dining nook is also situated inside an architectural niche, enhancing the sense of intimacy even further.
Make It Kid-Friendly
If you want a space that’s fun for your kids but cool enough for you, this one designed by Chango & Co. is the ultimate inspiration. From the oversized drum pendant to the cheerful threes and corresponding wall art, it’s chic but approachable.
Interior designer Erin Shakoor doubled the seating in this dining nook with a banquette. “A banquette allows you to sit longer, more comfortably—is and with more people,” she tells us.