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10 of the best cosy breakfast nooks—and how to copy them

Kayla Gulec Kayla Gulec
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Whether you're drinking your morning coffee and reading the paper as you wake up for work or gathering your family together for Sunday morning waffles, a breakfast nook is always the ideal place to start your day. 

Breakfast nooks have been a favoured home element for many years. A combination of built-in booths, small tables and chairs (either curved or rectangular), and some dimmed lights and throw pillows make for snug spot where you can get a jump on your morning. But not only that, breakfast nooks also function as homework stations or areas for a romantic candle-lit dinner. Because of their loved nature, we decided to put together a list of the 10 best and cosiet nooks we could find so we could tell you how to copy them for your home. 

So get ready to say goodbye to rude awakenings and hello to comfortable dining!

1. The little things

This simple breakfast nook consists only of a small, round table with a few chairs. What makes this nook so cosy is the fact that it's positioned next to those large bay windows, making your view at breakfast time one to inspire your day.

All you need to do to recreate this style is set up a table and chair set next to a window in your home with a calming and natural view.

2. Doubled

Breakfast counter Ambiance

Breakfast counter


This breakfast nook option takes the classic breakfast bar idea and adds the nook part to the side. A small built-in bench provides extra cosy seating next to the black and white bar stools. This is a great alternative to those of you with extra wall space next to your bars.

3. Restaurant style

top floor breakfast area Fisher ID Classic style dining room
Fisher ID

top floor breakfast area

Fisher ID

This breakfast nook was designed in the style of a 50s restaurant. Sleek red leather seats wrap around a cosy centre table, and for extra guests, we have a few more chairs. For this type of nook, you need to find a quiet corner to install a wrap-around bench. This curved style does the trick here.

4. A little in, a little out

Bi Folding Door with Floating Corner Post Design homify Modern windows & doors

Bi Folding Door with Floating Corner Post Design


A breakfast nook like this can only be achieved with opening glass partitions like the ones we see here. It's because those partitions are what make this area unique. Place any comfortable table and chair set you want here, and open up the doors when the weather is nice.

5. Integration

Fallowfield | Traditional English Country Kitchen Davonport Kitchen Wood Green

Fallowfield | Traditional English Country Kitchen


A high table and a few chair stools are all you need to recreate this breakfast area. Do what these homeowners did and place the table right next to the kitchen coutner top. Breakfast will be served just as quickly as it was prepared.

6. Serenity

Dresser & Breakfast Table with Bench Seating. Dresser painted in Downpipe by Farrow & Ball. Lewis Alderson KitchenTables & chairs
Lewis Alderson

Dresser & Breakfast Table with Bench Seating. Dresser painted in Downpipe by Farrow & Ball.

Lewis Alderson

Large windows on one side create a light-filled space that will help even the most sluggish of us wake up in the morning. Place your table and bench near a brightly lit corner to achieve this serene atmosphere.

7. Galley-style

Galley-style kitchens require innovation with breakfast nook additions. Look to this design for inspiration. Take a long bench and prop it against the wall. Personal wall decals and artwork will help make the space feel more like your own and less like you're in the kitchen.

8. Fit for a Queen

This classic-style breakfast nook requires only a few ultra-plush chairs and a small coffee table to complete the ambience. This is a sort of half-nook, and by that we mean that entire meals are not meant to be eaten here, but rather small breakfast snacks such as a muffin or bagel with your morning cup of joe.

9. The outdoor option

St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler Garden Trading Garden Furniture
Garden Trading

St Mawes Bar Table with Drinks Cooler

Garden Trading

Who said breakfast nooks had to be indoors? Find a cute corner on your patio, terrace, or balcony for a small table and a few stools and you can enjoy waking up the right way–immersed in nature and getting a breath of fresh air.

10. Large and plentiful

Bigger homes and bigger families require bigger solutions. This breakfast bar idea takes on the restaurant style of comfortable love seats beside large windows. Line up a few rows so there's enough room for the whole family, plus a few friends.

If you love all things breakfast, then you should also check out these small breakfast bars!

Which of these ideas would look best in your home? Let us know below!
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