Large or small, incorporating a light-filled breakfast nook into your home an incredibly perfect way to make the most of extra space in or adjacent to your kitchen. Whatever you are doing in this space, kicking back and relaxing or spending time with your family, the breakfast nook is the ideal space to begin your day. Designing this nook space next to a window is a great way to begin your day with plenty of sunshine. A combination of banquettes, built-in booths, chairs, tables that are either rectilinear or curved, dimmable light fixtures and throw pillows will help to create a cozy ambiance. If the nook is a built-in, think about incorporating pullout drawers into the seating for extra storage. Breakfast nooks can also play double duty as homework stations and intimate spots for candlelit dinners. See if these super cozy breakfast nooks make you start rethinking your kitchen layout.
Have a look below for breakfast nook design ideas, see how to add a breakfast nook with storage, and how to tuck one just about anywhere. If you are looking for more ideas, have a look at one of our past articles on 63 Incredibly cozy and inspiring window seat ideas and 65 Most fascinating kitchen islands with intriguing layouts.
Kid Friendly: This cozy breakfast nook is a perfect kid-friendly zone. With minimalist details plush cushions, bright hues and a cool chalkboard, this is the perfect space for kids. As most parents know, this setup will unfortunately put some chalk dust on the fabrics, so be prepared to select wisely, go for materials that are easily scrubbable and very durable, possibly commercial grade.
Booth Style Nook: This design uses custom millwork and is separated from the rest of the kitchen, perfect for cozy mornings spent with family and friends.
Restaurant-Style Booth: This cozy booth is perfect smaller spaces where you need to pack a lot of people around a table. Thick tufted upholstery has been used to make this space feel inviting.
Banquette Style: Notice how this booth has a high back which helps to create a dividing wall between itself and the kitchen. This helps to section off the spaces and make a more cozy respite to enjoy family meals.
Bay Window Booth: This adorable little breakfast nook is tucked into a bay window, creating a light-filled space, perfect for energizing your morning. If you have a small kitchen space that needs a breakfast area, this is a clever way to create an addition. Just build the space out if you have it available to you on your property, a very cost-effection small addition.
Take Full Advantage of a Corner: This corner banquette helps to maximize on space. The round Tulip Table keeps the small area open, helping to create great flow. While most banquettes are custom, there are ready-made versions available.
Built-in Bench: If you have a built-in bench in your kitchen, use it as a breakfast nook. This works perfectly if you have a long dining table. Cozy up the bench with some plush and colorful pillows and for additional comfort, add a long seating pad in a neutral color to not compete with the pillows. Tip: Change pillows with the seasons to create a different look and feel to your breakfast nook.
Vinyl Nook: This has a more old-fashioned type of feel with vinyl coverings for the banquette. On the plus side, it is very easy to wipe down, which means kid friendly. The green hues against the white woodwork , trim and walls creates an uplifting ambiance.
Try Mixing Prints: In an all white kitchen, adding colorful fabrics to this built-in booth creates a more welcoming space.
Take Advantage of a Bay Window: This built-in nook follows the lines of the bay window, creating a curvaceous eating spot. The rounded table follows in harmony, with pops of color creating a very appealing atmosphere.
Farmhouse Style Nook: A whitewashed trestle table creates a rustic appeal that is super inviting.
Limited Space: If you find that you don’t have a lot of space for a breakfast nook, consider a small pedestal table that can be tucked in just about anywhere. A two person banquette makes it very cozy, a cute little nook that fits the bill!
Feature Lighting: Add a touch of whimsy to your space like the adorable nook above. Moravian star light fixtures have been hung at varying heights for interest. To create mood lighting for the space, add a dimmer switch, perfect for the evening!
Maximize on Storage: If you have a built-in banquette, utilize the space underneath to store items such as linens, cookware, magazines, toys, the skies the limit!
Cozy Niche: Like most, this nook takes full advantage of natural light and views by taking up residence next to a bank of windows. Low, plush benches makes the breakfast nook casual and comfortable.
Functional Storage: Once a small and awkward corner, this breakfast nook was transformed in a practical space. This space is dual purpose: a place to lounge and have a bite and also a functional storage area with shelving above and drawers below.
Create a Bright and Airy Nook: With plenty of windows, this cool nook gets lots of natural light and an extra glow from the glossy green paint of the cabinets. The white tile backsplash that starts in the kitchen and wraps its way around the booth helps to reflect light throughout the space.
Finding Space for a Breakfast Booth: If you looking for some extra square footage for your own little eating nook, try looking for space adjacent to your kitchen. Having the separate space gives diners a place to sit out of the way of the chef. It is also a great spot to add some extra storage to your kitchen, such as pull-out drawers, or the bench tops lift up.
Light-Flooded Bay Window Nook: Create a banquette around bay windows, the perfect area for a breakfast nook, especially if the walls are curved. This cottage nook features a built-in bench that hugs the curves of the window and offers plenty of extra seating. In an oversize space like this, consider using a table with leaves, allowing you the flexibility to host extra diners.
Make the most of a Window Seat: If you are looking for a simple solution to a breakfast nook, just add a table to a window seat. Chairs can be optional, and even pulled in when extra guests come to the table. This space was turned into a quaint alcove with corbels added on both sides. The chandelier above creates a shabby-chic elegance.
Nautical Breakfast Nook: Extra attention to detail in this nook helps it to blend seamlessly with the rest of the kitchen. Subtle elements such as the lantern light fixture and bow-like bench helps to harmoniously blend with the home’s maritime theme.
Create Symmetry: Create an elegant look to a small breakfast nook with built-in benches and narrow dining table. An all white nook needed some visual appeal, so patterned fabrics were used to add character and personality to the space. To not overwhelm this tiny space adjacent to the kitchen, a low-key light fixture was installed.
Entertaining Nook: If your kitchen is spacious enough, utilize the extra space for entertaining guests. If this is your only place to eat, you will need to be able to accommodate people in a comfortable manor. Not to mention, having a larger table create an air of sophistication than just a casual two-person table.
Delineate Space with an Area Rug: Area rugs not only show a delineation of space, they make it feel cozier when you have bare floors. They can also help to tie a space together and ground a seating arrangement. Depending on what style you have in your home, or what look you are wanting to create, select your rug accordingly. In the image above, a traditional Oriental rug helps to create a more formal atmosphere to the space.
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We all want the time we spend cooking and entertaining in our kitchens to be less stressful and more enjoyable, which can achieved with some simple space-saving solutions. We are seeking more of a Martha Stewart-style experience in which no pan or bowl is out of place within a well-organized array of shelves and drawers. With new designs and innovations in storage, there are many more options than there once were, and kitchen manufacturers such as Second Nature Kitchens can help to make that experience within reach!
Good kitchen are all about style, functionality, quality and durability and any good manufacturer will specialize in creating beautiful designs which also offer maximum practicality, so not only does your dream kitchen look incredible, it is also a pleasure to cook in and an enjoyable space to inhabit.
The importance of storage
Storage is a hugely important any element in any kitchen – after appliances, it’s the second most crucial factor in the whole design. A kitchen is not fit for purpose if it is difficult to use – and poor storage can make using your kitchen feel impossible. You want everything within easy reach – easy to find, simple to take out and use and safely store once again when you are finished using it. Some of the best kitchens ensure their storage is manufactured in Germany for precision-cut quality and the latest in storage technology.
Kitchen design specialists can help you to work with the space you have and maximize it, offering a range of intelligent space-saving solutions. Small kitchen space? It’s not a problem for good kitchen manufacturers. Allow them to address a few commonly problematic areas in the kitchen and introduce just a few of their fantastic storage innovations accordingly.
Corners – Once the lamented ‘wasted space’ in the kitchen, corners can now be utilised one hundred percent with nifty carousels and state-of-the-art folding shelving which folds out beautifully then ‘concertinas’ back into the space once you’re done. It’s possible to install a range of carousels in varying sizes, twisting racks which are perfect for jars, spices and packets and the ‘magic corner’ – a clever unit which uses all the space in your corner and effectively doubles the storage you would have had previously without it.
Drawers –Without proper organization, drawers lend themselves easily to becoming cluttered over time, with things being ‘thrown in’ meaning they need to be sifted through each time you go to use your kitchen. You can readily make this a thing of the past with a range of solutions from plate holders, cutlery sorters and drawers of varying depth. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens – often the hub of the household – so minimizing everyday clutter is also key – get drawers that are multi-purpose for that reason.
Tiny crevices – Like corners, these spaces used to be filled with useless planks of wood concealing a small but useful space behind which was crying out to be used! Innovative pull-outs allow you to fill the space with a unit which fits perfectly to the space yet holds bottles, jars, packets – in fact anything which is suitable for that crevice which would otherwise have occupied other precious storage space elsewhere.
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Summer is around the corner, time to start thinking about how you’re going to create relaxing outdoor living spaces that feel inviting, an extension of the home itself. What makes a great outdoor living area is a combination of elements. The first to consider is lighting. Don’t be afraid to do a little experimenting with your light sources to get the perfect glow for day or night. Consider creating an enclosed space to give a sense of place to your property, such as a pergola, walls, or even salvaged windows and doors. A focal point such as a fireplace or a fire pit if you are on a budget, is the perfect feature to add to your outdoor living space.
Whether you purchase furnishings or have built-in seating, make sure you opt for outdoor fabrics. Consider some vibrant colors to add a punch of fun to your outdoor space. Decorate with local plants, they are easier to maintain, try some potted plants as accessories. Try planting edible throughout the landscape so you can pluck thyme or oregano to add to your outdoor grill! Mix furniture pieces to achieve a more unique look. Instead of selecting a matching set, pick up furnishings from different sources, such as flea markets or estate sales. Salvaged materials will also work into your outdoor decor, they add character and they are already weathered. Be creative, if you purchase items you love, you will find a place for it — even if its not where or how you originally intended.
If you’re in the midst of planning your yard, deck or patio for lots of festivities this spring and summer, get inspired by the ideas below and create an amazing outdoor living space! Still looking for more ideas? Have a look at one of past articles on 31 Inspiring and stylish outdoor room design ideas or 50 Inspiring and delightful outdoor spaces.
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Get the modern rustic look with a wood clad bedroom feature wall, an incredibly beautiful way to infuse warmth, depth, texture and interest to your space. A wood clad feature wall is one of those versatile details that looks good just about anywhere, the impact is strong, adding a rustic sophistication to traditional or modern bedroom design schemes. The natural patina of wood is very calming, seeming to be the perfect selection for a bedroom. Various types of wood adds a lot of character to your bedroom decor, whether it be reclaimed, white washed, painted or even wood pallets. There are many ways to enjoy the colors and textures of raw wood in your bedroom, as these images that we have collected for you will demonstrate. Whether you prefer a subtle touch or a full-on feature wall, get ready to go with the grain.
If you are looking for further inspiration, have a look at one of our past articles on 44 Delightful spaces showcasing eye-catching wooden walls or 38 Unbelievable barn style bedroom design ideas.
Reclaimed Wood Accent Wall: The homeowners created a reclaimed wood wall feature in their Portland, Oregon bedroom using salvage barn siding. It commands a clean modern look with a touch of rusticity.
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Considering using wallpaper instead of paint on your walls can be a huge design decision, but if you don’t have wallpapering skills, check out some wallpaper tips to get started. Wallpaper is now making a comeback, being very on trend. Some leading trends include aged elegance or even a subtle worn appearance, wall murals, and even a textured and layered look. Some wallpapers offer varying tactile dimensions. You will find that some cutting edge wall coverings are comprised of anything but paper. Here are some excellent tips on how to go from novice to expert on your first try.
Measuring once is a recipe for disaster. Even professionals measure their wallpaper twice. This is an old trick from carpentry – “measure twice, cut once.” It’s a second assurance that you’ve got all of the paper you need and aren’t making any mistakes. You could even have someone else check your work if you’re not confident in your own abilities.
Order All The Wallpaper You Need At Once
Most people only buy small rolls to “test out” the idea of wallpaper. And, while that can be a good strategy for some things, it’s a terrible idea for wallpaper. You have to make a commitment to either wallpaper or not. And, when you’re in, go all in. Why? Because wallpaper manufacturers frequently change their styles and patterns to keep things fresh.
This summer’s pattern may not be available in the fall, which means you may have unfinished walls with no matching prints if you do it “piecemeal.”
Lay Out Everything You Need First
You’ll need a steam roller, wallpaper smoother or a brush of some kind, a level, tape measure, pushpins, some scissors, and a paint tray that’s half full of warm water. You’ll also need a sponge and a separate bucket of water, a putty and utility knife.
Make a checklist, and visually inspect all of your tools to make sure they’re in good working order before you start.
Use a Plumb Bob (Level)
Most home walls are not level or straight. A plumb bob can help overcome this. A plumb bob is essentially a long string or rope attached to a weight which helps you understand the relationship of two objects. In this case, you’re trying to figure out how the wall sits to the floor so you can hang your paper straight.
If you hang the paper using the wall as your reference point, you might end up with crooked patterns when you step back and look at it from a distance. Even when you’re using this discount wallpaper and “paste the wall” paper, you don’t want to get several strips into it and realize that you’ve messed up your project.
Paint The Top Of The Wall Before Wallpapering
A neat little trick that professional interior decorators use is to paint the top of the wall, near the molding or ceiling. That way, if the wallpaper doesn’t align perfectly with the top of the wall (and if you live in an older house, it probably won’t), it’s less noticeable.
This trick can also be used around windows and doors to hide unevenness. Use a paint that closely matches your wallpaper’s main colors.
You can supplement this trick with discrete crown molding, which will cover small mistakes and unevenness in the paper.
This guest post was courtesy of home decorator Penny McManus. She enjoys sharing her insights and ideas. Look for her posts on a number of homeowner and DIY blogs.
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A stylish masculine bedroom design typically involves the absence of glamorous accessories and bright and airy hues, showcasing in its place, minimalistic details with layers of darker shades. These rooms can be very stylish, and inviting for both genders to appreciate the beautiful aesthetics to a masculine space. There are certain qualities and materials that pertains to a masculine design, items such as leather, flannel and wool tend to evoke a more manly vibe. As do darker hues such as black, gray, brown and blue. Straight lines as well as hard edges will read as masculine, as does the use of rougher materials such as concrete.
We have gathered together a collection of masculine bedrooms that are very stylish and inviting. There are bedrooms to suit different tastes, from a more classic style to spaces that are more rugged in nature. These spaces are not all exactly the same, and they are not just for men. They do help to answer the question of how to create your own stylish and comfortable bedroom if you tend to lean towards the concrete and simple rather than the lavish and cushy. Which one of these bedrooms is the best, in your opinion? Still looking for more bedroom inspiration? Have a look at one of our past articles on How to create a relaxing bedroom oasis and 45 Fabulous minimalist bedroom design ideas.
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Having bookshelves in your home keeps your space organized and wherever the bookshelf is, it creates a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, a great place to read a book. If you have high ceilings in your home, you can create a dramatic statement wall filled with books. Adding colorful books onto the shelves will add interest and infuse warmth into the space. Bookshelves can be added anywhere in your home, even in the bathroom. They can also can be used as a separation wall in an open plan to help create two distinct spaces, especially great in an studio or loft space to add privacy to a space. Make your home look elegant and classy with the addition of a bookshelf in any space of your home. We present you with 44 spectacular bookshelf ideas. Enjoy…
If you are still looking for more inspiration on bookshelf design, have a look at one of our past articles on 50 Relaxing ways to decorate your bedroom with bookshelves, 50 Jaw-dropping home library design ideas and 65 Wonderfully cozy reading nooks for book lovers.
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Wallpaper has made a major comeback and there are some extremely creative ways to showcase wallpaper that will surely impress you to incorporate it into your design scheme. With a variety of textures and images and varying hues, wallpaper can transform any room from ordinary into extraordinary, in ways that even paint just can’t. Wallpaper adds dimension to a space, where paint is flat, and with so may options to select from — including grass cloth, fabrics, cork, flocked and metallics, in addition to conventional paper and vinyl — the effects are limitless. Wallpaper is a wonderful application that can really add to a space, including bathrooms, bedrooms, stairs, kitchens, in bookshelves and even cabinets. We have gathered together a collection for you of some creative applications of wallpaper. Get inspired to consider one of these looks in your own home.
Looking for further wall application inspiration? Have a look at one of our past articles on, 51 Modern and fresh interiors showcasing gray paint or Graphic wall letters creates eye popping interiors and one more unique one you may want to spend some time looking through, The Secret Garden wall mural collection by PIXERS.
Custom designed wallpaper on the stair risers of this traditional home is Los Angeles, California.
Old rustic wood wallpaper.
Textured wood wallpaper as a feature wall really makes this fireplace in the bedroom stand out.
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Decorating your home with driftwood is a wonderful idea because it is not only stunning to look at, but also very eco-friendy since you are re-purposing old wood into brilliant designs. Having an organic look in your home with nature-inspired objects of driftwood is a very trendy style. It not necessarily limited to just beach or coastal style, this look can create a super rustic ambiance. There are numerous creations by designers, including driftwood tables, mirrors, chandeliers, lamps, stools, towel holders and headboards, however you can also DIY your own driftwood decor items. Such ideas include, candle holders, wall shelf, fireplace mantle, photo frame, coat hook, and even a jewelry hanger, your creativity is the limit! Driftwood can also make for a wonderful centerpiece on a table and can also be used as place mats and table garlands. The ideas are limitless and we have put together an inspiring collection for you to get your own ideas.
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Your bedroom should serve as a place to retreat at the end of a long enduring day and relax, but unfortunately for many people, the bedroom simply doesn’t feel like a relaxing space. The more we use our homes for multiple purposes, the more like we, as a society, are to create multipurpose spaces, but experts and doctors both agree that the bedroom should remain a singular-activity room. If you are wondering how to make your bedroom the most relaxing area in your home, follow these five easy tips.
1. Keep the Colors Light
If you are trying to figure out how to make your bedroom the most relaxing area of your home, changing the color can give you the most extreme results. Experts agree that colors found in nature are most calming, so putting them in your bedroom is an easy way to make the space more relaxing. Light blues, pale greens and warm yellows and pinks all work well to creating a relaxing space. Experts agree that you can add a pop of a bright color in the form of throw pillows or blankets, but the walls and drapery should stay muted. Avoid bright, bold colors like bright yellows , deep reds and orange. These colors can be a bit jarring in large quantities.
2. Avoid Electronics
Your bedroom should be a place of respite and relaxation. Experts all seem to agree that the bedroom should be a no electronics zone. The theory is connected heavily to psychology. The brain makes connections with spaces. When you bring electronics into the bedroom it quickly becomes a room where you are supposed to get things done, rather then a place to kick back and relax. To ensure your bedroom is a relaxing oasis, avoid bringing laptops, cell phones and televisions into the space.
3. Smells Can be Relaxing, too
If you are figuring out how to make your bedroom the most relaxing area of your home, making it smell different can be a cheap and easy fix. Certain smells promote relaxation, too. Lavender, rose and vanilla scents have been found to have a calming effect, so do bring those scents into the bedroom space. This can be done In the form of candles, potpourri or plug-in air fresheners. Keeping a small bowl of lavender-scented potpourri next to the bed can actually help you drift off quicker and have better sleeps, according to studies.
4. Keep the Lighting Dim
When you turn your bedroom into the true oasis you need it to be in your home, you’ll want to ditch bright lightening as well. If you plan to make your bedroom an area that’s sole purpose is relaxation, get rid of bright overhead lightening in favor of small table lamps. The lamps should cast just enough light in the evening for you to relax and recharge before heading to bed. Dimmer switches are also a good option for those who need to alter the lighting in their space.
5. Bring the Outside In
Potted plants can make your bedroom feel more alive and natural. To get a tranquil, outdoorsy feel, consider adding a few potted plants to the room. The suggestion actually has multiple benefits. Not only do plants help to create a tranquil natural vibe in the space, but they will also help purify the air. When picking potted plants, do make sure you find a plant that best fits the natural lighting of the room.
Having a relaxing space in your home is certainly important. Following these five simple tips, you’ll be able to quickly turn your bedroom into the calm oasis you’ve been craving. Moreover, a comfortable bed mattress also plays a pivotal role in transforming your bedroom in a relaxing zone. You can check what Ozmattress offers at its online store when it comes to buying the best mattresses.
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