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Kitchen nooks have become a large part of residential design. With formal dining not being used as much, an eat-in kitchen nook has been the go-to preference. It provides a cozy atmosphere and can be multifunctional. A place for simple family meals, Saturday morning breakfast, after-school snacks and can also be a great homework spot!

1. White and bright

white kitchen breakfast nook

Credit: Clary Bosbyshell Welsh


I love a light, bright and airy kitchen sitting area. The perfect spot for morning coffee and breakfast. Keeping it tone-on-tone with cream walls, white leather upholstery and white cabinetry.


Credit: Dana Wolter Interiors


2. Curve appeal

Utilizing a small alcove as your kitchen nook is a great way to maximize your space. It creates a cozy environment and adds an architectural feature to your home. I’m loving this oversize pendant fixture from Palecek that adds a layer of texture and gives a dramatic effect.


Credit: Ali Budd Interiors


3. Bold color and great focal point


I’m swooning over this intimate breakfast nook. Such a quaint morning coffee spot that adds much boldness and character to this dark and light modern farmhouse kitchen.

Credit: Breeze K Giannasio


4. Island banquette

Depending on your space, utilizing the backdrop of your kitchen island is a great way to provide a casual eat-in nook right in the heart of cooking.


Credit: Handman Associates

Credit: Freestyle Interiors


5. Softness + color

The kitchen is a space made of hard materials and finishes, from wood, metals, stone and tiles. Adding an upholstered banquette will soften the room and gives you a chance to add color or a fun pattern.

Credit: Molly Singer Design


6. Storage solution

When it comes to creating a built-in seating area, combine style and function by adding storage drawers or cabinet doors under your seat cusion.

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