18 Breakfast Nook Ideas to Complete Your Kitchen

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on August 24th, 2022

Your kitchen breakfast area can be a wonderful gathering spot in your home and make your daily activates simpler and more luxurious.

Are you a career-oriented individual looking for a place to prepare for the day or a parent in need of a large island or breakfast bar to make your child’s lunch bag before school? Consider these 18 inspirational breakfast nook ideas that cover everything from casually cozy to farmhouse design.

1. Create a breakfast bar and nook combo

The best kitchens are ones where your family can gather and make memories. The seamless connection of the kitchen island and breakfast nook creates an easy and organic entertainment area.

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2. Make the most of a smaller kitchen

Use similar materials to keep a cohesive look. Instead of just using drywall, remember that the front of an island is another area where you can add interest.

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3. Explore your natural style

Textural and organic elements combine with the geometric full-height tile detailing. A statement modern light fixture anchors this cozy nook that’s perfect for family gatherings.

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4. Use linear lines in your design

The sleek lines of the elongated kitchen cabinets with dual wine refrigerators and clean tile backsplash provides the perfect spot for a modern take on the classic farmhouse table. Add sculptural dining chairs and bar stools for a stylish kitchen nook.

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5. Create a cozy and timeless kitchen design

You can create a cozy spot in any kitchen with a charming breakfast nook. Coordinate unique yet cohesive lighting fixtures over your island and dining table for an elevated yet timeless look.

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6. Design with mixed materials

Nuanced neutral flooring, a backsplash with sophisticated shapes, and fresh countertops and cabinetry bring an effortless elegance to this timeless kitchen.

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7. Find the perfect color balance in your backsplash

Ebony tile backsplash along with black wood and metal finishes combine with light and bright soft washed cabinetry and flooring to create a classic high-contrast combination.

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8. Design with a detailed lighting fixture

Elevate your breakfast nook with high-end details. This statement lighting fixture with sophisticated and trendy gold finish will make your dining experience feel more glamorous.

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9. Use your kitchen to its fullest

The true entertainment kitchen that provides casual, formal, and eat-up dining. Fully functional for everyday living.

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10. Take advantage of an open concept floor plan

As kitchens become more open to family gathering areas, a table and chair combination selected for comfort encourages lingering longer.

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11. Utilize indoor-outdoor spaces

Having nook seating adjacent to your zero-entry outdoor patio makes it easy to dine al fresca whenever you please.

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12. Incorporate modern design and floating shelves

Floating shelves in the kitchen create a great opportunity to display your favorite collectibles and serviceware, while the gold-finished lighting fixtures over the breakfast table and entertainer’s bar showcase modern luxury.

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13. Use geometry in your interior design

As seen on these nook dining chairs, low lines provide a modern design without taking away from all of the kitchen’s elements.

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14. Include a round table design

Round table seating creates better traffic flow from dining to the kitchen while maximizing the entire space.

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15. Create a comfortable kitchen design

Black iron accents in the lighting fixtures and decor add a layer of industrial to this fresh kitchen palette. High-back chairs create a simple yet stylish look in your dining space. Its streamlined silhouette is sophisticated while retaining casual comfort.

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16. Utilize toe-kick lighting

The use of toe-kick cabinet lighting adds a touch of drama and truly illuminates your kitchen.

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17. Create a stylish table setting for your dinner/breakfast party

Whether you are hosting a dinner party or eating with your family, do it in style. This simple yet striking eight-piece dining set is a must have for your abode.

Pro tip: Combine white walls and pops of color for a funky and fresh look.

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18. Find multiple uses for your kitchen nook

A bright and sunny breakfast area transitions easily to a maker space, homework/study table, or a casual dinner buffet throughout the day.

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    1. Samantha says:

      Beautiful my dream design

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