Dining Rooms

Sunny Side Up, Breakfast Nooks

November 13, 2018

Morning sunshine helps us wake up. (Those waking up in darkness thanks to the current time change could be reminded of this.) Additionally, studies have shown that morning sun can help prevent depression. I can not think of a better reason to have a breakfast nook in a glowing, light place. If you’ve got a nook that sits in a bay window, then you are blessed. If you do not, we’re here to help. Here are 9 ways to give your corner a glowing mood.

California Home + Design

1. Use light colors and glossy finishes. Not only does this bright nook receive a great deal of natural light in the big windows, but it becomes additional glow from the cabinet paint color. The icing on the cake would be that the white tile backsplash, which proceeds behind the booth and pops the light round.

2. Reach the sun together with attachments. Vibrant yellow cushions play the beautiful foliage outside the corner’s expansive windows. All that’s missing from this picture are a couple golden yolks.

Joni Spear Interior Design

3. Add energy with color. This special breakfast corner becomes so much light it had chocolate walls. Bold colors and fun prints help in waking up the tired.

Tim Barber Ltd Architecture

4. Choose shades that let in the light. There’s such a thing as too much sun; these blinds well filter the lighting.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

These light and refined shades block blinding sunlight yet let the good light through.

Michael Fullen Design Group

5. Plan a bay window all around your breakfast table. If you are building a house from the ground up or adding to a kitchen, think about including a bay that’s sized for a breakfast nook. Built-in benches and the curve in the bay look like they had been created to match this table perfectly.

Schrader & Companies

Possessing a breakfast nook that’s as cozy and beautiful as this one can be worth the expense of incorporating a micro accession.

ZeroEnergy Design

6. Integrate a window seat. This comfy place juts off the far end of the massive kitchen, creating a bright place and an intimate space. The proportions of the storage bench and the space allow for flexibility; a bigger rectangular table and much more seats coud fit within this space if the owner’s needs change.

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Ben Herzog

7. If your nook is not in a bay, then put it close to windows or doors. French doors and transom windows combined with white-painted walls and mild floors offer plenty of lighting with this tucked-aside, curved breakfast area.

Kristin Petro Interiors, Inc..

8. Choose furnishings that are nookish. Even in case you don’t have a tangible nook or even a corner, then you can still create the sense of a breakfast nook by mixing a banquette with a table and seats. As you can see in this area, you do not even need to dedicate to permanently building in the banquette.


9. Use smoke and mirrors to create more look. Well, replace “smoke” with “world pendant lights” and you will have a well-lit breakfast area. This space has only 1 window, so the designer created the most of it. A mirror reflects the light, and 2 world pendants add extra wattage on these dim, early-wake-up-call days.

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