Breakfast nooks were popular in the 1920s as houses became smaller and bungalows were common. They made for a great spot for the morning meal with their built-in seating and table. Since then, breakfast nooks have continued to have a place in kitchens. If you have a bay of windows or nook spot in your kitchen, consider adding a breakfast nook. They’re perfect for light meals, homework spots for kids, or a cozy spot for reading. We rounded up our favorite inspirations for 2020 and are sharing them with you!
Light and Bright
We love how this nook is right off the kitchen and uses the space right under the window. Adding a fun chandelier, rug, and circle table complete the look.
Photo: Home Bunch
This nook is built in to an existing space and utilizes the three sides for seating. Wood ceiling detail and a gold and white light make it complete.
Photo: Grand Tradition Homes
This was a breakfast nook added to one of our kitchen refreshes and we love the combination of the antique ottoman with the light and bright seating. A chandelier adds a rustic element to the space. Lighting helps define the area and makes it its own space.
Eclectic Vintage Modern
This look is one of our faves. From the shelving in the corners and above, to the cozy pillows, it looks like the perfect spot to curl up and read a book.
Photo: Style Curator
For a more simple nook, floating bench seating creates a modern and clean look. Paired with black chairs, sconces, and artwork, this nook has the perfect vibe.
Photo: Style Curator
Black and White
Bay windows are a great place for a breakfast nook since they provide lots of natural lighting and ample seating. We love the mix of modern, clean lines with lots of texture with the pillows.
Photo: Bright Designlab
What a fun nook! Adding the wood shelving and paneling creates a dramatic background. The large circle table allows for many chairs to be around the table.
Which nook is your favorite? We can’t decide, but we’re definitely inspired and ready to add one to our home!