Design Ideas

Add a breakfast nook to give your kitchen extra flair

If you’re looking to add a little more square footage to your home but don’t want to commit to a large addition, you may want to consider creating a breakfast nook in your kitchen. You probably already have a beautiful kitchen with wholesale travertine tiles on the floor and a large countertop to cut, dice and cook food on, but do you have a cute space for you and your family to eat your morning meal?

Your dining room might be a little too fancy to use every morning, and you don’t always want your kids eating breakfast in front of the television or computer. For all of these reasons, you should consider adding a breakfast nook.

Clever nook ideas
Chances are, if you have a decent-sized kitchen, there’s space in it for a breakfast nook – you just may not know how to decorate it. According to The Huffington Post, these spaces don’t have to be a substantial size. Usually, the space is only big enough for a small table and a few chairs or a bistro set. However, with a little creativity, you can make the most out of this small space.

First, make sure that your nook area has quality tile flooring, so consider installing travertine tiles on the floor of the nook if you haven’t done so already. Once you have this gorgeous stone in place, you may find yourself inspired to start adding more homey touches to your nook.

Better Homes and Gardens magazine recommended that if you have a window in your breakfast nook, you should use it to its full potential. Natural light can make all the difference in the morning and may help make your family feel happier when they eat breakfast. Only use sheer or lace curtains in this area so that plenty of light can get in. Also, consider installing a window in this space if you don’t already have one.

The Huffington Post added that a pretty area rug can make a breakfast nook really stand out. Look into brightly colored rugs that will draw people’s eyes to your nook and complement the furniture you choose for this space.

Also, if you have a little more space in your breakfast nook, put a small couch in it. This way, your family can not only eat in there, but also curl up with a good book on a Sunday afternoon.

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