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by Michelle Gage

Not in the kitchen, not quite a dining room. The

breakfast nook

is a space all its own, and your furniture and decor choices should reflect that. If your current

breakfast nook furniture

feels like an afterthought, read on for nook-specific style that’s Us-approved.

Copper industrial chairs balance out the sweetness in the apricot colored pillows. This space is the epitome of breakfast nook-chic – the perfect place to perk you up!

Update your space with a cool signature industrial item. Whether it’s a chair or table, you can cut the sweetness of any space with a little contrast.

Play with neutrals in your nook. Coffee colored tones create a cool-girl vibe.

Add a round table to a nook that’s on the smaller side. A sleek white designer piece is the perfect item to update your space.

A long bench under the window seat is insanely dreamy. If you are lucky enough to have this feature in your home, take advantage of it! Dress up your window with some low bench seating and a rustic farm table.

Arrange a collection of white woven chairs around your table for a twist on the traditional set up.

A luscious, green tufted bench pops against all the white and black accents of this nook.

striped walls

provide a punch of graphic interest. This is an affordable update you can try to help transform your space.

A pair of ghosted acrylic chairs visually takes up less space than your traditional set. Add a couple of these to a particularly small space to prevent it from feeling cramped.

Faux bamboo chairs surround this wonderfully round table. A luxe light above makes the space a little bit fancier. Pay special consideration to each element you bring into your nook, as they will make a big impact.

An unexpected element that can be featured within or directly outside of your nook is a bookcase or china cabinet. Stash your most sacred dishes here, in an artful arrangement.

A slim loveseat makes a great seat for this breakfast nook. This is a space where you can have many family members huddle around for eggs and bacon.

Your breakfast nook is a great place to experiment with style. There’s no need to keep things standard in this space. Break away from the boring and try shapes and styles you’ve never introduced into your decor before.

Pick an exciting print for your bench seats cushions. A neat and tidy banquette seat makes for a beautiful breakfast.

If you’re tight on space, tuck a pair of chic stools underneath your table.

An ocean inspired color palette creates a calming and soothing vibe. A sea glass colored beaded chandelier above adds an additional touch of calm to this already serene space.

Inspired by classic European chairs, these indoor-outdoor chairs make your space feel like a Parisian café.

A sunny little breakfast nook makes for a great start to your day.

Sneak some white dipped stools into your nook for an updated touch of rustic.

Floral wallpaper looks amazing in this boastful breakfast nook. Line your walls with a fresh print.

If one is lacking in your dining room, sneak a brass bar cart into your breakfast nook. Outfit it with coffee cups to make it your just as useful on Monday morning as it is on Friday night!

A cowhide rug pulls this nook together and gives it a complete, copy-worthy vibe.

Leather chairs help to elevate a basic breakfast nook.

Kick up the color in your kitchen. If your cabinets are white, that’s alright! An explosion of color can still live nicely in your nook.

A rosy rolling cart adds a hint of color to any breakfast nook.

Luxe metallic tones make for an elegant nook. This breakfast space also makes for a great place to host a romantic dinner.

A round glass bistro table quietly tucks into your neat nook.

Set your space up like your favorite local café. Cream and caramel tones combine to create a coffee shop vibe. This is a set up where you can not only eat pancakes, but also catch up on emails.

A rich wood table would look striking in your

kitchen nook

Pay special attention to tile. Your nook’s flooring can instantly update your space.

A striking gold dipped stool can be pulled up to your nook’s table. This will quickly become the hottest seat in the house.

Florals and stripes are a darling pairing. Put these two types of printed pillows together to make your space sing. Adding a small

gallery wall

above make this a dining experience unlike any other.

A simple set of white chairs works in almost any space.

A brushed brass pendant light and charming couple of wishbone chairs combine to create a beautiful breakfast nook.

Hang an exciting glass pendant above your breakfast nook for a quick transformation.

A statement light is all this space needs to make you do a double take. White can work, just make sure all the furniture and decorative items are special and striking.

A cool copper chair is a real statement maker. Gather a grouping around your table for a sophisticated vibe.

In place of art, you can hang some black and white menus on your walls to enforce a café feel.