A delicate accent may be all you need to create impeccable breakfasting conditions

Big or small, a beautiful breakfast nook is a great way to make the most of extra space you have in the kitchen. It is also a great way to manufacture a sense of space in a small kitchen! Opposed to popular opinion, to create the breakfast nook of your dreams you don’t need an entirely separate area. Everything from a set of large windows to cleverly placed accessories can do the trick!

Let in the Sun
A wall, or corner, of windows can do wonders for a breakfast nook. Not only are they perfect for marking out a space in the kitchen, they provide a wonderful view with which to start the day. If they are south facing, treat them with wooden California blinds so you can customise the amount of light. Pair them with a glass-topped tulip table for a streamlined look that won’t take away from the view.

Windows can do wonders for a breakfast nook. (c) leicht.com

Windows can do wonders for a breakfast nook. (c) leicht.com

Splurge on Optimal Seating
Nothing says “beautiful breakfast nook” quite like banquette seating. Units bought “off the rack” however, can be too clunky for many kitchens. So, for a customised nook, consider a 2-seater banquette topped with cosy cushions and paired with a wooden table and stools. This nook style fits into whatever corner you’ve created for it and can also provide additional storage space if constructed with a hinged top.

Cosy cushions paired with a wooden table and stools fits into whatever corner you’ve created. (c) leicht.com

Cosy cushions paired with a wooden table and stools fits into whatever corner you’ve created. (c) leicht.com

Add Life with Lighting
To bring life to a space that you wish to transform into a beautiful breakfast nook, consider lighting accents. Pendant lights for example, are excellent at creating a focal point out of an unused space, like a breakfast nook. For soft and elegant focus, add a classic chandelier. To achieve a hip and urban look, choose vintage industrial pendant lights.

To bring life to a space that you wish to transform into a beautiful breakfast nook, consider lighting accents. (c) leicht.com

To bring life to a space that you wish to transform into a beautiful breakfast nook, consider lighting accents. (c) leicht.com

Add a Statement Accessory
In the end, all you may really need to make your breakfast nook happen is a statement accessory. For on-trend whimsy, choose a sign with a folksy statement. Go DIY by covering the centre of a plank of reclaimed barn board with chalkboard paint. You can change up a saying or quote as often as you like. For a more classic take on the statement accessory, consider adding a stunning piece of artwork. A Tuscan landscape, or photograph of your favourite cityscape are both outstanding ways to add a view if there is no window.

Creating a beautiful breakfast nook is easier than you could have imagined!