You’ll Want To Spend Winter Mornings In These Cozy Breakfast Nooks
Perfect for relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea, or eating a hearty brunch with the whole family, here are 30 eat-in kitchens with breakfast nooks to cozy up in during the colder months.
Aside from hosting family dinner, a spacious banquette is the perfect place to do homework. Tufting and a glossy finish feel luxe, while also being easily wipeable when spills inevitably happen.
There’s something so timeless yet graphic about black and wood, as seen in this family-friendly nook banquette. Bentwood chairs feel light and breezy, especially when paired with a whimsical painting.
Fit for a young family, this rustic eating area has plenty of room for messy meals. Plus, custom glazed ceramic pendants — designed by Kyla Bidgood and Kris Hageland — tie the whole look together.
The star of this restaurant-inspired kitchen is the antique church pew which doubles as a banquette. Pops of cobalt blue and bubblegum pink suit the young homeowners’ energetic vibe.
At first glance, this minimalist dining area seems simple, but take a closer look, and you’ll notice curved marble detailing on the chairs, vintage ceramics decorating the table and a playful Pick Up Stick chandelier.
In this bold blue eat-in kitchen, red oak herringbone floors contrast beautifully with the cool-toned elements of the space: rich denim blue walls and hints of Tiffany blue in the storage unit and light pendant.
“Everyone loves a window seat so, during the renovation, we pushed out the window and created one,” says designer Gillian Gillies. She brought the antique pine drop-leaf table home from Edinburgh to reminder her of home.
What makes this breakfast nook so unique is the built-in planter, which will have you dreaming of sunny spring days even in the depths of winter.
A collection of saturated chairs and an abstract painting inject youthful energy into this cool and contemporary nook. The built-in wood bench blends seamlessly with the oak floors.
A sunny yellow banquette is a welcome site in the morning, and brings an element of playfulness to the modern walnut cabinetry and a sleek white table in this functional, family-friendly breakfast nook.
An olive green upholstered banquette gives this eclectic kitchen a gastro-pub vibe. The custom seating and long wooden table are ideal for hosting a big family breakfast.
In this West Coast home, a built-in banquette offers ample space for family and friends to gather around. A contrasting statement wall, geometric light fixture and statement artwork add drama.
Homeowner Andrea Armstrong selected the polypropylene chairs and leather-look vinyl banquette in the breakfast nook for their modern lines and resilience to spilled food.
A sofa-style olive banquette that hugs the island doubles as a cozy hangout during the colder months. Grey-green panelling and an array of eclectic antique picture frames gives this corner a timeless bistro feel.
This nook is glamorous enough for any soirée. Add a dash of luxury to your kitchen alcove by opting for shapely upholstered seating and a jewelry-like light fixture.
Oak wood finishes and a petite café table make this charming kitchen feel very of-the-moment, while highlighting the apartment’s historical roots.
In this breezy eating nook, a vintage brass beehive chandelier was a natural fit. The grouping gets its edge from the mix of woven chairs, a mid-century modern Saarinen table and an upholstered banquette.
This petite dining area is a haven of vintage furniture. Eclectic wallpaper, antique photos and quirky extras give this 1890s New York loft an eccentric feel.
This quiet corner calls for a cup of tea and a book in hand during the cold winter months. “The enclosed feeling makes it much cozier than if I’d just used furniture,” says designer James Davie.
The graphic pattern by Jonathan Adler on this banquette makes the dining area the focal point of this kitchen.
A diner-inspired tufted banquette in a rich cognac hue provides ample seating around this custom-made table, topped with reclaimed hemlock. The white subway tile walls and bistro-like lighting only add to the nook’s charm.
This airy breakfast nook is located just off the kitchen in this sleek Calgary home. Mirrors on facing walls reflect light and give the illusion of depth.
This spacious round table is an ideal gathering spot for adults and children alike. The dining set fits perfectly into the bay window for a sweeping view of the snow-topped trees.
“The banquette has become the ideal spot to eat, hang out, do homework and chat while enjoying the view of the backyard,” says designer Olivia Botrie of the breakfast nook in this stunning sage kitchen. A vintage table adds a dash of country charm to the small space.
It’s no surprise that designer Brian Gluckstein is a fan of breakfast nooks, so the 2017 Princess Margaret Showhome wouldn’t be complete without one. This sleek seating niche offers the best views of the backyard.
This bright and light nook is framed by huge windows, giving the space a strong indoor-outdoor connection. Ample pillows make the spot cozy for lingering breakfasts, homework or after-school crafts.
This space-saving built-in banquette can easily host a holiday dinner, as well as an intimate brunch for two. The hints of navy, cream and burnt orange tie in the artwork and rich walnut cabinetry.
A modern cluster pendant light has pride of place over this breakfast nook’s wood table and upholstered chairs. The simple wreath adds a festive touch for the holiday season.