25 Breakfast Nook Decor Ideas

Pink channeled bench with Kelly Wearstler chair and vintage rose marble table via Christos Prevezanos

If your home is spacious enough for a breakfast nook, then you’re probably looking for the best way to decorate it. Breakfast nooks are the perfect place to start your day. They’re great for eating a casual, quick meal in a comfortable way. If I have the choice, I definitely prefer to eat in a breakfast nook rather than a coffee table!

There are lots of ways to design a comfortable, practical breakfast nook, even if you don’t have a lot of space. Here are our favorite breakfast nook design and decor ideas to inspire you!

Breakfast nooks can be designed with built-in seating, a table attached to the kitchen island, or separately with freestanding tables and chairs. When it comes to seating, you can opt for a banquette to seat more people, stand alone chairs, or even stools. Pedestal tables, tulip tables, and other round tables with one central leg work best for breakfast nooks. This ensures that everyone sitting down doesn’t have part of the furniture in the way of their leg!

Breakfast Nook Ideas

We’ll share some of our favorite breakfast nook designs with you below! If you prefer to stick to basics, then be sure to read our breakfast nook essentials for practical daily living.

1. Table Against the Wall

If you’re short on space, consider purchasing a small accent table to push up against the wall, surrounded by three chairs for eating!

Table Against the Wall via Danielle Colding Design
Danielle Colding Design

2. Counter height breakfast nook with built-in bench

Counter height tables make it easy to transfer food from the kitchen to the breakfast nook area! Be sure to measure before selecting the right counter chairs for your nook!

Counter height breakfast nook with built-in bench via Chris Patey
Chris Patey

3. Neutral breakfast nook with Cesca chairs

Cesca dining chairs are a classic mid-century modern dining chair that work beautifully in this breakfast nook!

4. Blue and Pink Breakfast Nook by the Window

Go bold with bright colors on pillows and seat cushions.

Blue and Pink Breakfast Nook by the Window via Jessica McClendon
Jessica McClendon

5. Banquette installed on the back of a Kitchen Island

This space-saving idea will create a breakfast nook on one side of a kitchen island. Install a banquette against the island to create seating for your nook.

Banquette installed on the back of a Kitchen Island via Oliver Burns
Oliver Burns

6. Built-in banquette seating next to the kitchen

This breakfast nook attaches nicely to the kitchen, saving space.

Built-in banquette seating next to the kitchen via Alyssa Kapito Interiors
Alyssa Kapito Interiors

7. Built-in 2-sided booth Breakfast Nook for beach home

Make room for the whole family with this breakfast booth with a gorgeous view!

Built-in 2-sided booth Breakfast Nook for Beach home
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8. Pink channeled bench with Kelly Wearstler chair and vintage rose marble table

This feminine chic breakfast nook is balanced out with gray and white tones.

Pink channeled bench with Kelly Wearstler chair and vintage rose marble table via Christos Prevezanos
Christos Prevezanos

9. White tulip table with matching pink dining chairs

Sometimes a freestanding table and chairs are what you need

White tulip table with matching pink dining chairs
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10. Rectangle Table Breakfast Nook Design

Rectangle Table Breakfast Nook Design via @kellynuttdesign
@kellynuttdesign

11. Fixer Upper Breakfast Nook with Black and White Checkered Tile Floor

This is one of my favorite Joanna Gaines breakfast nooks! The checkered floor tiles contrast beautifully with the warm brown table. I love the detail of the brass foot rest beneath the seating banquettes, too!

Fixer Upper Breakfast Nook with Black and White Checkered Tile Floor via Joanna Gaines
Joanna Gaines

12. Freestanding Corner Banquette

If installing a built-in banquette costs too much, then consider purchasing freestanding banquettes or benches to place against the wall and form your breakfast nook!

Freestanding corner Banquette breakfast nook via Christopher Knight Interiors
Christopher Knight Interiors

13. Rustic Country Breakfast Nook with Wood Table and Chairs

The warm brown tones of this breakfast nook are perfect for a rustic, country vibe.

Rustic Country Breakfast Nook with Wood Table and Chairs via @marieflaniganinteriors
@marieflaniganinteriors

14. Corner Banquette Seating

The gold wall mirror helps to expand this small breakfast nook.

Corner Banquette Seating Breakfast Nook via @marieflaniganinteriors
@marieflaniganinteriors

15. Leather Banquette and 3 chairs

These neutral tones create a winning combination.

Leather Banquette and 3 chairs Breakfast Nook via @brookewagnerdesign
@brookewagnerdesign

Adding some wall art can freshen up the corner.

Nature Art Gallery Wall Breakfast Nook Decor via @briahammelinteriors
@briahammelinteriors

17. Simple one chair Black, Gray and White Breakfast Nook

Your nook doesn’t have to have many chairs, especially if you’re working in a small space!

Simple one chair Black, Gray and White Breakfast Nook via @huitlaguna
@huitlaguna

18. Built-in wraparound seating

This 3-sided banquette can seat a larger family!

Built-in wraparound seating Breakfast Nook via @remedy.design
@remedy.design

19. Black accent wall

Black adds a dramatic touch to any space.

Black accent wall breakfast nook via @theheartandhaven
@theheartandhaven

20. Pops of Color

Highlight one color like this breakfast nook with beautiful pops of red!

Pops of red breakfast nook via @americanfarmhousestyle
@americanfarmhousestyle

21. French bistro chairs around wood table

French bistro chairs are the perfect casual dining chair with a French country feel.

French bistro chairs around wood table Breakfast Nook via @thedowntownaly
@thedowntownaly

22. Built-in Window Seating

Installing your breakfast nook near a window is a great idea so you can look outside while eating! Built-ins make this window seat nook all the more cozy!

Built-in Window Seating Breakfast Nook via @timbertrailshomes
@timbertrailshomes

23. Small sofa seating

A small sofa and a rectangular table are all you need for a cozy nook.

Small sofa seating in Breakfast Nook via @changoandco
@changoandco

24. Mid-century Style

This minimalist eating nook has classic mid-century style.

Mid-century breakfast nook via Design Sponge and Nicki Sebastian
Design Sponge and Nicki Sebastian

25. French Country Tile Floors

Don’t forget the floors in your breakfast nook. These French country tiles give a French farmhouse feel to this space!

French Country Tile Floors in Breakfast Nook
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We hope these breakfast nook decorating ideas inspired you to design the perfect eating nook for you and your family!

Breakfast Nooks by Style

We know that many of you have homes designed with a certain aesthetic in mind. We are currently preparing breakfast nook style guides for you to really tailor your breakfast nook according to your home style! Check out the first ones here:

You can also follow our Breakfast Nook inspiration board on Pinterest!

Happy curating!

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