In the past, breakfast nooks were often considered an awkward space that added little value to a home. However, these days many people have recognized that with a bit of ingenuity and creativity breakfast nooks can easily become one of the most versatile and enjoyable rooms in your home.
Here are several easy ways to create a beautiful breakfast nook that adds value to your home in no time at all.
Rely on Natural Lighting
To ensure the area appears warm and inviting, avoid dark, heavy curtains or window coverings. Instead, use minimal window coverings to allow natural light to flow through the windows and brighten the room. In addition, BHG suggests adding a well-placed mirror to gently reflect light and open up the room.
Choose Comfortable Seating
Select a low, comfy couch or cushioned bench and synchronize with a table and chairs to balance the space. Also, consider choosing a table that has leaves for extra seating during the holidays or on special occasions.
Add Cozy Pillows and Blankets
Make your breakfast nook appealing by placing colorful throw pillows that reveal your taste and style. If the area does not already have a place to store blankets and extra pillows, put them in an oversized basket that you have decorated with yarn, beads or tassels to coordinate with the pillows and blankets.
Harmonize with Paint
Use white or neutral-colored wall paint to unify the space and add a soothing backdrop for dark furniture or brightly colored accessories. Consider painting the breakfast nook and kitchen walls the same color to create a sense of unity between the two rooms.
According to Huffington Post design experts, it really doesn't take much to turn a small area into a fabulous breakfast nook. Your efforts will be well rewarded.