There is a lot of truth to the old saying, “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, sup like a pauper.” — Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
The most important meal of the day is breakfast, and who wouldn’t want to have space in the house where you can get comfortable sipping a cup of coffee? For those who prefer morning delights and early unending talks about anything under the warm sun, there is nothing more delightful than to have a comfy breakfast nook. Our dining area can sometimes be too formal to spend a lazy morning in, and the bar can be too busy to accommodate our sleepy mood.
When you finally decided that you want and need a breakfast nook, there are several things to keep in mind to make it as comfy as possible. You should be able to maintain its essence, making you feel the reason why you wanted it in the first place.
7 Tips On Building A Cozy Breakfast Nook:
- Bring In The Comfort
A breakfast nook should be somewhere you could stay long without having to worry about tired back or legs. You need comfortable chairs with soft pillows to cuddle. It would also bring comfort if the temperature is warm, just perfect for starting a new day, but of course, not too warm where you would drench in sweat. Some people prefer benches and window seats to maximize space.
What I found was that people used the other’s choice as a guide that informed their own choice of how much to put on their plate. — Brent McFerran Ph.D.
- Let The Sunshine In
Breakfast nooks should have huge windows where the sun could peep through, which is why it’s ideal that it is facing the sunrise. Windows are also essential to allow for natural lighting. You have to be able to feel the warmth of the sun sipping into your skin. Curtains aren’t necessary as you aim to keep the area bright and well lit.
- Start Fresh
Always place fresh flowers on the table to symbolize a new, delightful start. Somehow, it brings the feeling of positivity. It also brings beauty to the area that makes you want to stay and enjoy staring at the colorful petals.
A recent study of over 300 freshman students suggests that eating with others in a university dining hall is related to better grades and increased social support. — Debbie Glasser Ph.D.
- Use A Variety Of Seats
To maintain the coziness of the nook, use different and creative stools. It somehow represents what we call the “perfect imperfections.” Sometimes, it can be intimidating when we see something so organized. Having different seats can add to the feeling of home.
- Looking Down Is Uplifting
Always consider the floor a crucial detail of the house as it unnoticeably affects the mood. Place a stylish or comfy rug in the breakfast nook to add style to the area. It will also protect the floor from being scratched by pulling and pushing of chairs.
- Breakfast Nook Slash Mini Library
Place some of your favorite books on the table or the small hanging shelves attached to the wall. It will make the place more personal as you read your favorite book while sipping a cup of coffee.
- Add Some Storage
Add a little creativity by making storage under the window seats. Have them modified so that there will be room for the things you don’t intend to use regularly.
Having a breakfast nook is making a statement. It somehow expresses that you prefer to be home, and there is nothing better in the morning than for you to get to spend it in a nice cozy place, spending time with your favorite people. When you are sure about having it in your house, you might as well do it the right way. Follow all the tips mentioned above, but most importantly, keep it real. Heed to what your instinct tells you. After all, it is YOUR breakfast nook. That means you can make it personal as much as you like.