Breakfast rooms make the perfect spot to enjoy a full English or continental breakfast. Take time out in the morning for a more leisurely experience in comfortable surroundings by creating a breakfast room that suits you and your familys needs – a new take on a traditional kitchen-diner.
Whilst the majority of people have breakfast in the kitchen, it does not have to be vast for you to create an appealing place to eat. Where space is tight, think clever hidden storage to maximise the space, such as a drop down tabletop that can be tucked back up when not in use. If you have an existing kitchen island, adopt a bistro style feel by adding stools along one side or around one end and help keep the cook a part of the action. Alternatively, create a built in seating nook in a corner, ideal for keeping children from under your feet while you cook. Decorate the space with family pictures or a gallery of artwork, or create a blackboard with chalkboard paint to scribble down reminders for the day.
Where there is room for a table, maximise any natural light by placing it close to the window. Colourful stools will give punch to your decorating scheme and can be tucked neatly underneath when not in use, while an extending table is useful to accommodate extra guests.
If you are lucky enough to have a dining room, dont just keep it for best – take the breakfast experience to another level with a proper sit down affair. If it adjoins the kitchen, consider a through hatch to save on too much back and forth between table and stove.
Whatever your breakfast zone, create a space that entices you to sit down, kick back with a cuppa and ease yourself into the day.
Create a space for enjoying your breakfast that works harder by incorporating clever storage. This unit and worktop doubles up as a wine cooler and zone for entertainment, thanks to the TV recessed into the wall.
Cool, calm and collected, a small island unit blends into the whole room scheme in this Shaker-style kitchen by continuing the tongue-and-groove finish. A pair of quirky stools are a great way of injecting some personality into a subtle look like this.
Adopt modern country style by teaming dark wicker with exposed brick. Keep everything you need for a luxurious breakfast feast to hand with a country-style dresser – one like this would be great for storing crockery and food alike.
Make the most of limited space by creating a breakfast zone near a beautiful view, like this one. The elegant chair and table set, classic colours and simple details mean that this would be an ideal spot to relax.
Don’t have room for a breakfast area? Think again. Simply pair a cafe-style pedestal table with tall, statement bar stools, and you’ve got a combination that will create a relaxing spot in even the smallest of kitchens.
In family kitchens, it can be difficult to find the space for a breakfast area. By including some extra space at the end of a kitchen worktop or island, like in this warm modern example, you can create enough space for a small breakfast bar that will also help turn the room into a living space.
Wake yourself up in the morning by creating a light, airy feel in your breakfast room. Here, neutral walls are brightened up with warm, chunky furniture and some motivational letterpress posters. Great if you need a little extra help in the mornings!
Create a calming, country-style breakfast area with natural materials and finishes, like these linen finish chairs and warm wooden counter. Make your room work harder by including a worktop that also doubles up as a counter.
For a cafe-style feel, a statement kitchen island, like this curved example, will do nicely. It clearly defines the room into separate zones for eating and cooking. A series of pendant lights finishes the look.
For a traditional feel in a larger kitchen, create a formal breakfast area with an elegant table and dining room. This soft green tone complements the warm wood finish of the table and creates a relaxing space for eating.