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Three Ways to Cozy Up a Breakfast Nook

If I had to describe my decor style (or at least how I try to style), it would be cozy. I find myself drawn to modern farmhouse, boho, and cottage styles - but, my main goal is always to create a space that feels welcoming and is somewhere that I want to spend time.

We rearranged the furniture in our apartment this past winter and during that process, we decided that we wanted a little breakfast nook. So, when we moved everything around, we put our table in this corner to create one! Breakfast nooks are cozy enough by themselves, but there are a couple of things that I added to ours to cozy it up even more.

1. Table Runners

Maybe this is obvious since it's the first thing that most people think of to put on a table - but, I can't stress enough how much of a difference (in terms of coziness) that I think table runners make! Any time I style our table, I've found that it automatically looks ten times better when I start with something on the table (likeeee a table runner or a tray, another one of my favorite things). I chose the Square Cut Table Runner from Target because I loved the color and texture, especially the fringed edges.

2. Candles

Ugh. Candles are such an obsession of mine and I love it. Not saying that it's necessary to put six candles on your table for it to be cozy, but I always put at least one. On our table, I mixed in some flameless LED candles as well as some regular pillar candles and I love seeing the table with all of the candles lit - especially at night when the sun is about to set!

3. Pillows + Throws

Pillows and throw blankets always make everything cozier IMO (in my opinion - I just learned what that meant like two weeks ago, so I had to throw it in here). But, I've never seen a chair with a blanket thrown on it that I didn't like and that's no different for dining / breakfast nook chairs. Pillows and blankets also make our chairs more comfortable and keep me warm in the winter when Chris keeps our heat at 68 degrees lol.

I added links below (both budget-friendly and some splurge pieces) so that you can shop some of my favorite finds for all things breakfast nooks!

Dining Tables

CB2 - Brass Dining Table

World Market - Black Wood Table

Wayfair - Antique White Pedestal Table

Joss & Main - Distressed Brown Table

Overstock - Wood & White Dining Table

World Market - Light Walnut Bistro Table

Dining Chairs

Overstock - Mid-Century White & Wood Chairs

West Elm - Mid-Century Wood Chairs

Overstock - Black Farmhouse Dining Chairs

Target - White Metal Chairs

All Modern - Wood Upholstered Dining Chair

Tabletop Decor

Table Runners

Target - Hearth & Hand Striped Table Runner

CB2 - Handwoven Table Runner

Crate and Barrel - Natural Fiber Runner

World Market - Macrame Table Runner

Vases, Stems, + Coasters

Crate and Barrel - Blush Vase

Pottery Barn - Ceramic White Vase

Rejuvenation - Gray Petite Ceramic Vase

West Elm - Branches and Hydrangea Stem

AFloral - Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

West Elm - Agate Coasters

Crate and Barrel - Alabaster Coasters

Pottery Barn - White Washed Coasters

Blankets + Throws

All Modern - Cotton Throw Blanket

West Elm - Basket Weave Throw Blanket

Arhaus - Chunky Knit With Pom Poms

CB2 - Natural Throw Pillow

Target - Textured Woven Pillow

World Market - Geometric Throw Pillow


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