Does anyone spend much time in the formal dining room anymore? I can’t think of many people who do. Our daily living usually revolves around the open plan kitchen, family room and family eating area or ‘breakfast room’.
Breakfast rooms can be a challenge because they are often small in scale. Despite the smallness of the room, you need to fit a table that can seat at least a family of four, often six.
The plus side, though (and why I love decorating breakfast rooms) is that given their small size you can do something very creative without breaking the bank.
I think some of the key elements for a breakfast room are:
- A fun light fixture
- Architectural detail (i.e. millwork)
- Distinctive fabric material, whether on chairs, banquette or window treatment
Here are a few examples of some of my favorite breakfast rooms to inspire you!
Tobi Fairley Interior Design/At Home Arkansas magazine
Vallone Design featured in House Beautiful
Tracery Interiors/Southern Living
Palmer Weiss Interior Design/Elle Décor San Francisco Showhouse
Canadian House & Home
And lastly, my favorite breakfast room, my own! I have fun light fixtures (lamps and ceiling), architectural detail (shiplap) and a distinctive Schumacher fabric on my throw pillows. I love spending my mornings in here drinking a coffee and reading a paper. There is nothing better than spending time in a space you love.
Your breakfast room is worth investing in because it is an area where you will spend a significant amount of time. If you want help putting together a great breakfast room for your home I would love to help! Contact us via our website at: