Get the Look: Laid-Back Breakfast Nook

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Get the Look: Laid-Back Breakfast Nook by Jamie Smith Interiors

Our laid-back coastal breakfast nook is one of our forever favorites! We went with a clean, white aesthetic complemented by just enough color and texture to keep the space feeling warm, relaxed, and inviting. Just imagine relaxing at that table sipping your morning coffee or enjoying brunch with friends!

Want to know how to get this laid-back breakfast nook vibe in your own home? We’re sharing all the details right here, right now, so keep on reading!

BALANCE FRESH AND CLASSIC

We started with a fresh white table as the foundation for this laid-back breakfast nook. The table has a very clean modern feel to it, so adding in the antique wooden dough bowl was the perfect way to bring some personality to the space. Plus, you can fill the bowl with your favorite fruit just like we did in the photo – talk about pretty and practical!

KEEP THE BREAKFAST NOOK SIMPLE AND APPROACHABLE

We chose custom bench seating to create a more intimate vibe in this breakfast nook. The bench brings a cozy touch to the space and makes it that much more inviting. The creamy beige cushions keep things neutral and add extra warmth to the space. And don’t even get us started on the shiplap detail on the bench. Shiplap is always a great way to add laid-back, coastal charm! 

Get the Look: Laid-Back Breakfast Nook by Jamie Smith Interiors

USE PILLOWS TO ADD COLOR AND PATTERN

Trust us, we love a white aesthetic, but it’s important to remember to layer in some color, warmth, and texture. Throw pillows are a great way to add in those layers and extra comfort. If you ask us, pillows are a must have in any breakfast nook!

The pillows we selected tie in the just the right amount of texture, color, and pattern. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns to add some interest! Stick to your color palette, yes, but have some fun with it! This space is a prime example of how to keep things light and airy, while also adding hints of rich color and texture to ground the space.

Ever wonder where we find all our cute throw pillows? Shop some of our favs below!

INCORPORATE TEXTURE AND ARTWORK IN YOUR BREAKFAST NOOK

We can’t write a blog post about this breakfast nook without mentioning that gorgeous rattan pendant! If we had to pick one design detail to bring a touch of coastal to any space it would probably be rattan – rattan lighting, baskets, mirrors, you name it! Rattan is timeless. It has such a beautiful, organic texture that we’ll never get enough of. The wicker detail in the pendant brings the perfect amount of woven texture and warmth to the space and gives us all the laid-back coastal vibes we were going for!

Pro-tip: never underestimate your lighting – it packs such a punch. As they say, lighting is like jewelry for your home (and we sure do love our jewelry)!

And of course, you can’t do a coastal breakfast nook without some sort of beach-inspired artwork! A good beach print is one of our go-to’s. It’s a great way to add a pop of color and is the perfect finishing touch in any coastal space. We’ve linked a couple of our favorite beach prints right here just for you!

Feeling inspired to give your breakfast nook a laid-back, coastal refresh? Click on any of the links to shop the products we used in this space. We know you’ll love them as much as we do!