breakfast nook booth renovation kitchen

Create a cafe-inspired kitchen space

Cafe-inspired kitchens can give your home a modern European cafe-feel, creating a casual and comfortable atmosphere. It especially allows the space to have an open and welcoming layout, so it’s perfect to invite your friends over to socialise over a homemade barista-style coffee. Here’s some ways to create a cafe-inspired kitchen:

Checked or patterned flooring
checked patterned flooring cafe inspiration

Source: Jason Stickley (photographer)

Checked flooring adds the kind of texture that conjures the busy cafe feeling, whilst creating that classic cafe feel with a retro edge. Mosaic floor tiles are also a perfect way to achieve an old-world feel – inspired by European bakeries. If you’re feeling inspired to change up your kitchen floor, we can connect you to the right expert.

Open shelves and hanging storage

open shelving inspo cafe

Open shelves and hanging storage allows for plates, cups, or any cooking utensils to be readily available to use as well as creating a rustic and laid-back look for your kitchen. Or if you’d rather keep things enclosed, you can still expose them with glass-fronted cabinets that convey a cafe feeling.

Add a chalkboard
cafe chalkboard kitchen meal inspo inspiration

Source: Apartment Therapy (left), My Darling Flowers (right)

Chalkboards not only add to the aesthetic, but it can also be a fun way to write the courses to come when you have people over for brunch, lunch or dinner. Alternatively during the week a chalkboard is convenient for sticking to your meal plan.

Blend black and white decor
black white decor cafe furniture interior design

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Blending a black and white colour scheme will exude that classic European cafe style. If you’re looking to take it that one step further, pendant lights add charm and character to any kitchen.

Set up a bistro booth
breakfast nook booth renovation kitchen

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A bistro booth sets the scene for intimacy, and it’s a cute setting for a breakfast nook. Placing your booth near a window allows the natural sunlight to shine through while you and your partner enjoy your morning coffee without feeling too claustrophobic.

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