A proper dining room with large, formal furniture can look grand and feel fancy to use, but in most compact Singaporean HDB/BTO flats and condos, the space constraints make this lifestyle somewhat impractical.
Some overseas large multi-storey homes have a cosy breakfast nook in addition to their formal dining room, but in our case, it'll probably have to be a breakfast, lunch and dinner nook! This dining nook is designed to be a casual space usually consisting of a built-in seat against a wall which not only saves space but also doubles as storage space.
Keep reading to check out 10 stylish breakfast nooks in Singapore to take inspiration from!
#1 Breakfast nook with feminine florals
Designed by House of Chais, this dining space has a dreamy, feminine design without being too saccharine. Warm wood contrasts beautifully with clean whites, and the curved lines of the dining table adds softness to the space.
Of course, the highlight of this breakfast nook is the arched floral mural which makes a statement yet creates a cosy vibe thanks to the mix of soothing colours.
#2 Tropical theme breakfast nook
This breakfast nook by Mr Shopper Studio brings a touch of glamour to a tropical theme. Green prints are effortlessly paired with luxurious velvet, marble and gold tones. By keeping the canvas of the dining area a plain neutral colour, the blue furniture and accessories 'pop' visually.
#3 Luxe pink breakfast nook
#4 Industrial-style dining nook
This home designed by Ethereall has a breakfast nook that doubles as a feature wall. We love the clean, minimalist design and subdued colour palette.
#5 Dark tones with built-in storage
Happe Design Atelier made the most of the scarce space in this 3-room flat and managed to squeeze a dining nook in a narrow space.
While the dining area is located right at the entryway, it doesn't look out of place the slightest bit thanks to its striking design that makes it look like a feature wall. It's also practical as the two chairs can be easily shifted after mealtime to use as an entryway seat and clear the way for walking.
The black & grey colour scheme and dark wood give this dining nook a luxurious look. A white table top and art piece adds brightness to keep the space from looking too gloomy.
#6 Japanese-style breakfast nook
This dining nook by Authors Interior & Styling has a peaceful, zen vibe that reminds us of Muji showrooms and Japanese tatami rooms. Soft lighting accents and the grey textured chairs add dimension to the mostly lightwood space.
#7 White & teal contemporary breakfast nook
This home by Anhans Interior Design has a modern white and teal colour scheme that makes the space look bright and spacious. If you need a lot of storage space and are in a family of four or less, take notes from this breakfast nook design which has a more compact design to make way for a storage cupboard.
#8 Farmhouse-style breakfast nook
This breakfast nook by The Local INN.terior 新家室 almost looks like a cute farmhouse-style cafe. The white walls, warm wooden flooring and black door frames are complemented by a deep green built-in seat, natural materials and pillows in different prints, colours and sizes.
This gives the home a charming mismatched look that looks inviting and effortlessly stylish.
#9 Modern breakfast nook with wall shelves
This narrow dining nook designed by erstudio has cleverly placed ambient lights that illuminate the space with a sophisticated, ethereal glow.
A space-saving idea worth copying is the glass and metal shelving above the seats where the homeowner's wine collection is stored and displayed like decor.
#10 Mini breakfast nook for two
If you're living in a household of two or have family members who don't necessarily gather for breakfast every day, this mini dining nook by Starry Homestead will serve as a convenient spot for a quick bite without taking much space.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG