Breakfast Nook Ideas For Spring

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Ideas and inspiration for creating a cheery and charming breakfast nook with fresh touches for spring.

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Maybe I really should have titled this post, “Before And After Breakfast Nook Makeover Reveal”, because that’s what this really is. But – it just so happens that the reveal coincides with spring decorating!

I’m happy to be joining Marty from A Stroll Thru Life once again for her annual spring tour! Marty has put together an amazing lineup of 28 bloggers who are all sharing inspiration and ideas for spring decorating. You’ll find links to all of the tours down below.

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If you’re coming over from Chalking Up Success, welcome to Worthing Court! Jayne’s beautiful blog is chock full of decorating, crafting and diy ideas. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter so that you don’t miss a thing.

The completion of this breakfast nook makeover has been a loooong time coming. I forced myself to take my time coming up with ideas. From brain storming to planning to completion – I’ve been working on it for over a year!

Let’s start off with a look at the BEFORE. I loved all of the farmhouse charm that we added to this space when we moved in and remodeled eight years ago, but it was time for a change.

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My philosophy, when it comes to breakfast nooks/rooms/kitchen eating areas, is that they should be bright, happy, cheery spaces, so I was craving a fresh, bright look for this room.

After working in this nook for over a year I hope you’ll agree that I achieved that. We are certainly pleased with how it came together, especially with the touches that I’ve added for spring!

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In some ways, this final look is totally different than my original design board, but the overall feel is still the same. The biggest surprise to me is that I wound up not using the original fabric that inspired this look anywhere in this area.

The original inspiration fabric was intended to be draperies for the bay window, but I was really, really dragging my feet on making them. The non-completion of that one project is what stalled everything else.

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But then! I ran across very affordable readymade ones, that I love, and think work better in here than my original choice would have. I decided to hold onto the original fabric for my in-process dining room makeover.

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you might notice that I have a different sideboard in here now. I played furniture shuffle a few days ago and this piece came from my dining room.

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I purchased a vintage sideboard for the upcoming dining room makeover and moved the chest that had served as a sideboard in the breakfast nook to the guest bedroom.

We are in love with how this piece looks in here and I can’t believe that I didn’t try it sooner! It’s so much brighter and the lines of this piece work better with the rest of the furnishings in this area.

In keeping with my habit of making seasonal changes to the open shelves that used to live on this wall, I’ve changed my plate rack up for spring.

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I purchased the vintage oval bird plates for my dining room, but I think the birds and flowering branches make them a perfect addition to the plate rack for spring!

The rest of the items are a combination of new and old that I’ve been collecting and holding onto. However, after I wrote the blog post about how to decorate a plate rack, I still felt like something was still missing from this wall.

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I think the addition of the wall bracket shelves on each side now fill the wall out quite nicely!

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Now is the time of year when I really enjoy adding greenery, both real and faux to my rooms. It sure does bring them to life.

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As part of the room makeover, I hung an original piece of my aunt’s artwork and a few Churchill Willow plates above the artwork. The combination of the two add height to this side of the room and help to balance the height of the plate rack on the opposite side.

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I filled the bench with a mix of inexpensive pillow covers and one special one that I made myself. How cute is that precious bird??? If that doesn’t say “spring”, I don’t know what does!

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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my spring breakfast nook.

Shelley from Calypso In The Country is up next and you don’t want to miss her spring tour. Shelley describes her style as casual/traditional with coastal and British colonial touches mixed in. Her home is lovely!

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25 Comments

  1. Bernadette says:

    Beautiful makeover and refresh. You really made the old blue and white theme brighter and modern while keeping it traditional. Love, love it!

  2. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    I adore the combination of crisp blue and white. The green plate rack is absolutely stunning. I didn’t see a link so I shall assume it is a vintage/antique piece. So lovely to be on tour with you.

  3. Jayne via Chalking Up Success says:

    The breakfast noon looks stunning, Suzi! I love the new table and chairs and how the blue ties in perfectly with your new curtains (beautiful fabric by the way). Although I loved your open shelves too, the plate rack looks perfect in that spot over the sideboard and is beautifully decorated with your bird plates. You have so many ‘treasures’, it’s lovely to see them displayed in your breakfast nook. Thanks for the shout out, it’s lovely to be on the tour with you again this season.

  4. Roxanne Bernard says:

    I love this! What a sunny and cheerful place to start the day!! Everything looks so light and bright, and anything blue and white is always a winner. The sideboard and hutch is perfect. You must be thrilled!

  5. Calypso in the Country says:

    Suzy, this room is stunning! It was beautiful before but now all the vibrant colors and fabrics have given it a whole new life! I love the blues and greens together and that plate rack is perfect. And those ready made drapes were such a find! Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration!
    Shelley

  6. Oh wow what a beautiful transformation. I love the cheery colors and the new table and chairs are stunning. Adding the green shelving above the buffet finishes off the details perfectly. Beautiful room. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season.

  7. Nancy Carroll says:

    Loving it ALL!!! My favorites are the curtains, plant containers and the bird plates! So lovely and welcoming!!!

  8. Very fresh, calming colors. Sorry, there were so many ads, had to be very dedicated to get any of the content.

  9. What a beautiful makeover Suzy! A LOVE the blue in here, the draperies are perfect, I love the chairs, it’s all so gorgeous!

  10. Linda @It All Started With Paint says:

    I love the new look and color scheme in your breakfast room makeover! So fresh and new for Spring! Thanks for sharing your lovely home!!!

    🙂 Linda

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the blue
    And green touches
    So fresh for Spring.

  12. Anne | Simply2Moms says:

    This is such a beautiful area! Such a perfect place to enjoy the sunny mornings and breakfast with family everyday! Those curtains are stunning! Great job with this makeover, I’ve pinned to save these ideas for my own home!

  13. Oh my! Be still my blue and white heart! Love it, love it, love it! How clever to put the bench with pillows in there. I’m loving how you have toned down on the greenery. Really, really nice. You hit it out of the park.

  14. Niky | The House on Silverado says:

    I love, love, love the green and blue combo for spring. You’re a girl after my own heart. Glad to “meet” you through the tour, Suzi!
    Niky

  15. I have really enjoyed your makeover. The colors add excitement to the room. I miss the other decor, but love the new. Thank you.

  16. Kim | Shiplap and Shells says:

    Your spring nook is so pretty and the blue and white color combo is perfect for the season. The beautiful green plate rack is the perfect touch. Happy Spring!

  17. Kate Rodgers says:

    The new blue and white color scheme is so bright and fresh! I’ve been following along with the changes all along. And I love the latest additions of the sideboard and drapes – they really brighten the whole area!!

  18. What a beautiful makeover! The pattern of the curtains is so pretty and I love your plate rack. Love all of the blues and greens together too! Hope you have a wonderful spring!

  19. Gloria Ardrey says:

    Just beautiful!!! Love everything you do!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous makeover!! Blue and white always has my heart! And those green touches are just perfect..it is truly beautiful, you did an incredible job on every single detail! I wish I could come and visit!