Design an Inviting Breakfast Nook with Any of These Five Table Sets

A breakfast nook is a relaxing place to sip coffee in the morning while skimming the news, chat with family and friends, or enjoy meals together. Cozy by nature, this space adds both function and character to a kitchen. Whether you're looking to add a compact nook to a small space or one that can seat your entire family, these five table set options can help you decide what type is the best fit for your home.

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For a Cozy Space: Three-Piece Table Set with Storage

It's important to maximize space, especially in a small kitchen. This three-piece counter-height dining set has a dual purpose: It is compact and has storage capabilities. The sophisticated white and gray hues can easily be paired with fun pops of color—like floral centerpieces or vibrant serveware. Use the added storage for displaying bar essentials, glassware, or even cookbooks. ($139, usually $200; amazon.com)

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For an Open Space: Three-Piece Brazilian Pine Table Set

Seating up to six, this nook table set accommodates an impressive number of people while maintaining a light footprint in the kitchen. The stunning Brazilian pine wood frame and brown upholstered seat cushions create a soft look that goes great in kitchens or dining rooms. The cornered bench nestles into the space with a cozy yet modern feel, and the plush back cushions add extra comfort. ($930, usually $1,000; allmodern.com)

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For a Compact Space: Three-Piece Table Set with Chairs

Ideal for smaller spaces, this industrial three-piece table set includes two chairs and a table with a sleek dark wood and metal design. Crafted from durable steel and walnut wood, the set adds subtle beauty to a room without adding bulk. Its counter-height design allows it to stand tall in the room for a sophisticated feel. Place a vase filled with fresh flowers or a fruit bowl on top to add more color to this elegant table set. ($700, usually $900; allmodern.com)

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For an Airy Space: White Bench Set

Benches are a popular choice for breakfast-nook seating, as they can be decorated with plush pillows for coziness and accommodate more people. This three-piece set features a clean white and light wood finish and includes a table, a curved bench with a supportive back, and an additional backless bench. Perfect for homes with coastal or farmhouse décor, this table set transforms the corner of the room into a space your whole family will love. ($410, usually $460; jossandmain.com)

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For an Outdoor Space: Corner Patio Conversation Set

Take your breakfast nook outside with this three-piece patio conversation set. Tuck it into the corner of your patio so you can eat dinner while watching the sunset. The light wood finish pairs perfectly with the openness of the outdoors. Place it on top of a pretty area rug to bring the entire space together. ($499; hayneedle.com)

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