Simple Transformations: An Empty Eat-In Kitchen Nook

I love taking a blank slate and creating something magical. To some this is task is daunting and can cause the whole “deer in headlights” feeling. But for me, I get giddy thinking about all the endless possibilities for a room.

Let’s take, for instance, a hypothetical space next to your kitchen.

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What is this space, you may ask??? What do I do with it if we have a separate formal dining room? Do we add a round table? Rectangular? Make it a playroom? Keep it empty?

I’ve been asked ALL of these questions over the years.

Obviously my answer is subjective to the functionality needed by the person asking, but my ideal arrangement includes a round table, set of family-friendly chairs, a fun hanging light fixture, and wallpaper or striking art on the walls. Simple yet impactful. And honestly, I’ve never met a home that didn’t benefit from an informal dining area.

To show you how easy a space like this can evolve into something well-designe, beautiful, and useful, I’ve broken my process down into FOUR simple steps.

STEP 1: Get yourself a round table…

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STEP 2: Add in comfortable, family-friendly chairs (like these that can literally be hosed down in necessary)

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STEP 3: Install a fun light fixture and patterened wallpaper…

or like this…

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Alternatively, in lieu of wallpaper, hang a series of large scale art like this….

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Step 4: Take a seat and enjoy!

It’s truly that simple to create a fun, functional, casual, show-stopping, eat-in zone beside your kitchen.

Fave Round Tables

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Fave Hanging Light Fixtures