Monday, March 29, 2010
Ideas for the Breakfast Room
You have probably never seen our breakfast room (this is not it!). There's not much to see. It's cut off from our kitchen by an awkward set of hanging cabinets and isn't much more than a pass-through at the moment. But we're working on it (or at least, thinking about working on it).
I'd love to break up all of the hard angles in the room with a round or oval table and soften it with an upholstered bench or small sofa. Then add a couple of chairs to round out the seating. I think we will still eat most of our meals in the dining room, but it will be nice to have the option of more space.
A rug to cover the lovely linoleum (which is covering more linoleum, we already checked) will really help. And we'll definitely replace the rickety (and ahem, dusty) ceiling fan with an interesting light fixture.
If I can't come up with a bench/small sofa, I love the look of wicker chairs around a round table.
So, I've got my eyes peeled for deals on a table, chairs and/or bench, a light fixture, and a rug. Whew!
Photos: Grant Gibson, Tracery Interiors, Style at Home, Megan Thompson for Cottage Living, and Cote de Texas.