Your breakfast bar is often the centerpiece of the kitchen. Not only is it the focal point of the entire room, but it's where you entertain and share meals with your loved ones. The idea of the "social kitchen" is incredibly popular, so if you have space to add a breakfast bar, there's a good chance you will. Even if you have a small kitchen, you can probably add a breakfast bar for two.
Here we've rounded up some of the best breakfast bar ideas for every style of kitchen.
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Create a Traditional Breakfast Bar
This beautiful breakfast bar from Maggie Griffin Design is the best mix of modern and traditional design. Built inside a renovated Tudor, this kitchen features an expansive bar with heavy columns that are modernized by the white, airy accents.
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Try Sleek and Modern
If you've ever considered an all-black kitchen, this space from plywood_and_plants is a perfect inspiration. The jet black, lacquered breakfast bar plays wonderfully off of the natural wood breakfast stools. Add a few neutral pieces of art and voila!
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Incorporate a Swing
Looking for an out of the box breakfast bar idea? This amazing contemporary design from curatedbymarina is unlike any breakfast bar we've seen and we can't get enough of it. The hanging swings add a whimsical layer while the rich marble keeps the space feeling mature and purposeful.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
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Play With Boho Style
This relaxed, welcoming breakfast bar nook from afrobohemianliving is perfect for small spaces and neutral, boho-inspired decor. The space is simple, but not stark and the warm natural materials are inviting and cozy.
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Dream Up a Luxurious Breakfast Bar
Take your breakfast bar look to the next level with this luxury inspiration from Jules Interiors. The floor-to-ceiling marble bar and the navy blue and gold accents create a hotel bar inspired look that can easily go from day to night. Add a built-in liquor bar to help transition this room from breakfast to cocktail hour.
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Utilize a Corner for a Breakfast Nook
Itching for a breakfast bar but not ready to do a whole kitchen renovation? This breakfast nook from Stephanie Hoey Interiors is a wonderful alternative. If you have a spare corner, created a dedicated breakfast spot is a great way to add a little eat-in space, even if you have a small kitchen.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
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Embrace Coastal Style
We can't get enough of this coastal style kitchen from Tyler Karu Design with a breakfast bar big enough for all three meals. The expansive workspace offers three seats and enough counter space for prep.
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Add in Modern Elements
If you want to create a modern look and feel, adding a few elements into your kitchen may be just what you need. This kitchen from Studio Ten 25 features a neutral, classic kitchen design but the chrome breakfast stools give it a contemporary feel that's the perfect mix of timeless and new.
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Opt for Airy Spanish Style
One way to elevate your kitchen breakfast bar look is to add hand-painted tiles like these from White Sands. The pop of pattern adds visual interest to the space and helps solidify the breakfast bar as the focal point of the room. Add in the eclectic pendant lights and the exposed beam, and we would never want to leave this kitchen.
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Build an Eclectic and Bold Space
Check out this eclectic kitchen with a fun breakfast bar from K Shan Design. The wonderful blend of styles here gives a fun, whimsical feel and creates such a happy space. Feel free to play around with your breakfast bar stools for an easy makeover.Continue to 13 of 15 below.
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Test Out Contemporary Scandi
This breakfast bar from houseofchais is not in the kitchen, but rather in its own dining area. The modern Scandinavian design with a rounded edge soft curves and is a refreshing twist on traditional Scandi decor.
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Love on Modern Cottage Style
Modern cottage style is a sibling of the modern farmhouse look and this kitchen from Becca Interiors does it so well. We love the rustic elements and the small end cap for a seat or two to give it a cozy, eat-in feel.
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Lean on Neutral and Modern
This modern kitchen from M Starr Design is crisp, clean, and perfect for entertaining. It's open to the living space so you can easily see your guests while you cook and the breakfast bar seating allows them to mingle comfortably.