Family Friendly Friday – Breakfast Room Banquettes

Today I wanted show you some great Banquette ideas for your Breakfast Room!

Curve appeal – love this curved wall behind the banquette area. Quick tip for a more Family Friendly option place boxes with color on shelves to house papers and magazines. Add cookbooks and photos of family up top!

Photo from Oak Hill Architects

Or opt for a half wall instead allows more natural light in…

Photo from Pinterest

Have a simple upholstered back to give a soft and luxurious feel…. durable fabrics like vinyl and indoor/outdoor fabrics will make it more kid-friendly
Photo from  Tobi Fairley

Take advantage of a window seat and create a banquette area

Photo from Architectural Digest

For a more formal area use a very clean gallery effect, gives it dining room appeal

Photo from Pinterest

Diner style with a booth feel but give it a little glam to bring it to life..

Photo from Green with Envy – Houzz

If you need an off the rack way to create a banquette – check out Ballard Designs Coventry Benches

Photo from Ballard Designs

Happy Decorating!



  1. Patty Day on August 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Lisa Mende has highly, let’s say more than highly, recommended I follow you and your advice. I took one look and knew you were my Girl! I write a blog, who doesn’t these days.
    Lisa is a doll and is giving me all sorts of points on how to approach a small design help “business” and you were number ONE!
    I plan on ordering your on-line book and go from there.
    Oh, I have that Ballard Chandelier…..Love it! It’s over our coffee table in the center of our Great Room. I added some “bling” with crystal beads. FUN!

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