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4 Cozy Nook Ideas to Elevate Your Kitchen

Winter is upon us and even though San Francisco isn’t one of the coldest states, we still have our fair share of rainy, gloomy days ahead. Instead of getting down, make the most of them by cooking up a batch of soup or chili, snuggling into a warm blanket, and getting comfy with loved ones right in your own kitchen. Here are some of our favorite ideas for turning your kitchen nook into the coziest space in your home this fall and winter.

1. Change Up the Décor

The kitchen nook can be an easily forgotten place due to its small size. However, even the smallest changes can make the biggest impact. When it comes to the home decor accessories in your nook, change up the color palette to something more autumnal. Burnt orange, sunflower yellow, shades of brown, and forest green all evoke cozy feelings of a walk through the woods crunching on dry leaves. Swap out your curtains, table centerpiece, and art installations for some that are more in season.

2. Add a Pub Table and Barstools

Nothing says fall quite like football. And when you visit a sports bar to watch the game, you most likely end up on barstools seated at pub tables. Bring that festive feeling into your kitchen nook by adding a pub table and barstools that suit your home’s decor. Making the space all your own will give you a nice spot to enjoy a cozy Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

3. Or, Try a Dinette Set

Dinettes are perfect for the kitchen nook because they are meant for a small gathering. For most styles, there is seating for just two. This small setting lets you get close and comfy with someone you love, to share favorite stories and a glass of wine. Bring a small plate of meats and cheeses to the table and you have an instant date night in your very own kitchen!

4. Bring in a Softer Touch

Fall and winter are all about cuddling and staying warm. Don’t let your kitchen nook go unused this season because it’s not inviting! Swap out the chairs in your dining sets for ones that are upholstered or have cloth-covered seats. Add some pillows to a bench seat or at each individual chair. A soft rug will stay warm underfoot, no matter what the weather is doing outside.

Cozy Kitchen Nook & Dining Furniture in San Francisco

Winter doesn’t have to be a dreary time of year. Cozy up your kitchen nook with fresh dining furniture from California Dining and Barstools. Our collection of dining sets, dinettes, pub tables, and barstools is large enough to cover two furniture stores in the Bay Area. Regardless of budget or style, we’re sure to have exactly what you’re looking for. Stop in today or shop online to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Our dining furniture specialists will be happy to help you make the coziest selections for your kitchen nook.