5 Lessons to Learn From This Cheerful Breakfast Nook

A DIY banquette totally transformed this space.

Casa de Lewis

1. You don't have to change all your furniture.

For their , homeowners Sada and Reagan Lewis of used their existing kitchen table as a centerpiece for their nook. Sure, they could have splurged on a brand-new piece, but why not try building around what you already have?

2. Use color wisely.

By adding in pillows and flowers that match the yellow and teal artwork, the couple unified the area, making it feel brighter and fresher throughout. The wooden chairs in a dark blue-green — which they purchased on sale from — complete the color scheme.

Casa de Lewis

3. A little lighting goes a long way.

Sada and Reagan paid only $30 for their brushed-nickel pendant lamp at , but it makes a huge difference. Adding light helps define the space, making your breakfast spot seem cozier.

Casa de Lewis

4. Don't be afraid to DIY.

When they couldn't find a banquette that perfectly fit the space, Sada and Reagan . Because the bench covered a large vent, they had to be creative in their construction, adding in decorative aluminum sheets to ensure easy airflow.

5. Plain walls can always use an upgrade.

There are so many ways to dress up plain walls: Paint them, make a gallery, or . They also kept the same pieces of art — a trio of yellow, teal and gray pieces — but rearranged them, and inched them up above the beadboard to better define the space.

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