Cozy Eat-In Kitchen Ideas That Will Make You Want to Stay In

There’s nothing better than huddling around the kitchen table with friends, eating lots of soup. Sometimes, it’s by playing cards or doing jigsaw puzzles that we relearn the art of being indoors – or at least taking a break from technology – and it takes the perfect eat-in kitchen as the backdrop to make it happen. Here are six eat-in kitchen ideas to get you inspired.

1) Brighten Things Up

Kitchen with apple green cabinets and large eat-in table
Coastal Living

This is the kind of kitchen you feel like you could move right into. Large enough for a family but cozy enough for a singleton or couple, the bright green colors chase away January and February’s dark spirits.

2) Galley Kitchen

White kitchen with black cabinets and large table
Photo: Apartment Therapy

This kitchen looks like it’s just waiting for a party, a group to push back the chairs, put steaming Dutch ovens on trivets and pop the cork on several good bottles of red. Bring it on, we say! The wall of cabinets will keep things organized and cozy.

3) Breakfast Nook

Striped dinette in yellow kitchen
Photo: Elle Decor

Sometimes a seating nook is just the ticket. This striped banquette enlivens the corner of this sunny yellow kitchen.

4) Farmhouse Kitchen

Gray and blue eat-in-kitchen
Photo: BHG

Tin farmhouse lights add whimsy and brightness to this small kitchen. The stainless steel island and stools give it an appealingly industrial edge.

5) Modern Kitchen

White rustic eat-in-kitchen
Photo: Veranda

A London Tube line sign presides over a kitchen that is both elegant and comfortable. Each element is honed to its purest form, from the marble counters and backsplash to the workhorse range and schoolhouse stools. It keeps the room focused on shape rather than color, giving it an architectural style.

6) Framed Cabinets

Banquette in apple-green kitchen
Photo: Traditional Home

Modern white pantry cabinets flank a settee-sized bench in front of a charming diner-style table. Settle in with the Times and Eggs Benedict on Sunday morning and you may not want to leave all week.

Charmed by these eat-in kitchens? Repaint yours now!