With the weather getting cooler and the days getting shorter, coffee just always seems like a good idea. In many cases, people often shove their huge coffee makers and Keurig machines into a corner or along the side of the wall in their kitchens where there’s any free countertop space. But if you use yours frequently and often invite guests over for coffee as well, you might as well give some thought to creating your own little dedicated coffee station if you’ve got the room for it. Here are just a few fab ideas for some inspiration!
A tiny corner is all you need for a small and functional coffee station. With a little table or a dresser and some shelving above, you’ll have plenty of storage space for everything! Take a look at these two lovely examples below from La Vie LC.
Some kitchens have awkward countertop spaces between walls and appliances, which are perfect for coffee. Check out how this one takes advantage of it — featured on Decoholic.
And just like awkward countertop spaces, some kitchens even come with built-in desks. This desk from Bower Power Blog swaps the office look for a coffee station instead.
Coffee stations can be decorated any way you want, but a rustic or shabby chic theme sure does look adorable! [Photo from Katie Hedge]
What’s on the Menu
You can make your coffee station look just like a real coffee shop simply by adding blackboard menus and some other optional wall decor. This one featured by Facilisimo goes for a simple framed chalkboard to hang on the wall, while these other two from Homedit and Live Simply go for bigger blackboards that take up much more of the wall surface.
The Perfect Fit
You may need to do some investigative work around a kitchen that doesn’t have an obvious space for a coffee station — but if you get creative enough, you may be able to find a perfect place to put yours! This example from Forever in Pursuit makes uses of a narrow section of a wall beside the kitchen cabinets.
No wall space to work with, but got lots of cabinets? Here’s a clever one from Apartment Therapy that hides a coffee station right inside one of the cabinets.
You can still create a nice little dedicated station on a countertop by adding some accessories and styling it the right away, rather than shoving your machine in a corner next to a bunch of other stuff. Here’s a great example from Design Improvised.
Bar carts or small tables also make great solutions for small, awkward spaces between appliances and counters. Here’s one to take inspiration from — featured on The Kitchn.
And hey, if your coffee station doesn’t fit in the kitchen, that doesn’t mean you can’t have one at all! This one, again from Decoholic, puts it along a wall just outside of the main kitchen area.
Bright and Colorful
The dark, bold colors make for a great coffee shop atmosphere, but that doesn’t mean you’re limited if you have a space that’s bright or even painted with a lot of white or more neutral colors. Check out this sunny and refreshing setup featured on Pop Sugar.
Here’s an interesting coffee station, again from Decoholic, which takes inspiration from the beach!
You can really make a statement in a neutral-colored room by using a table or dresser that’s painted in a bright or bold color. This fantastic blue dresser from I Heart Nap Time does it fabulously!
Bright and bold colors sure do make a big impact, but you can still tone it down a bit by choosing a table or dresser that’s not quite as dramatic. Here’s a nice little turquoise table from Thinking Closet turned into a simple Keurig coffee station.
A Holiday Twist
The holiday season hasn’t arrived just yet, but it’ll be here again before you know it! You can take that as an opportunity to decorate your coffee station for the holidays and even add extra treats like candy canes, hot chocolate, and marshmallows for your guests to enjoy. Here are a couple adorable examples from Everyday Enchanting and The Inspired Room.