Coffee bars can be so much more than a space on the kitchen counter. If you are an aficionado of this caffeinated drink, display it loud and proud in your own little setup to the cozy comforts of coffee.
1. Vogue Vintage
If you do lack space to set up a full corner dedicated to coffee, you can still put together an adorable station that can be edited to fit any counter space you do have. All you need is a vintage crate and some hooks. The lid hangs on the wall with coffee mugs while the bottom portion displays jars of coffee beans. Put your coffee maker next to this and you have yourself the perfect little display.
2. Pallet Perfection
All the rage at the moment, pallet shelves can be used to display your favorite coffee mugs. For a rustic look, invest in a shelf made from wood that hasn’t been painted. Adding a chalk-friendly wallpaper behind the shelf is ideal when creating the perfect color scheme. It also allows the more artistic to really decorate the area to match the currently available coffees.
3. Wheelie Delicious
Breaking out from countertop space, if you have a kitchen corner begging to be decorated but also want a bit of uniqueness, find yourself a cart (just be sure the wheels can lock). So long as the cart is at a height that works for you, you can load it up with everything you use to make coffee in the morning. Who wouldn’t want a portable potable?
4. Piping Hot
When you want to build your own coffee station, look no further than one that throws together slabs of wood for shelves and black piping for support. It’s the ideal project for those that want to combine industrial and rustic. The best part is that you can also invest in whatever type of wood or piping you want based on how you want it to look in your home.
5. Coffee Shop
If you want a mini coffee shop in your kitchen, there is absolutely a way to do so. The first thing you’ll want is a giant coffee sign to hang on the wall that measures the length of the desk that will sit underneath it. The desk should be a miniature countertop with some negative space for you to decorate with plants or books and good lighting. Simply add the coffee materials to the countertop and you’re set.
6. Shelf Storage
A unique twist on this that runs a bit less expensive is to put up two levels of shelves on the wall and then find an old dresser you can paint. While it certainly isn’t a metro feel, it nevertheless embraces a much more eclectic coffee shop vibe. Once again, make sure the shelves don’t extend longer than the dresser to keep everything aesthetically pleasing.
7. Bookshelf Beauty
The perfect height for a serving station, a bookshelf is great for displaying more than just your favorite reads. Either buy new or used and invest in a few coats of your favorite color. Throw some mugs on a display rack and use wire baskets for storage. As for the back wall, decorate it with your favorite pictures and frames. This makes it an ideal pick up for any home regardless of the style you hope to achieve.
8. Special Space
Sometimes there’s counter space that doesn’t really fit anything. Why not turn it into your own coffee nook? Use the drawers to stow all of your coffee extras. Hang shelves to display mugs, pictures, grinders, and other paraphernalia. Proudly display your coffee machine or coffee machines. With a little imagination, any unused space can become a cafe.
9. Open Concept
Returning to the basics, a coffee corner only needs to be as big as the space you need to make your cup of joe. However, that doesn’t mean you have to keep your collection hidden. Instead of throwing everything into closed cabinets, either install shelves or cabinet fronts with glass. This will open up the area and create an inviting space to enjoy your fresh brew.
10. Perfect Pictures
If there’s one thing that compliments a comfy cup of coffee, it is being surrounded by great memories. For those that want more than just a fancy place to display white mugs, there’s always investing in custom photo mugs. Stick with one layout for all the mugs or differentiate them for a combination of styles. The best choice is the one that brings you the most joy.