Whether you need the additional counter space (looking at you espresso machines and milk frother) or want to turn that nook into a cozy hangout, this post is for you. Below are some tips for a simple and vintage-inspired coffee station. And don’t worry, whether you like yours black or with cream, all coffee lovers are welcome here!
Although this may seem obvious, before looking for furniture, decide on the location of the coffee station and use that as your guide. Here are a few additional things to consider when deciding:
- is there an outlet near by?
- is it easily accessible?
- does it block the flow of the space?
- does the space need to be altered in anyway before adding the coffee station?
I’ve had my eye on this little corner that is across from the kitchen for a while now; I knew I wanted a coffee station and this would be the perfect spot.
Finding the Perfect Coffee Station
One of the best places to find vintage or antique furniture is Facebook’s Marketplace. Many of my favorite pieces were found second-hand this way. It’s an affordable option with little to no hassle. The best advice for purchasing items this way is be patient! Don’t rush and purchase something if you don’t absolutely love it! I found this vintage hutch after searching for approximately three months, and it’s just what I wanted.
TIP: be patient and wait to buy something you love!
A coffee station can be a beautiful display that adds to the overall aesthetic of the space all while being a functional piece of furniture. But don’t settle for beauty over functionality.
Decide what you need on the coffee station and then add what you want to display.
A coffee station can be beautiful and useful; don’t settle for beauty over functionality.
One way to keep your station organized and simple is by using some kind of canister to house your dried goods, i.e. coffee grounds, sugar, etc. I purchased these glass canisters from Target, in medium and small sizes. I also added labels to each canister. You can purchase a simple and inexpensive label maker like this one from Amazon.
Adding different textures is an easy way to cozy up a space, so when I saw this Hearth & Hand Stoneware bowl at Target, I knew it would be the perfect addition. Works great for storing our Nespresso Pods.
If space is a consideration for your station, hanging cups on a stand or shelf is a good option. I purchased our mug tree from the Hearth & Hand collection at Target.
Baskets are my go-to for storing items that you don’t want visible. I found these allen + roth baskets one day while at our local Lowes. I like them so much, I’ve purchased quite a few in various sizes and use all throughout our home.
Using a few seasonal decor pieces is an easy way to showcase your personal style. I’m looking forward to adding a dried orange garland for a simple fall look and live greenery for a cozy winterscape. There are endless possibilities!
So there you have styling ideas for a simple, cozy, vintage-inspired coffee station. Don’t forget to pin for future reference!