Not every space or room has to be elaborate to be impactful. Often times it's the simple spaces that make the biggest statement like this little dining/breakfast nook.
The white walls work well here because of all the light filtering in through the windows. The amount of natural light filtering through the windows combined with the white walls is what gives this space its crisp, fresh feeling. If your space is not well lit, consider going with a color on the walls as the lack of light can make white walls feel drab. And this tidbit is coming from a lover of white. ;)
The greys and creams on the window bench and and the plant holder keep with the calm, neutral vibe while adding a touch of color.
What I really love about this space are the wood tones from the table and chairs. They warm up this neutral space and keep it from feeling cold. To me, adding some warm tones into a white or neutral space give it that added energy and keep me from feeling sleepy. I could definitely set up shop and work in this little area!
Texture is the holy grail of neutral spaces. If you don't have texture, your neutral space is going to be boring and flat. We get texture here in the chairs, the wood grain of the table, the linen like fabric on the bench and the different materials of the pillow, the awesome paper looking light fixture, the plants and rough texture of the planter, and also the metal of the curtain rod, the light fixture, and the table legs. There's a mix of rough and smooth textures in this little space that adds plenty of visual interest.
Contrast is what gives your space that pop that it needs. We get it here in the black and white piece of art hung on the wall. To me, that little piece of art really makes this nook sing. Also, the succulents add a little pope of color, and the brass curtain rod gives a little bling. All these things are subtle, but impactful.
I love the centerpiece chosen for this table. Often times you see people using huge center pieces on their table that have to be moved when you sit down to eat so that you can see the person across from you. This one allows you to see those across the table and it also doesn't block the view of the art on the back wall. It's the perfect size and added touch for this little nook!
What do you love about this space or what would you do differently? I love hearing your feedback!