Which would look better a high table or a regular sized table

I am looking for suggestions on what to do with this oddly shaped nook. A breakfast nook? Should I put in a high table or an ordinary table?
q which would look good high table or regular size for a breakfast nook, dining room ideas, home decor, home decor dilemma, Nook in the corner of the kitchen
Nook in the corner of the kitchen.
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  • Julie Wendele Julie Wendele on Dec 06, 2015
    I would get a high cafe style table, that way you can get good table lighting for reading the morning paper, as qell as well as flowers during Spring & Summer or a plant in Fall and Wintertime on the tabletop. Many of the new cafe style tables are gorgeous too.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 06, 2015
    Is that a patio door to the right of the window?
  • Marlene Haigh Marlene Haigh on Dec 06, 2015
    A high cafe style would look better due to the high window. Plus, wall art or photo would complete the area.
  • Bron Bron on Dec 06, 2015
    If you didn't want a breakfast nook, a reading nook would look good as well. A bookcase and a comfy chair with a nice mat? Or maybe a cane chest with a large print above it?
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 06, 2015
    Personally I think a cafe table would compliment the area.
  • Sue Connell Sue Connell on Dec 06, 2015
    I believe that a tall table would accentuate the nook perfectly.
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Dec 06, 2015
    A high table would look good but I would suggest a banquette with a round table.
  • Paticia G Paticia G on Dec 06, 2015
    If you go wit a high table you get into what kind of stools. I find them uncomfortable and not so easy to get on and off of them , especially if you entertain older folks or have young ones who would normally eat there
  • Ellen Beener Ellen Beener on Dec 06, 2015
    Small round café table with comfortable captains chairs with bright colored cushions ....that 's what I would do then you can cover the table a nice bright table cloth, cloth napkins and all
  • Mickey Mickey on Dec 06, 2015
    I'd go with a cafe table & chairs. Tall would bring your heads up higher to the ceiling. Giving it an odd look for such a small space.
  • Sbsb1005 Sbsb1005 on Dec 06, 2015
    Im a fan of the pub tables. Chairs with bars for your legs make them more comfortable. But the space is small so I would recommend hanging a curtain rod from just under the ceiling to give the appearance that the windows are higher. This will elongate the space
  • Kim Kim on Dec 06, 2015
    A drop leaf table might look nice at regular height. Not everyone can sit comfortably on a higher chair. A drop leaf table and some smaller scale chairs might work well. I love the look of a round table but it does not always give you the space that you would like. Some artwork and a beautiful window covering would finish the job. Good luck.
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    • Carol Carol on Dec 06, 2015
      @Snapoutofit I agree. The high window seems to call out for a high table. Not only would it balance the space but you would have a better view through the window.
  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Dec 06, 2015
    I don't think it's what 'looks' best, it's what functions best for your family. Little kids and short people (like me) have a very difficult time with the high tables/chairs. I don't know the measurements of your area, but possibly a 'booth' type seating arrangement might work.
  • India Em Artist Author India Em Artist Author on Dec 06, 2015
    I think a corner booth bench "around the corner" with a taller back, they make them and then a little rectangle table to scale. This way no one would be looking at the wall eating, they would have that full window or open room view. If you can't find the corner booth bench just used a long bench on one wall and shorter on the other! You would even have room right by the door frame for a 12" maybe tall skinny table for keys and hang a purse hook. And the best part: you can use underneath the bench for storage!
  • Gladys Gladys on Dec 06, 2015
    If this nook is the only logical space for them, how about building a raised platform for the regular seating. It would be a shame to sit down and not be able to look out the window.
  • Janet Janet on Dec 06, 2015
    Tall table ,everyone in my family are wanting one. My mom is short and the grandkids are 6 and 7 no problem. Have had it about two years,
  • Pat Pat on Dec 06, 2015
    We have a high bar in our eating area....with stools. I do not like it at all. My legs ache and I find them very uncomfortable. The only ones that like them are very tall long legged people. I would think a small cafe/bistro table would look cute in your space...would be light and airy and you could put cushions on the seats and curtains on the window.
  • MsPat MsPat on Dec 06, 2015
  • Obabie03 Obabie03 on Dec 06, 2015
    You can get oval counter height table for 4, would look good in that space or a round pub height that seats 2.
  • Diane Diane on Dec 06, 2015
    The window looks like it's higher than usual. I vote for the taller table otherwise your head would barely be above the window sill.
  • Tammy France Barnett Tammy France Barnett on Dec 06, 2015
    If this isn't a rental, I would put in a new longer window then add a window seat and make a cute cushion and the curtains could match, I would love to have a window seat but my layout makes it impossible.
  • Rose Rose on Dec 06, 2015
    Tall would look better.
  • Mary Solt Mary Solt on Dec 07, 2015
    Frankly, if it were my space, I would have a small booth installed. because I am too short for a tall table and i'm not a fan of counter height tables. It would be a small booth in an "L" shape similar to the type of booths they have in a diner. If not that, you could in "L: shaped seating booth, a small square table and a couple of extra chairs opposite of the built in seating.
  • Renee Vadnai Renee Vadnai on Dec 07, 2015
    tall to be able to see outside when sitting!
  • Nava Gross Beginsky Nava Gross Beginsky on Dec 07, 2015
    high table!
  • Maxine Davidson-Tompkins Maxine Davidson-Tompkins on Dec 07, 2015
    try a round table with drop leaves. You can fold one side down ,put that side next to the wall leaving seating at either end for 1 or 2 & around the second side for several others
  • Patti kelley Patti kelley on Dec 07, 2015
    I would prefer the regular table but since your window is high I would go with the taller table and chairs so you can comfortably see out the wundows
  • Kae3124512 Kae3124512 on Dec 07, 2015
    Thank you for all your suggestions, comments and insight. Will update you with what I came up with the corner.
  • Mary Solt Mary Solt on Dec 09, 2015
    I don't think I would worry about the window. I would just like a comfortable little quiet nook.
  • CK CK on Dec 10, 2015
    If you have another place to sit and eat, I would use this space for a quiet reading/contemplation nook. A comfy chair, a rug, a small table enough to place a cup or glass on, and you're set. Get a beautiful hanging light fixture to really enhance the space. Since the large window does go to the floor, you have good visibility there. I wouldn't worry about trying to see out the higher window. I did this sort of "quiet zone" for a client who had a very small area in her home. She loves it.
  • Mary Solt Mary Solt on Dec 11, 2015
    i would still do the "L" shaped booth booth idea with a small dining or patio table and a hanging amp over the table would be nice.
  • LindaK LindaK on Dec 12, 2015
    I'd like to see a round counter height table and chairs in this alcove. Don't forget to put some art on that wall to bring some life to the space. Good luck.