A good cup of coffee is something that most of us gravitate towards by instinct every morning, all to shake off the blues. But, as much as we’d like to take a trip down to the nearest posh café, we all know how inconvenient it can be in our daily schedules (and to our bank accounts!)
Making a café-quality cup of heaven at home isn’t all that difficult when you’re determined to have a coffee bar within your home. It is a one-time investment that is guaranteed to save you a lot of money over time.
Installing a coffee bar is more than just having a counter for keeping a coffee maker and some mugs. You have to look towards designing a space that instantly boosts your energy when you pass by it. Form meets function, coffee meets your lips!
This entire post is dedicated to creating the perfect setup that has all your coffee-making essentials and I hope that these coffee station ideas will inspire you to dedicate a tiny part of your home to a good cup of joe!
Try An Arched Coffee Niche!
When you’re looking for coffee station ideas that are in trend, arches should be at the top of your list. Arches work perfectly when you’re looking to give your coffee bar a backdrop that is unique.
The niche provides plenty of space for you to add floating shelves and tiled backsplashes. I particularly loved the blue and white color scheme of this particular coffee station by @erinsander which should be able to inspire you just enough to create your own!
Hide The Coffee Bar So It’s Only Yours!
If you’re looking for a more private coffee station idea, you should consider placing yours within a closed unit. The closed units are perfect for those who don’t look forward to dusting regularly. Plus it is a low-maintenance way to enjoy your own coffee corner without all the extra cleaning (and all the extra coffee you’ve to make for those who can see you have a coffee station.)
Make A Buttery Yellow Corner
This cottagecore-inspired small-space coffee station works wonders to brighten up a tiny part of your home without too much trouble. The warm yellow walls work as the perfect background for placing your storage unit and layering in some wonderful fresh greens.
You don’t always need shelves placed in the walls for all your coffee accessories, instead, look at the simple hanging spaces in this lovely setup by @coffeewithandre for holding your strainers against the wall.
A Low Unit Is Lovely!
The best way to include a coffee bar for small spaces is to opt for a movable unit that doesn’t occupy too much space. Low units come at the perfect height for placing your coffee machine and are quite convenient to use while standing.
They also help free up your wall space if you’re looking to keep it simple and minimal. Colored units work perfectly when you’re trying to add a pop of color into your space and make it stand out amongst the rest of your walls.
Coffee Station With A Colorblock Backdrop
If you loved our first arch backdrop idea but don’t want the extra work of modifying your walls, a simple arched color block is all you need!
This picture-perfect set-up has the cutest coffee station décor that goes perfectly against the color-blocked arch. Your coffee station ideas shouldn’t always stop at changing the walls and bringing in coffee machines. Doing the place up with décor items is equally important to add character to your space so don’t hesitate to fill it up!
A Lil Something For The Plant Parents
Who doesn’t love a little fresh green in their surroundings, especially when you’re making a fresh cup of coffee to start off your day? Little ceramic jars with tiny plants make the perfect coffee station décor and keeping them near your coffee maker would ensure that you never forget a day of watering!
You don’t necessarily have to buy fancy pots and jars for your plants. You could also reuse old coffee mugs and containers to keep tiny succulents and other small plants such as the weeping fig or a philodendron.
Add The Spooky Season Magic
If you’re looking for coffee station ideas to match your holiday themes, this is the one for you. @re_fabbed has some of the cutest coffee bar ideas for one to take inspiration from during the holidays and I found this Halloween set-up that is so easy and quick to recreate in an existing space.
All you need are some small and easy to find décor to place around your shelves and your Halloween coffee bar is all set to fuel up your spooky days!
Stone Backsplash For Added Charm!
Adding a stone backsplash is an ideal coffee station idea for those looking to upgrade space to create something new. Using natural stone for the backsplash ensures that you have an easy-to-maintain coffee station that doesn’t require too much cleaning and is durable.
The backsplash stone can also be used for the countertop to create a sort of uniformity that perfectly contrasts the material and color of the cabinets being used.
Do ensure that there is adequate lighting to bring out the beauty of the stone.
Give It A Farmhouse Vibe
If you’re a fan of the cozy farmhouse aesthetic then this charming coffee bar idea by @myhomedecordesignsva is the perfect place for you to draw inspiration from.
The perfect shade of brown in those thick floating shelves and the weathered texture of the white cabinet give off the perfect quaint cottage in the vibes of the wood. The closed cabinet is perfect for storing your coffee pods, jars of condiments, and other coffee-making essentials as they will be away from direct sunlight and in a cool space.
A Blue Affair
Blue units are timeless and are so easy to customize for interior spaces. They can be paired with the richest of browns to the creamiest of whites to create a perfect spot for one to brew the perfect cup of coffee.
It requires very minimal décor as well due to the fact that the color does enough to draw attention to the space. So if you’re looking to keep things minimal and colorful, I hope you take this coffee station idea into consideration. You won’t go wrong.
Floating Shelves Are An Easy DIY
Adding a whole coffee station unit into an already constructed home isn’t always the easiest thing to go about. So if you’re looking for a quick DIY that is gentle on your pockets, all you need is a free wall, a countertop unit, and a few floating shelves.
Floating shelves are a great way to utilize free wall space and it works as the perfect space for displaying all your jars full of coffee grinds and beans. This is an effortless and quick way to give yourself the coffee station that you deserve.
Black And Green To Make It Glamorous!
A dark minimal coffee station that I loved was this set-up by @januarythird_coffee. The perfect mix of dark interiors and lovely greens. The hints of brown and silver from the coffee machines, artwork, and cabinets stand out so well against the matte black backdrop. Definitely a coffee bar idea worth digging into!
Coffee Bar With Neutral Backsplash Tiles
Another great way to make your coffee station ideas stand out from the rest would be to go for backsplash tiles that draw attention without overwhelming your entire set-up.
Neutral glossy tiles such as the one pictured here are so dreamy for creating a modern and minimal finish. The use of wooden shelves in similar color tones makes them stand out without drawing too much attention away from them.
A Minimalist Dream
Monochrome spaces are all the rage in interiors at the moment so why not a monochrome coffee station for all you minimalist lovers?
The continuity of the color on the walls and the shelves create such a perfect base for adding in green plants, ceramic cups, and lovely vases. Adding a gold-colored light adds the perfect touch of metallic shade to the space. The provision of a sink is so convenient for those who like to wash up immediately after.
Bring In Some Frames
A coffee bar’s décor reflects one’s individual style. And there is no better way to personalize a space than to bring in frames and artwork to place on the shelves alongside your coffee canister and spoons.
Coffee station décor is so unique and there is absolutely no item that can be considered to be in the wrong place. So never question your thoughts when you’re filling up your space with art!
Mix-N-Match Your Coffee Cups
Coffee cup collections are so beautiful and if you have a ton of cups without any proper sets, you have got to display them!
It doesn’t matter if they aren’t the same color tones or materials. Don’t hesitate to have them all up on a beautiful shelf right above your coffee station unit. They add such fun pops of color to your space while giving you endless choices to have your daily dose of caffeine from. Go right ahead and get them out of hiding and into your coffee station.
All White & Bright!
Another lovely monochrome coffee station idea with all whites this time.
White is an easy color to work with in interior spaces and when you’re looking to create an all-white coffee station, make sure to add in just the right hints of color such as brass décor items and some lovely frames to break the monotony.
Add the Stunning Distressed Wood Cabinets
If you’re looking to give your at-home coffee bar a vintage vibe, this is the one for you. Distressed wood cabinets are quite easy to find at thrift stores and are often quite sturdy and reliable to use.
I also loved the simple hanging unit placed right above to hold cups and other ingredients for making the perfect cup of coffee.
Guide To Creating The Best Coffee Bar At Home
If you’re looking to splurge on good coffee at home, make sure to buy the best quality whole beans.
Invest in a scale to accurately measure the amount required for a perfect cup and always store your beans in air-tight containers. Use clear glass jars or opt for ceramic ones, based on the look you want!
Grinder And Coffee Machine
Your final cup of fresh homemade coffee will be dependent on how well your beans have been grounded and the final temperature of the ground powder.
The coffee grows hotter as you ground more coffee because the grinding burns and the surrounding parts heat up more.
A good coffee machine is an equally important investment if you’re looking to make a perfect cup every single morning. So make sure to do a good amount of research online as well as take in personal reviews from other coffee machine owners to find one that’s easy to use as well as easy on your bank balance.
Air-tight jars are a must for storing all your coffee bar requirements and opaque ones are best to keep them fresh for longer.
Go for a well-made set of ceramic jars in colors that match the rest of your space.
Drawers work best if you’re looking to keep your counters free and want to avoid placing too many shelves against the wall.
Sleek drawers offer up plenty of space for storing all your coffee-making supplies.
Baskets And Shelves
Decorative baskets and boxes are a great way to store your sweetener packets and other tiny packaged condiments which do not require air-tight storage.
Make sure your shelves are not crowded with too many things so that it’s easy for you to access them when you’re brewing.
When it comes to coffee mugs, it’s really a matter of personal choice. It’s up to you to decide on the size, material, and colors of your mugs.
If you’re looking to show off your mug collection, make sure to have a provision for you to display all your unique and favorite pieces.
Everything from tiny potted plants to wooden wall plaques is a great décor item when it comes to your coffee bar.
Remember to keep them in a way that they don’t cause a hindrance when you’re trying to reach for things while making coffee.
A good coffee bar is always clean so remember to clean up as much as possible when you’re done making your coffee.
Keep it free from dust, and get your appliances serviced and checked out regularly.
Always try to wipe up any spills as soon as possible as some countertops may get stained from the spilled coffee.
What Should Be Included In A Coffee Station?
1) A really good coffee machine
2) Coffee grinder
3) A collection of mugs and cups
4) Glasses if you like your coffee cold
5) Storage boxes of preferred material for keeping beans, sweeteners, etc.
6) Stirrers, strainers, and spoons
Where Should A Coffee Station Be Placed In A Kitchen?
A coffee station can be placed as per your preference – anywhere in the kitchen, dining space, or even the space between your living room and kitchen/dining space or even your office space.
Keep in mind that the minimum space requirement is 16 inches deep and about 2 ft wide for placing all your machines and accessories.