15 Ways To Make Your Home As Cozy As Your Favorite Coffee Shop

Coffee shops are usually much more than just places to purchase delicious drinks. Those with ample seating are often used as hangout spots, settings for students to study, and offices for work-from-home employees. Many coffee shops have a very distinct look, characterized by an overall industrial style with some rustic elements and modern decorations. Other common themes include neutral tones, dark accent colors, earthy features, and calming vibes.

Perhaps you love the look and feel of your favorite coffee shop. Does it truly allow you to relax and feel extra snug, while your home does not have quite the same welcoming atmosphere? If so, you could make your house feel more like a java café by implementing any of the following 15 characteristics. These could either be limited to just the kitchen and dining space, since that's where you most likely make and consume coffee, or they could be added throughout the house including in areas like the living room and bedroom. 

1. Coffee bar

The most obvious thing you'll need is a coffee bar. These are typically placed either in the kitchen or dining area but could also be included in a family room or another space. This is where all your coffee-making items will be stored. 

2. Chalkboard wall

In coffee shops, chalkboard walls are used to display the menu or the specials. In the home, this feature could be used to personalize a space or for tracking your to-do list. 

3. Open shelving

Open shelving is often used to store things like mugs, glasses, coffee beans, and other accessories. These could be added to your kitchen or coffee bar. 

4. Mug display

If you have limited space on your open shelving, you might choose to display your mugs in a unique way, such as hanging them on the wall. 

5. Lots of artwork

Artwork is commonly found hanging in coffee shops, and some establishments even sell pieces from local artists. To create the same vibe in your own home, hang interesting pieces around the space. 

6. Small dining area

Java cafés have many small tables and chairs, which allow for guests to sit comfortably and enjoy their drinks while hanging out or working. Adding a small sitting area to a nook or kitchen is a good idea.

7. Bookshelves

Coffee shops are also places where students or work-from-home employees come to be productive, and bookshelves could be the perfect way to emphasize a productive vibe in your home. They'll also make your space feel much cozier. 

8. Bar stools

Bar stools are a common choice for seating. These could be added around the kitchen island or another high table in your home. How about a bar stool at the breakfast nook?

9. Brick wall

To bring in an industrial style, lean into the exposed brick walls often found in coffee shops. For your home, you could either keep them natural or paint them with a lime wash or a neutral color. 

10. Concrete or wooden flooring

Another way to add an industrial feel is with the flooring. Oftentimes, these shops have concrete or wooden floors, which also make it easier to clean up spilled drinks.  

11. Warm lighting

Warm lighting, especially from Edison bulbs, is a common and well-loved occurrence in cafés. To make sure none of your lighting is too bright or blue, aim for only warm-toned bulbs. 

12. Glass display case

Most coffee shops sell more than just drinks, offering desserts, pastries, or other small snacks. To bring this characteristic into your home, invest in a small glass display case, which could sit on one of your kitchen counters. Every time you bake something delicious, display it in the case.

13. Lush plants

Cozy coffee shops are typically mostly neutral and have dim lighting. To bring in some extra color and life, café owners sometimes use either real or faux plants as decorations; you could easily do the same.

14. Exposed ceiling

Because coffee shops are often built in warehouse-like buildings, many of them have ceilings with exposed ducts and pipes. Exposed wooden or white beams can also be a great alternative.

15. Wooden elements

To add extra warmth, include wooden elements, which can be brought in through the ceiling beams, flooring, furniture, walls, or countertops.