How to Create the Best Coffee Station at Home

Charge your batteries for the day by setting up a coffee bar with all the essentials.

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Whether you want to set up a coffee nook to make guests feel welcome or simply treat yourself to a cuppa every morning, there's no denying it's a must. Check out our ideas to help you craft the perfect coffee bar for big or small spaces.

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Ivy Family Coffee Bar

Ivy Family Coffee Bar

Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed the casual dining space off the kitchen into the Ivy Family Coffee Bar, a place for family and friends to gather for eating and entertaining.

From: Fixer Upper

Bring the look of the hottest coffee shop in town to your kitchen by writing or drawing on a chalkboard wall like Chip and Joanna Gaines did in this Fixer Upper home.

Organize Supplies

Organized Coffee Station in Kitchen

Organized Coffee Station in Kitchen

Trays are a great tool to unify separate items into one organized and pretty grouping. Create a coffee station to make mornings easy for house guests and to spoil yourself every day.

Photo by: Melissa George, Polished Habitat

Melissa George, Polished Habitat

Use a makeup organizer or utensil holder to save counter space and keep all supplies on hand.

Serve Your Favorite Treats

Cookies Displayed on Cake Stand

Cookies Displayed on Cake Stand

Raid your craft bin and use scrapbooking papers and borders to create a variety of embellishments. A page edging is backed with double-sided tape and wrapped around a cake stand to create a delicate border for a cookie-laden display stand.

Stock up on coffee treats whether they're homemade or store-bought, and display them on a cake stand so guests feel like they're at their favorite cafe.

Create a Cozy Nook

Cozy Breakfast Nook

Cozy Breakfast Nook

In addition to a coffee center and wine storage unit, the new breakfast room also features open shelves for cookbooks and an upholstered bench that makes the space feel cozy and inviting.

Set yourself up for a relaxing weekend by placing your coffee bar in the coziest spot in your kitchen. Add plush pillows, fresh flowers and your favorite books right next to the coffee machine.

DIY a Mug Holder

DIY Coffee Bar

DIY Coffee Bar

Need a space-saving solution for your collection of coffee mugs? Save valuable cabinet and countertop space and make this DIY display for about $25 in just one afternoon. Hang it on the wall, add some coffee-making essentials and create a chic self-serve coffee station.

Photo by: Jen Woodhouse

Jen Woodhouse

Save counter space by hanging your mugs in an easy-to-make cabinet.

Make This: DIY Mug Display

Offer an Assortment of Flavorings

Coffee Syrups

Coffee Syrups

For that friend who prefers a more flavorful coffee experience, gift them with coffee syrups from your grocery store's coffee aisle. Pour the syrups into oil pourers from a craft store and label the bottles for a more personal touch.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Fill oil pourers with your favorite syrups to make custom beverages — you won't miss visiting the nearby coffee shop.

Start the Day Off Right

The Jonklaas' new kitchen is staged with a basket of bright fruit, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (detail)

Photo by: Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

Sarah Wilson/ Getty Images

During the work week, set out a travel mug or disposal cups so you can grab your coffee and go. To help you stay healthy during busy days, set a basket of fruit next to the coffee machine.

17 Cute Coffee Mugs to Perk Up Your Morning

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Bacon and Eggs

Amcrist Bacon and Eggs 11-ounce ceramic mug, $15, redbubble.com

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High Contrast

Könitz 13-ounce porcelain mugs in black-and-white, $32 for a mixed set of 4, hayneedle.com

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Pretty Florals

Kim Parker Woodland Floral 14-ounce porcelain mug, $6, pfaltzgraff.com

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Bold Cobalt

Lavina 13-ounce porcelain mug in white, $13, mikasa.com

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Dip Dyed

Food Network Dipping 15-ounce stoneware mug in aqua, $11, kohls.com

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Graphic Geometrics

Pom Graphic Design Geometric Mountains 11-ounce ceramic mug, $15, society6.com

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Metallic Chic

Metallic 8-ounce porcelain mug in gold, $13, williams-sonoma.com

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Red Circles

Red Wheel 14-ounce ceramic mug, $18, coton-colors.com

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Soothing Hues

Sagaform Pop 11.75-ounce stoneware mug in spring green and brown, $12, burkedecor.com

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Beautiful Blooms

Bellina Blooms 13-ounce stoneware mug in turquoise, $14, anthropologie.com

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Cheerful Stripes

Good Sunny Morning 11-ounce ceramic mugs, $20 for a set of 2, novica.com

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Herringbone

Lola 14-ounce stoneware mugs, $27 for a mixed set of 4, target.com

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Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk 12-ounce stoneware mug in red, $4, worldmarket.com

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Splash of Color

Waechtersbach Splash of Color 12-ounce porcelain mugs, $32 for a set of 4, bedbathandbeyond.com

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Hipster Pug

Pet Friendly Emerson Pug with Neon Hipster Glasses 11-ounce ceramic mug, $15, society6.com

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Abstract Design

Tracieandrews Chaotic Construction 11-ounce ceramic mug, $16, redbubble.com

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Polka Dots

Könitz Dots and Stripes 14-ounce bone china mugs in sun, $24 for a mixed set of 2, waechtersbachusa.com

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