Create A DIY coffee station at home...
My coffee station is one of my favourite corners of my home, I have mine situated in my teeny kitchen with limited worktop space - but I love that it has it's own little area. I'm a big lover of a sweet hot drink, and I love trying out different flavours of both hot and iced coffee, so I like that I have a little set up with my different flavoured coffee syrups.
If you've ever thought about creating your own coffee station at home, I've popped together some tips and links of where you can buy cute storage and accessories to make it a lovely little space that you're proud to show off!
Where's your coffee station going?
First off, decide where you're going to place your coffee station. Some people simply have it in a corner of their kitchen worktop, which is ideal if your kitchen is big enough. If not, there's options such as a bar cart, cabinet, sideboard, or even popping a shelf up to sit everything on (as long as it's low enough to reach!)
You don't have to keep it in your kitchen either - if you have a pantry room you could keep it in there, or even a corner of your living room. I would say a kitchen is the best place to keep it personally, but the possibilities are endless depending on what suits you and your home.
Choosing your coffee machine
You may have a loved coffee machine already, but if not, there are so many options on the market to choose from and most of them are not only practical and make delicious coffee, but look cute on a coffee station too! I personally have the SMEG Espresso Coffee Machine (currently in the Prime Day deals here!) which I love, but have so many other machines on my lust list. The Sage Barista Express is probably top of my list, as this one does bean to cup, but it's very spenny. I also love the idea of a Nespresso machine for more convenience, but apparently the coffee isn't as good as freshly ground. I've popped a few other great options below, but take your time choosing and pick the one that's most convenient for you.
Adding the essentials
Once you've got your space and coffee machine sorted, it's time to add the essentials! The essentials are things like, your favourite mugs, a little jug for your milk (especially if your machine has a frother), some teaspoons, and a jar for your coffee beans/grounds/pods, and sugar if you like yours sweet. Syrup dispensers optional.
So for my station, I popped up a shelf that I added some hooks underneath to for my favourite mugs. I thought this was a great way to have everything in one place, and it looks really cute! My coffee machine is quite small so I was able to have my coffee and sugar pot on the top next to it, but I could have also placed these on the shelf above.
I also have room for other things, so I added a round marble tray to sit my syrup dispensers on, a little milk jug and a glass with some coffee spoons in. I also have a little dish that I'm using for my coffee stamper as without, it was always spreading coffee grounds everywhere. This is much more practical and I think it looks nice too.
I'll pop some links below of a few ideas for cute milk jugs, spoons, pots, syrup dispensers etc.
And finally - styling!
I didn't feel that mine needed a lot of styling as the coffee jugs and accessories kind of made a statement on their own - however I did add a little candle, a plant on top of the shelf, and a little tealight house tucked in between my plant and coffee storage basket. It's nice to add some little homely things if you like a 'cosy' vibe. In the winter months, I've also decorated the shelf with fairy lights which looks cute.
Have you got a coffee station, or are you thinking of getting one?