It seems that cafe trends just like any other trend come and go with the wind and what is the latest in design one day, quickly becomes dated. So if you’re looking to remodel your cafe, or starting out from scratch, what design trends are worth investing in that won’t be outdated in a few months time? We’ve put together 4 trends that in our opinion aren’t going anywhere fast. So let’s dive in and take a look:
#1 Classic Bentwood
The years roll by but still wherever you go you’ll see Bentwood chairs. In fact, this iconic brand has been embraced by cafes, bars, and restaurants all over the world for more than 100 years. When you take a closer look at the Bentwood design, this is hardly surprising, since the sensual curves bent by steam are easily identified and attractive and can be utilised in any establishment be it modern or traditional. Another reason for its popularity is that the chairs are lightweight and easy to move around and yet incredibly durable and hard wearing. Even better, the prices are very affordable.
#2 Solid wood tables
Tables are a necessity in eating establishments and one that continues to stand the test of time is the solid wood table. Natural materials are currently bang on trend and the solid wood table fits perfectly into this genre. Wood has a warmth to it which creates a welcoming ambience, is super durable, and looks amazing in any commercial space. Large communal tables, in particular, when made from solid wood help to create a more intimate sharing space which feels almost like sharing a family meal at home.
#3 Everything social media
Popular platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Yelp have shown that digital sharing within cafes, bars, and restaurants is here to stay. This means that it’s vital to design your cafe or restaurant with social media in mind. From unique murals, to neon signs and funky plaques, it’s important to consider how diners are viewing and sharing your hospitality space. By creating a space of your own that is memorable you’ll find it easier to grow your brand and engage with customers.
#4 Remain authentic
Although this post is about trends that stand the test of time, often the best cafe and restaurant designs don’t follow any type of trend. For a brand to be unique it deserves an interior that is unique and when you find a cafe, bar, or restaurant that goes against the grain and consistently remains authentic in its style, mission, and food, then that’s incredibly powerful and everlasting.