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Discovering Cafe Furniture/Decor Trends for 2018

As you might guess imagine we keep a close eye on cafe furniture and décor trends so we can ensure our stores are stocked with up to date products that both cafe owners and their customers will love. So, with that in mind here are some of the trends that we’ve been told to expect this 2018.

Vintage and retro

Vintage and retro style furniture was popular last year and this seems set to continue this year. Expect to see rustic wooden tables with meal bases accompanied by leather effect seating. Mix and match chairs in order to create a look that is unique to your cafe. You can do this by style or colour or even a mixture of both. Why not try combining traditional wooden chairs with modern metal chairs for a look that is full of character?


Commercial interiors will be using warmer, darker wood colours with dark oak furniture and natural wood tones contrasted by trendy white and grey painted Scandinavian styles. There will also be a stripped back look of natural wood to complement the character and elegance of vintage styles. Combining different shades of wood is a great way to character and depth to your cafe and makes it stand out from the crowd.


Furniture shapes are moving away from the angular lines of 2017 and will appear softer with rounded edges. Turned legs on wooden chairs and tables, and curved lines on sofas add interest and contrast really well with industrial décor and lighting that is continuing to dominate interior design this year.


Although you’ll still find plenty of neutral shades around, why not be adventurous and splash out with some colour. Vibrant jewel shades in velvet and chenille fabrics are trending. If you’re looking to be really bold then why not opt for bright turquoise or fuschia pink on a wooden frame to add some serious razzle dazzle. Another option is to choose more modest colours but go for a statement pattern to elevate what is otherwise an ordinary looking wooden chair.


The final tip is to remember that buying furniture for commercial use is not the same as for residential. Always choose good quality commercial furniture, after all you don’t want to be changing it six months down the line. Your furniture is an investment in your business, so be sure to buy wisely.

Here at Cafe Solutions we stock a wide range of commercial chairs, tables, stools, ottomans, and much more, so why not take a browse and get inspired?

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