Have you been wondering whether your restaurant needs some sprucing up as the long winter ends and customers start enjoying the warm weather of 2020? With the new year come snazzy new trends in decor for restaurants that you’ll want to try. Here are the looks you should leave in the old year and some fresh ones you should embrace in the new!
Design Tweaks for a Fresh Look
While you may not have the time or resources to change your entire restaurant’s look, there are small changes you can make to give it a fresh feel. Wooden decor is big in 2020. Consider investing in wooden tableware, which more restaurants are gravitating toward this year and which gives your place a handcrafted ambience. Wood panels provide a rustic, peaceful vibe as well. Another homey trend is mixed and matched furniture, a quirky detail that gives your dining space character. Anything that says “relaxing” to your diners is big this year. Mellow out your restaurant with some homey additions.
Top Down New Looks
If you are up to give your entire restaurant a makeover and want an entirely new design, you have plenty of options that are trending this year. Communal dining has spiked in popularity, with customers wanting to put down their phones and make more interpersonal connections. Food halls and open concept dining requires you to completely change your seating arrangements to a more open space, inviting customers to interact with each other, rather than be seated separately in their own corner of the restaurant. Rooftop dining is also having a moment in the limelight. Even in cold weather, more diners are looking for restaurants that can accommodate them in rooftop spaces using helps like patio heaters and lots of umbrellas. Add some decorative plants and a great view and you are set!
Don’t Forget the Extras
Other popular details you can add are vintage-style neon signs or typography with bold letters and graphics, which are a fun way to draw your customers eyes around your restaurant. You can also add charm and character on a budget by asking local artists to hang their work on a designated wall, adding more color to your space while also showing that you support the community.
Redecorating a restaurant can be expensive, but you can always add some easy tweaks for that fresh, cheery vibe you’re looking for. Give yourself some motivation by sprucing up the ambience around where diners enjoy your delicious dishes.
Challenge: This week, look for one new conversation piece, like a classic neon sign, to add to your restaurant as a way to get your creative juices flowing!