16 Jan 2020
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A new decade is upon us, and with it comes an array of new design trends that restaurant owners hope will leave their customers hungry for more. Whether the entire establishment is crafted specifically around a conceptual design trend or an eatery is sprinkled with subtle design elements that give it a modern vibe, going out to eat in 2020 is just as much about having new experiences as it is about finding a delicious bite to eat.
If you are looking for ways to bring your restaurant to life in the new year, check out these design trends that are sure to help your dining space make a big statement in the new year and beyond.
The Bigger the Better
Maximalism design will be all the rage in 2020. While stark white walls and surfaces were popular in years past, bold patterns, textures, and colors will make their way into the present. Keep an eye out for vintage pieces being paired with modern furniture, saturated color schemes, and geometric patterns that aren’t afraid to pack a punch.
Delivery is King
With the growing popularity of delivery services and take-out orders even in the fine dining arena, more restaurants are creating specific spaces for customers and delivery drivers to pick up carry-out orders. Not only does this cause less confusion between the kitchen and staff managing two separate areas, but it also provides a more convenient space for customers trying to get pick their food up quickly without ruining the ambiance of the customers dining in.
It’s All in the Experience
It’s no longer enough for restaurants to create delicious food; people now go out to eat to have fun or unique experiences. Restaurants will be striving to ensure their customers are as entertained as they are satisfied with activities to keep them engaged while they dine, such as Top Golf or corn hole. This approach not only entices large groups of people to meet at restaurants for entertaining or business purposes but combats the issue of delivery options leaving once-packed restaurants empty.
Keep the Furniture Comfy
Industrial-themed furnishings are out and plush upholstery is in this year. Keep an eye out for well-cushioned booths, chairs that are lounge-worthy, and cozy throw pillows that call for guests to lean by and stay awhile in 2020. This trend paired with the “new traditional” style of mixing old and new pieces will not only give your restaurant a modern vibe but will have customers feeling right at home.
What better motive to frequent a restaurant is there than to connect with others over a shared meal? 2020 will bring the dining experience back to its basics by encouraging this sense of community with more open concept dining. Thanks to shared and communal eating spaces, everyone wins as restaurants can feed more people at any given time, while customers can enjoy their dinner in an inviting social setting.
Bringing the outdoors inside will be a huge trend in 2020. Incorporating natural elements, such as wood and greenery, is an effective way to give your dining space a facelift without redesigning the entire restaurant. This can be accomplished by bringing in wooden accessories, such as tabletops or tableware, or adding plants where ever possible to give your restaurant a soothing atmosphere.
Restaurant design trends may be constantly evolving, but with the right design team, you can effortlessly stay on top of what current and appealing to customers. To bring these restaurant design trends to life in your establishment in 2020, BHO Interiors is eager to make transforming your dining space simple. Serving the Perth, WA area, our experienced design team prides ourselves on offering turnkey service from consultation to post-construction. Contact us today to get started on making your restaurant design dream a reality.