Like clothing fashion, interior design trends can change rather quickly, making it important for restaurant owners and operators to keep on top of what’s happening in the world of restaurant design.

To help you keep your finger on the pulse of what’s happening in restaurant design this year, we’ve rounded up some last year’s trends that are likely to continue and even evolve into 2019.

Smaller Spaces

If you pay close attention, you may notice that restaurants are adopting smaller sizes. Instead of focusing more on sheer size and square footage, many restaurants are focusing more on their actual design to make every diner’s experience as positive as possible. This can include things such as better seating options, more luxurious dinnerware, and excellent branding.

Warmer Colour Palettes

We’ve seen restaurant interiors that are bold in colour and pattern, and we’ve also seen those that have taken the minimalist approach to the limit.

But in 2019, we’ll likely see a design that’s somewhere in the middle, taking somewhat of a minimalist approach while not overdoing it in the colour and pattern realm. Warmer tones and natural materials will reign supreme in 2019, making the dining experience a more comfortable and relaxing one.

Better Upholstery

In 2019, you can expect to see an increasing number of restaurants putting their upholstery back into the spotlight in terms of comfort. Chairs, bar stools, and benches will be covered in more comfortable upholstery and will use fabrics that are more unexpected and stylish.

Mixed Seating

Chairs play a key role in restaurant design, and we’re seeing that this year in how designers are changing the design vibe in restaurants. Owners and designers are choosing to mix up their seating options rather than sticking to a monotone and uniform look in their spaces.

A mixture of chairs, barstools, and benches provide patrons with different options on how they choose to spend their time dining out.

To choose the right chairs for your restaurant, the Contract Consultants at Unichairs would be more than happy to help. Call or email us today to outfit your restaurant with furniture that will be sure to create an incredibly stylish and comfortable interior for your guests!