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How to Decorate Your Coffee Shop

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You’ve already thought of a name for your coffee shop. You’ve finished ordering your first batch of supplies and equipment. And you’ve already signed the lease contract for your café So, what’s next? It’s time to get your creative juices flowing and decorate your coffee shop. 

At Green Coffee, we know a thing or two about creating a cosy and beautifully decorated café. So today, we’ll give you some tips on building a unique & engaging space for your customers. Here’s how to decorate your coffee shop while keeping everything within budget:

Find Cool Wall Decors for Your Coffee Shop

Before customers can taste your coffee, they will see the coffee shop decors first. Make sure you create a good first impression by putting up wall decors right for your brand. Say you’re going for a funky American cafe theme. Include pop art pieces and memorabilia from the 70s and 80s to pull off the look. Put up framed vintage American-themed posters that will take your customers on a nostalgic trip to the era of drive-in theatres and theme park rides. 

Go for an Industrial Style

Did you get a semi-open space, basement or terrace for your coffee shop? Go for an industrial style. Leave the brick walls, pipes and other metal elements exposed. Then, add a large industrial countertop, steel cushioned chairs and other utilitarian pieces of furniture. You can finish the look with pendant lighting or matte black lights across the coffee shop.

Create a Stunning Accent Wall

You can paint your walls in a colour that matches your coffee shop brand. You can take it up a notch by creating a stunning & Instagram-worthy accent wall that can attract consumers. The accent wall is a standout, especially in an industrial or minimalist coffee shop design. It will be the perfect backdrop for taking cool selfies, latte art pictures or even TikTok videos. 

Select Café Seating Carefully

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When picking chairs and benches for your café, consider selecting pieces that strike the perfect balance between comfort, durability and aesthetics. Steel chairs are great for creating an industrial look, but some steel seating can be uncomfortable to use. So it’s best to pick cushioned steel chairs or mix and match steel chairs with other seating stypes like couch benches or padded bar stools. Nail this design element, and you can foster a laidback atmosphere that attracts customers to stay and hang out with friends for hours. 

Take Design Inspiration from Parisian Café

Though the industrial design is a popular look for modern coffee shops, you can also take inspiration from the good old Parisian café. Think umbrellas and awnings in the outdoor area to attract pedestrians to dine al fresco and sip a cup of a French press. Then, add plenty of artwork or art prints inside the shop and keep it dimly lit to get that full Parisian cafe vibe. 

Don’t Forget About the Bathroom

Bathrooms are another opportunity to showcase your brand and tell your story. If the coffee shop bathroom is beautiful, functional, well-lit and clean, guests will be more likely to take mirror selfies and post about your café on social media. Add interesting design elements to your bathroom decor. Go for a wooden mirror, matte black vessel sink or geometric tiling.

Final Thoughts

Coffee shops offer more than what their name implies. They are great hangout places and a perfect venue when you just want to sit and catch up on your reading or work on your laptop. Coffee shops are an integral part of our neighbourhoods. That’s why coffee shop decor is important. Through colours, lighting and furniture, your decors can communicate your brand identity while creating a space that makes people in your area comfortable & productive. 

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