Time for a redesign? A look at today’s restaurant furniture trends.
Hotel restaurants are an important piece of the hospitality industry. They lure in customers and hotel guests looking for an exciting meal prepared by a trained chef. Wouldn’t you say it’s equally as important to ensure that the guests’ experience in the hotel’s restaurant is at par with that level of dining? One way to ensure hotels guests are really “wowed” by your hotel restaurant is to keep a close watch on interior design trends of the restaurant industry.
The design of your restaurant is an important part of guest experience.
More guests now than ever rely on online reviews of hotels and restaurants before even stepping foot in the facilities. Making sure your facilities are beautiful, clean, and modern will ensure that your dining area translates well online, helping to pique the interest of potential diners. Passing the “Yelp” test is the first step in gaining and keeping happy customers in your establishment.
They don’t call it the hospitality business for nothing! Making sure that your establishment is clean and approachable is equally as important as ensuring your workers are doing their job well.
Design matters — what design trends are you missing out on?
From fresh herb gardens to reclaimed wood, there is a lot going on in the world of responsible restaurant design. What’s trending now in restaurant interior design? Let’s take a look:
1. Comfy, plush lounging furniture
Big, plush lounge furniture is growing in popularity — and with good reason. It encourages customers to hang out and stay for a while, therefore likely increasing sales. Plus, it offers all the comforts of home without the stress of hosting. Guests will feel right at home in this type of environment, making it a popular location during their stay.
2. Communal eating spaces
Speaking of lounge environments, communal eating areas are becoming more common. Whether it be an open lounge area that operates on a first-come first-serve basis, or a shared high-top table where guests can share their meal with strangers, common eating spaces are increasing in popularity.
3. Under table storage
Space is a hot commodity, especially in today’s market. Because space can often be so limited, it’s critical to find more ways to utilize the space you do have — especially with your guests’ best interest in mind. Today, under-table and under-bar storage is growing in demand. For example, many restaurants offer bag hooks for guests carrying purses with them. It keeps the bag off the table or bar, ensuring guests have more usable surface area to enjoy their meal. This prevents it from getting in the way of other customers walking by. With this simple addition, guests no longer have to worry about knocking their bags off the table, and they don’t fear that someone might walk by and swipe it from the back of their chairs.
4. The billiard room
A throwback to simpler times, a billiard room is an exceptional way for guests to indulge in some fun while enjoying your restaurant. Whether it be a side room or a covered pool table outside, surrounded by plush chairs, the billiard room is poised to be popular in 2019. It’s classy, casual, and a great way to keep guests from watching the clock while waiting for a table or their party members.
5. Custom furniture
No one wants to be a copy. Custom furniture ensures your guests will receive a one-of-a-kind experience in a truly unique environment. Take it from our friends at popular NY bar, Death and Company, custom furniture is the perfect way to ensure you’re sending a message to your guests. For example, their industrial vintage-themed furniture really sets the theme for their restaurant and bar. The sleek lines of mid-century modern design meet plush and cozy velvet couches for a well-rounded yet unique dining experience. With a wide selection of materials, anything is possible in your custom furniture design.
Custom furniture. Luxurious designs. Dependable quality.
We know what you need in the hospitality business. Not only are we experts in hospitality, but also in furniture making. The Beachwood Custom team has been immersed in the hospitality industry since 1992 with a range of experience including design, purchasing, manufacturing and installation.
Ready to start your custom design? Contact the Beachwood team today.