If you’re looking to bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your Brisbane cafe, restaurant, or bistro it can be a hard look to master. Get it right and you’ll have a great looking establishment that stands out for all the right reasons, but get it wrong and it will look more like the Cotê de Ipswich rather than the Cotê d’Azur, So the question is where do you start? How about with your cafe furniture!
Mediterranean dining is all about al-fresco so having an outside terrace or pavement area where your customers can relax with a glass of something cold and watch the world go by is a must. The right cafe furniture for a contemporary Mediterranean look needs to be both light and fresh. A great example is a combination of aluminium and ash wood. The subtle light tones of the wood blend perfectly with the sleekness of the aluminium frame giving a light summery vibe. When it comes to cafe chairs, how about a light colour rattan blended with aluminium? Or alternatively, if you fancy something completely different, how about a sleek white drop chair to give a contemporary funky vibe.
When it comes to tables, the same rules as above apply. Keep it light, sleek and fresh. Square Isotop tables in sleek white with contrasting aluminium bases works particularly well, as do table tops in light beechwood. To really make your cafe seating stand out then contrast it with plain chrome tables which glint as they catch the sun.
So you’ve got yourself a large (or small) terrace area and you’ve got your tables and chairs down. What now? You need greenery! No self respecting Mediterranean cafe would be seen dead without the obligatory foliage and we’re not talking fake vines here because….well.. that’s just plain tacky! Instead we’re talking box hedging. Just imagine rows of sleek tables and chairs glinting in the sun set against the deep green hues of some strategically placed box hedging. Now throw in some crisp white, perfectly laundered tablecloths and some tasteful candles and you’ve nailed it.
Okay so, when I say ‘nailed it’, that’s only half the story. Interiors should mirror the outdoor space with light colours, light wood, and lots of aluminium. Again don’t forget to add some strategically placed greenery but keep it tasteful otherwise it’ll look like a rainforest rather than a contemporary modern Mediterranean cafe. Finally a natural wood floor works well in light wood or how about a tiled floor with a simple crisp pattern.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend a whole heap of cash to achieve what is ultimately a sophisticated look. Instead you need to be able to source the right products at the right price and have a little imagination. Thankfully you don’t need to look too far because at Cafe Chairs Melbourne we have a whole heap of commercial grade cafe furniture that not only fits perfectly with this theme, but is also great value for money.
Why not see for yourself by logging on to our website. Alternatively, if you’re in the Brendale area of Brisbane you can always pop into our showroom to take a closer look at the products we have to offer first hand. Finally is you still can’t find what you’re looking for, then our helpful, experienced team are on hand to assist, so give us a call on 07 3205 1616.