With the winter months fast approaching here in Melbourne, there’s never been a better time to consider revamping your interior space to make it more attractive to existing and new customers. What’s more if you need finance you’ll be pleased to know that Silver Chef is now making it easier than ever before to get all the hospitality furniture that you need by waiving all the fiddly documentation in favour of a short application form and a quick credit check. You’ve got to be quick though, as the offer expires at the end of June.
So how can you make your cafe more appealing?
Offer a variety of seating
Customers like variety and this includes a choice of seating. Why not invest in a couple of comfy sofas and tub chairs where customers can sit and relax with their coffee while reading a magazine. Or how about investing in some booth seating? Customers love the intimate feel that this type of seating provides and it actually creates more space by its style. Bar tables are another great addition to your dining space and can be used to maximise floor space, particularly be placing them in awkward recesses and tight corners. Match these with some funky tall bar stools and not only does it add focal interest to your venue but it also adds another dimension by means of height.
Upgrade your lighting
Lighting is a great way of setting the ambience and yet often it’s the last thing that cafe owners think about. Lighting that is too bright can induce a headache and drive customers away while conversely lack of lighting makes it difficult for customers to see what they’re eating! Try using different types of lighting for different areas of your cafe. Pendant lights for example are perfect for placing over communal dining tables or buffet areas since they throw the light down and have a wide spread. You can also hang them at varying heights to make them look more decorative. Large chandeliers are great for lighting up your space and create a gorgeous kaleidoscope of colour when the sun catches them. They give a feeling of opulence and luxury too. You can also use wall lights to add more light and include dimmer switches to adjust their intensity at different times of the day.
Colour plays a large part in interior design and is actually said to influence a person’s mood. With that in mind consider using pale colours like ivory, beige, cream, or white to make your space appear larger and to help put your customers in a relaxed frame of mind. You can always add a pop of colour with your bar stools or accessories. Deep colours such as crimson or blue, can make a room feel more intimate and also cover structural blemishes.
Using a variety of textures also adds interest to your dining space. This could be texture from a variety of materials used in your furniture, such as metal in chairs or the smooth warm feel of natural wood. Texture can also come from cushions and place mats as well as drapes at the window.
Here at Cafe Chairs Melbourne we’ve got an extensive selection of cafe furniture all at great prices to meet the needs of the most discerning customers. From metal industrial inspired furniture to iconic bentwood chairs as well as PV tub chairs, hairpin stools, and pendant lighting, we’ve got something for everyone. Why not browse our online store or come and see us in person at our showroom in Dandenong or contact us for more information on (03) 9088 4163.