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From living walls to ‘Like’-worthy artwork, we’re sharing the top five restaurant interior design trends for 2018 that are certain to inspire you.

The beginning of a new year brings with it the chance for a revamp or refresh in your restaurant. But, where to start?

Whatever your business plans this year, if a restaurant facelift is on the menu, then we have the perfect inspiration for you!

We’ve put together the top five restaurant décor trends, as predicted by industry experts to give you a helping hand with your restaurant makeover. From bespoke lighting to perfectly Instagram-able art, here are all the 2018 restaurant design trends to inspire you this year.

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Could bespoke lighting fixtures prove to be a ‘lightbulb’ moment?

What better way to set yourself aside from competitors, than by creating a dining experience unlike any other restaurant? Increasingly, restaurant owners are teaming with interior designers and artists to create custom-made lighting fixtures that prove atmospheric and practical additions to your restaurant. In fact, it’s expected some restaurants will even begin offering light control to their clientele so they can set the ambience at their own tables.

This aligns with the demand for restaurants to provide an engaging and enjoyable customer experience that will draw people back! Pair your new lighting with stylish glassware and barware for an experience your customers are sure to remember.

Is your restaurant Instagram-worthy?

The pervasive presence of social media in our day-to-day lives is shaping the customer experience. So, this year, invest in distinctive murals, iconic artwork, quirky centre pieces, or even statement floors that will make for like-worthy Instagram posts.

Why not test the waters with some bang-on trend tropical neon wall art, or try welcoming in your guests with a beautifully tiled entrance way?

Is Ultra Violet the ultimate backdrop for your restaurant?

Pantone has announced that ‘Ultra Violet’ is their Colour of the Year for 2018, denoting tones of both luxury and spirituality. Use this enigmatic hue to your favour by pairing it with stylish yet versatile tableware such as stylish purple glass dessert bowls or water glasses for a restaurant that will be on-trend all year round.

How green can you go this year?

Add a little green succulence to your restaurant this year. Ray Chung, director of design at The Johnson Studio has highlighted an increasing interest in the health benefits of both seeing and being around greenery. So it’s no surprise that over the past few years ‘living walls’ have populated hotels and restaurants across the globe.

Living walls, you my jam ????

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But, it’s not just for the aesthetic value. As restaurants continue to opt for locally sourced ingredients, there is an emerging trend of in-house grown herbs and produce! What a great way to introduce sustainability into your own restaurant.

Are industrial interiors ‘so last year’?

Industrial interiors, such as MDF and chipboard were all the rage in 2017, but 2018 sheds light on a new trend: wood panelling. Create a fresh, organic environment by taking advantage of natural textures this year such as wood grain – still keep the finishes rough and raw, rather than perfectly polished, to make the look contemporary.

What restaurant interior design trends have you predicted for 2018? If you have big plans to revamp your restaurant, don’t forget to ensure your service and food presentation is looking sharp with our ranges of tableware and crockery, glassware and barware, and eye-catching table service and buffet equipment.


Lockhart Catering on 29 January 2018 12:00 AM

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