Every cafe owner dreams of having a unique place where people come to relax over a fresh cup of coffee, in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Sometimes achieving this much-coveted vivacious vibe comes at a certain price. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to make your cafe look extraordinary and vibrant, without breaking the bank.
In this article, we’re going to talk about some simple, yet effective tips and ideas on how to create this spirited and effervescent environment at your coffee shop.
Pay Attention to the Walls
One of the first things everyone will notice as soon as they enter the premises are walls. That being said, it’s paramount that you see that they’re painted nicely. This is something that doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. You can even do this yourself if you feel confident enough.
The next thing you want to do, after you’ve made sure that the walls are freshly painted is to add some interesting details that are going to make the place really stand out from the rest. No one likes to go to a cafe with bland-looking walls, so things like paintings, various other ornaments, art pieces, wooden details, or even some ordinary objects like relaxing framed beach photo prints are going to give your place an amazing vibe for sure.
Furnish Your Cafe Accordingly
After you’ve made sure that the walls are clean and interesting enough to look at, it’s important to furnish your cafe accordingly. Many bistro owners opt for furnishing their place with contemporary-looking and expensive furniture that’s just too uncomfortable to sit in. Don’t fall into this trap of thinking that you have to spend a fortune to get a piece of nice-looking and comfy furniture.
We recommend you to follow the rest of the design and style that your cafe already possesses. For example, if you’re more into some vintage look, your furniture should fit in nicely with the rest of the environment. Opt for old tables and chairs that have that vibe, but are homelike and cozy at the same time.
There’s no better way to improve the atmosphere of a place than by taking care of the light. As we’ve mentioned before, so many things depend on the initial style and design of your cafe. However, most coffee shops are better off with some neutral or slightly dim light.
On the other hand, if there’s enough natural light, you’ll want to accentuate it further. Don’t add too many drapes on the windows and doors during the daytime, for instance. Most people who stop by to have something to drink during the day are going to enjoy the natural light. When the day is done, however, you can go and switch on your lamps and other lighting fixtures that you’ve chosen carefully for the mood of your bistro.
Add Some Interesting Bathroom Details
It’s great to have some interesting, cool-looking details hanging on the walls or all around the cafe, but you should also consider adding amusing and entertaining things to the cafe lavatory, as well. Unfortunately, many coffee shop owners don’t pay much attention to this.
How many times have you been to some place and left absolutely in awe with all the details? People surely love to see these kinds of things when they go to the bathroom of a cafe. And like with the rest of the ideas we’ve given you thus far, these details don’t have to be (too) expensive at all.
Final Word: Be Bold and Get Creative
So, there you have it – some simple yet effective tips and ideas on how to decorate your cafe on a budget. The most important thing to remember from all of this is that you don’t have to blow off your entire savings just to make the place look and feel cozy and welcome. On the contrary, it’s much more pertinent to be bold and get creative – it is your cafe, after all. Don’t worry about what people might think, just be confident in your own vision and aim at creating a soothing, homey atmosphere. If you do this, you simply can’t and won’t go wrong.