BLOGS & OPINION | Staff Reporter, Australia
 Daniella Menachemson

Find out what 5 design trends will boost QSRs in 2014


In 2014 it will be increasingly important for hospitality owners to understand that in order to be successful in the hospitality industry their restaurants will need to standout.

The environment that the customers is in, the chair they sit on is just as important as creating an enjoyable experience with the food and drink they have.

Customers want new and exciting experiences and owners need to deliver this by experimenting with new furniture designs and fresh colour palettes.

If you are thinking about refurbishing your venue 2014 you’ll want to make sure the interior is not only on trend but will remain cutting edge for the foreseeable future.

Below are our predictions for interior design and furniture trends in 2014 and beyond.

Mix & match furniture

Mixing and matching furniture will remain popular in 2014.

Cafes and restaurants will continue mixing their furniture, opting for less matched and more interesting interior by mixing their chairs with stools and upholstered larger show pieces.

Statement Pieces

In 2014 we predict that you’ll be seeing a lot of statement pieces. These will most likely feature the geometric fabrics that were so popular in 2013 as well as bold statement colours.

There is also an emerging number of geometric forms in the frames of tables and chairs.

Bold colours

Bold primary colours such as yellow and cobalt blue will continue to be popular for statement pieces paired with neutrals.

Pairing opposite materials

There is an emerging trend of paring opposite materials together such as zinc and raw timber, timber with leather etc.

This highlights the unique characteristics of each material and makes for a unique and interested piece. Copper is growing in popularity.

It’s already being used in wall panelling and light fittings as it ages with a beautiful patina.

Plush aesthetic

The industrial look was very popular in 2013 however; in 2014 there will be a shift from the rough aesthetic to a plusher aesthetic. Leathers and deep tones will replace the harsh raw metals and raw timbers. This will be a more luxurious theme than the traditional industrial aesthetic.

When fitting our your QSR venue in 2014 you don’t have to incorporate all of the above but by incorporating one or two elements you will be well on your way to having a modern interior that stands out.

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Daniella Menachemson

 Daniella Menachemson

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