|In a commercial space - be it a restaurant,
a cafe, an office, or a retail store - the appearance and
overall feel of the space has a large impact on how clients
interact with your brand. Design decisions such as paint color,
furniture choices, flooring, and upholstery are all-important
when it comes to decorating a commercial space. In this article,
we’ll take a closer look at upholstery in commercial
spaces. What should you consider when choosing upholstery
for your store, cafe, or office?
What does your specific space require
What is your space used for, and what types of challenges
does that use create? For example, a cafe where coffee and
soup are frequently consumed is going to naturally experience
a lot of spills. An office, on the other hand, might have
an incidental spill now and then from a coworker, but you’re
not exactly in the danger zone when it comes to staining.
Being realistic about the needs of your commercial space when
it comes to spills, stains, wear and tear is going to help
you make the wisest decisions about the level of durability
your fabric needs to have. High-volume eateries like cafeterias
or fast food locations, for example, will often use an impenetrable
vinyl that can easily be wiped clean. On the flip side, a
fine dining restaurant where meals take a long time and are
served at tables will rarely have vinyl upholstery.
What type of style are you working
With some extreme exceptions, the goal of most designers is
to match the fabric style with the overall style of the construction
of a furniture piece. Ultra-modern fabrics do not necessarily
fit a classically designed piece, for example. This is true
on a piece-by-piece level with furniture, however, in the
commercial realm, it goes beyond even this distinction. When
you’re considering a commercial space, not only should
the styles of the upholstery you pick match each furniture
piece that it’s going with, but you should also make
sure that the upholstery you’re working with matches
the overall design of the space. If you are in a pre-war building
with a lot of crown molding and intricate detailing, for example,
ultra modern furniture and upholstery will look out of place.
It’s important to strike a balance between what exists
and what you’re bringing in.
Pay Attention to Color
As with any room, color is going to have a huge impact on
a commercial space. Pay attention not only to the style and
durability of the upholstery you’re using on furniture
in a restaurant, cafe, office, or retail location, but also
the coloring. You want the pieces to correspond with each
other and you also ultimately want them to evoke a mood that
is in line with your brand. A wine bar will not likely have
a lot of pastels, whereas a seafood restaurant might embrace
a lighter color scheme. It’s important to know what
the colors you choose evoke and how you can use them to best
support your image.
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