Another year nearly over – we don’t know about you but it feels like 2019 went quicker than any other year so far! We aren’t sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, the positive take away is that we were super busy, which is great news!

So with only a few weeks of 2019 left we take a look at predicted restaurant design trends for 2020. 2019 proved to be a year to highlight self-care, well-being and protecting the world we live in, so it’s not surprising to find that trends for 2020 encompass all of the above. Sustainability, wellbeing and comfort.

So, what’s going down (or up!)

Rattan, plywood, jute, sisal, hemp and terracotta made a big appearance at the Milan Interior Design Show so we expect to see these materials make a big impact within 2020 restaurant designs. Burnt wood and Wabi-sabi also seem to be popular with the West being inspired by Japanese culture.

For statement choices it looks as though marble is the way to go, a noble material, strong and striking with a huge variety of colour and pattern choices you are bound to find the right marble slab for your interior. From whole marble walls to simple small vases the effects to your interior will look INCREDIBLE! Marble looks particularly classy in rest rooms and as bar worktops and tables.

From the trends seen at Milan Design Week it looks as though carpet is set to make a comeback with it not just being on floors but on walls and ceilings too – it gives a warm and cosy feel and fits with the ‘comfort’ aspect of next years design trends. It’s a great way to make an area feel warm and soft at the same time.

Worried about mixing metals in your restaurant? Well, don’t! It is perfectly acceptable to be mixing your metals next year so don’t worry about copper and brass featuring in your restaurant space. You will also be pleased to know that Neons are still in and they can be fun to use to lighten up your eating areas, bars and rest rooms.

We are particularly loving the idea of bringing nature inside, big, oversized indoor plants are ideal for creating a relaxing space, we think this look would be ideal in a cosy coffee shop where visitors can come and relax and enjoy a coffee and some nature.

restaurant design trends 2020

Oh and on a final note. retro vibes are IN for 2020 and we can’t wait!!