Top Tips for Buying Commercial Furniture

At Café Furniture Melbourne we’re committed to helping you make the right choices when it comes to purchasing commercial furniture. Whether it’s a bar stool, a table base, or a poseur table, selecting the look and feel that suits your venue is essential.

We’ve been in the industry for a great many years and have helped hundreds of customers design and furnish their cafes, bars, and restaurants.

We’ve put together some top tips for styling your venue successfully using commercial furniture.

Research and research some more

Wherever you decide to purchase your commercial furniture from, do your research beforehand, so you know what you’re getting yourself into before pressing the ‘add to cart’ button. The obvious questions are lead times, delivery costs, and returns policy. Checking out customer testimonials and comments in forums can help you gain an insight into what sort of retailer you’re dealing with.

Make sure it’s durable

It seems a pretty obvious point but choosing solid well-constructed furniture will save you from having to replace it just a couple of years down the line. Furniture made from wood or metal is strong and durable and well suited to the hustle and bustle of a busy café. Our replica Tolix chairs are a great choice because they have a rustic charm which looks even better with the odd dent or two. Better still, they come in a wide range of colours and different styles, so you can match them easily to your décor.

Opt for easy maintenance furniture

Cleanliness is what most people look out for when they enter a café, so be sure to choose café furniture which is easily wiped down with a damp cloth to remove any spills and debris. If you have upholstered chairs make sure that the fabric is washable and treat any stains right away.

Less is more

While it may be tempting to crowd in as many tables and chairs as you can to accommodate more customers, the reality of doing this is that it’s likely to put your customers off as they will feel a distinct lack of privacy. If you’ve ever felt as if you could brush shoulders with the person sitting on the table next to you in a café, then you’ll understand how awkward this feels.

Comfort vs function

Comfort is undoubtedly one of the most important factors to think about when you’re furnishing your café or restaurant. Adding cushions to soften hard bare seats will be much appreciated, and remember, the longer a customer lingers in your café, the more they’re likely to spend on drinks and food.

Finally, try and decide on a theme or style and match your furniture to your décor so that it ‘tells a story’. Too much clutter and too many styles and colours just look confusing.

Here at Café Furniture Melbourne, we stock a wide range of café furniture to suit all tastes and budgets. Why not browse our online store for inspiration or visit our showroom to see our furniture for yourself?