Guide to the style of the cafe in the interior of the

The kitchen in the style of the cafe is a kitchen stylized under a cafe in the spirit of retro or vintage, namely under:

  • French bistro;
  • Italian trattoria;
  • English bakery;
  • American snack bar 50-ies;
  • ... or any other cafe.

For those who want to simulate in their kitchen the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of a coffee shop, a confectionery, a pizzeria or a restaurant, we have prepared a list of 10 decorating ideas and 100 photos for your inspiration.

10 design ideas for the kitchen in the cafe style

1. We acquire a bar counter

The bar counter will not only support the stylistics of the cafe in your kitchen, but it will also make it more convenient for snacks, partying and working at the computer.

Bar counter in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe

In a small kitchen, she can replace the dining table, and in a large kitchen, she can divide the space into the kitchen, bar and dining area.

The most authentic variant of a bar rack is a rack in a niche of a partition, as, for example, in this small kitchen in studio apartment.

  • Bar counter in the niche of a partition in the kitchen in the style of a cafe
  • Bar counter in the niche of a partition in the kitchen in the style of a cafe

Tip: if there is absolutely no place in the kitchen, then you can convert a window sill into a bar counter.

Bar counter in the niche of a partition in the kitchen in the style of a cafe

2. We design a dining area a la bistro

Particular attention should be paid to the dining area. After having formalized it correctly, you will already achieve half the atmosphere of the cafe.

For the kitchen in the style of a cafe will suit:

  1. Forged tables and chairs;
  2. Wicker furniture;
  3. High tables and chairs;
  4. Round tables;
  5. Tables on the same foot;
  6. Sofa;
  7. Benches;
  8. A combination of 2-3 small tables like, for example, in this kitchen in the style of a French cafe:
  • Interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe with two dining tables
  • Interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe with two dining tables
  • Interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe with two dining tables
  • Interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe with two dining tables
  • Interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe with two dining tables
  • Interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe with two dining tables

And here is a selection of photo-examples of design of dining areas (scroll the slider to the right).

Tables on the same leg in the style of a cafe

Tables on the same leg in the style of a cafe

  • Dining group in the kitchen in the style of a French cafe
  • Dining group in the kitchen in the style of a French cafe
  • Bench in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe
  • Bench in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe
  • Bench in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe
  • Sofa for kitchen in cafe style
  • Sofa for kitchen in cafe style
  • Sofa for kitchen in cafe style

And of course, do not forget about the thematic decor of the dining area. It can be a small bouquet of flowers on the table, hanging clocks or sconces on the wall, signs and inscriptions (we'll discuss this issue in more detail below).

The decor of the dining area in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe

Advice: in search of tables and chairs in furniture stores, do not forget to look into the garden furniture department and contact organizations that sell specialized restaurant furniture, including street furniture.

3. We use open shelves, racks and rails

Open shelves in the kitchen are not very practical, but they exactly correspond to the canon style bistro, as they resemble display cases with pastries or a barista coffee shop. Quite to abandon the hanging cabinets, the headset can be far from every kitchen, but for a couple of shelves and rails in addition, it's not so difficult to find a place.

Cafe style cuisine

If the kitchen and dining area are isolated from each other, then the kitchen can be turned into a professional chef kitchen with a "warehouse" in the form of a rack as on the upper right photo.

Advice: do not forget to put stylized cafe decor on the shelves, for example: jars of spices, bottles with oil, glasses for wine, copper Turks, etc.

Open shelves in the kitchen in the style of a cafe

4. Turn on the interior of the characteristic colors

In the design of interiors, advertising and elements of the corporate style of restaurants and cafes most often use colors that stimulate appetite: red, orange, yellow, burgundy. Especially it is typical for American snackbars of the 50's.

  • Kitchen in the style of American cafe in the interior
  • Kitchen in the style of American cafe in the interior
  • Dining area in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe
  • Cafe style cuisine с оранжевой акцентной стеной
  • Cafe style cuisine с оранжевой акцентной стеной
  • Cafe style cuisine с оранжевой акцентной стеной

Tip: in the kitchen in the style of the American cafe red, orange and burgundy is often diluted with contrasting white, black and blue tones. In the interior of the kitchen in the style of a Parisian, Italian or English bistro, a muted shade of red or burgundy is more appropriate in the neighborhood with more natural shades - gray, terracotta, beige, brown, etc.

If your kitchen faces south or bright warm colors are not in your taste, then you can choose any other color as the main one. For example, green as in the photo below.

  • Green kitchen in cafe style
  • Green kitchen in cafe style

More information on the use of all colors in the interior of the kitchen can be found in our section "Kitchen Color".

5. Choose the right finish

What materials to choose for finishing walls, floors and apron?

Our choice:

  1. Real brickwork or its very high quality imitation in the decoration of walls;

Imitation of brickwork in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe

  1. Cretaceous wallpaper or slate paint with lettingering to decorate 1-2 accent walls;

Cretaceous wallpaper in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe

Cretaceous wallpaper in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe

  1. In the cladding of an apron - tiles "pylon";

Apron boar in the interior of the kitchen

  1. On the floor a parquet board and / or tile, especially authentic tile of a color of a sidewalk tile and black-and-white;

Zoning of different floor finishes

  1. Wooden lining along the walls;

Wall paneling in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a French cafe

  1. An old fashioned design - in a flower, a cage, etc., or with a thematic print;

Wallpaper in the style of the kitchen-cafe

  1. Topical wallpaper for highlighting the accent wall;
  • Kitchen in the style of a jazz cafe
  • Kitchen in the style of a jazz cafe
  1. Aerography, painting or frescoes on one wall;
  • Drawing on the kitchen wall on the theme of a French cafe
  • Drawing on the kitchen wall on the theme of a French cafe
  • Drawing on the kitchen wall on the theme of a French cafe
  • Drawing on the kitchen wall on the theme of a French cafe
  • Drawing on the kitchen wall on the theme of a French cafe

Drawing on the kitchen wall on the theme of a French cafe

6. Make out the windows in the style of the cafe

Curtains - this is another style-building detail of the kitchen interior design in the style of a cafe. For an impromptu French, Italian or English restaurant, curtains of restrained colors and country motifs of the following types will suit:

  1. Curtains-cafe;
  2. Roman curtains;

Curtains for the kitchen in the style of the cafe

  1. Canopies-awnings in stripes - this is a direct quotation of the bistro style. The photo below shows an example of how you can beat such curtains in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe.
  • Kitchen interior in cafe style
  • Blind-marquise in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe
  • Blind-marquise in the interior of the kitchen in the style of a cafe

Kitchen interior in cafe style

In the interior of the American diner will be the same awnings-marquises of red color, blinds and any curtains with a chess or thematic print.

Curtains for the kitchen in the style of the cafe

Tip: ready-made curtains in the right color and size are difficult to find, so it's better to order them in the studio, on the "Fair of Masters" website, or even better - sew yourself.

7. We prefer technology and plumbing in retro style

If you are at the stage of planning the design of the kitchen, then try to choose all the home appliances and sanitary equipment in retro style, since today it can be purchased at any store.

Household appliances and plumbing in retro style

If your goal is to update and redo the already formed interior or you do not have the possibility / desire to choose all the equipment from the refrigerator and to the retro-perfume coffee machine, then you can buy only a couple of stylized appliances, for example, a toaster or a teapot from Smeg.

Small home appliances in retro style

Council: in the interior of the kitchen in the style of cafes, small household appliances are not only the necessary things, but also a part of the entourage. If there is enough space on the table top, then there can be a lot of devices and you should not hide them in the closet.

8. We decorate the walls with vintage or retro signs

Creating in your kitchen a small France, Italy or England, do not forget to add one or a couple of signboards and display words such as '' Bon appetite! '', '' Bistro '', '' Patisserie '', '' Café "in French , English "Bakery", "Tea time", "Coffee", "Cookie", "Good morning!", etc., and Italian "Cucina", "Ristorante" '' Pizza '', '' Spaghetti '', etc. Signs with LED-backlights such as '' Open '', '' Grill '', '' Bar "etc. are suitable for American retro themes.

  • Interior words for kitchen decor in cafe style
  • Interior words for kitchen decor in cafe style
  • Interior words for kitchen decor in cafe style
  • Interior words for kitchen decor in cafe style

Interior words for kitchen decor in cafe style

Tip: a large selection of different imitations and real vintage (or retro) signs can be searched on the Etsy website or done by yourself.

9. Create cozy lighting

Take the tricks of restaurant light design, with their help you can instantly create an atmosphere of intimacy and romance in your kitchen, for example, during dinner. Lighting in coffee houses is always local and warm, so let your dinner table also have a candle, and above it hangs a sconce, ceiling lampshade, chandelier-chandelier or country lamp.

Lighting in the kitchen in the style of a cafe

Of course, the working area should also be well illuminated, and for the entourage you can hang a wall-mounted lantern like a street lamp.

10. We select thematic decor and accessories

As you know, the style of the interior creates details, so try to select decor, dishes and various accessories of the appropriate theme, but keep in mind that they must be of good quality, so as not to seem like a sham.

Decor and crockery in the style of a cafe

Here's what decor items can decorate the kitchen in the style of a French bistro.

Decor and accessories for the kitchen in the style of a French cafe

But such a kitchen in the style of the American snack era pop art.

Decor and accessories for the kitchen in the style of the American cafe

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