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Bistro Furniture: What You Should Know Before Buying

Aug 19, 2008
We have seen the spread of bistros all over the country. This is rooted from people's clamor for places where they can dine, relax and have fun all at the same time. After a tiring day at work or school, it sure is a nice finale to the day to eat out. Or after a stressful week, you surely want to spend the weekend chilling out instead of doing household chores like cooking and preparing food.

If you are one of those who want to take advantage of this business opportunity by opening up your own bistro, you should know that bistro furniture is one of the biggest investments you will have to make.

And this does not only entail some capital, but will also require your time, effort and patience because it is crucial to find the perfect pieces that will do well for your business.

To help you in your quest in bistro furniture buying, here are some of the things you need to know before you shell out some cash:

1. Your bistro furniture should possess both aspects of form and function. These two values are equally important in the sense that one will not do without the other. Even a set of table and chairs that looks aesthetically exquisite will be useless if they cannot provide your customers with comfort and efficiency that will make their stay worthwhile.

Same is true for those pieces of furniture that are functional and yet shabby looking. It is a good chance that they will only repel customers. To ensure that you have both form and function in your midst, opt for furniture that are stylish and will complement the interiors of your bistro beautifully as well as be efficient in providing comfort and good service to your customers.

2. Colors have psychological impact on people. Because of this, you will have to be aware of the different effects of different colors. For example, red is seen to create a festive and inviting mood in the atmosphere (probably the reason why a lot of restaurants have a red theme). Blue on the other hand is said to be the least appetizing color. So it's wise to stay away from blue tabletops and utensils.

3. There is a thin line between distinct and outrageous. Surely, you want to give your bistro a personality that will make it stand out among the rest. But this does not mean that you have to throw good taste out of the window.

Be sure that you opt for pieces of furniture that will give your bistro a distinct look but not to the point where it will appear strange. For instance, if you want irregular shaped tables, fine. But if you're going to do this for every piece of furniture in your bistro without taking into account if they blend well with each other is not the right thing to do.

4. Furniture stores are not the only great places to look for bistro furniture. Online, you will find numerous excellent deals that will give you affordability at the same time high quality bistro furniture.

What's great about this is that you don't need to traverse from rack to rack in search of the perfect furniture. With just a few clicks, you will be flooded by numerous selections in different colors, designs, and styles that are complete with photos and descriptions to make your shopping easier.

5. Bistro furniture will be subjected to daily wear and tear. For this reason, it is a must that you opt for furniture that guarantees you of high quality and durability so that they will last a long time doing service for your customers.

6. Cheap furniture does not mean a good deal. You may be thinking that you are saving a few dollars by opting for cheaper furniture. But in reality, you may end up just spending even more for repairs and replacements because cheap furniture often means low quality and short life.

Nobody said that buying furniture for your bistro is easy. But with these tips in mind, it will surely be less taxing and strenuous in your part.
About the Author
Tony Nibbinsworth started writing when he was only 7 years old and has recently raised an interest in furniture. You can view some of Tony's work on cafe furniture, bistro furniture and hotel furniture using some of these links.
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