Why you should care

These staples will have your café, home, or even office looking très magnifique.

If you’ve been to France (or Pinterest), you’ll know that French cafes not only feature handsome pastries, but also interior designs.

While the rustic and industrial café styles are prevalent around these parts of the world, they can be a bit overdone. The next time you’re looking for inspiration for your space, keep these classic bistro staples in mind:

Black, White, and Pop

For an instant bistro feel, keep the colours black and white à la minimalism with a third colour that acts as an accent.

French bistro green

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French bistro blue

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Retro Rattan

One of the many reasons why we love French eateries is because they seem to transport us to the past. Retro rattan chairs add a relaxed, yet chic look to such cafes.

French cafe rattan seats

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French cafe rattan chair

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French bistro rattan stool

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Insta-Worthy Typography

If it’s a café you’re designing, it doesn’t hurt to have fancy text for your indoor signage or menu boards. It’s adds to the theme and makes the place photo-worthy for all the customers who will be sharing them online.

French cafe sign

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French cafe black and white

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green cafe interior

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Old School Tiles

Tiles like these are another signature of these eateries. Cop the French look with clever tile choices.

French bistro yellow tiles

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French bistro green tiles

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Velvet Booths

While French bistros sport clean designs in terms of furnishing, they lack not in the luxe department. Add texture and detail in the form of velvet booths. Be careful with this material though, picking the wrong colour might cheapen the look – stick to darker shades instead.

French bistro green chairs

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French bistro green

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French bistro yellow

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Cover image from into.co.uk.

Why you should care

These staples will have your café, home, or even office looking très magnifique.

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