A coffee shop interior with Industville lighting

5 Coffee Shop Interior Design Ideas

The popularity of coffee shops has exploded over the last few years! These humble stores are now the lifeblood of their communities, where people gather to work and share ideas, meet with friends and family or simply relax and unwind.

Coffee shops can be a multitude of things to different people, and the wide range of interior designs reflects this diversity. As more independent coffee shops appear, new ideas enter the market, and interior trends are challenged with bright new ideas.

Here at Industville, we’ve been fortunate enough to work with some incredible coffee shop owners to create stunning interior lighting solutions. Our retro industrial lighting is on trend right now when it comes to creating relaxing coffee vibes, as you can see in some of the interiors below!

Showcase Authenticity

Being open and honest with customers may feel like second-nature, but it’s actually one of the subtleties that set coffee shops apart. By showing customers the creation process, removing barriers between the customer and business, coffee shops can help establish that authentic bond that turns visitors into regulars.

An open and unpolished interior design is a popular way of creating that sense of honesty and authenticity in coffee stores. The image below shows how warm and exposed colours, such as dark woods and off-blacks, can help promote that connection. Our copper lighting fixtures, made with natural metals, are perfect for those seeking a more natural, rustic coffee shop interior. 

A bright coffee shop with exposed wood and glass lights by Industville

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Copper, by Industville (Image supplied by Soho Coffee House)

A Different Kind of Warmth

The image above is closer to the classic coffee shop interior that has been popular for most of the last decade. Dark colours are a great way of creating a warm and welcoming interior, but it’s not the only choice.

The coffee shop below is a wonderful example of how light can be used to generate positive energy throughout a café. The homely warmth of exposed beams and tiled flooring is modernised with a wonderful mirrored counter which bounces light around the space. Our glass pendants are a wonderful addition to this bright barista space 

A mirror on a white brick wall with industrial lights by Industville

Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 7 Inch, by Industville (Image supplied by @mylondonfairytales)

Create Space

Independent coffee shops don’t always have the lavish glass walls of their loftier competitors, so they need to be clever with their space. A warm and cosy interior is good, but not if it makes your shop look too small and unwelcoming to people walking the streets.

Clever use of bright colours can help to make your space look bigger, but the classic go-to is mirrors. The use of window-shaped mirrors below is a fantastic way of adding character to a room while also promoting space.

Our hanging and wall-mounted lights are a great way to make sure light flows through your coffee shop in a way that doesn’t take up too much room. Available in a range of metallic colours, the brass seen below pairs wonderfully with a lighter interior 

A mirror on a white brick wall with industrial lights by Industville

Orlando Cylinder Wall Light - 3 Inch - Brass, and Brooklyn Cone Pendant - 7 Inch - Brass, £69, by Industville (Image supplied by Andy Haslam Photography)

The Perfect Window

How your coffee shop looks from the outside is so important. After all, unless you rely on word of mouth, your window is how you sell yourself to potential customers!

Your window display needs to showcase the best side of your shop’s interior. The below coffee shop is a wonderful example, with our hanging pendants used to create a dreamlike ambience over a wonderfully warm interior.

A coffee shop window with hanging lights by Industville

Brooklyn 5 Wire Pendant – Copper, by Industville (Image supplied by @Renovating_Victorian_House)

Bring the Outside Inside

One of the most popular interior trends so far this year has been the blending of indoor and outdoor spaces to create a more seamless experience. You can take this into your coffee shop interior by including more plants and natural textures to create an earthy design that is full of life.

The coffee shop interior below is a wonderful example of bringing an exterior style indoors. Modern hanging baskets against a decking-style roof create a wonderful atmosphere, while our exposed metal lights pair perfectly with the ambience to create an open yet welcoming space.

Hanging plants in a coffee shop with lights by Industville

Retro Enamel Pendant - 14 Inch - Pewter, and Bulkhead Outdoor & Bathroom Sconce Wall Light - 12 Inch - Gunmetal, by Industville (Image supplied by @Flotsam & Jetsam Café)

There are so many unique coffee shop interiors out there, and the most important thing is making sure your design speaks to what you stand for as a shop. Our industrial lights are incredibly versatile, making them a great choice no matter what your design!

If you’re after interior inspiration, check out our social media channels! We share inspiring designs every day on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Join in the conversation with #Industville.