What's Hot in Retail Store Design ?
Uniformity is out. Today’s cutting-edge stores mix a wide variety of styles, furnishings, and scale. You might combine “shabby chic” display tables with sleek, abstract artworks on the walls, for instance.
What keeps eclectic design from looking like a hodgepodge? Repetition of key elements unifies your retail space and draws customers inside. For instance, repeating the same three colors can unify disparate furniture styles.
An eclectic style can look cluttered. Help guide customers through the store by using disruptive elements that stand out and attract attention. Posing striking mannequins at key points in the store, placing a neon sign over the checkout counter, or having a bright-colored carpet path that traverses the store are all disruptive elements to attract attention and guide actions.
Make customers feel they’re entering a different world when they come inside your store. Use music, light, colors, materials that invite touch, and even scent and taste (refreshments) to create a mood that keeps people shopping.