Restaurant design seems like it’d be one of those topics that appeals only to industry insiders or those who want to location-scout for their Instagram posts. But there’s a good reason to be in the loop: The decor trends you see now in “hot” restaurants are the ones you’ll see in your living room in the coming years.
Besides, the overall look of a restaurant’s interior actually does impact the experience of dining out. An interesting plate can enhance a thoughtfully assembled dish, dark materials can make a space seem cozier and seating upholstered in luxuriously soft fabrics can make you feel briefly like a member of the 1 percent.
We get the scoop from the experts on what 2018 has in store for restaurant design