The Impact of Art in Coffee Shops, Bakeries, and Cafés: It's More Important Than You Think!

Art in Coffee Shops by Juliana2me

Walking into a coffee shop, bakery, or café is often about more than just grabbing a cup of coffee or a quick bite. It's about the experience, the ambiance, and the subtle ways in which these spaces make us feel welcome, inspired, and connected. One of the key elements that contribute significantly to this atmosphere is the presence of art. Far from being mere decoration, art in these spaces plays a crucial role in shaping our experience, fostering community, and even influencing our perception of taste.

First and foremost, art transforms a mundane space into a destination. When local interest art work adorns the walls of a coffee shop or bakery, it adds character and uniqueness, distinguishing it from the countless other establishments. This visual appeal not only attracts customers but also creates a stimulating environment that encourages people to stay. The artwork serves as a conversation starter, sparking interactions among patrons who might otherwise remain engrossed in their smartphones. In this way, art fosters a sense of community and belonging, turning these spaces into social hubs where ideas and stories are exchanged over a cup of coffee a muffin or lunch.

Integration of art into these settings plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall customer experience. It mirrors the establishment's identity and values, often aligning with the preferences of the clientele. This harmony between the art and the audience's tastes fosters a deeper bond between the business and its customers, leading to increased loyalty and satisfaction. This is particularly true in locations near our National Parks, where the natural beauty attracts visitors who may stop by for a coffee before a hike or lunch. Their minds are filled with the awe of the new and captivating landscape. Art displayed in your cafe that celebrates the love for parks, wildlife found within the parks, or even the nearby city, will surely resonate with them, fostering a connection to the local environment and city offerings.

A beautifully designed space with engaging artwork can enhance our enjoyment of the food and beverages served. It's as if the care and creativity displayed on the walls are reflected in the quality of the coffee and pastries, making them taste even better. This psychological effect underscores the importance of art in creating a memorable and enjoyable dining experience. So, the next time you visit your local coffee shop, take a moment to appreciate the art on the walls. It's more important than you might think!

If you are a Bakery, Coffee Shop or Cafe owner, read on to learn how I can help you enhance your interior and help you create and aesthetically pleasing environment

Let's together brew up some creativity with Coffee Shop, Bakery, Cafe /Wall Art!

I love it when cafes choose to hang my art on their walls, but regardless of weather or not you choose my prints or any other artists, I want to help you with this dilemma of what to put on the walls and even more importantly what NOT to put on the walls. I want to offer you my design expertise FREE of CHRAGE and to help you avoid these top 5 mistakes:

  1. Nothing on the walls: Bare empty walls leaves them feeling lonely sad and un-fulfilled. Don't you want to "fill their cups " instead?
  2. Too much on the walls makes them dizzy, restless and causes them to bolt. You want to give them a "jolt" not make them BOLT!
  3. Pictures of coffee and food. You want your guests to focus on the delicious food and beverages that they are enjoying, not the pictures on the walls! They already know they are drinking a Late, they just ordered it!
  4. The WRONG art: Loud, controversial, overpowering or thematically dark images gives them a negative feeling about your eating establishment. They likely will not come back and it might be just subconscious. 
  5. You walls look ok but they could look great. Don't you want tem to look great? (Art Choice, Placement, Color, Frame Choices, and Putting it all together for visual impact) 


I have developed a FREE webinar to help you with learning how to not make any of the above mistakes in your establishment. I will even help you with tips on how to establish a gallery for local artists which is very rewarding but somewhat labor intensive. This will have the look and feel of your place changing on a regular basis which can be exciting and fun.  I will give you tips on how to organize art shows, how to save your walls form damage, and suggestions for how to prepare a gallery wall or two. I also will outline my partnership program in case you are interested in working with me. 

I created my art partnership program because it allows me to share my art with the public in the places they are most likely to frequent. My work sells so well in person as this allows people to appraise the richness of the colors, the quality of the frames, and the sizes of the art in a pleasing place like yours. I truely believe that my line of Vista Nuovo Limited Edition Fine Art Prints will complement the aesthetic of your establishment, enhance the overall experience for your patrons, all the while earning you commissions on every sale. Please note: In order be successful, I offer this program only to coffee shops whose interiors are a match to The Vista Nuovo aesthetic, but don't worry most places fall into this category.  I look for white or neutral walls to not compete with the art, and plenty of wall space for the art to breathe. I will create free mockups of your walls so that you will know exactly how they will look before you choose. Vista Nuovo Art Prints are very versatile and pair well with photographic prints and other wall decor. You can think of me as your virtual, free wall art curator. Just send me a pciture of your walls and I will send you back some free mockups with my design suggestions.  If your shop is more of a "hole in the wall", or filled with an excessive amount of eclectic wallhangings and memorabilia, we probably wont be a match unless you are looking for a new look.

My art works well  in the 21 most popular interior design styles. Here are some visual examples of how they work in a variety of spaces.

Modern: Characterized by clean lines, a minimalist approach, and the use of materials like glass, steel, and metal. Modern design emphasizes simplicity and function, often incorporating open floor plans and natural light.Contemporary: While often used interchangeably with modern design, contemporary style refers to the design trends of the present moment. It's fluid and can incorporate elements from various eras, focusing on the here and now.

Minimalist: Taking cues from modern design, minimalism emphasizes extreme simplicity, decluttering spaces to their essential elements. It uses a monochromatic color palette and streamlined furniture.

  • Industrial: Inspired by old factories and industrial spaces, this style features raw and unfinished materials, such as exposed brick, pipes, wood, and metal. It often has a rustic, edgy feel.
  • Scandinavian: Known for its simplicity, functionality, and connection to the outdoors, Scandinavian design uses a blend of textures and soft hues to make sleek, modern furniture feel warm and inviting.
  • Traditional: This style is influenced by European décor from the 18th and 19th centuries, featuring rich wood tones, ornate details, and a deep color palette. It emphasizes elegance and comfort.
  • Transitional: Transitional design blends traditional and modern elements to create a balanced, timeless décor. It's perfect for those who appreciate the comfort of traditional designs but want a more updated look.
  • Bohemian: Bohemian or "boho" style is known for its use of vibrant colors, eclectic patterns, and a mix of vintage and global-inspired furnishings. It's all about expressing individuality and a carefree lifestyle.
  • Rustic: Drawing inspiration from nature and simplicity, rustic design incorporates raw and unfinished elements, including wood and stone. It often features a cozy, earthy feel, reminiscent of country living.
  • Shabby Chic: This style combines vintage and feminine touches with an aged look. It's known for its use of distressed furniture, soft pastels, and an emphasis on unique, flea-market finds.
  • Hollywood Regency: Glamorous and opulent, Hollywood Regency design is all about bold colors, shiny finishes, and luxurious fabrics. It's a style that aims to make a statement.
  • Art Deco: Characterized by bold geometric patterns, rich colors, and lavish ornamentation. Art Deco design is a celebration of modern luxury and sophistication, rooted in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Coastal: Inspired by the beach, coastal design features light, breezy color schemes with blue and sandy hues, natural textures, and casual, comfortable furnishings.
  • Country: There are various country styles, including French, English, and American, each with its unique palette and furnishings but all sharing a rustic, homey feel that's welcoming and warm.
  • Eclectic: An eclectic interior combines elements from different time periods and styles, unified through color, texture, or shape. It's about blending rather than matching, allowing for personal expression.
  • Victorian: Known for its ornate details, rich colors, and luxurious textiles, Victorian design is all about opulence. It draws from the period of Queen Victoria's reign, incorporating antique furniture and decorative elements.
  • Mid-Century Modern: Popularized in the 1950s and 60s, this style is known for its clean lines, organic curves, and a focus on functionality. It incorporates elements such as wood, sleek lines, and vibrant colors.
  • Farmhouse: Modern farmhouse style combines rustic charm with clean, modern lines. It's known for its use of natural wood, comfortable furniture, and a neutral color palette accented with black or navy blue.
  • Asian Zen: Inspired by the philosophies of Asia, particularly Japan, this style emphasizes minimalism, natural elements, and a sense of tranquility. It often includes elements like bamboo, silk, rice paper, and stone.
  • French Country: This style blends rustic and refined elements to create a comfortable, romantic feel. It features soft colors, natural materials, and ornate, yet understated, furnishings.
  • Gothic: Gothic design is dramatic and moody, characterized by dark colors, rich textures, and medieval-inspired architecture. It's a bold choice that makes a strong visual statement 


    If you interested in this collaboration? Simply reach out and I will help you get set up. 802-449-6348. Also please sign up for my mailing for a monthly news about Art in Coffee Shops. 


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