Own Home Bistro Tips

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It’s an experience that we’ve all had at least once: A beautiful day, a well-designed bistro, a great cup of coffee and everything is just perfect. Once you’ve had that experience, it’s the sort of thing you want to do again and again. Now, if you don’t have time to go cafe-hopping every day, the next best thing is to create one of your own. There’s a ton of ways to go about it. The inspiration you need is right there in every quiet bistro or sidewalk cafe you visit. With just a few good ideas on how to get started you’ll be on your way to a classy little oasis all your own. Since you’re not looking to fill tables your bistro area doesn’t have to take up a lot of room to have a big impact on your home. And better yet, the coffee will be on the house. 


The bistro above clearly isn’t in anyone’s home, but it’s got all of the key ideas you need to get started. The built-in table, high seating and overall feeling of rustic sophistication that permeates the space are all elements that you can bring into your home. For example, take a look at the stylish lighting overhanging the tables. Design elements like these not only give you the feeling of an upscale cafe at home, they can take your bistro from cozy coffee date to intimate dinner for two in no time at all.