For retail interior design, London can be an inspiration. From the high street superstores, designer boutiques, through to smaller establishments, there is an eclectic mix of style, elegance and functionality to choose from, and commercial fit out company Thames Contracts have a wide experience in designing retail interiors and carrying out shop refurbishments across the Capital and the South East.
Our Retail Interior Design London Service
When it comes to interior design there is much to consider. Consulting with our customers, at Thames Contracts we start any project with a clear brief, created together with our customer to ensure we understand their needs precisely. Reviewing current trends in colour, art work and accessories, we will explore options, and of course, what is en vogue may not always be the best solution.
We will take into account your target market, looking at their profiles, including age, and what they are likely to respond to. And bearing in mind your products, we will look at the materials and lighting we would use to best highlight and accentuate key items.
Here we will take a look at current retail interior design trends for London and how these can be applied.
Retail Interior Design Trends In London And Beyond
While many of our clients come to us with clear ideas of the design style they prefer, others may simply want something that is in line with current fashion, while others offer us a blank canvas. Often, when taking into account products, target customers, and location, a mix of rising trends and contemporary design together with more traditional elements work well. We will take these creative insights and ideas, to realise them into perfectly crafted, quality retail interiors.
With the average life cycle of a retail interior design for London store being around 5-6 years, choosing a design that will not quickly date, and that can be easily enhanced with accessories, is an important factor when choosing your creative options.
For retail, the strength of good lighting is undeniable. Creating different shopping experiences for your customers, lighting can be used to accentuate, highlight and, of course, for ambiance. Retailers have most recently been shifting more and more towards LED lighting, offering a greener choice that saves money and helps to preserve the environment, while also providing clear light that is easier for your customers and your workforce alike.
With a need to withstand heavy foot fall while also looking great, and health and safety being a big concern, the flooring in retail spaces is a big issue. Wooden and porcelain floor tiles offer the best of both worlds, with a more authentic effect and are currently very sought after.Colour
Changing with the seasons, colour is an important consideration in your retail interior design. London retailers, along with those globally, are choosing lighter tones at the moment – whites and neutrals – highlighting products more readily, while offering a simple elegance and style.
With today’s understanding of the human mind, and the customer journey as they walk through our stores, open plan, minimalistic layouts work well when it comes to guiding to point of sale, offering your customers the space to really view your products, without noise and clutter.
With the ease of online shopping, many stores are discovering a need to update their checkout experience, allowing customers fast and easy access to their online presence for items that are not available in store, and to research options. Interactive panels are also an increasingly popular addition.
When looking at shop fronts, at present the key is often not to see the building at all, rather to feel immediately invited into the store. To this end, frameless glass shop fronts offer an ideal solution – stylish, sleek and fresh, and chosen by many retailers.
Retail Interior Design London Portfolio
Working with a wide range of stores of all sizes, our respected retail interior design and shop refurbishment services have seen us chosen for projects time and time again.
For your retail interior design choose London’s Thames Contracts.