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Current club furniture trends, styles and colours

Fancy a refurb? Always on the agenda, and an important part of keeping your club top-of-mind, Robert Price, examines some of the latest furniture trends.

If a refurbishment has been at the top of your to-do list for a while, you’re not the only club which has delayed crossing it off the list. If you’ve gone a long time without an interior update, it can be difficult to know where to start with a refresh. So what’s been happening in the world of club décor recently?

Comfort is key

Whatever the club location – easily accessible or a bit of a drive – comfort is key. Members will expect quality need a reason to visit and stay.

To create an environment which attracts members and encourages them to extend their stay, clubs must shift away from industrial style décor and move towards a more personal one. Comfortable furniture and cosy corners for relaxing and socialising will continue to be welcomed by members.

Above all else, you need to visualise your club as a place you can picture people spending a chunk of their time in.

Embrace tradition

Traditional stylings have continued to be popular in 2018. They have made a fresh comeback and have been combined with luxury and comfort. Upholstered wooden chairs and dark leather furniture are perfect for creating a welcoming and traditional atmosphere.

From here, a focal point can bring character to the area. Perhaps you have an original exposed brick wall or a longstanding bar? These can be great assets and your refresh should work to emphasise and draw attention to them. A club painting depicting players and teams gone by or a specific piece of furniture, perhaps a standout sofa, can also work as a focal point for the room.

Furniture to match your team’s colours

A currently popular theme used by clubs is to match the colour of their seating with the team’s colours. Doing so provides a unique touch. When refurbishing Annan Athletic FC’s clubhouse, to match with the team’s famous colours, the club decided to have the Harrow chairs upholstered in black and gold flat weave.

If you can’t find the right colour to match your team, furniture providers who also upholster seating are often able to find an appropriate match if you describe what you’re looking for.

A club’s refurbishment doesn’t have to be anything drastic. Simply updating the furniture, adding a lick of paint and redecorating can be enough to persuade your members to stay for a pint after a game and for the general community to consider your club space for functions.


Established in 1960, Trent Furniture supplies clubs throughout the UK, as well as to pubs, bars, hotels and restaurants. It makes and assembles much of its furniture at the company’s Leicestershire factory.

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