Everyone is looking for that one in a million designs that will make their restaurant truly stand out (which is ironic, because with more than one million restaurants in the United States that is precisely what you need.) The thing about restaurant designs is that there are no fixed standards, mainly because each restaurant attempts to create its own vibe and mood. However, this blog will give you some helpful restaurant interior designers tips you can use to give your customers a whole new dining experience:
Going Green: No, by ‘going green’ we don’t mean turning into the Hulk from Avengers, but we mean adding a little greenery to the restaurant. Indoor plants can be a great way to increase the aesthetic value of your restaurant and create a ‘natural’ environment. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, plants will help to purify the air and absorb carbon dioxide. Plants like the Bamboo Palm will help to remove harmful elements such as benzene and formaldehyde. However, when you have your hands full with the restaurant work, you should call an expert to take care of the plants so that they keep flourishing.
Entrancing Entrance: For a little-known but up and coming restaurant, the entrance can act as a calling card to attract new patrons. You should design your entrance in such a way that it captures the attention of people cruising on the streets looking for a place to eat. It may be a good idea to design the entrance to match the theme or concept of your restaurant. For example, if you specialize in seafood, you could add some seashells or beach motifs or if you have life music add some musical instruments. Keep in mind that an attractive entrance will also keep your customers entertained while waiting for a table.
Light the Way: Whether you include bright lights for a lively atmosphere or subdued lamps for a more romantic feel, you must design the interiors keeping in mind the mood you want to create. Let’s face it; you do not want your customers whipping out the flashlight on their phones every time they want to read the menu. It can also be quite annoying if you have to shield your eyes from the glare of bright lights when you are trying to talk to your date. You need to learn to strike a balance. There are three main types of restaurant lighting you need to include: ambient light (sets the overall mood), task lighting (helps customers and servers perform tasks) and accent lighting (creates visual interest).
Art for Diner’s Sake: It is not a coincidence that one of the most famous paintings in the world, Da Vinci’s Last Supper, hangs in the dining room of a church. Needless to say, there has been a long and undivided connection between art and food. One thing you need to keep in mind is that people do not go out dining only for the food; instead, they would like to enjoy the company of family or friends and spend time relaxing. In this context, art can be a great conversation starter among your guests, while at the same time beautifying the overall aesthetic and environment. Featuring artwork by local artists as part of your restaurant interior design is a great way to get the word out that your restaurant is more than just dining.
Clear the Way: The best sight for a chef or a restaurant owner is to see the dining room bustling with customers. However, a bustling and crowded restaurant presents challenges of its own, especially for servers. You can imagine the stress of navigating through a crowded dining area with a tray of hot soup doing your best not to spill it on any of the customers. When designing the layout of the restaurant, you need to make sure you leave enough space for waiters and customers to walk without disturbing the other patrons. A well-designed restaurant floor plan servers to increase efficiency and improve the workflow.
Noted author Virginia Woolf perhaps best captured the sentiment behind eating out when she said, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” If you want to find out more about how you can create a better restaurant interior design, you can visit the Latest Interiors and consult a trained interior design. Who knows? A well-designed restaurant can truly give your patrons a chance to echo the lyrics of ‘Oliver’ when they sing “Food Glorious Food, Magical food, Wonderful food, Marvelous food.”