Decorating the restaurant is a necessity as much as the competition offers innovative and captivating atmospheres that encourage customers to spend time and money in their restaurant. Catching up with competitors is essential!
The first step is to find one’s own style and consequently choose the rest of the details that must be perfectly coordinated with the chosen style. The colors, the furnishings and the dishes must harmonize with the essence of the room!
The furnishing style
There are various styles and countless possible choices and combinations: modern, retro, Shabby Chic, Provencal, Ethnic, etc. The atmosphere is the calling card for customers. Furnishings, staff uniforms, courtesy and menus will counteract the construction of the image you want to communicate.
The style of the restaurant must adapt to the restaurant’s target.
After choosing the style, we will have to organize the furniture. Typical of Shabby Chic are pastel colors or for a modern style, the lines are essential and elegant. Obviously you can also opt for contrasts.
Furnish the restaurant: Arrange the items
The choice of furniture should be a consequence of the style and character we want to give to the restaurant.
We need to be consistent with the rest of the environment.
The empty spaces, many times, are filled by furniture, shelves, various objects or paintings creating an overloaded environment.
Empty space, on the other hand, is useful as it restores brightness to the rooms.
Tables and chairs
The table is the central element as it immediately captures the customer’s attention.
The arrangement of the tables must allow an easy movement of customers and staff. In fact we should:
- do not place tables near the bathrooms;
- avoid tables at the entrance;
- leave enough space between one table and another;
- keep the tables away from the kitchen.
As far as lighting is concerned, it is advisable to avoid a single diffused light but try to create plays of light and give dynamism.
Furnishing the restaurant: What are the trends?
The boho chic furniture is the key to the modern restaurant.
Premises with wrought-iron ceilings or structures, glass showcases, arches or dividers in gilded iron, walls decorated with plant-based wallpaper. Ultra modern lamps.
Tables of all sizes and seats of all kinds with different shapes, colors and materials.
The boho chic or bohemian style represents the set of thousand contaminations: classic and modern together with the vintage 70s.
The predominant elements are:
- bold and vivid colors in particular red and purple;
- wood, velvet, eco-leather;
- wooden furniture or natural vintage, modern or handmade materials;
- even large plants.
The mise en place must be full of highly studied contrasts:
- Bright colors of glasses and dishes on a textile background that recalls nature.
- Kitchens, rigorously exposed production laboratories;
- Multi-purpose venues.
We have seen this year’s trend and some tips to best furnish your restaurant! Choose the style that best fits the impression you want to give your customers and surprise them!