How to Decorate Restaurants

In previous posts we have covered tips and interesting topics from the world of decoration and interior design for private homes, hotels, etc. Today we will talk about how to decorate restaurants to turn a gastronomic space into the perfect fusion of style and flavor.

Decorating a restaurant is not only about creating a visually attractive place, but it is also about designing an environment that completes the dining experience and connects emotionally with the establishment's customers. Today we show you some tips.

Restaurant Identity

Before starting to choose color palettes, coverings, furniture... there is a first step that is perhaps the most important in the process; What does the restaurant transmit? The place where it is located, its gastronomic offer, whether it is a building with history... these are just some of the issues that can be decisive when decorating a restaurant. The answers to these questions will serve as a guide for making decisions regarding colors, style and decorative elements in the creative process of the project.

Functionality Above All

Despite wanting to make spaces visually attractive, restaurants are very frequented spaces where many people go on a daily basis. For this reason, functionality is key to decorating a restaurant. Make sure that during the process the spaces are designed efficiently to facilitate the circulation of restaurant staff and customers.

Different issues must be taken into account such as the arrangement of tables and chairs to maximize the capacity of the establishment but without sacrificing comfort. Create different areas or environments since in a restaurant there is not only the kitchen and the service room, it also has a distinguished space for the reception, bars, bathroom, etc. Make sure that each of the areas of the restaurant fulfills its function aesthetically and efficiently.

Color Palette and Strategic Lighting

The choice of colors is essential to reinforce the message or sensation that we want to convey in the dining experience of diners. You can choose tones that reflect the personality of the restaurant and that combine with the gastronomic offer. Warm colors such as earth tones can create a cozy atmosphere, while brighter colors can infuse energy, modernity and dynamism.

Lighting is also a leading element when decorating restaurants. In reality, it is fundamental in any interior design project but in restaurants it is the distinctive touch to create environments, sensations, etc. Combine general lighting with more specific light sources such as paired sconces, hanging ceiling lamps over tables, spotlights directed towards a specific point in the establishment. You can also adjust the intensity of the light according to the time of day to create different atmospheres that distinguish lunch from dinner.

Time to Decorate

Furniture is an integral part of the diners' experience. You have to take into account its pleasant aesthetics but the most important thing is its functionality and comfort. An uncomfortable chair can influence a customer's opinion of your restaurant more than you think.

Incorporate art and decorative elements can add character and personality to your hospitality business. Local artwork, historical photographs, creative installations, etc. Pieces that complete the visual narrative of the space.

The choice of materials for the furniture that you will incorporate into your restaurant plays a crucial role in creating the desired atmosphere. Consider the use of noble materials in the decoration such as wood, stone, marble or metal. These materials not only add texture and warmth, but can also evoke a deeper connection to the restaurant's identity.

In short, decorating restaurants goes beyond choosing furniture and colors. It is an opportunity to complete the gastronomic experience that you offer to your customers in an aesthetic and sensory way. If you need help and advice on decorating restaurants, Get in touch with Antonio Calzado Estudio, we will be happy to help you. You can also follow us on Instagram so as not to miss any news from our studio.

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