IDEAL INTERIORS : Beat the market and style up your restaurant

Every restaurant or cafe seems to have a personality that is defined by the decorations. Look around your establishment and try to see it the way your patrons see it. Is it inviting or too bland? If you are a restaurant owner and you seem not to be getting any clients, then the writing is on the wall, spruce up your restaurant and make it go with the latest trends of décor.

Every restaurant or cafe seems to have a personality that is defined by the decorations. Look around your establishment and try to see it the way your patrons see it.

Is it inviting or too bland? If you are a restaurant owner and you seem not to be getting any clients, then the writing is on the wall, spruce up your restaurant and make it go with the latest trends of décor.

I have a friend who has a restaurant at Corner house in Remera. Her restaurant is very comfortable and cool that makes me sit there for many hours savoring the decor.

In addition to the decor the services are so satisfying; I really like the decoration especially the furniture and the colors she mixed.

A little touch here and there can do wonders for a restaurant. One does not need to rob a bank to do the few changes; just a few tips will do the trick.

Here are some ideas to quickly add inexpensive decorating elements.

COLORS

Every restaurant needs a color scheme. Colors must be chosen for your walls, decor, tables, linens, the exterior, signage, logo, basically everything, but what colors are best? How do you choose? Let’s take a look at some choices:

Red - Red is a color that is bold, noticeable and gives a sense of urgency. However, it can also be a color that symbolizes anger but also love. Red is a good color for many ethnic restaurants, since red is a dominant color in so many country’s flags.

Green - Green is a color that may signify good luck, nature and money. Green can also symbolize jealousy. Green is usually a good choice for an accent color.

Blue - Blue symbolizes peace, calm and serenity. Blue can also make a person feel cool, cold or disconnected. Blue is a nice color for a restaurant that is laid back.

Yellow - Yellow is a color that can signify happiness, joy and summer. Yellow can also symbolize cheapness or stinginess. Yellow is usually good as an accent color or as a background color.

Orange - Orange can mean excitement and enthusiasm. Like yellow, orange is usually a good accent color.

Purple - Purple symbolizes passion and creativity. However, purple also means death in some countries and in some religions. Purple is usually used as an accent color.

White - White symbolizes cleanliness, clarity and purity. White is always a good choice for table linens and textiles. White is also a great color to make your guests feel like there is more space in your restaurant.

Black - Black can signify excitement, class, boldness and be futuristic. Black can also signify sadness, evil and anger. Black is perfect for an accent color or as a compliment to a lighter color.

These are the basic colors that you will work from to create different shades and mixtures of colors for your restaurant.

Pastels and lighter and darker versions of these colors will allow you to put together the perfect color scheme for your particular restaurant and allow you to attract more customers.

Whatever colors you choose, they should compliment your setting, theme and most of all, your menu and food.

PICTURES & WALL HANGINGS

Pick out good pictures for restaurants and hang them on your wall. We also have different wall hangings specifically designed for restaurants and cafes. These add magic wand to your bare walls. Make sure to pick different pictures and place them on different levels of the walls to show creativity.

CURTLERY

If one has enough cutlery in their restaurant is okay, but you can also add a few things here and there to complete the restaurant makeover. Remember that your restaurant cutlery can be customized; this will show your customers that you are serious in what you are doing.
MUSIC

A little music is good to anyone’s heart. Make sure that the music you choose for your restaurant is according to your theme.

FURNITURE

The right restaurant furniture is the perfect complement to a good meal..

One has to make sure that the maximum seating comfort is provided to the patrons so that they are thoroughly satisfied and hence success is ensured.

A wide range of options are available in the market when it comes to choosing the appropriate furniture for your restaurant that can easily blend with the theme and surroundings.

Products ranging from dining tables and chairs to bistro chairs, bar chairs and bar stools to floor mounted furniture are easily available with a lot of variety in terms of material used from wood to steel to wrought iron.

Restaurant furniture tables and chairs are the most vital part among all kind of furniture as patrons want to be seated comfortably during their meal.

A lot of investment goes into the restaurant furniture; hence you must make sure to do good research work, keeping in mind the space and measurements of the place and seek industry expert advice before buying the furniture.

An interior designer would provide great help. The products should be durable, economically priced and since the buying is going to be in bulk, one is advised to opt for wholesale purchase.

The investors are also advised to opt for furniture that is manufactured by a well known brand that has established itself in the market and provides the best in terms of quality and design, rather than settling for poor quality product for the sake of saving money.

A well known brand name displayed on your furniture will create a positive impact on your customers.

Try out a new menu for your clients and you will be surprised by the response you will get besides the compliment of the décor.

Don’t fear to invest in your restaurant or cafe a little bit of investment once in a while will always keep you in business.

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