How to decorate a restaurant

While the quality of the food and the service in a restaurant should always be the most important factors in the operation of a restaurant, a big reason why many restaurants are visited is for the customers the experience of eating. A well decorated restaurant that talks about the type of cuisine and the proper atmosphere can make the difference to determine if a client is going to return to the same restaurant. Regardless of your budget or design needs, decorating your restaurant should be a major concern.

Steps to follow:


Develop a theme for decorating your restaurant, based on your kitchen. If your kitchen is Mexican, you probably want to have elements of Mexican design, such as warm and saturated colors, rustic wood and mosaic designs. The style of your restaurant also comes into play. For example, your restaurant could present tables of family-style tables or intimate tables, depending on whether you want an informal or more exclusive environment.


Paint the walls with elements related to the theme to add interest to the different sections of the restaurant . A layer of paint can make a difference in visually improving the space. Combined with decorative accents, such as window treatments, floor styles and lighting, the paint you choose can help lay the foundation for your restaurant's design.


Furnish your restaurant with adequate furniture with the level of formality of your restaurant, as well as the style. For example, if your restaurant is casual, vinyl booths and wooden tables are standard. If your restaurant is more formal, choose better finished tables and chairs. They can also be covered with tablecloths that add color to the space.


Use lighting fixtures as an opportunity to establish the space environment. Along with ceiling lighting everywhere, ceiling lights on tables, wall sconces and even candle centers can be effective lighting options that create presence in space.


Consider the table style as part of your overall design aesthetic . After all, it is what potential customers will see in most of those who are enjoying their food. There are many ways to accent the tables, such as painting, tablecloths, tiles and glass tops with embossed designs.


Hang art to add interest to the walls. A characteristic feature are the images that remind the kitchen. For example, an Italian restaurant could present scenes of the gondolas in Venice or the famous Roman art.

  • Be unexpected and innovative with the design of your restaurant. Consider what makes your menu unique and different from others, and then consider how it can be expressed in the design of the restaurant.
  • Do not saturate the tables in the living room. The presentation of food in an appetizing way should be the primary concern.