Updated: Sep 25
Restaurant decoration has become on of the main areas of concern for customers. Today it is not enough to have a good product, menu and location. Customers demand special atmosphere to wine and dine where they feel comfortable, places that convey feeling and transform them to new worlds.
In the age of Instagram, interior design is your restaurant's silent salesmen. Everybody wants to post where they have been all day, and if your restaurant looks "Instagrammable", it will make it to your customer's feed and entice their follower list.
Social Media Matters
In this Instagram-age, customers go to a restaurant not only for the food it serves, but its aesthetics too. Beautiful design fuels free social media marketing opportunities, and more social media marketing means more customers!.
Floral installations become a key part of your branding and in turn can lead to organic marketing without you having to lift a finger. With social media presence, your brand/business can stand out massively and impact your business in a very good way. Not to mention the fact they do look very pretty and "instagrammable".
Trends of 2023 ( Biophilic designs)
Greenery and back to nature theme are set to shine and stay in 2023. At its core, biophilic interior design aims to connect us more closely to nature. Hands down, the number one element required for any biophilic design is plants. They’re fundamental to biophilic design principles, instantly make a space feel more deeply connected to nature. Timeless, luxurious, durable, realistic, affordable - the perks of artificial plants/foliage are vast at the best of times. With our expert advise, professional service, we have created beautiful spaces with faux quality foliage that reflect the beauty of nature.
The importance of interior design cannot be underplayed. Restaurant Interior design must be an essential part of your restaurant/bar marketing strategy since the way your restaurant looks will be crucial to your branding. Your interior design is the first thing that your customers will notice as he/she walks through the doors.
Interior design in restaurants impacts customers psychology.
Most people don't know this, but restaurant interior design impacts customers psychology, prompts them to order more or less, and even impacts the duration of their stay in the restaurant. You can use your interior design for marketing your restaurant among your target customers. If there is something unique about your interiors, make it public, don't be shy. People love to think that they are part of something unique and special. Focus on the customer experience and dare to be different
Ambience and Lighting
Create a soothing atmosphere your customers won’t want to leave. Dim lighting evokes a relaxing and comfortable climate; encouraging your customers to stay seated for longer and order more.
Indoor trees in restaurants
Trees are elements capable of providing a touch of naturalness and freshness to the corners of restaurants. They are perfect to be placed in corners, and even to be used as zone separators. They have great decorative power. Depending on the tree you select you can give one style or another to the restaurant, for example, palm trees are perfect for tropical-style restaurants, while olive trees or bougainvillea are recommended for Mediterranean-style spaces.
Ideas for decorating small restaurants
Make good use of colour
Colour is key to making small spaces seem larger. We recommend that you use neutral and light colours to decorate small restaurants, especially prioritizing white or light grey tones. You can also opt for beige or cream if you want to give a more rustic or farmhouse look to the restaurant.
For small restaurant decoration, you should look for multipurpose solutions. Taking advantage of every square meter is key. One solution could be to look for furniture that has more than one function, such as: using shelves as space separators and as storage. Functionality is key in decoration in general, but in small spaces it takes on even more importance.
Benches take up less space than chairs. For some tables in a small restaurant, you can use benches and save space. They’re comfortable and a hit aesthetically with locals, since they don’t take up much space.
Restaurant walls decoration
Walls are a key element in restaurants. Its decoration is important to fill the space with character.
There are many ways to get the restaurant walls decoration right, some of the main ones are the following:
Moss Walls: it is common to find walls decorated with moss. There are many who opt for vertical walls composed of different combinations of moss, usually preserved moss, which is the one with the best endurance. These moss walls can combine flat moss and ball moss with plants. It is an upward trend in all kinds of commercial spaces.
Hand painted Murals: Restaurant wall murals are a great way to spruce up the interior of your cafe or diner. This art can help you make a good first impression on your customers. It can also set the tone of your space, and enhance the atmosphere you’re trying to create.
Shelves with figures and preserved plants or flowers: another option is to decorate the walls with wooden shelves, lacquered shelves, or shelves with beams … On these shelves, you can place different figures, and floral compositions created with preserved material, plants, or flower compositions, whatever is the best combination!
Green Walls: having green walls will bring a very natural touch to the restaurant. Green walls can be achieved with paint, wallpaper, and, as we mentioned before, placing preserved moss. Moss balls can also be placed to give the wall the natural decorative touch distinctive of some designer restaurants. We offer range of green wall designs.
Decorative styles in restaurants
Wondering how to decorate a restaurant? What is the most appropriate decorative style for modern restaurants?
The most important decorative styles for homes can be applied to decorative styles for restaurants. Some of these decorative styles are the following: Nordic, boho, vintage, modern and navy styles. We’ll give some details about each one below!
Nordic decorative style for restaurants
Nordic-style restaurant decoration emphasizes neutral colours, simple shapes and minimalist atmospheres. Usually, white and grey colours, as well as simple furniture, are used in this style.
Boho decorative style for restaurants
Boho-style restaurant decoration stands out for its mix of vibrant colours, including: red, green, yellow, blue, etc. To achieve this decorative style, you must combine vibrant colours, as well as different fabrics and elements.
Vintage decorative style for restaurants
Vintage-style restaurant decoration is one of the most popular this season. Some ideas for a vintage-style restaurant include distressed furniture and elements with golden details.
Modern decorative style for restaurants
Modern-style restaurant decoration is very minimalist and seeks to create neat spaces and uniform lines. For decorating these spaces, subdued colors are used, such as: black, white, light grey, dark grey, etc.
Navy decorative style for restaurants
Navy-style restaurant decoration is typical for Mediterranean spots. This style is backed up by colours such as white and blue, and uses wooden furniture. Also, it’s known for its use of marine decorative elements, such as helms or other objects that can be found on boats.
Any decorative style used at a restaurant should mirror the business’ philosophy and the type of restaurant. For example, at an Indian restaurant, it wouldn’t be advisable to use Nordic decoration for the space. Instead, it would be more appropriate to use boho decoration, which uses colour and a blend of many elements and different materials.
We hope this post has inspired you and given you ideas for decorating a modern, boho, vintage, etc. restaurant.
Remember that decorating any place is important for conveying the story, food and philosophy of the restaurant.