A fine-dining restaurant runs on its backbone based on the cuisine. The cuisine brings together other elements that are a part of Interiors within the eatery. Interior Design plays a pivotal role when it comes to setting up the décor or ambience for a high-cuisine restaurant space. It sets up the mood and a much-needed header vibe inviting the anticipated food that is to be catered. Interior décor is the first impression on the client since he gets to see and feel the space even before his food is ordered and served. A welcoming space is always beneficial to start things on a good note.
We have shortlisted five essentials for effective décor design at your fine-dining restaurant.
The openness or congested nature of the space is what is reflected first. A freely movable space with a clear and crisp arrangement of furniture, accessories and décor elements is easily interpretable and comfortable. The mass and voids ratio between the furniture and the open spaces for circulation should be well balanced giving an open and movable feel for both the customers and the restaurant workers. Ends or edges also play a vital role when it comes to space planning since smaller spaces or rigid edges can be negative in emotional impact. These can be treated with a better visual appeal within interior design.
The interior décor of a high-cuisine restaurant is directly linked to the cuisine it is serving. The ambience and decor should echo the same vibe and identity as its food. The concept of an eatery will be the guiding and engulfing factor that’s taken in by the interior designer to render within the space and its details. Every minute detail of a high-cuisine restaurant is worked according to the theme of the space. From upholstery to branding, to visual merchandise, to cutlery and crockery, to staff uniforms and the interior design and décor elements also are synonymous with the selected concept.
Color plays an important role in helping manipulate with the psychology of the customer. Colors have impacting features and trigger out varied emotions within people. Depending on the theme and the ambience set-up, it can be used as a strong element to emotionally bring a positive and happy vibe to the restaurant. Different colors yield out varied emotions like yellow is considered a happy and vibrant color, whereas red is supposed to instigate hunger whereas blue and green are closer to nature and soothing colors.
The lighting gives the space a bright or warm feel. Depending on the selected theme, light is used to make space appear cozy or flamboyant with the lighting fixtures used. Lighting can again be balanced between natural and artificial lighting based on the working hours of the eatery. Within artificial lighting, diverse types of fixtures and fittings brighten up space variedly. Task lighting is used to brighten up the space, as a replacement for natural or sunlight. Ambient lighting is used to set up a certain mood and fervor to space like warm, cozy etc. Accent lighting is used to highlight any interior décor elements or spaces like entry, consoles etc.
Apart from the other senses, two senses that trigger the right mood as a part of Interior design of a high-cuisine restaurant is smell and sounds. Certain smells like lavender or vanilla are considered to create a calming effect for the customers helping them enjoy their meal peacefully and happily. Smells of food and kitchen is definitely a turn off when it comes to negative smells in a restaurant. The sound is another crucial factor when it comes to setting up the right ambience for your restaurant. No customer to would hear the neighbor’s talk, or the kitchen cooking process or even an absence of any calming sounds. Calming and peaceful music is a good tool that can be used to eliminate all negative noises and set up a positive vibe for the customers.
As a fine-dining restaurant owner, it’s important to give the Interior décor, theme and ambience its due when planning up and running your eatery. The décor could be the guiding force to ring in customers and thereby increasing your sales and profits.