When starting your own bar, cafe, bistro or restaurant, it’s safe to say that looks generally make up the majority of your concerns. You’re going to want to lead with a look that is appealing, and perhaps even a touch unique or contemporary alongside your rivals. It’s important to consider, however, that there is much more that can go into the building of a perfect restaurant design than you may have originally assumed. Restaurant interior design is hardly reliant upon a simple arrangement of chairs and tables – there’s a whole balance you need to consider when it comes to building the perfect, comfortable and sociable environment for your customers. You’re going to need to build an environment that will inspire patrons to return on a regular basis – and to inspire new customers to take a chance every now and again!
Wine bar furniture has, for years, rather set the standard for that classic restaurant look. Small, circular tables and intimate seating – allowing for close coupled gatherings – has always been seen as the perfect standard for restaurants of a certain calibre. However, your decision on what works best in terms of furniture and space can largely be dependent upon the type of cuisine you serve, the theme that you operate and more besides – but restaurant interior design should also always focus on your customers’ experience as much as a general aesthetic.
You should consider comfort and functionality at all times – a perfectly practical, space-saving design is not necessarily going to be the most comfortable for your diners – meaning that you are going to need to consider closely the types of seating and furniture standards which will appeal to your key demographic. Space, in fact, is always a great factor to focus on. People love space! There’s no need to force people to be knocking elbows when they are trying to relax. Retain as much formality as you need through your furniture choices, too – but do also consider your choices in colours and outward design, too. A good restaurant is easy on the eye as well as tasty on the palate.
It is never a good idea to make assumptions about restaurant interior design – allow GBN Primo to look closely at your current design plan, your clientele and your prospective future – and let us help you build a functional and comfortable restaurant interior to weather the years.