Even though a person’s decision to eat at a restaurant is largely influenced by the menu and price, the ambience of the restaurant also plays a role in their choice.
Putting your customers at ease will make them feel at home, so they can relax and continue to enjoy your restaurant even after they pass through your doors.
How can this be communicated before the customer has even tasted your food or been greeted by your server?
Obviously, with the right colors, dining furniture, and lighting.
Imagine your establishment as a stage, your food as your show, and your customers as your audience. Choosing the right color for the stage of your event will influence the choices you make in regards to furniture, decor elements, and menu selection.
Healthy restaurants can use greens and browns, while those serving spicy or aromatic food can use brighter shades of red and terracotta. Whether it’s a 50s burger or Teppanyaki Japanese, your taste will be unique. It will signal to the customers that like your cuisine that this is the restaurant for them if you have a specific color scheme and décor.
If your furniture is colored or designed in a way that matches your color scheme or contrasts it, it may also support your decorating scheme. Every day, our restaurant owners have to make that very important decision.
It is also important that you pay attention to the functionality of the seating, since the wrong seating can turn customers away. Choose comfortable chairs that provide back support without being imposing or rigid.
Alternatively, you might want to provide fabric chairs. It is also important to consider the type of chair that meets your design needs like wooden or metal furniture. High turnover restaurants tend to lean towards chairs or even stools that are not too comfortable. By doing so, people don’t sit around and chat the night away, so they can offer multiple dinner seating to meet customer needs.
You must ensure that the chair you choose fits seamlessly with the tables. Tables could either be bolted down or can be moved around at will, depending on your restaurant’s layout and size. Create a wooden table for outdoor settings for a distinctly branded look, which is always a popular choice. A well-made table and chair will always appeal to customers, as they should feel like they are sitting down for lunch with a friend.
Bright lights can create alertness, but you want to relax. By having glass windows, most restaurants make use of natural light during the day. If you serve dinner at night, you may want to provide enough light so diners can see their food and companions, but not so much that they feel like they’re in a waiting room. Placement of lighting can also influence how private your restaurant feels, with cozy candlelight corners perfect for couples. Based on our experience fitting out hundreds of dining venues, we can even point you in the right direction or recommend a trusted interior designer.
Caluco Custom Furniture has everything you need to make your customers feel at home. You can create a dining room environment at your restaurant that diners will love to think is a second home with our furniture.