There is a large restaurant to provide experience for all senses. Beyond delicious dishes, every aspect of design, decoration, atmosphere, and music must coexist to create the only universe that will plunge visitors into a world that makes idle time, if only for a few hours. The restaurant’s best dining room creates spaces that invite interesting conversations, in addition to greedy tastes.
The dining room in our home basically has to serve the same function – as a place to hang out and linger in great companies. Our dining room doesn’t have to be fancy – but the right color, seating or lighting can be very helpful in creating an inviting feel of space. We learned some restaurant dining room decorating tips from some of our favorites. Below, find out how you can apply it in your own dining room.
1. Classic Leather Chairs Never Fail
Leather chairs are comfortable, easy to clean, timeless, and look great. They are also a staple food in the dining room of restaurant designer Martin Brudnizki. Choose timeless styles in colors that you like, and you will never want to part with them.
2. Highlight Architectural Details
Do you have beautiful prints, brick walls, or wooden beams? Play this original feature to your advantage like in the Reynard Wythe Hotel restaurant. Especially in the dining room where the walls can feel a little bare, the more texture, the better.
3. Neutral Doesn’t Equal Boring
Integrating neutral can look great in a monochrome space, especially if it is mixed with plants and natural elements, such as at Eventi Hotel New York City.
4. Bring Back the Banquette
For unconventional (but oh so comfortable) seating arrangements, consider a banquet. Martin Brudnizki uses it in most of his restaurant designs, such as the Thompson Hotel in Miami.
5. Get Nostalgic
This Singapore Diner uses the power of nostalgia in this’ 80s restaurant, and you can do the same in your own dining room. Choose a decade and style of eating that you like and combine it. Memories and culinary experiences go hand in hand, so take your guests to another era.
6. Consider Your Surroundings
Moby’s, an East Hampton restaurant that focuses on fresh local produce, including seafood from nearby Montauk fishermen, offers decorations that are clearly marine nautical. Rope-clad beams, naval director seats, and beach photography all complement the environment and a locally focused menu.
7. Pay Attention to Lighting
We love the sconces at Marion in Miami. Sconces are an easy way to add atmosphere to the dining room. Various light sources at different heights produce better light, so choose a variety of sconces, ceiling lights, and candles. Don’t forget the dimmer!
8. Have a Flair for the Dramatic
Want to impress your guests? Take them to an exotic universe like the one in Singapore Empress, where rattan chairs, orchid arrangements, and leafy palms coexist to create a lively new-meet-new atmosphere.