A few other tips to consider when you’re thinking about the design of your restaurant such as focusing on the customer experience, creating a mood that coincides with your food and drinks, and placing materials of differing styles, types, and histories within the same space to induce a deeper response between what is expected and what is experienced.
Minimalist shelving is an easy way to add function and style to your restaurant. Play around with different shapes or textures to create the look you desire. Most of these projects can be done yourself, making it budget-friendly.
Plants are a great way to update your space on a rotating basis. Every week could be different if you wanted it to (and if budget allows). Or you could use low maintenance plants, like air plants, to bring the outdoors in!
Make your restaurant a part-time gallery. Using a lesser known local artist will make this project free!
Switching up your lighting fixtures is a great way to define a space and create a specific mood. These are typically DIY friendly projects as well if you have the correct electrical work set up.
Unique seating is always a differentiator, as booths and stools are all too common in the industry. Repurposing an existing chair with a fresh paint job or mixing and matching different types of chairs can liven up your environment.