Restaurant Interiors: How to Create a Unique Space?

In restaurants, people seek experiences!

The interior design of a restaurant is one of the key factors that attract visitors and leave them with unforgettable impressions. Moreover, a unique interior can help a restaurant stand out from its competitors and attract a wider audience. In this article, we will explore how to create a unique space in a restaurant to make it appealing to guests, create a cozy atmosphere, and contribute to the success of the business.

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When creating a unique restaurant interior, we always consider the following aspects:

  1. Determining the concept of the establishment.
  2. Choosing the color palette for the mood and atmosphere.
  3. Lighting for uniqueness and comfort.
  4. Furniture and decor for the restaurant.
  5. Space and functionality: How furniture layout and space usage affect comfort and functionality.
  6. Styles and trends and how they can be used to create a unique space.

Determining the concept is one of the most crucial steps in creating a restaurant interior. It not only defines the style and design of the interior but also the atmosphere, feelings, and emotions experienced by guests during their visit. Defining the concept helps create a unique and memorable image for the restaurant, setting it apart from others and attracting new visitors.

A well-chosen concept can also be beneficial for the business, increasing profitability and the restaurant's recognition. The concept can help identify the target audience, customize the menu, determine the prices of dishes and beverages, and create a unique experience for guests. This can lead to increased guest loyalty and frequency of visits, as well as attracting new customers.

Usually, the concept determines the target audience, not the other way around. The interior design concept of a restaurant can be created with consideration of the audience the restaurant wants to attract and the experience it wants to provide to its guests. The concept may include the choice of color palette, design style, furniture layout, and other factors that create a specific atmosphere and attract a particular audience.

Colors can evoke specific emotions and moods among visitors, making the color palette essential when creating an interior. Warm colors such as red and orange can create a sense of coziness and comfort while stimulating appetite. Cool colors like blue and green can create a calm and relaxing atmosphere. However, the color scheme should also align with the overall concept of the restaurant and harmonize with other interior design elements.

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Moreover, different lighting conditions can make the interior colors appear differently. The lighting design of the restaurant is a design within the design. When designing the lighting, specialists create at least three levels of lighting. This is essential to add depth to the restaurant interior. Changing the scenography with lighting depending on the time of day affects the user experience (mood and impressions of the interior). The term "lighting levels" refers to different lighting sources located at different levels: on the floor (or not higher than the user's knees), on the table (table lamps), on the wall (sconces at eye level), on the ceiling (chandeliers). The lighting design can control your visitors. For example, it is proven that people order alcoholic beverages more often in dimly lit spaces.

The arrangement of furniture and the use of space in the restaurant's interior can significantly impact comfort and functionality. Properly organizing space ensures that guests feel comfortable. This entails using various types of furniture designed for different target audience groups. For instance, communal tables for larger parties, bar counters with bar stools for male groups, armchairs and sofas to emphasize the elite status of users, and stools and chairs for guests who won't stay for long. Furniture can control the flow of your establishment. For instance, rigid furniture is used in fast-paced establishments designed for quick service, like "Farsh" by Arkady Novikov. Soft furniture, where guests can sit comfortably for longer, indicates that visitors are encouraged to linger.

It is also essential to consider the functionality of the interior to ensure the smooth functioning of all restaurant processes, from taking orders to serving dishes. This is achieved through zoning and smart planning with the arrangement of furniture, taking into account the interests of your target audience. Proper use of the interior space can significantly improve guests' impressions of the establishment and enhance its reputation.

The interior of a restaurant is a critical factor that influences the establishment's reputation and attractiveness to visitors. Therefore, creating a unique and memorable space is a crucial task for restaurant owners.

One way to achieve uniqueness is to use a trendy style in the interior design. One of the most popular styles in restaurant interior design is minimalism. It is characterized by clean lines, open spaces, and the use of natural materials. Minimalism can be an excellent choice for a restaurant that emphasizes food and service quality. Currently, the most trendy interior is Japanese minimalism with an inclination towards wabi-sabi philosophy.

Scandinavian interior is another popular style characterized by light tones, a cozy atmosphere, and the use of natural materials. The Scandinavian style can be a good choice for a restaurant aiming to create a comfortable and relaxed ambiance.

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When it comes to designing a restaurant's interior, incorporating elements from various styles or combining different trends can also create a unique and eye-catching space. The key is to ensure that the combination is harmonious and fits the overall concept of the restaurant.

In conclusion, a well-designed restaurant interior plays a vital role in attracting and retaining customers. By defining a clear concept, choosing an appropriate color palette, using thoughtful lighting design, and considering the functional layout of furniture, a restaurant can create a unique space that leaves a lasting impression on its guests. Additionally, incorporating trendy styles or combining different elements can further enhance the appeal of the establishment.

At, we understand the significance of interior design in creating a successful restaurant. Our team of skilled designers can help you bring your restaurant's vision to life and create an interior that aligns with your concept and caters to your target audience. Let us assist you in designing a captivating restaurant space that will elevate your business and provide an unforgettable experience for your customers.

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Another popular style is the industrial interior or loft-style interior. It is characterized by the use of raw and rough materials such as brick, concrete, and metal. The industrial style can be an excellent choice for a restaurant with a modern design, aiming to create an urban-style atmosphere.

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In addition to styles, it's essential to consider the current interior design trends in restaurants, such as a focus on natural materials (wood and stone) and incorporating greenery into the interior.

Overall, the choice of style for a restaurant's interior depends on the establishment's concept, target audience, and desired atmosphere. It's essential to consider all these factors when creating the interior design.

Each of these restaurants uses a unique interior to emphasize its concept and creates a distinct atmosphere for visitors. Restaurants with unique interiors can become noticeable and memorable places that attract new visitors and retain loyal customers.

Defining the concept, selecting the right color palette, lighting, furniture, and decor, as well as incorporating popular styles and trends – all these factors should be taken into account. A unique interior can attract new customers and retain existing ones. All the aspects mentioned above will help create a unique and memorable interior that will assist the business in attracting and retaining clients.

As an example, let's describe step-by-step how to create a concept for a vegetarian restaurant or cafe. This is one of the trendy (popular) concepts nowadays. The concept of the establishment and the interior concept are different but complementary elements.

A vegetarian restaurant is not just about having a vegetarian menu. It's an essential and one of the first components, but the concept is a comprehensive notion. When creating a vegan establishment, many things need to be considered. The concept of a vegetarian eatery consists of a combination of components:

  1. Vegetarian menu: This is probably the most critical component of a vegetarian restaurant's concept. The menu should offer a wide selection of dishes that do not contain meat, fish, or seafood. Many vegetarians also avoid animal-derived products, such as eggs and dairy, so the menu should include vegan dishes.

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  1. High-quality ingredients: The vegetarian menu should consist of high-quality ingredients, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains. The restaurant can also use organic or locally sourced products, emphasizing care for health and the environment.

  2. Unique interior: A vegetarian restaurant can have a special interior design that sets it apart from traditional restaurants and reflects the philosophy of vegetarian cuisine. For instance, the restaurant can create a cozy, homely atmosphere by using natural materials and soft lighting.

  3. Branding that supports the establishment's concept.

  4. Ethics and ecology: A vegetarian restaurant can reflect values related to animal welfare and the environment. Some restaurants may use recyclable tableware, recycle waste, and purchase products from farmers who use sustainable farming methods.

  5. Customer service: A vegetarian restaurant should provide high-quality service that emphasizes care for customers. The restaurant may also offer additional services, such as free Wi-Fi, business lunches, and community events.

For several years, we have been participating in the creation, consulting, and design of interiors for food establishments. Our team consists of architects, designers, project managers, and a chef. For a free consultation, please fill out the feedback form.

For more information on where to start building a restaurant concept, read this article.

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