Have you ever come to a restaurant and the table decoration has surprised you? Or were the cutlery or crockery so unusual that you wondered where they were made? Restaurant owners try to find table configurations that delight their customers.
In this post we are going to give some ideas for setting the table in a restaurant that will impress your customers, get them talking about your restaurant for weeks and bring them back.
Creative containers with seasonal flowers
Your restaurant doesn't have to spend a fortune on flowers to make pretty centerpieces, you can use seasonal flowers in creative containers. Flowers brighten up any room. Any seasonal flower placed in a tin decorated with a ribbon can be surprising. Floral centerpieces should be moderate but pretty.
For restaurants that don't have the budget to change fresh flowers weekly, centerpieces can be created with natural elements like twigs, scattered with twinkling lights, and small clusters of succulents. Succulents are low maintenance and inexpensive, but they look pretty year-round. Twiggy twigs of light will look rustic and magical.
A cloth napkin tied with string and finished with a sprig of herbs creates a memorable decorative element. Incorporate natural elements into your design to create a rustic yet warm atmosphere.
Most restaurants use candles to create atmosphere. Candles will finish off your centerpieces and make your space feel cozy for guests. Make sure to choose unscented candles, as strong scents can cause guests to lose focus on the food.
Mix of themes
Your restaurant doesn't have to have matching dinnerware to attract attention. A mix of new, old and vintage styles can add interest to the table and make it more warm and homey. Try pieces that don't go completely together, or try something like a white dinner plate, a colorful geometric side plate, or a leafy salad bowl for visual interest.
Your restaurant doesn't have to have boring white tablecloths, you can use placemats. Placemats can be made of wood, linen, silk, bamboo, or other fabrics. You can make different combinations with the placemats and intersperse them with table runners. Try new designs and variations.
Textile pattern, color and texture
When choosing textiles be sure to consider pattern, texture and color. You can keep their complementary colors for a uniform look, uneven and colorful for a whimsical look, or monochromatic for a more relaxed and calm feel. Textiles can have a lot of impact, but you don't have to wear everything.
Decoration for the holidays
Most guests want to get in the holiday spirit, but you don't have to overload your centerpieces with stars, saints, and elves. Subtle decorations can add holiday cheer without being over the top. Add decorative colored ribbons to tie on napkins or around the stems of wine glasses, or create tasteful Christmas message banners along with some natural decorations. Even a little confetti can be fun.
Surprise your customers with some special detail such as a welcome drink, and you can install a photocall at the entrance.
Whatever decorating ideas you choose for the tables, make sure you always have your glasses and silverware clean and sparkling. This task will be much easier with our Cutlery Polishers and our Glass Polishers.