If you're about to start decorating your restaurant and could use some advice, you might want to take a peek at these tips.
Invest in some wall tiles and add them to the walls near the seating areas
Setting up a restaurant is expensive and so, when the time comes to decorate its walls, you might think that you should just use some cheap paint on them. However, it would much wiser to invest in a stack of stylish wall tiles and to have a tradesperson add them to the walls that surround your restaurant's seating area. Whilst using tiles instead of paint might be costlier initially, it could make it easier for your wait staff to keep the seating area looking clean and well-maintained and spare you the bother of having to repeatedly redecorate this area.
The reason for this is as follows; the walls that surround a restaurant's seating area will inevitably get splattered with things like wine, sauces, cream and coffee, particularly if the restaurant serves a lot of families with young children (who tend to eat quite messily). If the walls are painted, it will be hard for the wait staff to remove these food stains, especially if they are busy and the stains dry before they clean them. This could result in the walls being left stained until you have time to repaint them. The sight of these stains will not only give the seating area an air of neglect but might even put customers off their food and result in them walking out without finishing their meals (which could lower your profits, if it happens often enough).
Conversely, if you put wall tiles up in this area, your wait staff will be able to wipe food from them easily, even if the food has already dried, as food does not adhere to and stain smooth tiles in the same way that it does a painted wall. This means that you won't have to incur decorating expenses just because your staff didn't get a chance to wipe a stain off a wall straight away, and you won't have to worry about customers losing their appetites at the sight of stubborn food stains on the walls around them.
Offer to hang up local artists' work in your restaurant
Hanging artwork up is a great way to add character to any generic-looking business premises. However, the type of beautiful paintings that are likely to wow your customers and create the atmosphere you want in your restaurant can cost a pretty penny.
If the funds you're using to set up the restaurant won't cover the cost of buying several high-end paintings, then you might want to get in touch with some local artists and offer to hang their artwork up in your premises and advertise it for sale. All you would have to do is put a small sign at the restaurant's front desk to let customers know the artwork is available, and then put a price tag below each painting. When a piece ends up being sold, you can replace it simply by contacting another artist and offering to hang up one of their paintings.
This will allow you to decorate your premises with beautiful pieces of art, without having to spend any money, and will give local artists a chance to advertise and sell their work for free.
For more decorating tips, reach out to a company like Gold Coast Tile Market.