Restaurants are about much more than simply the food served on the plate, with most modern-day diners seeking an experience which combines a cohesive environment and setting with design details, comfortable furnishings, and of course a winning menu and attitude to customer service.
Eating out is about creating an experience, with the most successful restaurants considering how every component in their restaurant design, aesthetic, and delivery of food contributes towards the way the guest feels when they arrive, eat, and eventually leave.
One of the most important details that restaurant managers and interior designers need to consider is lighting. Restaurant pendant lighting offers a playful way of combining design flair with the practical benefits linked to different levels and locations of interior lights. Here are some of our favourite uses for pendant lights in restaurants.
The importance of lighting in restaurant design
Lighting is an important part of interior design in a domestic or commercial space for several reasons. Firstly, it is practical and allows users to move about the space with ease, making it an important part of your interior health and safety considerations.
Secondly, lighting impacts the way that the space is presented. The same space can look completely different depending on whether it is lit by candles, by small table lamps, or by one big ceiling light – and so taking the time to link your ideal aesthetic with the lights required to achieve that look is key.
Finally, lighting can easily form part of your décor – as is the case with our pendant lights. With the range including multi-drop lights, single drop lights, floor standing and ceiling pendants, as well as a variety of different shapes and colours, finding a pendant bulb to suit your theme and compliment the setting of your restaurant couldn’t be easier.
How and where to use pendant lighting in restaurants
Lighting is something which needs to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing, presenting enough light to illuminate the service space and navigation across the restaurant floor, but without being overbearing and killing the mood.
Some of the best uses of pendant lights in restaurants include a mix of ceiling lights and smaller table lamps, with bar areas lending themselves to floor lights and wall lights which create more of a cosy and intimate atmosphere. Table lights are popular for creating that privacy on each table without the provision of multiple private dining spaces, while the wall lights can be placed strategically to draw attention to different areas of the restaurant floor.
The brighter transparent glass pendants are particularly good for modern restaurants with a very clean and bright aesthetic, while the dimmed glass pendant lights are ideal for richer and more traditional dinner settings. You could even consider fitting dimmer bulbs which can be adjusted according to the mood and time of day, to exert complete control over the impact of light on your setting.
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