Some friends might think that design of a restaurant focuses on style and materials. The so-called lighting scheme is optional and does not require additional costs. is it really so? In fact, many well-known Western restaurants have thought a lot about lighting placement alone.
Food draws attention to taste of color, aroma and taste, and first thing you have to go to is visual perception. If you want food to look beautiful, you need to turn on the lighting effect.
Therefore, it's not easy to do good lighting design for commercial restaurants, especially Western restaurants.
Let's take brightness as an example.
The illumination of a Chinese restaurant is relatively high and distribution is relatively uniform. Generally, ratio of average illumination to main illumination is 1:2 to 1:3. However, lighting of western restaurants is relatively low, focus is on lighting, and the light ratio is usually above 1:5.
There are also many designers who choose to hide lights, for example by placing them on ceiling or adding other decorations to them, which not only softens general lighting of restaurant, but also increases sense of space. restaurant and makes restaurant more comfortable.
The seating arrangement in a Western restaurant should not be cramped. If interior space is limited and you want to install more dining spaces, you can use lighting to divide space.
Lighting is mostly concentrated in dining area, while lighting in non-dining area is relatively dim. In this way, diners' dining space becomes more complete, and diners' attention is more concentrated while eating, and they will not be disturbed by passers-by moving back and forth.
Some restaurants use candles as an additional source of light: flickering light and warm candle flames create a relaxed, romantic and warm atmosphere. Wall-mounted dining spaces can be set up with chic and emotional wall lights to enhance feeling of cramped space.
If lighting settings of whole restaurant are particularly ordinary and mediocre, you can add local lighting to fix this. You can install LED strip lights on walls and steps to make some visual decorations.