Lighting is your tool to create a certain atmosphere. To get an idea about how lighting affects mood in a restaurant, you can take a look at the pictures below. Other than that, we have a few tips you can follow.
No matter what your lighting project is, you need to layer the room with lights. Ambient lighting should be the first on the list and then you can go on with the task lighting. Task lighting for a restaurant interior can be installed for the bar, table, and reception. And of course, you need to install accent lighting for cool artwork on the scene.
Talking about the lighting, specific areas need different lighting. Again, it is used for determining the mood. For example, lighting for tables needs to be bright but not too bright cause it could lead to glare. It must support customers to read the menu easily. On the other hand, the lighting should make a private yet intimate space.
As we have mentioned earlier, glare is not supposed to be the issue. You can take care of glare by using the right lighting strategy. Make sure you shield the lamp and use the right shade size to avoid this issue.
If your restaurant opens from morning until night, you may also consider using different lighting at different times. It will help to get the right mood and atmosphere. Mood and vibe in a public space are essentials. It can be shaped by using the right lighting system. Here are the pictures of the restaurant interior with different lighting that may inspire you.
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