People enjoy going out to a restaurant for a meal. In previous years it was good enough to have a good menu. As long as the food you presented tasted as good as it looked it pretty much guaranteed repeat customers. But these days, customers want good food, a stylish place and ambience when visiting a restaurant.

So your restaurant has to be interesting and have a unique appearance that creates an ambience that customers want. To achieve a unique appearance you should start with the brand first. Identify what your restaurant’s corporate identity is. Note the colours of the logo and what message you want to portray to your customers. You can consult with an interior designer to style the appearance of the restaurant.

For the seating, design your own unique chairs and seating areas that will identify with the new style of the restaurant. You will need to consult with a furniture manufacturer to advise on how you can make this work. When you design the chairs and the seating consider how big it should be and the space that it needs to fit into. The furniture manufacturer will ask you what type of wood you want to use. Make sure that you select a strong and durable type of wood that will be able to stand the test of time. Next you will be asked what type of material you want to cover the seating with. There are a number of different choices from leather to velvet. Again, find out which option will still look good after many people sit on it day after day. You already have a set of colours in mind but take a look at the different colour swatches to see whether you like it so that you can make an informed decision. You will also have a better idea of what the seating will look like.

If your restaurant already has the seating base in place and instead of getting new seats you can reupholster it to give it a new look that ties in with the new restaurant identity. Whichever option you choose, ensure that you use the services of a professional upholsterer or furniture manufacturer.