How Dining Out Can Inspire Your Home Design

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Restaurant interior design
Restaurant interior design (telegraph.co.uk)

When you enter a trendy restaurant or an elegant eating establishment, take a moment to look around.  These interiors are the result of pain-staking planning of interior designers.  Not only do these interiors have to be comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, but they must adhere to certain codes and design standards.  Restaurant interiors can also inspire.  Here are a few ideas on how dining out can inspire your home design.

The beautiful Bellagio Hotel dining room
The beautiful Bellagio Hotel dining room (Bellagio)

Eating out is generally a treat in and of itself, but when you can dine in a restaurant whose interior is luxurious or unique, the dining experience is so much more.  Restaurant interiors can inspire you to create particular color schemes and themes in your own home.  Take cues from materials used and surfaces of the restaurant to bring those into your own rooms.

Gorgeous restaurant interior
Gorgeous restaurant interior (idesignarch)
Lush velvet and metallic give this room glamour
Lush velvet and metallic give this room glamour (genwhymovie)

Some restaurants have a lively spirit that invites happy dining and you may want this type of atmosphere for your own home.  Bright color and whimsical accents may inspire you.

Fun restaurant interior
Fun restaurant interior (home-designing)
Bright and cheerful interior
Bright and cheerful interior (diyonthecheap)

There is much to be said for understated elegance and there are many restaurants that adhere to this aesthetic.  Taking cues from this style can lead to elegant and timeless interiors in the home.

Restaurant interior design
Restaurant interior design (exteriorideas.xyz)
Beautiful black and gold dining room
Beautiful black and gold dining room (Decoist)

The perfect merging of color pairings can inspire room designs.  If a particular color combination in a restaurant appeals to you, try it out in your own home, but keep in mind that lighting makes a large impact on color.  Colors can look very different in the light of your home as they do in a dimly lit restaurant.

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Restaurant interior design
Restaurant interior design (interiordesign.net)
Sage green and red living room
Sage green and red living room (leointeriors.wordpress)

Sometimes, direct translation of a design scheme is not possible.  However, an overall aesthetic can be accomplished with the right blending of color, scale and materials.  Be careful with scale, as what looks just right in a large restaurant interior can overwhelm your home space.

Beautiful restaurant interior
Beautiful restaurant interior (mindfuldesignconsulting)
Sleek modern interior
Sleek modern interior (cgtrader)

Sometimes a color and overall aesthetic works for you even if the type of design (modern versus traditional) does not.  This is when a certain personal interpretation in the home is necessary.  You can make a modern design work for your traditional space if you follow the overall mood and color scheme of the restaurant.

Colorful restaurant interior
Colorful restaurant interior (designbuildideas.eu)
Living room with whimsical accents
Living room with whimsical accents (interiorsbycolor)

Some restaurant interiors can be quite unique and require a bit more work to be translated into the home.  In this case, architecture may play a major role.

Unique restaurant interior
Unique restaurant interior (idesignarch)
Unique home design
Unique home design (home-designing)

Sometimes, dining can be a special experience that you want to remember.  One way to do this is to incorporate the colors and overall vibe of the establishment into your home.  You may not want an exact replica, but just a reminder of good times.

Cool restaurant interior
Cool restaurant interior (khantravel.co.za)
Lively waterfront interior
Lively waterfront interior (faburous)

There are many restaurants that have a cozy, warm environment that is relaxing and welcoming.  These are the places where you linger over cocktails and enjoy that extra cup of coffee with dessert.  Create a warm replica at home with inspired colors and warm wood finishes.

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Warm and welcoming restaurant interior
Warm and welcoming restaurant interior (laviezine)
Warm and inviting interior
Warm and inviting interior (HGTV)

Sometimes restaurant interiors can inspire you to think outside the box, encouraging you to go ahead with an unexpected light fixture, wall finish or color scheme.

Beautiful modern restaurant interior
Beautiful modern restaurant interior (annasherrill)
Purple and gold dining area
Purple and gold dining area (Houzz)

When you dine out, take note of your surroundings and see all the different possibilities set before you.  Let the restaurant inspire you to create unique and beautifully appointed rooms of your own.  No reservations required.

 

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