Light is one of the biggest factors that will determine the mood of your space, how your customers feel and whether they will come back. Creating a positive atmosphere will therefore not only benefit your customers, as well as your income.
Lighting and it’s effect
Understanding lighting and its effect is essential for your cafe or restaurant fitout – so here are a few pointers:
1. Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting is lighting that comes from windows and lighting fixtures that substitute for natural lighting. This is the most common form of lighting and is known for creating warmth as well as illuminating a space without glare.
2. Accent Lighting
Accent lighting is lighting that highlights, or focuses on, a particular part of a room or an object in the room. It is great if you want your costumers to see a certain item or aspect.
3. Artistic lighting
Artistic lights may not provide bright lighting for your customers, but they make for an interesting design and can help to set a style and attract customers to your cafe.
Lighting and different times of the day
As natural light changes outside, lighting in your space should also change. It is therefore good to consider your operating hours and the kind of lighting which will work best.
Lighting Ideas for your Fitout
If understood, light can add so much more to your space than just illumination:
1. Lights as a Focus Piece
Thinking beyond the norm, lights can also become artworks/talking points and can add a unique design touch to your space.
2. Beyond the Table Light
You could have a table light, or the table can be the light – accent lighting reconsidered.
3. Design is Important
The type of light emitted from your lighting is important for your atmosphere, but it is also important to think about the design. Whether you go for chandeliers or pendant lights, design is King.
4. There is more than Edison Bulbs
The Edison bulb is everywhere, and whilst it is great, there are more lighting options that the Edison bulb. Here is just one example.
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