Awning Ideas / February 18, 2019 / Charlene Kane
To that end local businesses and larger chains are seeking out commercial signage designers and manufacturers who can bring their brands to life whether through a traditional sign posted near their doorway or in the form of an awning atop their building s facade. Signs and awnings are more than a message they re a symbol. Unlike a message which delivers specific information symbols are a way of projecting and marketing the emotional connection consumers have with particular products. Think about the Nike Swoosh. What comes to mind? Sleek? Cool? Perhaps even the motion of a running foot? The Swoosh doesn t just inform the consumer that it s Nike it s sending a symbolic message of what Nike stands for. The same goes for the Audi rings which like the Olympics suggest strength in unity.
Imagine you re an upscale classy Jazz/live entertainment restaurant where music is as important as food. In that case an awning that includes the graphic of a jazz ensemble or horned instruments and large musical notes might be the way to go. If going for a more subtle approach a shade structure patterned in the shape of red bricks might match an actual brick (or stone) exterior. Remember that little changes such as these can go a long way toward an entire revamp of your restaurant and its ambiance. Of course if awnings and other shade structures improve the messaging of a restaurant and are a patron s first impressions canopies very often round out a restaurant-goers final thoughts. While less focuses on literal messaging than on style and atmosphere canopies extend a restaurant s outdoor footprint adding a sense of elegance as indoor amenities are brought outside.
Choose a theme and based on that decide on the colors furniture size wall decorative pieces and ceiling enhancement ideas. * Color scheme for a theme-less restaurant: In case you do not want any theme to define your restaurant you can them work towards combining various elements to create a great ambience. The color of your walls matters a lot. So choose colors which complement each other and give a welcoming feel to the whole place. Keep the entrance uncluttered to let the visitors see they are in an open and spacious eating joint. * Lights can make a huge impact: You can make your restaurant look classy Victorian edgy or modern or even homely with your choice of lights. So choose lamps and light fixtures which will offer your restaurant a definite look and feel. You can also hang beautiful lamps from your ceilings and give the entire area a pleasant feel. * Decorate the walls: Choose pictures or items/memorabilia or posters to hang on your walls based on certain considerations. They should match the furniture you have (specially the picture frames) and also the entire ambience created by the colors tables and the light fixtures.