Restaurant Decorating Tips for Christmas – Trends 2021/2022
Current trends in interior design promote a minimalist approach, even when it comes to Christmas decorations. The etno-minimalist style, so appreciated by Grosu Art Studio architects, perfectly matches this family holiday.
In the first weekend of December 2021, Eugenia Fifere, owner Muguri de Pin and Grosu Art Studio collaborator, conceived for our Bucharest office a set-up inspired by the etno-minimalist projects that we are signing. The decoration was created as a surprise for our colleagues but also as an inspiration for the restaurants or commercial places that wish to surprise their clients with a Christmas corner.
A different Christmas setting: trees with no ornament
Since she adores natures and deeply believes in her power, Eugenia used for the design only natural elements. She chose five trees and decided to leave them as they are, with no decoration, a decision that is brave and unusual: this way, one may feel the lively presence of the green trees and their unique scent typical of this winter holiday – smell is a very powerful emotional anchor.
„I created a setting inspired by Grosu Art Studio. I wanted Christmas tree scent, I wanted a fairy tale”, Eugenia explains.
To create a trendy, etno-minimalist, Christmas setting, Eugenia integrated 60-80 years old elements, restored. The wood they are made of represents an honest presence in any design scheme, and the vintage handcrafted object bear the soul of the artisan that created them.
Another natural material that we are using in our projects is clay, so Eugenia added a few handcrafted houses. The house shape is not arbitrary, but a connection to the architecture universe. Each house has a unique shape, inspired by hobbit houses: the atypical shapes are another Grosu Art Studio signature, we often create lighting fixtures from scratch in our restaurant projects.
Some of the elements are new, yet they harmonize with the vintage ones because they are made of the same material: massive wood. The resulting setting is therefore blending old and new.
Tips for the restaurant Christmas setting 2021/2022
Each year, most of the HoReCa locations use Christmas decorations to create a warm, festive atmosphere. It is a manner to offer their loyal customers a novelty element but also to attract new customers that might notice the decor from outside or from Social Media. It is hard to resist the fairy tale atmosphere of Christmas.
If you are going to decorate your restaurant for Christmas, Eugenia advises you to resist the temptation of overusing decorations, lights and colors:
„My advice for those who are now decorating a restaurant, or a commercial place is to keep everything as STILL as possible. People come to a restaurant for its style, because they like it as it is, so decor should be kept no matter the season. I recommend a minimalist setting, relaxing, do not be afraid to simply add a Christmas tree with a light at the bottom, let Nature speak!”
Besides the visual comfort this approach offers, another advantage is sustainability: on Christmas, hundreds of thousands of tons of plastic are bought and thrown away and never recycled. Moreover, artificial trees are made of PVC, one of the most toxic plastic types. Choosing exclusively natural materials, in a smaller quantity, one will adhere to a green life, that is more and more appreciated by consumers.
We hope the above tips and images for a beautiful Christmas setting will inspire you! Follow us on Social Media for more ideas and trends is hospitality.