Moving into a new home can be one of life’s great joys, but it can also be a time of uncertainty, especially when it comes to decorating. How do you make your space look its best while reflecting your sense of style? Do it well and you’ll end up with a comfortable, happy home. Do it poorly and you’ll end up with a hodge-podge of furniture, fabrics and paint colours that never congeal into a pleasing whole.
With a little planning, and by following the same steps used by professional interior designers, you’ll have a much greater chance of success.
A food theme is a blend of food, atmosphere, and service. So how do you decide which food theme is right for your home? How do you decide what kind of concept will stand out from the local designs?
The below, however, are some tips in food-themed decors that can help you provide satisfactory answers to the aforesaid questions:
Be Aware of Your Bias
Beware of your personal bias concerning your food theme, though. You might firmly believe that your home needs a theme mainly focused on fruit but being monotonous without asking for different decorative designs of food opinions may make visitors uncomfortable.
To help you avoid bias, you can put together a focus group—something large corporations do routinely to help them develop products and design advertising campaigns. Invite a group of 10 to 15 people who will answer a series of pointed questions about things related to your food theme concept. This is designed to give you a broad view of people’s opinions, so be sure to include people outside of your immediate circle.
Research Food Trends
Food, like fashion, can change overnight. Some menu items—think burgers and pizza—are classics and will never go out of style. Other foods, like artisan paninis, are trendy for a season. Still, others are short-lived fads— do you remember when everything had sun-dried tomatoes in it? Online reviews platforms like reviewsbird.co.uk and some food magazines such as Bon Appétit and Gourmet and cooking channels like Food Network are great resources for finding out what’s hot in food right now. Not every trend will fit your food theme, but knowing what is currently popular will help you build something that will grab attention.
Develop Your Design
Everything about your space should be designed to support the main concept. How much room do you need for your dining area and kitchen? How will the look, feel, and smell of the space convey your concept from the moment a visitor first walks in?
Your all-vegan, boutique, farm-to-table food theme may not come through clearly in that space. Knowing your space, location, and design requirements will help you budget appropriately.
Although there are many components to a food theme concept, the most successful themes are more than the sum of their parts. When you find a unique approach that engages your audience, you have a great chance to launch a food theme that outlasts the trends—and the competition.