The pandemic has paved the way to find solace and seek our homes as havens of safety and delight. While it may not be every day that we step out for a luxurious meal, there are always hacks to create that at home without much effort and fuss. So, whether you are planning a solo meal or with family or even guests have thrown in for good measure, these tips can help you re-create that ambiance with minimal effort.
Interior design and decor play an important role in a successful fine-dine set-up. Setting the mood will psychologically alter the state of mind which enhances satisfaction for your guests/family as well as sets a “theme” or a “vibe” for the entirety of the culinary experience you aim to bring to them.
However, good space design and well-thought concepts are tough to grasp and pull off without a guideline or framework, which is why we at India Circus by Krsnaa Mehta have curated 5 steps to create a fine dine experience inside the four walls of your beautiful home.
When you are trying to set the mood for your dining experience, the decor around your room matters a lot. Centerpieces like designer accents, figurines, and tissue holders will do wonders for your quest for fine dine and can also be a perfect addition to the entire table set-up. Wall art that surrounds the table will add immense value to the setting and can help the composition in terms of providing a new aesthetic and heightening the experience with strong and bold visuals.
Declutter and draw up a floor plan revolving around key concepts or a few good things you want to bring attention to. Making the space flow well with the overall theme is imperative to avoid cramping it up with unnecessary knick-knacks or using a plethora of decor and accents which create unease and negatively impact the theme you are going for. The reason why fine dining restaurants have posh and chic aesthetics is that they use space effectively to highlight the decor and create visually stimulating leads. Create focal points with a few thoughtfully curated accents such as figurines, lights, and various other furniture
One of the first things that catch your eye when you sit down at the dining table is the dinnerware used. In fine dining, even plates and serveware have to be meticulously chosen and carefully placed to aid in the overall aesthetic and theme you are going for. The appearance of food on the plate and platter is half the battle won as chefs and culinary experts always say – “By complementing both the visual aspects of the food and also the general theme of the meal, the right tableware helps set the mood.”
Diners have a better experience in embracing the culinary skills where the lights are dim and soft, with some music in the background. This creates a cozy yet chic atmosphere for a fine dining experience. Correct use of lighting leads to greater satisfaction in a comfortable atmosphere, which explains why even the most expensive restaurants keep their lights low. It is important to choose the right design for lamps and other light sources to match the ambiance in a room while also drawing visual attention and drama to the mood and tone of the atmosphere.
The use of candles is also very beneficial as they have a soft glow, which helps create contrast and bloom without overpowering the overall design language you are going for. Designer candles go a long way in creating a nice depth and visual cue and are pleasing to look at.
Choosing the right color scheme and sticking to the desired color palette is important to create design synergies, which help in amplifying ambiance through contrasts and tones. However, it is very important to stick to your color scheme as experimenting with different shades and designs is always good, but choosing them and implementing them in such a way that there is no overpowering area in your space is crucial.
Certain colors also invoke certain feelings and emotions. Blue for example often symbolizes serenity, peace, and balance while red symbolizes passion, love, and joy. Use color schemes to your advantage. Good design architecture is always seamless and intentional. Use wallpaper to enhance a table set-up or contrasting trays and mugs to create a pop of color on the table.