Five Easy Ways to Boost the Appearance of Your Restaurant: Tablecloths, Lighting and Art

Five Easy Ways to Boost the Appearance of Your Restaurant: Tablecloths, Lighting and Art

As a restaurant owner, you want to create a space that draws people in. Having the most exceptional chefs working hard behind the scenes to create incredible food means nothing if you can’t get customers through the door. Maybe your dining establishment is what you could refer to as a ‘hidden gem’. Nevertheless, it can be incredibly frustrating when you know your restaurant is worthy of paying customers who will love it but you are unable to attract business.

How do you go about doing this? There are a few things you can do but arguably, the most important is to make sure it’s looking as good as possible! In order to give your restaurant a makeover, you don’t need to break the bank! There are a few simple things you can do in order to achieve a refreshed look that is sure to breathe some new life into your restaurant. With this in mind, here in this blog, we outline five easy things you can do in order to boost your restaurant’s appearance. Read on to find out more!

Quality Restaurant Tablecloths

When guests enter a dining room, the first thing they will notice when sitting down is the table linen. Making sure you have high-quality linen is essential and renting linen can be a good solution for acquiring the highest quality table linens. At London Linen,  our range of restaurant linen includes contemporary and traditional style tablecloths to suit the look of your restaurant and add an immaculate flair to every meal.

Quality is key when it comes to table linen and this is something that cannot be underestimated in terms of pulling in customers. As the saying goes, the devil is in the detail and even seemingly minor details such as having quality tablecloths are something that is going to attract customers. You can even opt for various different colours to suit the style of your establishment.

White table line evokes a classic and contemporary feel. On the other hand, a darker shade of red or green evokes a Mediterranean, rustic feel. The choice very much comes down to you but ensure this is something that you devote due time and attention to.

On a more practical level, tablecloths see a lot of action. Think about the fact that drinks, sauces or anything else are spilt on them on a daily basis. You need to ensure your table is protected. A good-quality tablecloth is going to absorb and slow any spills. What’s more,  this is going to save the clear up, the time this takes and possible dry-cleaning expenses. Here at London Linen, we provide pristine table linens available for both permanent and temporary hire.

Exceptional Lighting

This one might not seem so important but it certainly is something you need to consider. Who wants to sit in a dark and gloomy restaurant? And how can any potential customers see inside your lovely establishment if it’s too dark inside? Also, how are they going to be able to see what they’re eating or the menu? On a practical basis, you need to consider your customers who are visually impaired as well.

That said, you can also use lighting to create an atmosphere. Perhaps in the daytime, you want to create a fresh, light and airy atmosphere suited to a lunchtime date. However, in the evening, maybe more atmosphere is required to create a cosy, intimate feel. You can achieve any kind of atmosphere you like - all with the power of good lighting. Certainly don’t underestimate the importance of this.

Wall Art

Having art in your restaurant is such a fantastic addition to the place. You can select artwork which reflects the feel and general appearance of the restaurant or another great option is to use your restaurant to showcase the art of local artists in the area. This creates a really lovely community feel. Another idea is to showcase the artwork of the area in which you are based. It’s always nice to have something on the walls to create a talking point of simply to appreciate the beauty of!

Invest in Linen Napkins

Something as simple as having a great quality linen napkin makes a real difference to your business and is something that accounts for its overall appearance, this is something you need to factor into your restaurant’s look. It’s also a more sustainable option too! If you have been deliberating about making the transition to linen napkins, you may wish to consider renting them instead. This is not only cost-effective but also works on your terms. In the unlikely event that you find that napkin hire isn’t working for you, you can cancel your hire booking.

A linen napkin provides an old-school elegance and charm to a restaurant and is something that people are certainly going to appreciate. You can get linen napkins from London Linen in a vast range of colours to suit your restaurant’s feel. It just comes down to what your preferences are!

Minimal Design

You’ll notice when dining in a high-quality restaurant that everything is kept pretty simple and minimal in terms of design. From the general interiors to the menu itself, again less is more works well. Do what you do and do it well. Keep it simple and invest in good quality seating as well as decoration. Although it’s nice to have decoration and style, you don’t want to detract from the food itself! Fresh flowers never go amiss and simple table displays are often the most tasteful. Think clean lines and elegant designs.

Old, faded, chipped paint will make the place look jaded and tired. Remove old paint and replace it with a fresh, new coat that coordinates with the current decor. A new coat of paint will instantly brighten up any restaurant space!

If in doubt about what colour to paint your restaurant, again, less is more and we recommend white. You may wonder what the logic of using white paint is. However, a simple coat of white is going to give the whole room a completely fresh look. It will make it look more fresh and modern. White is an instant mood booster, and people are going to love it.

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As London’s restaurant scene has changed over that time, London Linen has invested in processes, linen ranges and people to ensure our service provision remains unparalleled in the culinary capital of the world. Today we provide quality linen across the whole range of restaurants that the capital boasts, from casual dining to fine dining, from café deli to Michelin starred establishments.


As well as table linen, we have developed a comprehensive range of chefs' wear perfectly tailored to the needs of those working in busy kitchens. We have taken into consideration elements such as comfort, functionality, temperature, choice, design and safety. We have then strived to source products that excel in all these areas for our valued customers.


We have developed a range of products that are both traditional and contemporary and service methods that complement and enhance our customer’s experience. To find out more about the services we offer, please feel free to contact us today. We’d be delighted to help with any enquiries you may have.


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