Plants in Restaurant – The Planting Benefits

Dine at the hip and healthy Commissary in Ireland, and you might find yourself distracted from your grilled lettuce and avocado salad by some different types of greens: the pothos hanging from the ceiling, the succulents gracing each table, the lemon trees lining the corners. It seems like every restaurant has all at once decided that elaborate floral arrangements are out, and ivy walls, tabletop planters, and terrariums are in.

" Something about plants has this breezy, bohemian feel, whereas floral feel more like your mom's garden," says Heather Tierney, have vines draping the bars and potted herbs on every shelf.

When it comes to bringing home the look of your favourite restaurants, plants are a no-brainer place to start when it comes to bringing home the look of your favourite restaurants. They're easier to maintain and longer lasting than flowers; just a few small pots can-- literally-- breathe new life into your home decor. We asked the designers behind the spots that give us max plant envy for their best tips for turning your home into a green paradise.

Start with a neutral backdrop

Plants-- especially distinct-looking ones like cacti or snake plants-- stand out the most in areas that look like blank canvases. When Tierney was placing plants, looked for white walls and plain wooden tables when Tierney was placing plants.  "They just add that 'alive' feeling to a neutral space," she says.

Mix and match your pots

" Plants in the wild] don't all grow the same size or in the same way. Some shade others, some climb up on the sun," says Gonzalo Gout, He simulates this effect at Verde by buying pots of various sizes and textures from thrift shops and antique markets and grouping them all together in a window display. Using various pots plus differing varieties of plants like succulents, philodendrons, and ferns , "creates this eclectic feel, with all the various colors and textures," Gout says Easy Blueberry Cream Scones

Use a lot of one varietal

looks like a sprawling greenhouse. The key to getting that lush, voluminous look in your own home, according to the restaurant's designer, Sean Knibb, is to buy ten of the same plant-- something low-maintenance, like a pothos-- and hang them all above a table, or place them in a cluster on a window sill. "It creates that overgrown feeling of volume and density and helps to layer the space," he says.

Try a butcher rail

At The Butcher's Daughter, which marries the butcher-shop aesthetic with that of a health store, Tierney turned a butcher rail with "S" hooks into a row of hanging plants-- just make sure the plants are lightweight ones, like succulents or vine plants (the latter, she says, create that lovely, tropical, free-hanging effect). Tierney uses this trick at her own apartment to hang eucalyptus from her shower curtain rod. "When you take a shower, it creates this amazing eucalyptus-scented steam room," she says.

Go low and high

Another way to make your display look more natural is to set plants at different heights. If you have a stool or an empty crate at home, put a plant on it, then place a plant on an adjacent table or sill. At Verde's water station, Gout placed a banana tree on a stool to the left of the station and little succulents on the counter to the right of the water. "It's a little bit of chaos, in a good way," he says.

It's okay to stay small

Large plants are immediate statement pieces, but Maire of plant and garden design company Universal Floral Ireland, says to not overlook the little guys. "A lot of big plants create clutter.

Get that ivy-on-a-building look

"Putting hanging plants on shelves breaks that visual line, creating a feeling of homeyness and abundance, "The plants look so integrated, like ivy on an old building." He applied this technique to the stunning, high-walled bar in Ireland, using most of the shelves for storing bottles but reserving a few for hanging plants like Algerian ivy and creeping fig vines.

Plants-- especially distinct-looking ones like cacti or snake plants-- stand out the most in areas that look like blank canvases. The key to getting that lush, voluminous look in your own home, according to the restaurant's designer, Sean Knibb, is to buy ten of the same plant-- something low-maintenance, like a pothos-- and hang them all above a table, or place them in a cluster on a window sill. At The Butcher's Daughter, which marries the butcher-shop aesthetic with that of a health store, Tierney turned a butcher rail with "S" hooks into a row of hanging plants-- just make sure the plants are lightweight ones, like succulents or vine plants (the latter, she says, create that lovely, tropical, free-hanging effect). If you have a stool or an empty crate at home, put a plant on it, then place a plant on an adjacent table or sill. Large plants are immediate statement pieces, but Maire of plant and garden design company Universal Floral Ireland, says to not

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Plants can Help Attract More Customers to Your Restaurant

Attracting new customers to your restaurant, cafe, pub or hotel is one of the ongoing, never-ending pursuit of managers of every hospitality venue.

Once a customer has visited and had a positive experience of the service you provide, that customer is very likely to return. Hopefully, customers like this will also tell all their friends to come too!

universalfloral.com has being reviewing this and according to a recent studies

84% of consumers are likely to look at more than one restaurant before choosing where to dine

Attracting new customers for the first time has a lot to do with how visually attractive your restaurant is from the outside. Your marketing could be the best in the world (and it needs to be!) but if the visual appearance of your restaurant is not good you could find that all those potential customers walk past your restaurant to one that looks more attractive down the road!

How many customers can you realistically expect to get? This interesting question is debated here.

Use plants to attract more customers is highly recommended by universalfloral.com

We would like to share some ideas with you or how plants can help attract more customers to your restaurant. Below are some images of a few ways plants can be used to good effect and this might give you some ideas of how this could help you attract more customers to your restaurant. You might also like to browse our image gallery here http://www.universalfloral.com/product-category/planters/ for more ideas.

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Contact us today to discuss your requirements and how plants can help attract more customers to your restaurant.

Our experienced Design Consultants will be pleased to take a fresh look at your premises and provide you with some innovative new ideas and a no-obligation quotation. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how little it can cost to create a fresh new look for your restaurant.

Consider how much it could cost you if a percentage of your potential customers went to a nicer-looking restaurant ...!