Choosing The Right Reception Furniture For Your Company
September 25, 2017
The reception furniture that you choose for your workplace can help to promote a positive image of you and your company. It is the first area that visitors will encounter, which is instrumental in forming their first impressions of you. Ugly and unwelcoming furniture can send out negative signals, making visitors feel like they would rather be anywhere else. Let’s face it, no one likes to be kept waiting – but if they must, at least they can be comfortable.
When choosing reception furniture, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Colour and material
- Durability and construction
It’s time to forget about boring old furniture – there’s an array of options out there that can help your reception to speak volumes about your company and how you to take care of visitors.
If you’re short on space, keep it simple – a classy couch will have an excellent impression on visitors, just make sure it’s comfortable! Choosing the right chairs will help visitors to feel at ease. Complete the look by matching the colour of your chairs to that of your logo. Pair seating with a timber or glass coffee table, which will serve as the focal point of the space. On the topic of tables, be sure to avoid any that will stain easy and lay down a few coasters.
Occasionally, you might find yourself in need of some emergency seating – particularly if you’re conducting interviews or an in-house seminar. It’s a good idea to set aside some of your budget for investing in stacking chairs, which can be placed out and then stacked away when no longer required. This will help you to maximise your space – your reception won’t be cluttered with far more chairs than are needed and the spares won’t take up too much room.
The desk is probably the first thing visitors will notice when they walk into your reception area. Look for one that is welcoming, so that visitors will feel comfortable and confident as they approach it. The desk also needs to have enough space for your receptionist to do their job. Ensure that it’s high enough for visitors to stand at comfortably but not so high that your receptionist’s head barely peeks over the top.
A crucial part of your receptionist’s job could be to keep files stored and organised – you need to ensure that they are provided with ample storage to achieve this. Instead of using the same old drab metal filing cabinets that have been used in workplaces for decades, why not consider something more colourful and that adds character to the space? There are ample solutions available in this day and age.
If you are planning to redecorate your reception area, ensure that it’s stylish and features comfortable furniture. These things will combine to have a long lasting impression on your visitors. Although this area alone is not enough to get a fair evaluation of your company, in many cases the quality of the reception furniture and the area as a whole has been the basis on which visitors would be willing to negotiate further and give you their business.