The Importance of Suitably Impressive Reception Furniture

June 1, 2012

It is imperative that the reception area of your company or organisation looks and feels suitably impressive. After all, this is the place where guest colleagues, potential investors and new recruits will first start to form an opinion about your company and its culture. If your reception area looks tatty and worn then your visitors may well surmise that your company is lacklustre and perhaps even lazy in its approach. Similarly, if your reception area is bland and sparse, your guests might believe your firm to be unimaginative and lacking in ideas.

Quite simply, you need to ensure that your reception area is able to make your visitors feel comfortable yet impressed. The best way to do this is to invest in suitably stylish reception furniture.

Any good reception area needs to have large, comfortable armchairs and sofas where visitors can relax whilst they wait to be met. Naturally, the type of seating you choose to have in your reception area will depend on the amount of space you have and the kind of image you want to convey. If you are limited on space then a selection of individual tub chairs may be the best choice. However, if you’re spoilt for space then you could instead invest in a comprehensive modular seating solution.

Both of these options are available in a range of styles and colours; therefore you could choose bright, bold options if you are a funky and creative company or opt for more traditional variants if your business is very serious in nature. In general, many more companies these days are choosing reception and office furniture items that have a contemporary feel. This is because contemporary tables, desks and chairs have clean and attractive lines and exude an efficiency which is well-suited to working environments.

Whilst your visitors are waiting patiently in your comfortable chairs, they will inevitably look around the reception area to ascertain more about your company. Unlike most other people who hurry through your reception area without looking, guests will take the time to scrutinise everything that they can see. Therefore it can often be a good idea to have a few select items in your reception area that will help them to form a positive opinion about your firm. For example, having a few of your industry awards on the wall will help to make a good impression, as will having fresh flowers on the tables. If you work for a creative company then having somewhat ‘quirky’ items like elaborate coat stands in your reception area can ensure your visitors get the right message whilst they are waiting.

Regardless of where you may work or what business you’re in, you will find that your reception area will benefit greatly from the furniture solutions we have available here at Furniture At Work (TM). From tub chairs and sofas to reception desks and coat stands, we’ve got everything you could possibly need to make your reception area suitably impressive!


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