While your office workspace design and layout is important to the day to day successes, you can’t neglect one specific part of your office design: the reception area. The waiting room makes the first impression on your visitors and clients, so making it welcoming and professional looking is a great initial way to greet your guests.
Of course, the statement you make with your office furniture and design will be unique to your business. However, there are some general tips and ideas that make any waiting room office space comfortable and pleasant for your guests. By adding these elements to your reception, you could be that much closer to winning over business with the room. Important office design principles can carry over to the waiting room design too.
A Statement Reception Desk
Usually the first or most notable piece of office furniture to be seen, the right reception desk makes the statement your business will give. Make sure you choose something that fits in proportionately with the lobby space but large enough for the receptionist to work comfortably too. A nice reception desk can fit well into many office layouts and designs so you can use it for many years to come.
Supportive Ergonomic Seating
You’ll want to get comfortable ergonomic seating for both the receptionist and the guest. Your staff will work better if they aren’t distracted by any back or neck pains. Guests can feel more at ease with nice seating, but your waiting room chairs don’t need to be bulky sofas. Simple guest chairs save space and can offer a more modern open appearance that’s uncluttered by excessively large furniture.
In general, you can’t go wrong with a well-lit room. Make sure you have plenty of lighting in your reception area. Natural light is best, so depending on the office layout you can have great access to natural lighting already. You can add more light to the room with elegant floor lamps or wall fixtures.
Stylish Office Furniture and Decor
Personal touches can bring the whole reception area together. You may opt for a functional yet stylish coat rack at the door, some potted plants, or an area rug. Remember to not over do the decorating though, a limited number of art prints and other accents is enough to add style but not become tacky.
Let Edwards & Hill Help Design Your Office
Are you ready for an office space that allows your coworkers to work comfortably and productively? Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect office design for your facility. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with the high-quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your healthcare design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, and YouTube.