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First impressions always stick around, which is why having an effective reception area is extremely important. A positive first impression the second a visitor steps through the door is key, and one way to achieve this is to make sure a personal touch accompanies the office reception furniture, decor and utility in your space.
How to Plan a Perfect Reception Area
A well designed Reception Lobby is a perfect balance of functionality, aesthetics, and personality. To make sure the space sends across the exact message that you wish to convey, a thorough planning of every last detail is necessary.
Here’s everything else that a tasteful Reception Area needs:
A Functional Layout
A well designed reception area requires a practical layout that balances aesthetics and purpose. The general look and feel should ideally appeal to the tastes of the clientele who will be frequenting the space, and represent the image of your company as well. This could vary between cozy, inventive, sleek or striking.
The lobby is a space that has to manage frequent and consistent foot traffic. Plan around this issue by ensuring that you incorporate practical elements that can survive considerable wear and tear. Plan in advance how you will minimize visible clutter. Quality reception area furniture is never a wasted investment when it comes to office design.
Select a colour scheme with care. Pale neutrals and earthy tones are versatile and go well with a variety of furnishing options. You can also experiment with materials such as glass, chrome, acrylic and tile; try to find a combination that makes for a striking appearance. Choose fun lighting fixtures that complete the look.
The reception area acts as the face of your company, so the lobby should also reflect your brand aesthetic. Incorporate your brand’s colour scheme into the design as much as possible; and incorporate the brand logo on design elements.
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A Welcoming Atmosphere
You must always consider the atmosphere you wish to create within the space.
Imagine yourself as a guest stepping into your building; how would you like to be greeted and seated? Decide what you wish for the lobby to say about your company, and use that philosophy to guide your design choices. Would you prefer to come across as demure or edgy? Vibrantly colourful or monochrome?
The best Reception furniture supplier in Dubai
We offer only the best when it comes to office lobby furniture. Here’s all the furniture you’ll need for a Reception Area, and how to choose them:
The reception desk is the focus of the lobby. Its style, shape and size will determine many of your other decor choices. The Furniture Labels offers a wide variety of original and eye-catching reception desks that make a statement.
Choose complementary materials for all your main furnishings to achieve a cohesive look. Orientation matters too; a desk facing the entry door makes for an atmosphere of friendly, immediate greeting; while orienting it at an angle to the door gives a more formal setting. The Furniture Labels can help you find or design the perfect furniture that’s up to your expectations of durability and visual appeal and well within budget.
Waiting Area Chairs
There are a lot of options when it comes to waiting room furniture. Again, it all comes down to the nature of your business, the number of people you expect to accommodate, and whether the foot traffic is expected to be consistent or not.
The two main types of Waiting Area Seating are:
1. Beam Seating
Ideal for businesses which expect many visitors on a daily basis (e.g. Clinics) and need to maximise available space to accommodate the most number of people.
Pros: a sturdy, durable and comfortable seating choice.
Cons: cannot be adjusted as often and as easily as individual chairs.
2. Visitor Chairs
There are a LOT of options when it comes to choosing visitor chairs, which means you can easily find ones that match your exact design theme and style.
Pros: Can be moved around easily, are more comfortable than beam chairs, and offer flexible layout options.
Cons: Cannot seat as many people, and a lot of visitor chairs together can look disorganised and cluttered.
3. Sofa seating
Sofas come in a wide range of finishes, with a custom choice of fabric & colour, from a simple modern looking sofa to very traditional designs. Before choosing the sofa that’s best for you and your space, ask yourself these questions:
- How much foot-traffic am I expecting? If your business has constant visitors, you may need to choose a sofa material with a high rub count that can take considerable wear.
- Do I need to choose a material that’s easily cleanable? If you’re a business that can expect a messy clientele (like a paediatric consultancy) or a business with hygienic concerns (example, F&B sector), it might be best to choose a faux leather or synthetic material that can easily be wiped and cleaned regularly.
- Do I need to provide grouped seating? Will your lobby be used simply for waiting, or will it also be used as a collaborative space? Based on this, choose sofas for a linear layout or a cluster layout. You can play around with colours and material to demarcate clusters of sofas – this would come in handy for company group exercises.
A receptionist may need to store and organise files, so make sure to provide enough storage space. Consider a colourful cabinet or a custom designed piece that goes with the design theme you’ve picked for your space instead of that boring old metal file organiser!
Aesthetics are as important as functionality for a lobby area, which means your space needs accents and décor! We’re talking planters, a cosy carpet, coasters; anything that can give your space a livelier, welcoming, and polished feel.
Meet and Greet Visitors in Style
The first visit or the hundredth, the visitor must always feel welcomed and at ease. For potential business partners and job candidates, design is especially important; their experience in the lobby could make all the difference in their decision to work with your company. We at The Furniture Labels can simplify the whole process by working with you to put together a lobby that is comfortable, spacious, and aligns perfectly with your brand.
You need a well-planned reception area for your corporate office to ensure a positive first impression the second a visitor step through the door. To achieve this, you need to make sure that your personal touch is evident in the furniture placement, décor and utility of your office reception lobby; and The Furniture Labels portfolio of affordable quality Reception Desks is equipped to help you achieve just that.
Make sure that your reception area fulfils the following checklist:
- A Functional Layout
- Practical Design
- A Central Reception Desk
- Effective Branding
- A Welcoming Atmosphere
We have reception desks and office lobby furniture to fit every budget. From high quality readymade furniture to custom fabrications, we can help you find the perfect pieces for your reception area.