Revamping your reception area

Published on 01/11/2016

Your reception area is the first thing that people see when they enter your premises. If it’s not up-to-scratch, they could instantly be put off dealing with your firm. While this may seem a little hasty and unfair, it’s easy to understand the logic behind the response. As far as third parties are concerned, if you can’t manage to present your reception area properly, your company may suffer from other shortcomings too.

If you think that you’re reception is looking a little dated or tatty, now’s the time to take action. The fact is, it’s never been easier to get hold of great looking, long-lasting office furniture. Here at Calibre we offer an impressive range of products, including items that are ideal for receptions.

Choose your desk wisely

The most important item in this part of your office is the desk. This is the focal point of the space and visitors automatically approach it when they enter your premises.

You can take your pick from modern or traditional looking desks, as well as curved or straight versions. You can also choose from a variety of sizes. As well as having the right appearance, it’s really important that these products are practical. For example, while a cute small desk may look fantastic in your reception, it may be no good if you will have more than one receptionist using it at once.

Your choice will also hinge on where exactly you want to position the desk. Perhaps you’re keen to tuck it away in a corner, or maybe you intend to make it into a central feature.

Are we all sitting comfortably?

Then you’ll need to consider seating. When people have to wait to be seen, it’s important they have somewhere to sit. If you don’t have enough chairs or benches and individuals are left standing about, potentially for many minutes, you won’t make a good impression.

Before you decide which chairs to go for, think carefully about how many people are likely to be present in your reception area at any given time. If you need plenty of seating, perhaps sofas and benches would be ideal, or compact stools that take up hardly any room.

The great thing is, by taking a look at the products we have to offer, you can be sure you’ll end up with products that are both practical and stylish.

Media walls and screens

As well as checking out our impressive office furniture UK, it may be worthwhile thinking about some extras to add to your reception. For example, perhaps a media wall or a large TV screen would make a great addition to the area. You could use this to display information about your company or simply to show the news.

It’s also worth investing in some artwork for the walls to give the space added personality and, for extra vibrancy, you can include plants. You might also want to think about using a nice fragrance in your reception area. Potpourri and air fresheners cost hardly anything yet they can have a major impact.

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