Your front of office or reception area is the first thing that speaks to your customers about your business. They evaluate the space and make a judgment before they even talk to any of your employees. For this reason, the office furniture you choose has major significance. As you design your front of office or reception space, keep these tips in mind about choosing office seating and more.
In most reception spaces, the front desk is the focal point of the room. The nature of your business will dictate many factors when you choose a desk, including the size and style of the desk. Whatever desk you choose, it should face the door as customers come in, so your employees can greet them appropriately. Be sure to choose desks with ample drawer space, so your employees can keep the front desk tidy and organized. Additional filing cabinets and bookcases can also help with storage needs. For reception areas in which privacy is required, such as doctors’ offices, medical and specialized filing as well as custom office furniture that includes a panel system can be a solution.
Customer seating should always be comfortable, but if your customers are waiting for important meetings, their seats shouldn’t be as cozy as those in a spa reception area, since they want to remain alert. Include a mix of chairs and sofas or loveseats, so customers have a variety of options. Contemporary style furniture can work in creative or technology industries, while physicians, lawyers, and other serious businesses may wish to opt for traditional styles. If your business has wifi, make sure to include furniture that has connectivity for your customer’s convenience.
Neutral or muted colors are good choices for companies who want to communicate stability and reliability to their customers. Creative businesses might want to show off their inventiveness by using bright colors in their reception spaces, or even office furniture with print fabrics.
The office design professionals at Office Furniture Expo are committed to helping you choose the right office furniture for every space in your office. Begin the process of updating your front office or reception space, or simply browse our extensive selection of office furniture in Atlanta, when you stop by our Showroom or call (770) 455-0440.