In business, putting your best foot forward often begins with the reception area of your office. When a client is coming for a big meeting, their introduction to the tone of your company happens the moment they set foot in the door. It is important to make a good first impression by having a reception area which emphasizes what is most important to your business. While the client’s first impression is paramount, the atmosphere sets the tone for employees as well. If the moment you step into the office feels right, every day will begin with a smile.
It is important for your reception area to match your brand and to be angled towards your target audience. For example, if you work with children, consider having a section of your desk at a lower height to cater to the needs of young ones. Small things such as this can go a long way to make your customers feel welcome and cared for. However if you are a high power law firm, consider dark leather to emphasize professionalism and expertise. Here at Better Office Furniture in St. Charles, Missouri we are here to help you have the reception space of your dreams.
While the reception area is only one room in your office, it is arguably the most important. There is more to this space than meets the eye, and looking at a variety of areas will go a long way to creating the mood you want to craft. Whether you are going for a calming space or an environment which exudes power, there are many ways to set your reception area to have the best first impression possible!
The first thing people see when they step into your reception area is the reception desk. Reception desks must be both functional, as well as beautiful. There are a variety of types of desks one can choose from which serve not only the practical purpose of a desk, but are easy on the eyes. Having a clear uncluttered space will speak volumes about your brand. There is no better way to give a great first impression than with a great reception desk. We love the Express EL Cherry Reception U Station for its tremendous functionality. Not only is this desk beautiful, it does its job well, with space to work in and areas to put things away when it’s time!
The artwork you choose to hang in your office also sets the mood. Whether you choose bright and modern impressionist works or keep things simple with minimalist art, you can showcase your style. A well lit reception area with carefully chosen prints can put clients in the right mood for your office, which can lead to more productive meetings and even more sales!
If you don’t have much wall space, or art is just not your thing, consider having a few potted plants in your reception area! Plants also lend a lot to a reception area, not only do they add brightness, but they also help purify the air and have been proven to help reduce stress! While they do require some maintenance, there are many plants which are perfectly suited for an office environment and require minimal care.
The seating in your reception area also emphasizes the tone of your company. The style of your seating helps to set the mood of your reception area and emphasizes the personality of your company. Looking for a more modern feel? Try our Contemporary Black Reception Couch for a classy yet modern vibe. This high quality piece accentuates professionalism with a hip touch.
If you want to exude power and class, try our Classic Traditional Button Tufted Chair. The dark leather and dark wood exudes power and confidence, creating a space which says you mean business. No matter what look you’re going for, Better Office Furniture has a seating option for you!
Having music in your reception area not only fills the quiet, it helps set the mood you are intending. A soundtrack quietly playing in the background can help make wait times seem shorter, which is a win for everyone involved! Try peppy music if you want to give off an energetic vibe and something calming to help keep everyone in a good mood! The music you play goes a long way to set the mood and create a great atmosphere which emphasizes the culture of your brand.
Nothing is more enticing than the smell of freshly brewed coffee! Show some hospitality with a pot of coffee and a fridge stocked with water or other beverages for your clients. Having some small snacks available also emphasizes that you care about your customer and want to put them first!
We all know reception areas need reading materials, however up your game by having branded information on your company as well as industry specific titles available to put clients in the mood for meetings! Placing these materials
on our Laminate End Table which comes in cherry, espresso and mahogany, will put your best foot forward for everyone who enters.
There are many different ways to make your reception area great, take a few of these tips and see how you can elevate your reception area for your clients as well as your employees! We at Better Office Furniture in St. Charles, Missouri want to help you create an on-brand reception area which inspires everyone who walks through the doors!