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Get your office furniture right: Reception areas

How to get your reception area right

When entering a business the reception area is usually the first point of contact and we all know how important first impressions are! It’s vital to get your reception area perfect for everyone who comes to visit you. Below are a number of key points to consider that will make your reception area more welcoming to anyone that visits.

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Make sure you get the right person for the job

Choose the right person for the job

We just mentioned above how important a first impression is and it’s likely that anyone visiting your business will be attracted to the reception area first. This makes it vital for the appearance of the reception area along with all of the office furniture to be up to scratch along with the appearance of the staff. (Which we’re sure will be the case).

It’s important to have skilled staff who have been trained to offer a superb greeting every time. After all, filling your reception area with friendly faces will make it more welcoming and a nice place for your visitors.

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Style your reception area and keep it personal

It’s usually best to seek the advice of an office furniture design professional from our select dealer network, unless you’re handy with a pencil and have experience in design. As they will be able to make the best use of your space.

Adding a personal touch can be beneficial too, a logo, fresh flowers along with a coffee machine can all make the overall experience of your reception area not only stand out, but be memorable.


Keep your visitors entertained

People arrive early and sometimes you’re late for an appointment. So it pays to keep your visitors engaged and entertained, you never know, it could help you close your next deal. Easy ways to achieve this include, installing a flat screen TV which plays live news. (No sound, but put the subtitles on). Or had a slideshow of previous work.

An open Wi-Fi network is very useful as your client could be working whilst waiting. (Or just catching up on Facebook).


It’s clear to see that the reception area is one of the most important areas for a lot of businesses. This therefore makes it essential to ensure that your reception area is correct and all basic points are covered. Research has shown that a great office environment including reception area is linked with employing approachable staff, along with improving employees output, not to mention it being a more enjoyable place to be. At OfficeLife Solutions we can provide bespoke made to measure reception desks and office furniture, so get in touch and we will direct you to your nearest dealer who will be happy to help.