styling reception area

5 Showstopping Ways to Style your Reception Area 

Your reception area is where you can provide clients, customers, or everyday visitors with your business’s first impression, so it is highly important that this area reflects your branding, values, product or service. Once you have established this, designing and creating the perfect reception area for your business is easy! You don’t need to go all-out exceeding the budget for fancy storage or lighting, you just need to make sure that it stands out, and is uniquely tailored to your business.

We have come up with just a few ideas that are going to help you design and decorate your reception desk for your business ensuring it provides your workspace with character and style. 

1. Brand Presentation

Having your reception area resemble the values and expectations of your business is one of the best wow factors for potential clients. Whether you choose to have your logo demonstrated on your modular reception furniture such as your reception desk, on business cards, or even have your furniture designed and suited to your brand colours, either way, this will help to build recognition and familiarity for your business. 

2. Inspiring

Making sure your reception area is inspiring is so essential whilst meeting and greeting customers. Your reception area is often the first point of contact for visitors, therefore you’ll want to make sure it makes a fantastic and unforgettable impression with inspiring colours, signage, graphics, and furniture. 

For example, if you incorporate greenery within your reception area this may allow visitors to be aware of your business’s sustainable values, or having your reception area provide a sense of creativity and enthusiasm within the design can really sell the personality of your business and its unique character.

3. Create a Welcoming Atmosphere

One of the most important ways to ensure your customers are returning is to create an atmosphere that is welcoming and inviting. This can be as simple as the lighting, comfortable reception furniture seating, and incorporating the right colours that resemble your business’s branding. 

Having your business demonstrate authenticity and the correct ethos can be as simple as ensuring your visitors are welcomed with a familiar and friendly face and are valued and appreciated. Often companies will provide visitors with refreshments in their reception area, which is a great way of showing that they are prioritising the visitor’s wellbeing.

4. Keep It Clean

To ensure your visitors enter a comfortable and welcoming environment is by make sure that your office reception desk is clean and tidy and free from clutter. Having a messy reception counter can give your visitors the wrong impression, and can have your visitors not wanting to return. Making sure you regularly clean the area, and make sure it is smelling fresh and is free from the usual clutter is a great way to give your visitors a showstopping first impression.  

5. Unique Reception Furniture

The most important part of designing your reception area is ensuring you have the correct amount of furniture for your visitors to sit and wait, as well as coffee tables and storage. Ensuring your visitors have a place to sit and wait can immediately allow them to feel comfortable and establish their surroundings. 

If you are looking to style your hotel reception furniture then you may want to consider having furniture in different locations for various groups to sit and wait, yet if you are looking to style your hair salon reception furniture, you may want to ensure that you are space planning for magazines and coffee tables.


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There is no denying that a reception area is a key part of any business and there are many ways you can style your reception desks and reception chairs to ensure it delivers the right message to your future or existing clients. Not only do reception areas have to provide many benefits to your business, but they can also help to improve the structure and organisation.

Reception Furniture at Think Office Furniture

At Think Office Furniture we can help to furnish your reception area suitable to your business’s design. We have salon reception desks, shop reception desks, or even hotel reception desks available for the front house of your business for your guests to utilise as waiting areas. We have to offer many bespoke reception desks in a range of colours, shapes and sizes, as well as complimentary furniture such as soft seating, tub chairs and reception sofas for your waiting area of storage for your reception team. 

Our team of friendly experts can work with your every step of the way ensuring we meet all of your business needs going above and beyond building and crafting your reception desk and reception seating furniture with the very best materials. Whether you are looking for a small reception desk or a large reception desk, we can be sure to meet all of your visual expectations. 

If you would like more information regarding the wide range of reception desks and office reception furniture we have to offer at Think Office Furniture, then be sure to contact our friendly team and we can answer any questions you may have.