Receptionist desks are often the second things you'll notice upon entering a business' waiting area, right behind the smiles and greetings of those working behind them. They are built to speak to a customer about what type of business they are entering and to provide an ergonomic workstation for receptionists.
Reception desks are also chosen to help match the customer’s waiting area. That could mean a glass-fronted desk painted matte black to contrast the brightly lit, white-walled room with similar-colored furniture, or a stained wooden desk to match more rustic or antique decor.
Types of Reception Furniture
From desks to seats to end tables and more, reception furniture is about as varied as all the furniture in your home. Because you want to create an environment that keeps your customers comfortable while waiting, choosing the types of furniture you want to include in your waiting room is of utmost importance. Even more, you’ll want to keep your reception station as workable and comfortable as possible for the employee waiting on these patient guests.
You’ll want these comfortable arrangements to be as staid as possible while still offering comfort. Some common types of reception furniture include:
As we mentioned before, the reception desk and its placement is the centerpiece to your waiting room. They can be made of myriad materials and a variety of finishes and shapes. They can also be large or small and have room for one person or a few people, depending on the size of the waiting room.
Choose your reception desk with care — it can unconsciously leave a first impression on your business.
Deciding the type of seat you want really depends on the amount of space allotted for guests. If you have a small waiting room but expect a large volume of guests, you’re going to want to use the best seating arrangement possible to accommodate the most guests. This might include rows of armless chairs or larger sectional sofas.
If you have a larger waiting room, you can be more relaxed in your arrangement. Big leather lounge chairs are no longer out of the question, nor are love seats and sofas.
Coffee and End Tables
A good way to round out your reception area is with end tables or a coffee table. These can be made from traditional materials, such as glass or stainless steel, or with glass tops for a more modern look.
End and corner tables are ideal places for a guest to place their purse or handbag, as well as a good surface to place an end lamp. They can be made complete with the addition of reading materials such as magazines or local newspapers.
A coffee table — good at holding cups of coffee and reading materials alike — is a piece you can build around, instead of a space you fill in. Because seats built around coffee tables face each other, this gives guests seated there ample opportunity to talk to one another, which can help make the time go by quickly.
Why Choose Arnold’s for Reception Desks?
Arnold’s Office Furniture has a wide range of reception desks for sale, as well as reception furniture. As a company with 90 years of experience, we provide excellent customer service at all times. That’s why we’re available 24/7 for any of your office furniture needs.
Do you have a question, or would you like to request a free quote? Visit our website or give us a call at 866-370-5133 today!