Welcome! That is what all reception areas should say through the visual representation of their furniture, layout and colour schemes. A visitor to the establishment should walk through the magical automatic revolving doors and be greeted by a minimalistic yet well-furnished reception that reflects the quality of the business in the quality of the furnishings. From reception desks to sofas, lighting fixtures to beverage machines and coffee tables to potted plants, everything in a reception area should be steeped in quality that will instantly give a visitor a sense of being somewhere very professional and important. The layout should be clearly thought out to make the most of the available space whilst being practical for visitors, receptionists and staff alike.
Is your reception area well laid out for visitors and does it fill you with a sense of pride to say I work for this company? If the answer is no, then it may be time to rethink the aesthetics of the reception space.
For similar reasons, the quality of communal areas can also affect people’s perceptions of the quality of the business. A company that takes pride in all aspects of its workspace is one that takes pride in the work directly related to customers. A well designed communal area can contain any number of facilities for visitors and staff whilst boosting morale and encouraging staff to work that little bit harder. It really is a wonder what a good space can do for a company, almost like magic.