4 Strategies for Making the Most of Your Lobby or Reception Area

When it comes to the style and functionality of your business or office space, it can be easy to slip into the habit of pouring your time, energy, and resources into certain aspects of your building and letting others sit a little lower on the priority list.

An example of one of these often-overlooked spaces is your reception area, or lobby. Depending on your specific business and space it could take a variety of shapes and forms, but the chances are good that it’s a spot where customers, clients, and visitors congregate at least for a few minutes.

These “few minutes” are crucial.

When you’re proactive and strategically design this space (including decor and interior paint), you can have total control over the messages that are being sent to, and processed by, those sitting in your reception area.

Make Your Business’ First Impression A Good One!

Here are a few ideas to consider:

  • Make your space functional – As accurately as you are able, project how much seating you will need. You want to avoid ever having a “standing-room only” situation. Also, what kind of seating is right for you? Depending on the nature of your business, individual seating might be a better idea than a more informal couch arrangement.

  • Provide distractions – Identify and include items that your waiting guests might appreciate. How about magazines that relate to your business, or other reading materials? Charging centers and work-spaces also are a modern and thoughtful addition.

  • Brand your business – Your waiting area should not be completely generic. It should be truly yours; this might mean including your slogan or logo in the design. Do you have a product you can display, or a sampling of certain materials/items that could be looked over?

  • Make the best interior paint and design choices – The design and ambience of your reception area is hugely important. What are you communicating through your office color choices? Are they warm and bold, or maybe passive and neutral? Or (and this should be avoided at all cost) are they grating and tiring?

Ask A Professional Painter!

At the end of the day, you want your clients and customers to be happy. Well, at ALLBRiGHT 1-800-PAINTING, painting happiness is what we’re all about! Why not let us help you transform your walls with exactly the right colors to further the message you want to send? It would be our pleasure to help!