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simonhaskell

26 Oct 2018, 19:20

How To Create A Perfect First Impression With Your Office Reception


You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. And, for the vast majority of visitors to your workplace, your office reception area is the very first place they will see.

So, do your business a big favour  - make sure you follow these tips to WOW every single visitor who comes to your office by creating a completely welcoming reception space.

Comfortable Seating

Hopefully you rarely have to keep visitors to your workplace waiting very long. However, just in case a meeting is running late or your guest has arrived early, make sure you have attractive and comfortable seating areas where they can bide their time and feel relaxed for a few minutes.

Furniture with rounded corners rather than harsh edges often creates positive emotions in people, so bear that in mind if you are contemplating an office redesign.

Professional Receptionist

Your office receptionist is one of the most important members of staff. Like the reception area itself, your receptionist creates one of the very first impressions for all of your site visitors.

Make sure they are well-presented, friendly and highly professional at all times. Your sales team will definitely thank you for it!

Ambience In Abundance

Another way to create a great impression is by influencing the mood of your visitors when they enter your office reception area. This can be achieved in a number of subtle (but proven and effective) ways.

Soft colours like blues and greens on the walls and furniture have been shown to have a positive effect on people’s mood. Artwork with similar colours can bring even more ambience to your reception area.

Let in fresh air whenever the weather allows and use air fresheners or fragrant scents to keep a pleasant smell in the area throughout the day.

Make sure that there is ample natural lighting whenever possible - and create soft but effective lighting when natural light is not an option.

Would music be suitable for the reception in your workplace? If appropriate for your particular business, make sure that you get the volume of the music right and choose tracks or radio stations which will boost rather than sap the mood of your visitors.

Plants are another great way to set off a reception and create even more natural green colour for the area. Plantlife has also been shown to reduce stress levels too, so they are definitely a win-win situation for your workplace.

Spotlessly Clean

Last, but certainly not least - make sure that everything is spotlessly clean in your reception area, otherwise all of your hard work and careful design will have gone to waste.

Ensure that your office reception area has:

  • No dust on any surfaces
  • Super clean windows
  • A spotless carpet (or other flooring)

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