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Interior Paint and Design Ideas for Your Reception Area

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014

Interior Paint and Design Ideas for Your Reception Area

With all of the factors at play in the design and function of your commercial office building, not to mention the daily operations, it can become easy to let the loudest voices get your attention first. This isn’t always negative, but occasionally it leaves those things that are more subtle, yet still very important, slightly ignored.

A good example of this can be the painting and design of your reception area, or lobby. After all, it’s just a collection of chairs and a coffee table, right?

In reality, this particular space where your clients, guests, and prospective customers wait is a huge point of opportunity. With careful planning and a little strategy, you can make sure that this first impression you’re offering is the very best it can be.

A Handful of Moments to Welcome and Impress

Here are a few tips and ideas to consider:

  • Make your reception area functional - Few things are more frustrating than a chaotic waiting experience, whether it’s in an airport terminal, a line at the grocery store, or a lobby. Make sure there is plenty of seating available, and that it's the right kind of seating for your business’ climate. If you offer a very informal, laid-back environment, couches can work. If yours is a professional office, stay with individual chairs.
  • Purposeful distractions - While magazines still have a place, make sure that they are neat, organized, and specifically chosen. Given the technological age we live in, replacing reading material with charging centers and work areas can be a classy option too.

  • Brand your business - When people walk into your reception space, they should know that it’s yours. Can you display your logo or slogan? If applicable, why not offer a display center where samples of your products are available to view?

  • Professional interior paint and design - Interior paint in a commercial environment holds incredible opportunity to be either a real asset, or detrimental. Color psychology tells us that different colors interact with your brain in unique ways, causing everything from stress and anxiety to productivity and calm. Choose colors that work for your purposes! With a professional application, they can create a beautiful environment of obvious professionalism.

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