ReDesign Your Office Reception On A Budget
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A designated space says a lot about your business. Welcome your guests professionally by creating a lasting impression and by showing them how good you are in managing your reception area/ welcome desk. Your reception area is the first point of contact for all the visitors, use these reimagining tips to redesign your reception area with minimum expenditure.
- Display Art:
What you put on a wall makes a huge difference, yes you do have your company’s logo put up at different places but is that sufficient? The size of your office plays an integral part in reimagining your workplace. Display art gives the visitors something to look at when they are waiting at your office, in addition to conveying a message about your work culture and your company’s attitude.
Tip: Framed photographs of your achievements, city scenery, leadership thoughts are few of the examples to make the area look aesthetic.
- Color Psychology – Using wall paints:
Color psychology helps in maintaining a calm atmosphere at your workplace. It is not always necessary to have your brand’s color on the walls/ partitions near the reception area, the color must add a good influence on your visitors. If your reception space is huge, you can paint your wall using patterns and bright colors that correspond well with your brand theme. If not, light and airy colors will do the trick to make your office space look bigger.
Tip: Stick with light or neutral colors as dark colors make the space look smaller.
- Lighting and fixtures:
For someone who has a small reception area, the company must consider placing a mirror to make the space look bigger. Natural lights are highly recommended to make the office space look bright and vibrant. If there’s no availability of natural light at your reception area, the company must adequately place artificial lighting to make the reception area look more lively.
Tip: Florescent lights are a big no. Spot light on the logo, general room lights and task lights can be considered.
- Environment Friendly:
Greenery not only reduces the work stress, but also enhances the office aesthetics. Plants have proven to improve an individual’s psychology by providing them with a better environment to work on. For someone who has been juggling between meetings, a serene looking interior filled with both natural and artificial artifacts will surely create a positive vibe within.
Tip: Choose the most suitable office plant which is easy to maintain; Jade, chinese evergreen, snake plant, cactus, spider plant and warneck dracaena are a hit.
- Reception Desk Design & Built:
Reception desk is always placed at the center of the lobby for visitor’s immediate vision. It is highly recommended to have a granite reception desk as it looks professional, sleek and shiny. The practical usability with hidden compartments for storage is a must because it will eventually reduce the clutter on the desk. The height of the desk should also be looked at.
Tip: Choose a hard-wearing material that will stand the test of time.
It can therefore be concluded that before narrowing down to the type and the style of office that you need, you must first focus on the theme that you want for your office space. Don’t be afraid to showcase your achievements by placing your awards and team pictures near the reception area. Ask the visitors if they need any refreshments and go all out by placing branded merchandising like pens or notepad at the reception desk.
Design Desk India specializes in enhancing the visual environment of work spaces, be it an office, factory or retail. Our design makeovers are fast and effective with no structural changes and minimum workflow disturbances and a quick turnaround.