If you're looking to improve the guest waiting experience while earning your corporate decor the compliments it deserves, you're in the right place! Today on the OfficeAnything.com blog we'll be highlighting 5 awesome ways to help your business create a cool waiting room in 2016. From effective space planning to adding unique accents, the advice here is a must read. Enjoy!
1.) Effective Space Planning
It all starts with effective space planning! Work with your team to obtain the dimensions of your space. Take note of all entry ways, windows, power outlets, and load bearing members that will affect the way your furniture fits. Once you've got your dimensions, double check them for accuracy. You'll be glad you did! The most common office makeover mistakes typically stem from improper space planning.
Take your space planning mission a step further by getting a little design inspiration! You can visit a local showroom to boost product knowledge and research the latest trends. We also recommend browsing social sharing sites like Pinterest and Instagram. Here you'll be rewarded with lot's of awesome ideas to help your waiting room stand out and leave a lasting impression on valued visitors.
2.) Power Up
Powered office furniture and seating solutions are rapidly becoming the industry standards. If you're looking to keep your waiting room up to date with the latest trends, you'll definitely want to consider powered chairs for your project. We recommend the OFM Serenity collection! These ultra cool and contemporary chairs put AC and USB input options at your guest's fingertips. Rest assured, you're visitors will love the ability to conveniently work and charge devices while waiting for their appointment.
3.) Modular Seating
The classic combination of a sofa and two lounge chairs will always have it's place. That being said, if you really want to up the cool factor of your space, it's time to start thinking outside the box. To help, we recommend modular seating. Going modular with your waiting room makeover will allow you to create one of a kind layouts that maximize floor space. Popular modular seating collections from Global Total Office like River are a must consider. The River seating line offers cutting edge components that work together to boost collaboration and comfort. River chairs are available with optional power modules so you can still take advantage of the 'Power Up' tip highlighted above!
4.) Awesome Tables
Cool chairs are great, but to really make your waiting room stand out you'll need tables to match! Awesome accent tables will wow your visitors and pull your space together. When selecting accent tables, consider a variety of shapes and finishes that will compliment your layout. Stylish tables can be found from respected furniture brands like Mayline, OFM, and Global Total Office to effectively match most of today's top modern seating lines. We highly recommend purchasing new tables for your waiting room as opposed to used. One you've created a super cool space, you'll want it to last! Your tables will be used by nearly every visitor. Don't let durability and poor quality become an issue that looses you impression points with your guests!
5.) Unique Accents
The right combination of waiting room accents will put your project over the top. You can keep it simple with minimal wall art, or push the limits with industrial sconces and lighting fixtures. When it comes to finding cool accents, we recommend visiting salvage yards, flea markets, and antique shops. You'll be able to find pieces that get your guests talking while setting your interior a notch above the competition. Further accent your waiting room with a cool area rug to complete the vibe. When you're finished adding waiting room accents, take pics of your project and show it off online. You'll be helping fellow designers get inspired while simultaneously networking to learn new ways to improve on your hot new waiting room.