If you were meeting a client or potential client for the first time, you wouldn’t turn up in anything other than your best work clothes. This is because first impressions matter and everyone wants to make the perfect first impression.

So why would it be any different for your office reception? Making sure that visitors feel comfortable the moment they step foot in your office is extremely important. In most offices, the reception is the first place that visitors will see – so you want this to represent your business.

As a company that specialises in office design, we are experts in designing rooms to their fullest potential. There are many things that you can do to make sure that your office is as welcoming as possible.

Here are a few tips to help perfect yours.

Welcome to Reception Sign

We think that the best way to welcome visitors into your office is with a professional but friendly sign welcoming them and showing them they are in the right place. This gives them their first point of contact with your office immediately.

It will help put them at ease, as they won’t have to worry about where they need to go.

Interior Design

Somewhere to Sit

No one wants to stand around in an office waiting for their appointment, especially if they are going to be waiting a while. There is nothing worse than standing awkwardly around a room, waiting on someone else. This is likely to give them a bad impression about your company.

Stiff, uncomfortable chairs can be just as bad as having no chairs at all, so it’s important that you put some thought into it when designing your office. Your clients will be more impressed with plush comfortable sofas and chairs.

Brand the Area

Whilst visitors are waiting in your reception area, you should take the opportunity to advertise your brand – making sure it’s well reflected. You can do this by decorating the reception with company colours, having branded stationary available on tables, and making sure your logo is visible in several places.

By decorating your office reception in a way that represents your company, you are showing your clients that this is your office and not just a faceless company.


Here at OfficeScape LLP, we can help you transform your office into a professional and welcoming place for your clients and employees. We are experts in turning your office space into a lively and vibrant place to work.

If you would like more information about our services, or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 01553 811 833 and a member of our staff will be happy to help.

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