Decor, colour and avoiding plain walls!
Your office reception should embody your organisational identity. Whether the message you are trying to communicate is creativity, transparency, innovation and/or teamwork, your reception should reflect this clearly.
The importance of colour cannot be underestimated! Natural colours - or those that reflect the environment - may have a more positive and calming effect. Sky blues and various shades of yellow encourage positive thoughts and feelings. Of course, choosing the right colour can make the space inviting but it can also make smaller reception areas feel larger than what they are.
When choosing your office reception colours, consider using colours which match your brand identity, and can draw attention to the features on the walls. Try contrasting walls where company logos and branding manifestations are positioned.
Plain walls will tell your visitors nothing about your company. You should consider decorating your reception with company imagery, which can help your clients familiarise themselves with the company and what you do. Printed wallpaper is a cost-effective way to do this. And don't forget... art! This can communicate the right kind of message in a non-corporate way.
Want to find out more about the effect of colour? Take a look at our blog:
Office Colour Psychology: What Colour Scheme Does Your Office Need?