L-Shape reception desks often offer double the work and storage space compared to standard varieties. These desks combine two desks into one in the shape of an "L". This is a perfect option for receptionists that will need to have more equipment than just a computer and phone, such as a fax machine, printer or scanner.
Bow Front reception desks offer a practical and stylish option. They provide room for display materials and writing room for guests. For offices where the guests and receptionist are filling out confidential paperwork, this elevated shelf provides privacy. This style also helps to maintain the tidiness of the room, by masking paperwork and files at the reception desk.
By combining the workspace of up to three desks, the U-Shape reception desk provides the most space for work and storage. These desks often provide a hutch for storage and display. U-Shape desks are ideal for reception areas that will process a great deal of paperwork on a daily basis. These are also the largest reception desks and many not work in every reception room.
Tandem seating provides a uniform look for the reception room, with two to five conjoined seats. Some are available in single units and are customizable. Other available features include tables attached between seats, and comfortable deep cushioned seats.
Seat Materials: Fabric, Mesh, Vinyl
Frame Materials: Metal, Plastic, Wood
Price: $100-$4,000 each
Sofas provide comfortable seating and should especially be considered if guests will be waiting for a significant amount of time. Some modern reception sofas are equipped with power and USB ports for guests to charge and connect their devices while they wait.
Seat Materials: Fabric, Leather, Plastic, Vinyl
Frame Materials: Metal, Plastic, Wood
Price: $200-$10,000 each
Available with or without arms, benches provide a versatile seating option. Guests can sit on either side of benches or use them as tables. Benches are easy to clean, as well.
Seat Materials: Fabric, Leather, Vinyl
Frame Materials: Metal, Wood
Price: $50-$2,000 each
Literature racks showcase and organize reading materials such as magazines, brochures, documents and pamphlets. These are available in small sizes, like desktop and wall file pocket versions, up to large sizes, like wall units and freestanding versions. Literature racks also keep the reading materials in good shape. Some can hold many items, with more than 70 pockets. Additionally, some literature racks are rotating or have wheels for added convenience.
Materials: Metal, Plastic, Wood
Directory boards and signs provide information to your guests such as directions and news. These can be wall mounted or freestanding, with single or double pedestal, and can be used indoor and/or outdoor. Directory boards can be incredibly helpful for guests, and come in many colors and some can be locked.
Sizes: Range from 18"' up to 4'
Board Materials: Bulletin, Changeable letter board, Markerboard, Menu Board
Frame Materials: Wood, Aluminum
Coat racks provide a convenient place to hang belongings while visiting your office. You can purchase these as individual hooks or as a whole rack, and as freestanding, over-the-door, or wall mounted. Some freestanding versions have casters or wheels for added mobility. Other features include umbrella racks, coat hangers, mirrors, and shelves.
Materials: Manufactured wood, metal, plastic, wood
Lighting in your reception room can set the tone for visitors. You will want to strike a balance with lighting; too bright can feel clinical, while too soft can make it difficult for visitors to read or fill out paperwork. Natural daylight is ideal, but you can supplement with ambient light via overhead, table and floor lamps.
Decor should show your brand in a focused way; it should be professional but that doesn't mean it has to be lackluster. Look for artwork, photographs, and accents that represent your business. Mirrors, clocks, indoor plants, bookends, fountains, and rugs are just some of the options for styling your reception room. Many businesses highlight company achievements and history in the reception room with items such as framed awards and logo iterations.