Office reception area

Reception Furniture

You never get a second chance at a first impression (or so they say) so it’s important to create the impact you want with your reception furniture as soon as someone walks through the door.

A reception area can serve many purposes. It could be an area for quiet contemplation, an eye-catching introduction to your brand or somewhere inviting to sit. With space at a premium, perhaps your reception also has to double up as an informal meeting space?

The furniture needs to be welcoming but practical. Make sure you think about who will be visiting and using the space – what would suit them best? The chances are they won’t be sat for too long, so although comfort is key don’t get carried away and leave your customers struggling to get up from a deep sofa or squishy chair!

Choose a layout that works best for the space without creating a muddled feeling – if in doubt, go minimal to create a calm environment.

There is a huge variety of fabrics available so the furniture can be the feature of the space, or you can always dress the area up with some good looking (and useful) storage, or structural plants.

So whatever you need, we’re here to help select the furniture that’s right for you.

We’ve featured a couple of our favourite products below, but if you’re looking for more inspiration you can take a tour of our top reception furniture picks or have a look at some of our mood boards.

If you are looking for new reception furniture please give us a call on 0330 332 0880 or send us an email on


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Reception Design Checklist

Are you promoting a warm welcome or withstanding a high amount of traffic? Download our reception design checklist to make sure you’ve considered all the crucial design elements that it takes to create the perfect reception area.