From office to hospital to everywhere in between, a well-designed waiting room can make the kind of positive impression you are hoping your customers and clients will take note of. Waiting rooms are often the first part of your building that guests will see, and many will end up spending a decent amount of time there. So how can you go about creating a positive visitor experience with a well-designed waiting room? American Design Associates has the answer.
Comfort is key
Particularly if your guests will be spending hours at a time in the waiting room (such as at a hospital), it is important to create a space in which they can relax and de-stress. Stiff, hard-backed chairs and formal furniture may look good, but are they comfortable? Make sure that chair seats have sufficient cushioning, and that chairs are spaced far enough apart so that everyone has a little elbow room to themselves.
Another important aspect of your waiting room design to consider is color. Dull, dark tones will not be pleasant to look at for too long; they could end up making guests feel unhappy, uncomfortable, and unwelcome. While a rainbow of hues might be overwhelming, in contrast, it is good to try mixing things up with a bright, cheery palette. Hues of yellow and pink can improve guests’ moods, while blues and greens can be more soothing to the eye.
Lighten things up
Your light fixtures will also play an important role in the design of your waiting room. It’s best to have as much natural light as possible, and in lieu of that, make sure lamps with soft-but-bright lights are placed throughout. The two extremes- dark and depressing and too-bright and washed out- are better to be avoided!
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.
Call American Design Associates today at (410) 823-5500, contact us on our website or pay us a visit today. We want to help you stay organized in the office.