For many people that visit doctor’s offices and other businesses, the waiting area is a dreaded experience that you have to endure while waiting to get to the real reason for your visit. It’s often a space that people find boring and uninspired, but that doesn’t have to be the case for your office. Use this area as an extension of your brand, by making a more welcoming and comfortable space for all your business associates. Here are three simple ways you can make your waiting area better.
Color and Light
The first way to make your waiting area better is with color choice. You can bring more energy and atmosphere into the space by choosing a more energetic and brighter color. While neutral colors do promote a calming atmosphere, they can make waiting rooms feel dull, which can promote a feeling of lethargy. Use brighter colors to enhance the mood of your clients, customers, patients, and other guests.
Hopefully your guests won’t have to wait long, but if their stay ends up being a little longer than expected, you want them to be as comfortable as possible while they’re in your office. Enhance the comfort and softness of the waiting area by adding throw pillows to your seating. Invest in high quality furniture that will help make the space feel more like a lounge area rather than just a room that you’re keeping people in until you’re ready to see them for their appointment. You can also extend that softness onto the floor with plush area rugs or carpet.
While your guests are waiting for their appointment, give them more surface area to work on, allowing them to conduct personal business or keep themselves busy while they wait. Having more tables will also give them the opportunity to prepare for the meeting, especially if they are there for an interview or other business presentation.
A Better Work Space from American Design Associates
American Design Associates, Inc. is a furniture dealer and design firm serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We strive to ensure that every customer ends up with the office design and furniture to help their business run for years to come. We have the expertise and resources to help you get your move off to a great stress-free start. Visit us online to see what we can do for you, or give us a call at (410) 823-5500. To see examples of our work and get more advice on furnishing your office space, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.