The office reception area is purposely for welcoming and receiving customers, guests and clients. In general, the area includes a reception desk where a receptionist is situated to entertain and attend to the inquiries of people coming in. Additionally, it has a waiting area where people are ushered to when their transaction is on the process or when the person they will be dealing with is still unavailable.
When people are directed to remain in the waiting area, it could only mean that their transaction will take a while. Thus, in order to kill time, the waiting area must have available resources for diversion and amusement.
Art work. A stunning work of art will make do. You can hang wall paintings or set a wonderful centerpiece.
Music and/or television. Play a soothing music to relax the people in the waiting area. You can also switch the television for games and movies that most people are willing to watch.
Magazines and newspaper. People enjoy catching the latest news and gossip. Therefore, it is wise to have available resources and office product to keep guests and clients entertained.
Furniture. Invest in quality and useful office furniture. Choose furniture fit for the area and the design you have in mind. Most common furniture that may be added – couch or bench, magazine and newspaper rack, center tables, and a mahogany laminate end table. A mahogany laminate end table can purposely serve as an area where plants, magazines or newspapers, and vases can be deposited.
This sums up the fixtures and furniture of a waiting area. You can add other pieces but be careful not to overcrowd the area.