5 Ways to Liven Up Your Lobby

When you step foot inside your lobby, do you feel welcomed? Or does the atmosphere feel cold and uninviting? Studies have shown that your business lobby has about seven seconds to make a first impression on a guest before they decide to stay or turn around and run. So, if you feel like your lobby could use some help, turn to the commercial interior designers at LetourneauKeller. We have great selections of office furniture that are sure to wow everyone who steps foot inside your waiting area.

Here are several other ways to liven up your lobby and make a great first impression!

Provide Some Greenery

Who doesn’t love plants? As a business, bringing some of the outdoors inside can help liven up your lobby and put guests at ease. Not only do plants come with great wellness benefits for employees, but they can also be a warming and welcoming sight for guests and clients. When choosing the right plant for your reception area, make sure you take sunlight exposure into consideration. If your lobby lacks a ton of light, choose plants that thrive in low-light conditions. On the other hand, if the sun floods your lobby, then choose plants that can handle the extra light. Either way, you can’t go wrong, and the plants are sure to liven up the place. 

Play Soft Music

If you want guests to get a sense of your professionalism the moment they step foot inside your doors, then it’s time to ditch that blaring television or loud radio station. Not only are these noisemakers distracting for guests, but they can also be distracting to staff members and lower their productivity. Instead, opt for a playlist of soft music that aims at keeping the atmosphere calm and stress-free. Spotify playlists that focus on soft jazz or coffee house beats are great for boosting creativity and thinking for team members, all while keeping guests calm and cheery. 

Replace the Furniture

Have you taken a seat in your own lobby recently? If not, then take this as your sign and opportunity to go road test your reception seating. When they do this, many business owners realize just how uncomfortable their lobby furniture is. After so much use, it’s not uncommon for chairs and couches to get lumpy or lose their cushion altogether. It’s also not unusual for you to notice dings, dents, and scratches on coffee and side tables. So, take some time to check out your lobby and then call us for new office furniture in the lobby!

Ditch the Magazines

We’ve all been there: Flipping through an old and roughed-up magazine in the lobby of our dentist or doctor’s office. So, if you’re looking to make a better impression in your own office, then maybe consider ditching those magazines and opting for books instead. The theme of these books doesn’t have to be random. Instead, focus on historical books related to your industry or informational hardcovers that show your expertise in a specific field. Not only will you give guests and clients something visual and exciting to browse through, but you’ll also be making a great first impression. 

Display the Company’s History

Your lobby likely has one large blank wall that you’re just not sure what to do with. So, why not display the company’s history along this wall? Take this opportunity to create a historical timeline of the company. You can include things like major milestones, ownership changes, and expansions. If your business is family-owned, throw in some fun facts about the family — Anything to entertain your guests and give them a deeper look into the history of your business.

LetourneauKeller Livens Up Lobbies

Looking for new office furniture to liven up your lobby? Then turn to the product selections from LetourneauKeller! We’ve been serving Houston, TX, business owners, and their businesses for more than 35 years, and we’re here to help you, too! So, let’s liven up that lobby with some new chairs, couches, and more!  Give us a call today at (832) 405-4651.