When it comes time for a client to visit your place of business, the lobby is where they’ll make their first impression. As soon as they walk through the door, you want them to feel welcomed and have a general sense of how you conduct business. Take it from all of us at Corporate Interior Solutions and use these tips to start off on the right foot.
Keep It Clean
We’re starting out obvious and simple, but perhaps the most important thing you can do to make a good first impression with your lobby is keeping it nice and tidy. Make sure that floors are swept, furniture is clean, and any display items or magazines are presented in a meaningful way. Ultimately, not everyone will agree on certain design choices, but we can all recognize and appreciate a clean space.
Showcase Your Work
Your clients will likely spend a few moments in your lobby, so it is the perfect opportunity to do some self-advertising. If your walls are blank, you’re wasting prime real estate that could be used to talk yourself up. If your business creates or develops work that can be photographed or included in a showcase, you should incorporate that into your design in order to show visitors what you and your team are capable of doing. If your work is less up front, perhaps you have some awards or certifications you can display. At the very least, work some art into your lobby setup. Giving people something nice to look at is always better than bare, boring walls.
Color Them Impressed
Believe it or not, the color of your walls will go a long way to set the tone of your office. When deciding on what color palette to go with, consider the emotions tied with each:
- Red: Passion & Importance
- Pink: Compassion & Sincerity
- Yellow: Happy & Friendly
- Green: Creative & Prosperous
- Blue: Trustworthy & Calm
- Brown: Sturdy & Dependable
- Black: Power & Elegance
- White: Clean & Virtuous
Not only should you choose colors that flow well together, but also that send the right message. To really take it up a notch, consider layering on a custom vinyl graphic.
Bring On Refreshments
Whether or not they accept, offering your guests some snacks and something to drink is a nice start to the conversation. Coffee, water, and bagels go a long way in cheering a person up before you meet with them.
Need some help with your lobby design? Corporate Interior Solutions has the experience, personnel, and equipment to transform your office space and give your visitors an exceptional experience. Call us today at (317) 890-1100 or request a consultation to get started. Located in Indianapolis, we also serve Carmel, Greenwood, and Zionsville.