Reception desk: how to find the perfect fit

A reception desk is more than just a practical piece of furniture. It is the first thing clients see when they walk into your business which is why your reception desk should be stylish and suit your brand perfectly.

In this article, we will discuss what to look for in a reception desk.

What to Look for in a Modern Reception Desk

The perfect reception desk should fill the role of functionality and style. There are a few things to consider when looking for the perfect reception desk for your business.

  • Storage: Your reception desk should have a fair amount of storage. Your receptionist will be accepting and keeping packages for employees and the company, they will most probably have quite a lot of paperwork and other items to store. If a reception desk has enough storage it will allow for the space to remain neat and tidy which creates a great impression for those walking into the building.
  • Size: It is important to measure your reception area and plan out where everything will go. You can then determine what size reception desk will suit the space best. The last thing you want is for the reception desk to make moving in the area a difficult task as this will make visitors uncomfortable. After all, the reception area should be a welcoming environment.
  • Shape: Reception desks come in a variety of shapes and it is up to you to decide which shape will suit your office aesthetic and best fill the available space that you have. From round, to rectangular and even L-shape, if you can envision it, it will exist.
  • Design: Where your reception desk will be placed will influence the design you opt for. If you have design features in an area that will never be seen because the desk is pushed up against the wall, then it might be best to forgo that design element. It is also important to determine whether a certain design will suit the rest of the office decor as your reception desk should represent your brand correctly.

What is the Standard Size for a Reception Desk?

Most reception desks will be around 1800 x 800 mm. However, as reception areas aren’t all the same size, one does find reception desks in many sizes. From smaller versions such as 1200 x 730 mm, to larger sizes such as 1900 x 1900 mm there is a perfect size for every space.

Where to Find a Reception Desk for Sale

S&J has a large range of reception desks that is sure to suit your company’s design aesthetic. All of our reception desks are also built with functionality in mind and will serve their purpose well. We know that finding the perfect reception desk can be difficult and is often something you would like to view in person. This is why we have a showroom where you can view and get a feel for what you are buying.

Visit the S&J Furniture showroom, or browse our online store to find the perfect office furniture for your reception area.