Let’s be honest, no one enjoys waiting in a waiting room, but it’s something we all do and sometimes we can wait a while. Recent research found the average time a person spends in a doctor’s waiting room is about 21 minutes. That’s why the impression your waiting area gives off could be a make or break experience; it is extremely important to ensure guests feel comfortable and welcomed while they are sitting in your space. Your waiting area should also be a reflection of what you and your company or organization represent. Because of all of these guidelines, it can be overwhelming to know where to even start when planning out your space.
Your waiting room chairs need to flaunt two major factors: stylish good looks AND cushioned comfort. Both are equally important, and there are plenty of cost-effective options to choose from.
Go for chairs that are cushioned rather than wood or plastic options that can be uncomfortable to sit in for long periods of time.
Be sure to consider your guest population when outfitting the space. For example, if you have the type of business that sees children, you’ll want to add loveseats and sofas to the space so that children can sit with their parents. If your waiting room is in a healthcare facility, you’ll need chairs that are easy and safe to clean. When it comes to the style of your waiting room seating, go for something modern and on brand, perhaps in your company colors or in something sleek and neutral.