Selecting Training Room Furniture that Will Meet Your Needs

3rd December 2009

If you need to create a training room – whether it is at

your office or another location – you will need training room furniture. There

are many options available, and you want to be sure that you have everything

that you need, and that you have selected the right furnishings for your

training sessions. Use this guide to select the right furnishings.

  • How

    does the room need to be set up? Do you need a classroom style setting,

    with individual tables and chairs? Will long tables lined up in rows work

    best? Should you have round or oval tables that seat a certain number of

    people at each table? Is a conference table best? Think about the training

    that will be delivered and what the trainees will be expected to do during

    the session to make the right selection for your training room.

  • How

    comfortable does the training room furniture need to be? Will your

    training sessions be long and tedious? The longer and the more tedious the

    training sessions are, the more comfortable the furnishing needs to be. Of

    course, you don’t want the furnishing to be so comfortable that your

    trainees fall asleep either. Consider the type of training that you will

    be conducting to select the right level of comfort.

  • Consider

    space for training equipment. Other than the furnishing in the room, will

    there need to be room for additional equipment, such as video equipment, a

    television, computers, or overhead projectors? You must make sure that

    there is room for this equipment, and room for the furnishings, but you

    also need to make sure that the equipment and the furnishings do not

    clash, from the visual sense.

  • How

    does the training room furniture need to be arranged? Again, you must

    determine the type of setting that you want, but then you really need to

    visualize how the room will be set up. For example, if you will use a

    series of tables that seat a certain number of people at each table, but

    all of those people will need to view the overhead projector, how can you

    arrange the tables so that this is possible? Think about this carefully,

    and then look at your options.

  • Other

    things to consider. There may be other things that need to be considered

    for your specific training room. Will food or drinks be served? Do you

    need an area for special projects? Does a great deal of equipment need to

    be set up? Is the lighting right? Make sure that you really give a great

    deal of thought to the whole big picture so that you end up with the

    perfect training room.


training room is a very important place for your new and existing employees,

and this means that the training room furniture is also very important. Make

sure that you use this guide when you select the furnishing, to be sure that

your room is complete and comfortable for those long or short training