2nd December 2009
When you need to furnish a conference space, there are many
things to consider. Appropriate conference room furniture consists of more than
just a table and chairs. Of course, what you select will be based on your
business and conferencing needs, but let’s take a look at the possibilities for
your businesses conference room.
table and chairs – This is a given, since a conference room isn’t really a
conference room without a table and chairs. Tables and chairs are
available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and colors to suit
every need. You will want a style that works for your particular business.
When making your selection, try to picture your clients or employees
gathered around the table working. Also realize that the rest of the
furnishing that you choose will be based on this one selection.
Furnishings – The conference room furniture that you select may include
furnishings designed to hold various types of office equipment in a
tasteful way, such as computers or printers. Not all businesses have this
need, while many do. The purpose of this type of furnishing is to take
away the technical feel of the equipment, and to make it feel like it
actually belongs in the room.
Seating – Depending on how your conference space will be used, you may
need additional seating. This seating is typically not the same as the
chairs that go with the table. Instead, you might want to select wing back
chairs or something similar to this if elegance is important. This type of
seating will often negate the sterile feel of the room. Your conference
venue may not require extra seating, but extra seating can be used to fill
in empty spots around the room, so that it looks finished.
Tables – Conference room furniture may need to include various side
tables, such as those used for serving coffee or food. Ideally, these side
tables will match or compliment the rest of the furniture. You may or may
not need these tables, but at least one side table is usually recommended
for conference rooms.
– Finally, aside from furnishing, you will need accessories that finish
the room, such as drapes, plants, or artwork that is appropriate. In most
cases, these items must be purchased outright, but fortunately, they can
be found at reasonable prices. This may also include things like coffee
carafes, cups, saucers, water pitchers, and water glasses. While most of
these items will have to be purchased, some can actually be rented for
short periods of time.
you can see, there really are many considerations when it comes to conference
room furniture. Obviously, the cost of the furnishing will matter a great deal,
and depending on your budget, you may have to make concessions, but with the option
to lease the furniture, you should be able to get everything that you need to
create a conference room that projects your company’s personality to your
clients and employees.