FREE UK Delivery* on most major brands and all orders over £600

A brief look through our reception furniture pages will show you just how many ways you can furnish this important area. It presents a first impression to everyone that walks into your business. So what’s more important – the form and design of the pieces you choose or their function? Before you decide, here are the factors we think you should consider before deciding investing in new reception furniture.

What message do you want to give your visitors?

For businesses that sell state of the art products to customers with lots of disposable income, there will be an expectation that the reception will be ostentatious and luxurious. If you run a young vibrant company you may want to show off your creative side with imaginative and surprising design items throughout. Our curvy, colourful abstract triangular coffee table is a great example of a modern take on a reception area staple.

If you’re buying for a charity, public sector organisation, or a business that focusses on providing good value for example, indulging in designer furniture may intimidate or annoy your visitors.

How long will people be hanging around in your reception area?

The longer your visitors will be using your reception, the more important it is to make sure that function is an equal consideration to aesthetics. You’ll be offering a coffee and some reading material while people wait. There’ll be more reception users to accommodate. What’s needed is plenty of comfortable seating, a place to rest a drink and somewhere to store a selection of brochures and newspapers. We think our Giggle reception chairs, in an amazing range of bright colours, provide both comfort and style!

Have you asked your staff about the reception furniture they need?

Your reception team are real stars – giving a welcome to visitors, sorting out ID badges, collecting deliveries, giving directions, firing incoming calls around the building and providing security services. With all these responsibilities, they need space for paperwork, computers and phones. At the same time, their busy desk needs to have a calm sleek outward appearance.

Choose a few examples of attractive reception furniture that suit your brand image and get your reception team involved in selecting the one that meets their functional needs best. Why not try Elite Office Furniture’s Kassini reception desks with stylish curves and glass shelving. There’s room for the team’s existing pedestals and integrated storage to hide those unsightly cables.

When you’re refurbishing your reception area take into account the expectations of the people who use and visit it. Although there are a lot of fantastic design pieces available with innovative form and colour, it is possible to find functional furnishings that will dazzle your guests. With the range in our reception furniture pages you can have the best of both worlds.

Tell us about the best reception areas you’ve visited recently. What made them special or extra welcoming?

Latest Reviews

OFS have been very helpful setting up an order for 5 chairs for our office. They have been of great assistance with regards to sorting out the order and communication has been brilliant.


Ordered a Herman Miller Embody chair with a one-week delivery time, received a phone call after placing the order to confirm delivery for the next day! Chair arrived well packaged, would definitely recommend.


I highly recommend this place for a working from home office chair. Really helpful advice and a chance to see which chair suited me best.


Ordered a Herman Miller chair from OFS and was delivered next day, I couldn't get the gas lift to work, they were in touch the same morning and resolved over the phone. Great customer service would definitely recommend.


instock widget chair

Browse our current

In stock Office Chairs