Whether you have a customer facing office block, a university of college building, or a 5 star hotel, anyone entering your property will first head to the reception area. Designing a reception space that is welcoming, but also inspiring and visually attractive is a great way to impress your guests, and if you are sales focused, this could seriously help to make a sale, and generate positive reviews. The lighting should be a key part of reception design, and should really help to draw attention, and set the tone. But getting this right is not always as simple as it might seem. Here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical professionals, and we provide a range of electrical solutions to companies and businesses, as well as educational establishments, across the North West. As a result, these are our tips for effective reception lighting.
Tips for effective reception lighting
So, how can you illuminate your reception to get the best possible result? Well, you could consider:
- Using accent lighting behind or around the desk- this can be a great way to direct guests straight to your reception desk as they will be drawn to the accent lighting. To make sure that this doesn’t increase the temperature around the desk, you should opt for LED bulbs, as these are much cooler. You can even opt for a custom made desk, that has built in lighting, for a more professional finish.
- Wall lighting- if your reception desk has a hallway leading to the door, you could consider lighting this hallway with wall lighting, or uplighters. This can be very effective as it can help to provide a comfortable amount of light, and give chance for your guests eyes to adjust as they enter from outside.
- Colourful lighting- using lighting in different colours can help to establish the right tone inside your building. Whether you want potential customers to feel energized, or hotel gusts to be relaxed, the colour of your lighting can make this happen.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.