The Window of Reflection of Your Workplace

IMPORTANCE OF FURNITURE AESTHETICS

It has been very rightly said and justified that the first impression is the last. It holds true for almost any setting and environment in the world; none so more than a professional office and a workplace environment. The appearance and the aesthetics that are put on display by the office furniture plays a pivotal role in shifting the mindset of every client, guest or employee who walks in through the door expecting favorable results in return. The entirety of the beliefs and the values on which your company stands is heavily dependent on the tone and mood that is set in the minds of every person walking through the door and towards you in order to retain your services.

RECEPTION AREA- THE MOST VITAL OF PLACES

Now that we have understood the importance of the style, beauty, and d├ęcor offered by furniture in a professional outlook, let us take it a step further. Question! What is the first place with which every potential customer walking through your doors comes in contact with? The Reception Area- the place representing the face value of the entire beliefs and grounds on which your company stands; which is why it is wise to never take the presentation of your reception area lightly. It is your reception area that will be the source of the first impression that you have to offer, based on which every client and customer makes up their mind within a matter of split seconds.

BUYING THE RIGHT RECEPTION DESK

Furnishing your reception area with desks and chairs is much more than simply choosing one from of a list with limited choices. There are a lot of things and factors to consider before you can finally decide and land upon the best there is in order to represent your beliefs, tradition, and creativity in a classy and catchy manner. And so, let us try and discuss some of these factors as well as possible-

Before buying a desk, you should be aware of the type of people (your clientele basically) that frequent your office premises. Every office/firm/organization has a specific type and group of people who are their target customers. And because every profession makes people look at things in a specific manner, it is imperative that you understand those finer details which your clients can possibly look for before handing over their business to you.

The constituents and build of your reception desk should be eye-catching as well as classy at the same time. The build materials used in it and the fanciness it spreads in the lobby area are major factors affecting the overall ambiance of the area. As such, a reception desk that has curves to flaunt along with a free-flowing design strike an immediate sense of sophistication.

Apart from curvaceous designs, the perfect addition to the reception area is a desk completely/partially constructed out of glass very simply because they resonate and exhibit a sense of the purest feelings of elegance and virtue, and figuratively act as the mirror for the type and quality of the work that you do.

Transitional Style Interiors – Sophisticated Mogul

Transitional interiors have the best of both worlds: traditional and contemporary.Staying within the familiar realm of tradition but making it perky with fresh new ideas. Traditional architecture and designs carry a beautiful appeal and when freshened up they stand out as even more classic. An updated historic home carries its character yet the contemporary furnishings give it a modern edge.

Taking inspiration from the past, it’s really about the antique architectural design, the veranda arches and vintage doors with beautiful carved authentic detail. Hand crafted in dark woods the patina plays perfectly with neutral walls where you can display contemporary art. Pale blue carved armoires, green floral wardrobe cabinets, muted red chests seep colors into the interiors. Bring tone-on-tone furniture and furnishings like the oxidized wood accent cabinets or the aged white console, playing down the dramatic angle.

Burnished brass with soft, warm undertones accents the wood patinas of the cabinets. A huge floor mirror made from an old architectural door frame gives a focal point to the living room.Crystal chandeliers complement traditional elegance nicely.Symmetry is essential to keep the room balanced and in harmony. The huge TV screen is balanced with 2 arches on either side that have been converted into bookshelves. Damask fabric on the sofa adds punch without making it too contemporary. Extravagant silhouettes, traditional weave fabrics and embellished textiles draw attention to the walls. Carved wall panels of the Tree of Life accented by simple straight drapes that just skim the floor, clean and neat lines, too much fabric gives an untidy effect.

Globally inspired carvings and sculptures collected by you on your travels are displayed on the walls with accent lighting that focuses on their unique artistic detail. Broad leaf ferns and green foliage play beautifully with the dark patina wood and the neutral walls.The vintage whitewashed screen with iron work adds interest to the simply furnished living room. The turquoise blue coffee table adds a pop of color, muted yet brings the room alive. Vivid textures and weaves of handloom cottons throws add interest while keeping the contemporary style.

The bedroom with a simple upholstered bed has a unique hand crafted armoire with beautiful crown molding and muted patina, perfectly in balance with the vintage media console. A few select pieces give a room a feel of refined elegance.Harmony and balancing traditional design with modern style, interiors that are focused on comfort and style, transitional interiors carry a classic ambiance of sophisticated elegance.

Finding The Perfect Sleeper Sofa Bed

Defining the concept of a sleeper sofa

A vital question to address, is “what are sleeper sofas really?” Also referred to as a ‘sofa bed,’ these are essentially couches that have a foldaway bed under the seats. They are typically easy to just ‘pull out’ in situations where an extra bed is needed, and they are certainly more comfortable than overnighting on a couch.

The design is such that it hides a bed underneath the seat cushions of the couch, by way of a folding frame and mattress. In effect to open the bed – you need to take the seat cushions off to be able to unfold the mattress, via pulling on a handle or metal bar, which will lift and expand the framing. Once the frame has been expanded fully – the bed is ready to be covered with bedding, quickly and easily turn any space into a guest room.

Buying guide:

Types of Sleepers

Sleepers can vary in their form and size that may range from a sleeper chair and double-seated couch sofa (that typically expand to a double bed size) to more spacious units, such as a queen and sectional beds (that offer more comfort than smaller variants). When making your purchase – ensure to take proper measurements of your available space, before going to a store (to be sure the unit will fit once the bed has been expanded).

Mattresses to Fit

An important aspect to pay attention to, when you’re deciding on a particular type of unit, is its mattress. Over the years, and especially recently, manufacturers have notably improved the mattresses that go inside the sofas. Sleeper sofas are now often available with an assortment of mattress options – from almost 13cm coils, memory foam, an air and coil combination and ‘gel-infused’ memory foam. If you’re looking for something versatile that will suit the needs of a diverse range of users, including yourself, make sure you ask for a bed retailer’s expert advice.

5 Benefits:

1. Kids’ slumber parties and sleepovers

Having a sleeper sofa in your living room or spare room offers an easy go-to when your kids have their friends over for a slumber party or simply just a movie night. Besides that it provides a great alternative to having kids sleep head-to-toe with their friends – it can also reduce the late night noise by way of being further away from your bedroom!

2. Guests that only stay a night or two

These types of expandable couch-beds are bound to be a convenient and useful addition to your living room when your ‘overeager jolly drunk’ friend needs to crash for the night or your relatives want to stay overnight. It provides a more suitable and cosy sleeping option than a troublesome air mattress.

3. When a family member gets injured or falls ill

If you want to avoid catching whichever contagious illness your spouse has or avoid your one child catch the others’ cold/flu – sending them to sleep in the living room or den will keep you healthy and comfortable while you stay away from the germs.

If someone is unable to climb stairs and/ or is bedridden – having a sleeper downstairs could be their salvation. Being able to park an injured or old relative in front of the TV on the sleeper could save you and them plenty of hassle.

4. Air-BnB bed

If you rent out your home from time-to-time to travels – adding more sleeping space could be in your favour. By being able to accommodate more people – you’ll be able to charge more for the same space. Alternatively, you could transform your living room or an extra room into a rentable room, with minimal space, by adding a few basic appliances etc.

5. Emergency bed

Having a couch-cum-bed, or even two, in your basement could make waiting out a storm more comfortable, whilst staying safe during emergency situations.