8 Ways To Freshen Up Your Waiting Room

Posted by OfficeAnything on Aug 12th 2019

Waiting Room Design Trends 2019

Is your waiting room in need of a little love? We've got your back! Today on the blog we'll cover 8 cool ways to get your guest welcoming area up to date with the latest trends. From modular seating to designer accent tables that won't break the bank, the design tips and product suggestions showcased here are ready, willing, and able to help you kick corporate appeal into overdrive.

1.) Modular Seating

Woodstock Jefferson Seating

Get the most out of your square footage with modular seating! Traditional sofa and lounge chair layouts will always have their place, but modular seating configurations are the way of the future. With modular seating, the options are virtually limitless.

Popular Modular Seating Collections:

  • Jefferson by Woodstock Marketing
  • Ballara by Global
  • River by Global
  • Triumph by OFM
  • Hub by KI

2.) Cool Welcome Desk

OFM Marque Welcome Desk

The first thing your customers will be looking for when they walk into your waiting room is the check-in desk. If you want to make a great first impression, a cool station will certainly do the trick. This year gray wood finishes have been super popular in addition to welcome desks with glass accents.

Popular Welcome Desks:

  • Mirella by Safco
  • Medina by Mayline
  • Verde by Cherryman Industries
  • Marque by OFM

3.) Beam Seating

KI Grazie Seating


If you're not loving the look of the modular seating collections mentioned above, consider beam seating for your waiting room. Beam seating is versatile, stylish, and surprisingly cost effective. Brands like KI and Global offer some of the best options on the market.

Popular Beam Seating Collections:

  • Strive by KI
  • Graze by KI
  • Vion by Global
  • Duet by Global

4.) Let In The Light

Natural Lighting In Waiting Room


There are a few key ways to freshen up your waiting room without spending a dollar. The first is to let in some natural light. If you're currently suffering from a case of old-school panel blinds, they're holding your space back from being all that it can be. Pull down the blinds, patch up the holes, and enjoy the open-feel. Natural light will make your waiting room feel larger, cleaner, and more visitor friendly.

Design Tip:

If you want to take things a step further, measure your windows and then visit your local home store. Affordable window treatments are available to enhance your space without limiting your ability to enjoy natural light.

5.) Flat Screen

Waiting Room with Flat Screen

Bulky TV's mounted in the upper corner of an obscure waiting room wall won't do much for corporate appeal. Take that beast down and purchase a flat screen with a wall mount. Your guests will thank you! There's no need to buy anything massive in terms of screen size. With Black Friday coming up in just a couple of months, it's the perfect time to save big on a TV and enhance your waiting room.

6.) Wall Cabinet

Mirella Low Wall Cabinet

Once you've mounted your flat screen, further enhance your watching area with the addition of a low wall cabinet situated underneath the TV. It will serve as a great place to house and organize reading material while simultaneously pulling your overall vibe together.

Cool Wall Cabinets:

  • Mirella Model MRLWCGD by Safco
  • Medina Model MVLC by Mayline
  • Verde Model VL-616N by Cherryman Industries
  • Princeton Model PN2772CPR by Global

7.) Accent Lighting

Waiting Room Accent Lighting


Simple, subtle, and ultra cool! Accent lighting will take your waiting room to the next level. From mounted ceiling lights to floor lamps, the options for this upgrade are pretty much limitless. You can even use adhesive strip lighting underneath seating and along the underside of desk surfaces to liven up your area.

8.) Accent Tables

Designer Accent Tables

Pull your waiting room together with designer accent tables that don't cost a fortune. Accent tables go a long way towards establishing a design theme. Coffee and end table pairings can be used effectively to create an at-home look, or totally modern-industrial vibes. The best accent tables for commercial applications offer storage and even USB ports that allow visitors to charge devices while they wait without fear of draining precious battery life.

Awesome Accent Tables:

  • Hub Docking Station by KI
  • Jefferson Tables by Woodstock Marketing
  • Model ACCTAB Accent Table by OFM
  • Fairground Coffee Table by Modway
  • Wind Linear Tables by Global

Looking for more great ways to take your waiting room to the next level? The options are truly limitless! Wall texturing, area rugs, cool paintings and powered furniture are all great. Visiting a showroom and social sites like Pinterest will definitely help you get inspired for your project.

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