The boardroom is where the company’s most important decisions are made. As such, choosing appropriate pieces that will help in achieving comfort, harmony, and focus during collaborative work is a must to transform an otherwise “bored room” into a lively and vibrant core office space.
Buying Boardroom Furniture
Whether creating a new boardroom or refurbishing an existing one, the following guides should make buying boardroom furniture a breeze.
1) Find the Best Furniture Shape to Match the Boardroom Size and Layout
The total space and layout of the boardroom will dictate furniture size and shape. The general rule is rectangular boardroom table is best for smaller rooms as it maximises the table’s function, accommodate the most number of participants and can be pushed to the wall to create more space. Larger boardrooms can have round, semi-circular or irregularly-shaped tables as they afford versatility. Square tables work for both small and large boardrooms by adjusting the size to the scale of the room.
Tip: Eventually, the size of the boardroom chairs, storage drawers and other furnishings should complement the table size. Large, high-backed executive boardroom chairs are suitable in spacious boardrooms while multi-functional chairs with adjustable height will fit smaller spaces. Ask the furniture seller if they offer free space planning for clients.
2) Choose an Overall Theme and Take It from There
An anchor theme for the boardroom design such as brand elements like colours and images will help in deciding what pieces to get. Many office furniture shops manufacture set pieces that have unifying themes (colour shades or design series).
Tip: Bespoke pieces come at premium prices but will optimize the business’s brand while low-key yet functional ready-made sets will work just as well with some DIY enhancements.
3) Decide on the Best Boardroom Furniture Style
The company culture is a determinant of boardroom furniture style. Formal organisations such as government institutions and pioneering organisations opt for classic or timeless styles such as wood with leather and textile finishes. Entrepreneurial or tech-driven firms opt for more dynamic and modern designs such as metallic, veneer or glass pieces reflective of the nature of their businesses.
Tip: For companies not restricted to a prescribed style, mixing classic styles with contemporary elements will work wonders.
More than just furnishing an important office space, boardroom furniture is also part of the company’s investment, becoming a tangible asset over time while functioning as an extension of the company’s image and values.