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The lobby of your place speaks about who you are, your tastes and preferences, and is an introduction to your home, office, business or hotel. The lobby is the first impression of a place as it is the first thing you see when you enter and since it’s the last thing you see when you exit, it can create a lasting impression on us. People assume the decoration of the lobby to be an unimportant task and also tedious so they tend to take it casually. But with very little effort this vital space can be made welcoming, comfortable and stylish. Keep the decoration of the lobby and its furniture simple as it must not overwhelm the rest of the space.
Lobby of a home
The lobby is the entrance to your home and will be the first place that guests to your home will see, so keep it clean and organized. Do not leave shoes or magazines strewn around. A shoe rack is an essential piece of furniture for your home lobby. It is also likely to be a small space so smaller furniture like simple chairs is best suited. If space permits then you can add a coffee table to it too. Guests usually spend very little time in the lobby of a home as they are entertained in the living room so keep the décor simple.
Lobby of a business or office
A lobby is said to be like the business card of your office. Visitors or clients should walk in and right away know about your business and nature of work you do. It should be welcoming and have enough seating room for the expected traffic of visitors and clients. It is a space where visitors are allowed to wait and during this wait should be able to sit down and relax, so it should be comfortable. Couches and sofas are preferred over chairs as the waiting period is likely to be longer and also the space should also be larger. It should definitely have a coffee table and reading material like magazines or newspapers.
Lobby of a hotel
The lobby of the hotel is an exception to the rule that lobbies must not overshadow the rest of the space. A hotel is known by its lobby as much as by its rooms, so here it can be larger than life and must be as well done as the rooms if not better. It will certainly have a large number of visitors so it must be the one of the bigger spaces of the place. Hotels are supposed to be relaxed places so the furniture must be luxurious and very comfortable. The décor of the lobby must always be in alliance with the theme of the hotel and its rooms.
The right furniture combined with the right accessories and appropriate lighting will help you create the perfect lobby for your place.