How to decorate a lobby?

Whether it is a corporate house, hotel, branch office or home, visitors are introduced into the premises through the lobby. Undoubtedly, lobby is one of the most vital areas, as it is responsible for making the first and last impression. The way you decorate a lobby speaks about -who you are, what are your tastes and preference and what kind of lifestyle you follow. However, most of the homeowners tend to take the lobby decoration job very casually as they assume lobby decoration as a difficult and tedious job. Frankly speaking, lobby decoration is not all difficult. It just requires proper evaluation of requirements teamed with employment of creative ideas.

Furniture and furnishing – a lobby is an area where visitors are allowed to wait, and during this period the visitor requires to sit down, relax or read.  Therefore, chairs, couches and sofa are examples of furniture pieces that need to be introduced in the lobby. Coffee tables and end tables may also be selected if the area of the space lobby allows you to do so. Furniture featuring straight lines and minimalistic design would do the trick. Please keep in mind that decoration theme prevalent inside the premises. Needless to be mentioned but decoration of the lobby should be in alliance with the theme inside. Eclectic furniture can be used for funky and fun interiors, whereas eco friendly furniture is always a good selection in all situations.

Colors – The colors used to dress the walls of the lobby can make or break the space. As the purpose of the space is to greet people, consider incorporating warm and welcoming colors. Neutral colors such as pristine white, shades of ivory, elegant ochre, and vibrant shades as citrus yellow, aqua blue and soothing fuchsia shades are some color choices that may be selected. A simple scenic painting or a classic clock would simply look fabulous against perfect perfectly painted walls.

Lighting – the lighting in the lobby should be adequate, and properly illuminate the space. The fixtures you choose should be simple yet contemporary. Ideally, wall lighting fixtures and lamps are ideal selections for a lobby area. Chandeliers and pendant lights should be completely avoided as they would over decorate the area.  In addition, you may also consider introducing few table lamps and end lamps near the sitting area.Picture source from Wood-n-Photography .



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 25th, 2011

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