A Guide to Buying Visitor Chairs for Your Office


Once you are ready with furnishing the work areas for your employees, you can focus on creating more comfort for the visitors to your office. The key to success is the selection of the right visitor chairs. They have to make visitors comfortable and relaxed and inspire confidence in your business. Find out how to get all this and more.

Sitting Area Layout

It is best if you draft the sitting area layout before you go shopping for visitor chairs. This will give you an idea about the number of furniture pieces that you need to get and their size. When creating the layout, you need to consider the amount of space available and the average number of visitors to your office on an hourly basis.

Keep in mind that there should be a distance of 15 inches between a coffee table and the pieces of sitting furniture around it. Side tables, on the other hand, need to be just around 4 inches away. There should be a small distance between the chairs as well.


The size of the visitor chairs that you buy will depend on the layout that you have created. Keep in mind that models with armrests and those with tub design will take up more space. The latter are both wider and deeper. For maximum comfort, the seat height should be between 16 and 21 inches.


The main styles that you can select from are modern and classic. The classic pieces are larger and heavier. They typically have intricate decorative elements. They are suitable for larger offices and for companies that need to emphasize their long history and traditions.

Most buyers prefer the modern style. It has clean-cut geometric shapes and straight lines. The pieces are compact and functional. The decorative elements play a functional role. While colors like black and white dominate, many pieces made from plastic come in bright shades like red, yellow, green and orange. These shades are preferred by creative companies like design studios.


The traditional four-legged visitor chairs with backrest and no armrests are simple and have an elegant classic appeal. The cantilever models are a popular option because they are compact, easy to use and easy to move around, if needed. The so called cafe chairs which have a single structure providing back support and armrests take a bit more space, but they have a more attractive look and provide greater comfort. The tub models are classy and super comfy. They are an excellent choice.

Last, but not least, you should consider the make of the visitor chairs. They have to be sturdy and durable. The metal and plastic models are functional and affordable while the ones made from wood and leather are quite sophisticated.

Source by Munira Altaf