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In this hotel furniture guide, we provide useful tips and advice for finding the most comfortable and luxurious furniture for your hotel lobby.

These days, the hotel lobby is far more than just a functional waiting space for people to use as they check in and out or wait for a taxi. As the first thing your guests see when they walk through your doors, it’s important that your hotel lobby sets the scene as a welcoming and comfortable hub where guests and visitors will actively want to spend time relaxing, working or socialising.

The best chairs for your hotel lobby

Whether it’s a weary traveller looking for a comfortable place to sit down after a long flight or a job candidate meeting a potential employer for a coffee, your lobby furniture will be used for a variety of purposes and as far as budgets and space allow, it’s important to reflect that.

A comfortable Manhattan sofa in brown faux leather for a hotel lobby

The good news is that mixing different styles of chairs works well aesthetically as well as practically, as long as the pieces you choose reflect your hotel’s overall interior theme. For example, a cosy and traditional British hotel lobby can make great use of classic furniture in warm hues such as the faux leather Manhattan Sofa (shown above) and Manhattan Armchair paired with the stylish and comfortable Portobello Tub Chair. As well as being an attractive option, available in chic Autumn or Cappuccino check fabrics, the Portobello Chair is a versatile choice as it can be paired with a low coffee table for guests to enjoy a drink, or with a dining-height table, when they need to get on with some work on their laptop.

Choosing tables for your lobby

As with chairs, a range of tables is ideal for your hotel lobby to accommodate different uses and different sizes of groups in comfort. The classic and functional style of Trent Furniture’s Shaker Table, which is available in a variety of finishes, sizes and rectangular, round and square shapes, is a perfect choice for creating a seamless theme in your lobby using a variety of different types and sizes of table.

Creating a space that works

No matter what design theme you go for, it’s important to remember that your lobby is a busy space that needs to cater for a constant stream of guests coming and going, many of whom will have luggage with them. With that in mind, while it’s important to provide ample seating, it’s also crucial not to overfill the room and to pay particular attention to leaving space free for people to move around in heavy footfall areas such as near the door or at reception.

Of course, constant use also means wear and tear so it’s important to choose hard-wearing contract grade furniture such as Trent Furniture’s durable and stylish range of hotel furniture which is built to last and keep your hotel lobby looking fresh and smart for years to come.

Luxury hotel lobby with comfortable furniture for guests

Finishing flourishes

As the centrepiece of your hotel, the furniture you choose for your lobby is key. Once it’s in place, it’s time to think about other useful touches such as complimentary water for guests to help themselves to, magazines and newspapers and of course good Wi-Fi and plenty of charging points so they can relax and enjoy the comfortable space you have created.

For more information on Trent Furniture’s fantastic range of durable, comfortable and chic hotel furniture, please click below to get in touch and find out more.

The furniture you choose for your clubhouse is the key to creating a comfortable, versatile and welcoming hub that people will look forward to spending time in after playing sports, attending meetings or at social events in the evening. This expert guide will help you find the very best clubhouse furniture for your club's requirements.

So how do you get the furniture right? The first thing to do is consider what your clubhouse will be used for. Popular uses include:

  • Informal relaxation after enjoying club activities
  • The serving of food and drink to members
  • AGMs and other club meetings
  • Prize-giving and presentations
  • Club social events
  • Private hire for non-member events

As many clubhouses are used for all of the above purposes and more, timeless style and versatility are two of the most important considerations when choosing club furniture that will enable you to make the most of your space, whatever event you are hosting.

Comfortable club seating for every occasion

If, like most clubs, your furniture layout needs to be adjusted to accommodate different events and occasions, it needs to be lightweight, stackable and able to withstand the demands of being regularly moved around. Stackable chairs are the perfect space-saving solution for every conceivable need. Our Oxford Steel Stacking Chair, Balmoral Stacking Chair and Ascot Stacking Chair are just three of the highly popular, durable and cost-effective options for clubhouse seating we supply.  

What makes a good table for clubs?

From casual post-match drinks to formal dinners, your clubhouse tables need to cater for a large variety of occasions. From the Square Stacking Table, which is perfect for small groups to enjoy a drink, to the Banqueting Folding Table, which is available in sizes to seat up to 12 people, Trent Furniture has an option that will meet your requirements and store away neatly when you need more floor space. Or for even greater versatility, why not opt for an Alma Aluminium Table? Available in square and round options, this table is perfect for both indoor and outdoor events at your club.

How to choose the colour of your club furniture

When choosing upholstery for your clubhouse’s furniture, why not consider incorporating your club’s colours into your theme. Upholstered furniture often comes in a wide range of colours and patterns, meaning your décor can represent your organisation perfectly.

Clubhouse furniture

The best clubhouse furniture has both quality and durability

As everyone who has ever completed a risk assessment for holding an event in a clubhouse knows, fire and safety standards are of paramount importance when choosing furniture for members and the public to use. It’s essential to source quality furniture which is certified to British standards. It’s also important to ensure that all furniture is contract grade and built to withstand many years of use by people who may not treat it with quite the same respect as they do their own furniture.

Although great quality and attractive clubhouse furniture needn’t be expensive, it’s an important area to get right. This is particularly true if, like many clubs, you rely on private hire by individuals and other organisations for revenue. Not only will your premises be more popular if you can offer comfortable furniture in a variety of layouts, you will also be able to charge more than venues with less appealing furnishings!

To find out more about Trent Furniture’s wide selection of clubhouse furniture, please click below to get in touch today and one of our team will be very happy to help.

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