Three Things You Should Be Thinking About When Choosing Chairs For Your Company's Conference Room

19 January 2016
 Categories: Business, Blog


If you are a business owner, you might already know how important a good-looking conference room is. The conference is where you go to impress and meet with clients or their representatives, and it may also be the place where you hold your own company meetings on a regular basis. A good-looking conference room can help you close an important deal or it can be a comfortable place for you and your staff to brainstorm the next big idea. 

The chairs in your conference room help to contribute to the overall look; if you are looking for the right chairs, you might be somewhat overwhelmed as there are a lot to choose from. Here are some things to focus your thoughts on when choosing conference room chairs.


Whatever kind of chairs you choose for your conference room must be comfortable enough for clients and employees to sit in for long periods. Therefore, it is a good idea to consider the ergonomics of every chair you're considering, and to look for chairs that support the back and head. You might want to order one chair and try it out in your office for a while to see if it is comfortable. When people are comfortable in a chair, it is likely to be easier for them to be productive and communicative; they won't spend a lot of time shifting about and wanting to get out of the chair.

The Right Material

If you are like a lot of people, the first material that comes to mind when thinking of conference room chairs is leather. While leather does make a statement and may last over time, it is important to think about the maintenance of the leather and whether leather matches your business and the message you wish to convey about your company.

A better choice might be vinyl, which is typically easier to clean and less expensive than leather. You might be able to find vinyl in brighter and bolder colors too, which can be a good idea for you if you pride yourself on running a modern, hip office. You might also want to consider upholstered chairs if you have a more casual office, as upholstered pieces can be soft to the touch and comfortable. They can be cleaned by using the handheld attachment of a vacuum, so they are easily maintained as well. 

Business Growth

It is tempting to only buy a few chairs for the conference room, but consider that your business should grow from year to year. You may have meetings with multiple clients at once or you may hire more people and need more chairs for meeting times.

While you may not want to purchase a lot of chairs right now, you might also want to avoid being unable to locate more of the chairs you use when you need them. The model may be discontinued, for instance. You may want to consider buying more chairs than you need so that you can be more confident about your ability to find the same chairs in the future. 

Use the pointers in this article as you shop for the perfect chairs for your conference room. Be sure to enlist the assistance of the furniture showroom staff to get specific recommendations that can help you get the most suitable office chairs.