In the business world, your conference room is your home field. When clients and business partners come to your location, you meet them in the conference room. This room is where your team should shine the brightest, whether you’re coordinating the team, impressing a new client, or negotiating with a business partner.
When it comes to conference room design, the goal is to impress meeting participants while also wildly increasing their efficiency. The best conference rooms look like they could host a regal dinner or take command of a starship with the press of a button. The best conference rooms are designed with a combination of design vision and the latest tech in presentation and coordination.
Let’s dive into seven powerful ways to improve your conference room design.
1) Diffuse Light Fixtures with Personality
Light fixtures should always be a work of art in conference rooms. Even simple cookie-cutter conference rooms have sleek diffuse-light fixtures so that everything is clearly illuminated without creating glare at any point in the room.
Stylish conference rooms show the company’s personality either subtly or boldly. Consider custom or hand-selected light fixtures that makes a statement about the values and style of your business.
2) Set the Tone with Mood Lights and Clean Audio
One element of impressive conference room meetings is control over the environment. The first step is lowering the lights and the presentation screen at the same time. Maybe you also have automatic shades on the glass conference walls. With smart lights, you can use the wifi bulbs to easily set the hue and the brightness of each individual light, assigned groups, and the entire conference room together.
Hone this control over meeting environment with clean audio. It’s surprising how many conference rooms have a buzzing speaker or poorly balanced background noise. Clean audio design with sound panels and tested quality speakers is essential to impress both clients and team members.
3) Cutting-Edge Design for Streaming Hybrid Meetings
In the modern age, we know that streaming and hybrid meetings are the new way things are done. Some of your team will be teleconferencing, whether they’re working from home or tuning in halfway across the world. Some of your clients will want to meet remotely, and video-stream the whole thing. The same can be assumed of today’s business partner relationships. So why not design your entire conference room around streaming and hybrid meeting design?
Turn each seated place at the table into a mini streaming studio with a dedicated camera, a flattering angle, and gentle face lighting. Consider embedded microphones, controls, and clean audio around the table. You can also use clever table-seating representations for telepresence, giving remote team members a literal place at the table.
4) Dress Your Conference Table to Impress
Speaking of the conference table, don’t forget to dress to impress. The table is the first thing guests will see and focus on when they enter. Remember that the table is also the centerpiece until everyone is seated and the tech comes into play. This is why so many conference tables are made of beautiful carved stone or heartwood as a tried-and-true way to impress arriving guests. A solid granite conference table or a sleek floating marble slab could be exactly what your conference room needs to make an impression on arriving parties before the meetings even begin.
The cut of your conference tabletop matters as well. The central channel is essential to embed utilities and hide cables to each workstation. You can also have personalized indentations for each seat at the table carved into the slab when your design is perfected.
Add underlighting to the conference table for a cool low-lights appearance and hidden workstation lights to subtly illuminate each person’s own tabletop activities.
5) Coordinate the Team with Apps and Dashboards
Team coordination turns a sleek conference room into your home team advantage. Integrate conference room controls and displays with an app that everyone can connect to. The right conference app can help everyone arrive on time and already have a briefing on the agenda and links to reference pages ready to go. The conference app can be used to create smooth meeting experiences and even get visiting teams onboard with your impressively efficient style.
Go the extra mile with identity-sensing places at the table that personalize their displays based on who sits down – scanning their device or employee badge for identification.
6) Perfect Your Presentation Design
You know that presentations are going to be a big part of meetings – every kind of meeting. Your projector and screen or glass wall display or even standard white board need to be ready to go. You will also likely receive a few presentations being streamed and presented remotely by off-site team members. So it’s a strong plan to streamline, test, and hone your presentation technology in the conference room.
Increase your ability to receive and send presentations. Use tech and testing to make any presentation given in your conference room look good and respond smoothly to presenter controls.
7) Impactful Wall and Ceiling Decor
Last but certainly not least, add those final touches of decor. Today’s conference rooms often have one impressive wall piece or have turned the ceiling into a layered work of art. Consider using granite remnants to create a unique sculpture of natural stone or building a trailing vine garden above the conference table to create a leafy canopy above. Do something unique and subtle, yet impactful to realize how much artistry has gone into your conference room decor space design.
Building the perfect conference room starts with blank walls and a room large enough for a big table. The rest is up to you. From solid granite conference tables to cutting-edge presentation technology, your conference room should impress and empower everyone who enters its doors or sits in its chairs. Looking for a custom carved conference table in natural stone? Contact us today for our vast selection of granite and marble and skilled custom stone fabrication services. Explore your options by browsing our vast granite gallery.