As the kitchen is often the heart of the home, the boardroom tends to be the heart of the office. This vital space is used for meetings, interviews and introductions and finalising important deals. The boardroom has to be impressive, comfortable and equipped with the latest technology.

Here are some handy tips on things to consider when designing your boardroom:

What is the boardroom used for? Not every business has a row of meeting rooms and a boardroom. The boardroom may have to be a flexible space that can support a variety of functions, from formal meetings to informal internal events, the space must be fit for purpose.

The Boardroom Table – From round circular intimate tables to long narrow tables, the choice says a lot about your office. The finish can range from traditional walnut to a modern white gloss finish. The materials and colours can be chosen to match your brand. Your table may include power points for a wireless finish whilst remaining practical.

Chairs – Firstly think of how many you need. This sounds simple but going back to what your table is for, you may want to think about how many staff members you have and how many clients may attend a meeting. The chairs can provide the wow factor in terms of colour and design.

Focal points – A focal point that has meaning to your company is a great talking point. For example team photos and company achievements are a great focal point. For something more subtle, artwork can enhance the interior design whilst emphasising that your company is creative.

TVs/Screens – With technology being a focus for most businesses the boardroom often houses a TV Screen. Its important that everyone can see the TV as it may be used for presentations or video conferencing. Why not have the screen displaying your logo when it’s not on?

Decoration and Finish – It is important to ensure the room is decorated properly to give a professional finish.