Create a More Comfortable Workspace with Office Soft Seating

Motivation, well-being, and creativity are the essence of a workplace. On average, we spend around a third of our time in the office, so it’s vital that the space we are working in is comfortable and inspirational. That’s why having soft seating for your office could make a huge difference for your team. After all, uncomfortable workspaces can be detrimental to employees’ happiness and productivity levels.

In this article, we will explore what soft seating actually means, and why it is so important when planning any new office space or furniture fit-out.

Brightly coloured soft seating and office pod workplace area

What is Soft Seating?

Soft seating refers to upholstered furniture or cushioned seating. Types of soft seating include High Back Sofas, Beam Seating, Lounge Chairs, Modular Reception Seating, Modular Stools, Sofas, and Armchairs. It can be used in a wide range of workspaces, including receptions, breakout areas, public spaces, and collaborative areas. Office soft seating aims to generate friendly and comfortable environments in which workers can feel at home.

Communal working spaces including a large office pod and chairs

Moving Away from the Desk

Soft seating allows employees to move away from the desk. Sitting for extended periods of time in one position can negatively affect mobility and strength; it’s not good for posture or productivity. Therefore, it’s important to create breakout areas or spaces where employees can relax. This encourages them to take a break from their screens without physically leaving the office. Happy employees show improved productivity and make for better health and well-being in your workforce.

Singular office pods for individual working in a bright office

Creating a Relaxing Environment

Making space for a relaxing environment with your workplace furniture is essential. Whether to support individual privacy and focus, ad-hoc meetings, or a space to welcome visitors.

Communal areas with a variety of seating configurations can be an ideal place to hold quick meetings, grab some time away from a workspace, or be creative and focused whilst avoiding interruption.

Sofas and armchairs are essential soft seating for any workplace.  Sofas help make employees feel at home, whereas armchairs are great to create social corners, which can be great for concentration and social interaction.

Soft seating incorporates various styles and designs, from self-contained office pods, to meeting room and lounge chairs. Employees can move freely from space to space and collaborate with team members easily.

There is freedom that comes with having flexible soft seating integrated into your workplace furniture. It inspires staff to be creative and productive and keeps them engaged in their everyday activities. A breakout area can be ideal space to meet up with visitors, too. After all, soft seating areas are more welcoming than boardrooms.

Learn more about our products tailored for a relaxing workplace environment.

Comfortable soft seating chair in blue and yellow

Exciting Textures

Colours and textures are very important in any office fit out. They improve the atmosphere and add a sense of strength to the corporate brand. When you use stylish and colourful soft seating, you show your staff that you care about their well-being. Breakout spaces and specially-designed soft seated areas can have a great impact on staff retention and attract future employees.

Stylish and textured lounge chairs

Soft Seating and Technology

Our soft seating for offices range offers built-in technology options, enhancing how we can work, connect, and collaborate. Integrated power supply, wireless charging and lighting can all be incorporated for users looking to hot desk and freely move around the space.

Communal and individual office pods workplace furniture

Soft seating has now become an essential part of any office plan, and plays an important role in creating a positive working environment. At BT Office, we provide a variety of soft seating office furniture designed for breakout areas in the commercial workplace. Investing in a quality office furniture fit out will support team happiness and productivity, as well as boosting recruitment and retention efforts.

For tailored advice and to get started on planning your new office furniture, contact us by calling 0800 298 7033 or fill in our contact form and one of our experts will be in touch.