Backdrops are really important when it comes to staging your painted furniture. If you are thinking of having a permanent staging area, or even if you’re not, I would suggest having an area where your backdrop/wall is at least 8 ft tall and/or the height of your ceiling.
Backdrops should be a solid color with no distractions in the background (graffiti, electrical outlets, cords, etc.). I recommend your backdrop be neutral, unless you want your brand to have a different look with a certain backdrop that isn’t neutral because it goes with the genre or style of your painted furniture. Composition is very important.
For the purpose of a backdrop, if you don’t have a wall you can use, item’s such as, bead board, paneling, wood planks, shiplap or brick panels work well, too. You could also use a garage door, fence panels, old doors (that are neutral and look similar), the backside of a shed, or the siding, brick, cement, or stucco on the outside of your house. Make sure there are no distractions in the background if you do decide to stage outside (ie: other homes, cars, mailboxes, etc.).
Remember, the purpose of staging is to highlight your beautiful piece of furniture. If your backdrop is too busy, it may take away from the piece. Keep the focus on what’s important so you can hopefully sell your piece quickly.
Make sure you tune in next week because I will be going over FLOORING!
For more information on flooring and/or if you want to learn numerous tips and tricks on how to stage your furniture, here is the link to my eBook, Your Virtual Storefront. The Complete Guide to Staging Painted Furniture. It jammed packed information that will help you take your staging to the next level! I also have three separate staging and styling guides that help you stage specific pieces of furniture. Between all three guides you receive over 500 different ways to style and stage different pieces of furniture. Yes, 500!! Between all three guides and my second edition eBook you get over 200 pages of information! You do not have to worry about staging and styling your furniture ever again!!
Here is a breakdown of my eBook and Guides:
*Your Virtual Storefront. The Complete Guide to Staging Your Painted Furniture. 2nd EDITION: Everything you need to know to help you stage your furniture from, photography, the photo editing process, lighting, staging areas/locations, information about logo/watermarks…just to name a handful of the topics.
*The Bedroom Furniture Guide: Staging and Styling Chest of Drawers, Dressers, Nightstands, Wardrobes, Blanket Chests, Vanities, Beds and Bedroom Sets)
*The Dining Room Furniture Guide: Staging and Styling Buffets/Sideboards, China Hutches, Glass Front China Cabinets and Tables & Chairs
*The Everyday Living Furniture Guide: Staging and Styling Desks, Multi-Purpose Pieces, Sofa Tables, TV Stands, Side Tables, Coffee Tables, Benches and Bookshelves
I appreciate you stopping by for #StagingSaturdaysWithFallon. I will see you Monday for #MondayMakeoversWithFallon!