SQUIRREL! Make sure you edit out any distractions such as outlets, trash can’s, piles of clothes, random objects, etc., when you stage your painted furniture. You only have a second to grab the attention of your audience! There are plenty of free picture-editing apps to help in this area! The “healing” tool will help get rid of any of these unnecessary distractions.
I do not recommend using a mirror as a prop if you can get away with it because of the reflection/picture in the mirror can turn a potential client away (a pile of dirty laundry laying in the floor, or a trash can full of trash). If you have a mirror, and it is a part of the sale, then make sure the reflection is clean and free of any distractions. Try and slightly tilt the mirror up towards the ceiling so that the mirror has a blank reflection. You can also blur out the mirror with a photo-editing app, take it outside and use the sky or trees for a reflection, or neatly tape white paper over it. If you like the look of fake (pre-staged) images reflecting in the mirror, there are a few free apps that you can put on your phone that will help in this area. Just remember to keep it simple and clutter free!
If you advertise or sell your painted furniture online, then you HAVE to stage it like it's the Virtual Storefront of your business!! As a furniture staging expert, I've seen first hand how staging can make or break a furniture painting business. Let's also not forget that good staging equals a higher dollar for your work, SO, to help you out, I buckled down and spilled ALL of my furniture staging secrets in this eBook. I walk you through, step-by-step from start-to-finish on how to stage your painted furniture! It's going to be a game changer for you and your business!!
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 has over 20 pages of jammed packed information that will help you take your staging to the next level! I also cover all the details on my personal staging area!
I appreciate you stopping by for #StagingSaturdaysWithFallon. I will see you Monday for #MondayMakeoversWithFallon!