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!
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!