If you haven’t already, make sure you check out last week’s blog post on Staging Backdrops by clicking HERE.
Flooring is just as important as a backdrop when it comes to staging your painted furniture. Your flooring area should be at least 7.5 ft to 8.5 ft wide and 3.5 ft to 4.5 ft deep. If you only paint small pieces, then your backdrop does not have to be an entire wall, it just needs to be large enough for your small pieces. When designing this space, make sure you have extra space on each side where your piece(s) will be sitting. You want to be able to fit the piece and your staging items in the whole picture and not have anything cut off.
You can use wood planks, pallets, cement, rugs, or buy a box of laminate or hardwood flooring. You can even get a piece of baseboard at a low cost and use it on top of your flooring to make it look more realistic. If none of these suggestions are an option for you, then you can purchase wallpaper or imitation backdrops, made out of canvas that mimic the look of real wood, stone, etc. I have linked some examples, but these often look fake. I would rather your staging area look authentic and natural, opposed to forced. You want try to make your personal staging area look as realistic as possible.
As I stated in last week’s blog post, the purpose of staging is to highlight your beautiful piece of furniture. If your backdrop and/or flooring 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.
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!