We are always getting e-mails from newbies asking where they can find inexpensive decor items to stage their furniture. We got an e-mail from a young the other day, wanting to take better photos for her online furniture business. After reviewing some of the pics she sent us, we immediately realized she wasn’t staging her pieces. Some customers lack the vision to imagine it in their own home. So break out those staging items. Key staples to have in your arsenal are lamps, rugs, books, baskets, greenery, candlesticks and small decor items.
But before you go out and buy all those things, look around your own home first. You’ll really be surprised at what you can find. Ask a friend or family member if they have any items they are willing to get rid of. Next, check out antique stores sometimes booths will be having sales and you can find some really good deals there. Flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, and thrift stores are also great places to look.
Last but not least…Dollar General! Who would have ever thought the dollar store, right? They are stepping up their home decor game. I was traveling out of state today and stopped off at a couple of DG’s and found some cute home decor. YES…I know, most of it is this mass produced, made in China mess that we are all so very tired of. Well, if you are like us, you were never into in the first place. I know these big box decor stores are all about it, but DG? I was kind of surprised to find it there. Anyway, I wanted to share some of the items I spied today.
Yes, those are glass decanters in the middle. I thought maybe they were plastic until I picked one up.