For some professional home stagers, especially those in regional centres, home staging “stock” or hire furniture is an essential part of their business. But what makes good home staging stock? A few days ago I posted a picture on face book of an armchair and commented that this was a great piece of stock to use in a home staging business.
Although there is a huge amount of things that you must consider when acquiring your stock here are some of my top tips that I consider every time I press “add to cart” when I am selecting my stock.
- Colour, where can this be used?
- Style, is it versatile?
- How much does it cost, will I get a return on it?
- Material, will it clean up well?
- How heavy is it?
- Will it be durable?
- Availability, how long will it take to get to me?
For me this chair ticks all those boxes for one category of my clientele and will certainly be added to my stock very soon.