Fake Furniture for Home Staging

I have a hard time believing that this helps sell homes.

For those of you too lazy to click (why do I enable you?), a company is selling furniture shaped cardboard you can use to stage your home with after you’ve moved your own furniture out.

Personally, I think the market for this is people who bought a house with more rooms than they could possibly use who feel strange having empty rooms in their home. Just throw some cardboard furniture in there.

7 thoughts on “Fake Furniture for Home Staging”

  1. A friend of mine from high school moved out to LA and has since moved back to south Texas. While he was living in Los Angeles he had a job making fake people out of cardboard and balloons to serve as “extras.” These “people” are a lot cheaper than hiring or gathering extras to fill up the background of a scene.

    Maybe these balloon people could sit at the cardboard couches to help complete the sale.

  2. I remember seeing a lot of fake people in the audience during American Gladiators. Maybe your friend from HS helped create cardboard mullets for that show?

  3. Funny. I almost sat on one of those fake beds. It was a cot like contraption not meant to hold any more weight than the elegant bed set it boasted. I thought it looked fake but wasn’t sure so checked before I put any weight on the “bed”. I bet the whole thing collapsed and folded like a lawn chair.

  4. I think this is a great idea! As a real estate investor, it would serve the purpose that investors need when selling a property and not have to really worry about a break-in and things getting stolen. INGENIOUS !!!!

  5. As a real estate stager new to the business I am constantly asked if I can stage empty homes. You’d be amazed at the number of people who cannot visualize what furniture will look like in a room. I’ve spent over $600 on accessories but I simply don’t have the financial wherewithal to spend thousands on “real” furniture and I certainly don’t have a warehouse in which to store it when it’s not in use. Cardboard furniture just might be the answer for me. You don’t need to be able to use it, just LOOK at it.

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