A constant problem for many agents is where to find inexpensive furniture and home items that can be used to stage a home for sale. Renting furniture and other items is an option. However, generic rental items do not always show off a home to best advantage. If you are working with a classic home, a unique property, or an older home generic items often are a big turn off for buyers. Here are some great sources for inexpensive pieces that will make a home look great:

The Homeowners

Often the homeowners have some great items already that just are not being used in the right way. Before going out to find new pieces, take stock of what is already in the home. Do not forget to look in attics or unused spare rooms. Quite often a new coat of paint, some cleaning, or some new upholstery can turn the furniture that homeowners already have into the perfect staging items.


Think everything on Etsy is expensive because it’s handmade? That’s not the case. Sure if you are looking for a custom sofa or a vintage mid-century dining set the cost might be high. Nevertheless, Etsy is full of cost effective home staging items. Perfectly stage a classic home using vintage dishware, serving platters, tablecloths, textiles, and tea or coffee sets. Vintage curtains are also a nice touch for a classic home.

If you’re looking for custom items like wall vinyl decals, cutting boards, hand knitted dish towels and other items you can find them or request them in custom colors from Etsy makers. You can beef up your staging arsenal with one of a kind pieces that don’t cost a fortune and you can help a small independent maker. That’s a win for everyone.

Facebook Marketplace

Craigslist is so yesterday. For the best furniture deals locally hit up Facebook Marketplace. You’ll be shocked by the high quality items that you can buy for cheap through Facebook Marketplace. You can also check out local buy and sell pages and groups on home furnishingfor unique finds. If you want garage sale bargains without having to chase down every local garage sale put the power of social media to work.


Think Amazon is only for small items? Think again. Amazon’s furniture department is one of the fastest growing departments on the site. You can find fantastic deals on lighting, linens and pillows, even accent furniture like tables, consoles, shelves, and chairs. Plus if you have Amazon Prime delivery is fast and free. So don’t overlook Amazon when you’re thinking of where you can find great deals on items that will take your home staging to the next level and really attract buyers.

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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 10:32am CDT.