It is a big question whether they should buy furniture or rent furniture for their home staging job, is really a challenge for home stagers. But for many, they buy new furniture when home-staging vacant homes and they just rent furniture for already furnished homes.
There are clear advantages of renting furniture. One is that you do not need a huge investment upfront to be able to rent furniture. Also, you do not have to transport it yourself to the home and this is an advantage for you because it gives you more time to do the real job-the home staging job. However, even there are these clear advantages, a lot of home staging experts do not prefer furniture rental. They often said that it is not “attractive.”
Disadvantages of furniture rental as according to a great number of home stager professionals and experts:
+ Furniture rental tends to be neutral, often blandly contemporary, and it is not a great way to find great furniture you have imagined to give the home an amazing look, because most of the time, the ones that you are looking for are not available from rental companies.
+ When it comes down to the cost, it is expensive because most companies who offer furniture rental require a 3-month minimum period. This means that after you reached the 3-month period, you will have to pay again for each furniture piece that you rented.
+ Limited choices. You cannot find everything you like in furniture rental. This is because your choices are limited. Unfortunately, when you get to the rental company, there is no more modern furniture to match the modern home.You will have no other choice, but to rent furniture which don’t match the style of the home you will be staging.