One of my favorite things to do at the store is stage the “minis”. I love trying out new combos and creating “the look” for those small spaces such as bookshelves, tabletop surfaces, entertainment center nooks, etc. When creating minis, I typically use 3 smaller pieces to create one cohesive set up like these examples below.
Often times, I will create my “mini” on top of 2 old books. Books are a great way to bring in a subtle hint of color and also help add height to the overall setup. I usually buy my staging books at Goodwill, but I also have a stack of them in the store you can go through and purchase for $4 each if you don’t want to make the extra trip to Goodwill (just ask us to see them). We have box signs with sayings and phrases for just about everyone, so those also make great staging props on the book set ups.
We recently added wood slices as another alternative to achieve similar results, with a more rustic and outdoors feel to our inventory.
When staging darker spaces, such as a dark wood entertainment center, use lighter colored books and decor items to make them stand out and give it a good “pop” of contrast. When staging lighter spaces, such as a white bookshelf, use darker spine books and medium to dark mini decor pieces to best compliment the space.
The possibilities of different combinations are endless, but here are a few of my other favorite Legacy staging items. All of these items are available for purchase on our website. I love helping customers create the “look” for their home, so if you need any help in the store deciding which items look best together, just ask me and I’m happy to help you with it (and let’s face it…I’ll do anything to get away from paperwork for a bit 😉 Minis are inexpensive ways to give character and charm to your open spaces that you know need “something” but you just haven’t figured out what was missing. Most of these examples only cost around $20-$30 for the entire set up, so it’s very budget friendly! Leave us a comment and let us know what you think!