We’re kicking off a new service!
We are proud to offer a new service that puts you in the driver’s seat. Staged Interior will rent furniture and rugs to Realtors and stagers, and you do the rest. You tell us what furniture you need, and we’ll work with you to select just the right pieces. Our offering will also include delivery and pick up of our furniture. The minimum before the sales tax is only $1000.
Let’s Get Started! Please click on the button below to request a DIY Staging Rental Quote. We look forward to working with you.
DIY Staging FAQs
How do I start a DIY Staging Rental project?
Staged Interior's DIY Staging Rental Program is available to Realtors, Stagers, Builders, and Sellers with the sole purpose of staging a property for sale.
To begin the process, simply fill out the DIY Staging Rental Program form. You will select the rooms you wish to stage, the furniture categories for each room, and the desired quantities of furniture. After the form is submitted, we will work on the item and room prices which will be sent to you via email.
With your approval of the price, you will be sent a link for the formal quote, rental agreement, and invoice. The quote will include the total rental amount, a selection fee, the delivery and pickup fee and 6% Virginia sales tax that is applied to the rental portion only. The finalized paperwork, along with payment of 50% of the total as a non-refundable deposit, is needed to reserve a date for delivery or pick up. The balance is due on the day of delivery or pick up.
About a week before the project date, a Staged Interior stager will select items based on your criteria and you will see the selections with options via a web link. You will then make your selections based on the options presented. You can have up to 2 revisions at no charge. From the 3rd revision, the fee is $10 per item.
Can I see a catalog of the inventory you carry?
No. We currently do not have a real-time online catalog. A Staged Interior stager will put together the initial selections with options and you will be able to choose from there.
At what point do we begin the selection process?
Once the finalized paperwork and non-refundable deposit have been received, the selection process is set to begin. The process as described above will begin approximately one week before your delivery or pickup.
Will I have a say in which pieces are selected?
Yes. About a week before the project date, a Staged Interior stager will select items based on your criteria and you will see the selections with options via a web link. You can have up to 2 revisions at no charge. From the 3rd revision, the fee is $10 per item.
Can I come see the pieces before they are delivered?
No. Because our facility is a warehouse and not a store, our insurance policy does not allow on-site visits. However, we use an inventory control system that shows large pictures with descriptions and dimensions.
I am going for a particular look and style. Will that be factored into the selection process?
Yes. One of the benefits of working with Staged Interior is that we have been in the staging business since 2006 and have staged a total listing price in excess of $2.5 billion dollars. Thanks to that, we carry all styles and sizes of furniture. It is also important that you indicate on your DIY Staging Rental Program form the look and style that you desire. Selections are based upon availability.
When the furniture is delivered, will it be placed in the correct rooms and locations?
Yes. Our delivery team will come with room designations for all pieces. They will make sure to place, clean, and touch-up the pieces. They are not permitted to move any non-Staged Interior pieces.
Can I rent accessories, lamps and wall art as well?
No. The purpose of this Do It Yourself Staging Rental Program is to work with Realtors and Stagers who already have accessories, lamps and wall art, but do not have logistics support or resources for furniture. Therefore, only furniture (including mattresses and boxsprings) and rugs are available via our DIY Staging Rental program. You bring the special touches to truly make the staging your own!
What if something doesn’t fit the way I imagined it would or I don’t like a piece?
By working with our experienced stager during the selection process you have access to photos and dimensions of the pieces. You should have plenty of opportunities to determine if you like the pieces and to make sure the pieces fit based on your measurements of the spaces. If it is determined that a piece must be returned to the warehouse, a restocking fee of 20% of the item’s rental will be charged.
What condition can I expect the furniture to be in?
The furniture pieces available in the DIY Staging Rental Program are the same furniture used for Staged Interior’s full staging services. They are lightly used for staging purposes only, primarily in vacant listings or builder spec homes. You may find some scratches or minor blemishes but our team will clean and touch up for your staging projects. If it is not of the quality we would use in our stagings, we will not send it out.
Is everything paid for upfront?
No. When the paperwork is finalized a non-refundable deposit (50% of the total amount) is needed to reserve a date for delivery or pick up. The balance is due on the day of delivery or pick up.
Can I bring my own truck and pickup the items from the WH myself?
Yes. The Staged Interior warehouse is located in Chantilly, VA. You must provide your own vehicle and blankets/pads for protection. The pickup window is from 10 AM to 2 PM. We will have the pieces pulled and ready for pickup. If you require Staged Interior’s assistance with loading, a nominal load fee will be charged.
What are your operating hours?
Staged Interior’s office hours are from 8 AM to 4 PM. You can expect the deliveries between 9 AM and 10 AM depending on your location and traffic. The removals or “destages” are normally scheduled in the early afternoon so that our team members can return in time to unload the truck and end the day by 4 PM.
Is there a minimum amount for furniture rental?
Yes. The minimum for monthly rentals plus the selection fee is $1,000 before the delivery and pickup fee and the Virginia sales tax on the rentals.
How long is the rental period?
The minimum rental period is one month. A recurring rental invoice will be sent automatically at the end of the first month in order to extend the rental period an additional 30 days. If fewer than 30 days rental is needed for a subsequent month and removal is scheduled, we will invoice you a prorated daily amount. Please be aware that we require two-weeks notice for a destage date. We will do our best to accommodate your desired timeline, but cannot guarantee a removal date within a two-week timeframe. Time-to-time or seasonally, we offer complimentary second month promotions.
If the house sells in the first weekend, can you pick it up and refund me for the days unused?
Even if a house sells within a few days, we recommend destaging only after all contingencies have been satisfied. One month minimum staging period is sufficient most of the time for the contingency period. There is no refund when destaging before a month is over. If you need a few days into the second month to clear the contingencies, you will be billed only for the days needed based on the per diem rate to the date of destaging.
How much notice do you need to schedule the removal?
A two-weeks notice is required. A rush destaging request for a destaging date on or before 14 calendar days from the initial notice will incur a $950 rush fee if Staged Interior has to hire an outside moving company to accommodate a rush date.
Can we rent furniture for occupied properties?
Yes, however, all Staged Interior furniture is for “Display Use” only. This requirement is necessary in order to preserve our furniture for both Staged Interior’s future stagings and DIY clients alike. There is a standard $175 cleaning fee for all occupied stagings.
What happens if a furniture piece is damaged during the rental period?
As stated in the rental agreement, there is an extra cleaning charge of up to $175 per piece if a rental item is returned with pet hair, pet dander, pet urine stains, smoke odor, damaged beyond reasonable wear and tear, as a result of (but not limited to) misuse or abuse, gouges, adhesives, soiled mattress, water damage (not caused by flood), and burns. If the rental item cannot be returned to reusable condition, you will be charged for recovering or replacement cost of the damaged item(s).