TV is Gone & Ugly Wires Staring at You? Check Out These Electronic Props For Home Staging

Home Stager with Staged First Impressions

Did the seller take the TV off the wall and leave ugly wires hanging out? No problem, buy a fake one to replace it! If you're staging a home office or even a kitchen desk area, it's nice to have a fake laptop to stage with. The one I bought from Props by IDM is lightweight and pretty realistic. The "screen" can be changed to black for the "off" look. So if you need a fake TV prop, fake PC computer prop, fake laptop prop, check this company out!

staged home office Props by IDM is located at 1000 Meyer Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Their toll free # (800)-228-3918. Check out their website and see what they've got.

I bought mine in Chicago while at the IAHSP convention where they had a vendor booth, but you can order what you need. "Most orders are processed and shipped within 2-4 business days. If your order is in a RUSH, there is a $5.00 handling fee. Maximum expected transit time for orders placed in the United States is 5-8 days. Orders shipping to Canada can take up to 10 days."

Their prices are listed on the website, and are reasonable. 

 The young lady from Props by IDM working the vendor booth was excellent to talk with and a wealth of info. And her Dad was awesome too!



fake TV                      fake TV side view

 And... check out this! Fake washers & dryers for the vacant laundry room!!! Hey, sometimes those pipes are ugly, yes?

                         fake washer and dryer

Staged First Impressions, a NH home stager. We're here for you, New Hampshire.

Comments (36)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services
This looks like a great resource.  It certainly can help a buyer to visualize a space when it is staged properly. 
Sep 06, 2007 04:05 PM
Rachel Backus
Staged Makeovers - Hudson, OH
Thanks for the resource. I will check into it. It is time to replace the old fake white desktop (think late 90's style).
Sep 06, 2007 04:34 PM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Sue ~ I've ordered their 40" plasma TV (which can be wall-mounted or placed on the removable stand it comes with) and they look very good for the money.  Buying 4 at one time gives you a free one!!  My experience with this company is that they have EXCELLENT customer service and are very responsive if you have any problems (one of mine had concealed damage caused by the carrier, and IDM replaced it immediately).

But the funniest comment above is from Susan about where to get a fake George Clooney or Brad Pitt cut out!  Just yesterday, I did a staging consultation in a nice home and there was a life-size cut out of Captain Kirk standing just inside the entry ~ I had to do a double-take!!

Sep 06, 2007 04:45 PM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager
Thank you all for taking the time to leave me a comment. Sorry I haven't kept up with this blog, but it's good news actually...I've been busy!!
Sep 07, 2007 12:15 PM
Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
Plano Home Staging, Dallas Home Staging,

I'm checking in - I've been running around myself and busy for many reasons.

 I like this laptop look. Did you get the 4 pack special? Not a bad price really but my only concern would be if someone really thinks it's real and decides if it's a vacant "no one cares"? It looks pretty real! Just my thoughts.

Sep 07, 2007 12:21 PM
Betty Haney
Haney Consulting - Calgary, AB
Sue, thank you for posting this site.  I will be checking it out.  I love the lap top and we are thinking about the t.v.s.  Am bookmarking and rating a 5.  Now if you don't have one of the t.v.'s to cover the wires - does anyone have another solution?  Betty
Sep 07, 2007 01:52 PM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager

Karen, ok they don't that real :)  But they look really good.

Betty, other than the obvious large accessory/artwork I don't know! Maybe Photoshop out the wires??

Sep 07, 2007 02:29 PM
Cheryl-Anne Priest
Inviting Spaces - Home Staging Calgary - Calgary, AB
Inviting Spaces - Staging Calgary
Sue - I had no idea that you could get fake electronics.  What a great idea, especially the washer and dryer.  Are they heavy?  I love Susan's idea - fake men for bedroom staging.  Just be sure to say "open house for women only!" 
Sep 08, 2007 02:31 PM
Penny Schoenbeck
AZ Home Styling & Redesign - Mesa, AZ
AZ Home Styling

Hi Sue,

I love this place too!!! I have their 60' & 4-46' plasma's, I got then in 4 days!! This is such a great place to get props, I didn't know they had washer & dryers, how cool!

Sep 08, 2007 03:35 PM
Coco Lemmon
Concepts by Coco, Home Staging, Portland, Oregon - Portland, OR
Concepts by CoCo - Homestager - Portland, OR
Great resource - and wonderful prices too!
Sep 08, 2007 03:58 PM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager
Thanks for stopping by Coco :)
Sep 08, 2007 04:44 PM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager

Cheryl-Anne, I think some of these props are for other kinds of businesses and advertising too.

You're right, Susan's comment was a hoot :) 

Sep 08, 2007 04:47 PM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager

Penny, one of these 60" plasmas will be as close as my kids are going to get!!

Thanks for stopping by. 

Sep 08, 2007 04:49 PM
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904
Sue these are great!  How cool.   Like a giant doll house.
Sep 08, 2007 11:59 PM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager
Allison, yes! Thanks for stopping & commenting.
Sep 09, 2007 02:50 AM
Lisa DiDonato
Stage Hands - Grand Junction, CO
We've been looking for the TV's for awhile.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Sep 09, 2007 05:27 AM
Sue Argue
Staged First Impressions - Hampton, NH
NH Home Stager
No problem Lisa! And welcome to Active Rain! Need help? Go to the Newbies Group, lots of info there.
Sep 09, 2007 08:13 AM
Thank you for the website! I'm still looking for more prop websites for price comparisons and/or furniture rental companies in Seattle, WA would be great!  Thank you! Great resourceful blog!
Oct 29, 2007 09:32 AM
Ann Krewson
A.L.I. Designs, Inc. - Houston, TX
A.L.I. Designs; Staging Houston Homes; Allied Member of A.S.I.D.


I use them all the time. I have been using this company for about 12 Years. They can be pricey, but I think it is well worth it. 

Oct 29, 2007 09:47 AM
Tamara Cline
Sold By Design - San Antonio, TX
Sold By Design, Staging San Antonio and Surrounding Area

I bookmarked this post... what great information!  Thanks for posting it. 

Apr 02, 2011 05:09 PM