About Backdrop Staging

Backdrop Staging is a Seattle-based, full service firm that specializes in making your home stand out of the crowd, staging a lifestyle that attracts today’s buyer.  Since launching Backdrop in 2007, Maren Matts and her team have been known for expertly consulting with homeowners, real estate professionals, and local builders to stage a lifestyle that attracts today’s buyer.

Mission Statement

Establish Backdrop Staging as Seattle’s most investment-worthy staging and redesign services. We are dedicated to dramatically maximizing our client’s sales profits by using our expert staging skills to create a highly desirable house.

We look forward to working with you!


Like any homeowner making the transition from owning one house to another, I wanted to invest every penny in my new home, not the old one. Maren was able to show me compelling facts about the value of staging a home and she had received rave reviews from my Real Estate broker, so I decided to make the investment.

Homes in my neighborhood hadn't moved well. A few sold in 2-3 months, some languished 1-2 years. I put mine on the market on a Friday morning, and had my first offer that afternoon. A second competitive offer came in the next day. Sold! in 2 days. Unbelievable! There is no doubt in my mind this was due to the staging. Her work was beautiful, so much so that people were taking photos of it. She worked within my modest budget and created a space I would have loved living in---in fact I'm now hiring her to advise me on my new home.

Cheryl DiReHomeowner

Maren was a joy to work with and the results were excellent. The house sold in a week with multiple offers. I began the staging with some pieces of furniture and art that I could easily move and then Maren filled in with larger furniture and great accessories which tied it all together and emphasized the special features of the house. She has a lazer eye to determine what adds beauty and character but not clutter. Every piece she places has a mission to help the buyers envision themselves in the house and support the sale. Her fee is money well spent.

Carolyn GeiseGeise Architects

Maren and Her team were extremely professional and thoughtful in getting our house ready for sale. She did such a great job that it sold in 4 days! Worth every penny! I recommend her for all of your staging needs!

Beth PetoHomeowner

I had been working with a stager for several years who is no longer in business and I was panicking at the thought of having to replace her and her talent. Maren was a great find and we worked seamlessly together on a new listing - no one would know what it was our first collaboration! She did such a great job, it sold in a week in a very difficult market.

Anna NovikoffWindermere Real Estate

I used Backdrop staging to set the tone for my luxury urban rental unit. Maren and her team were able to stage my rental to perfection and made my unit stand out among all the other similar units resulting in immediate occupancy. I believe in this difficult rental market when tenants have so many choices staging will become even more important. I would not hesitate to recommend Backdrop staging for all your staging needs.

Suzi PuckettWashington Square Tower 1

I just wanted to thank you again for your great advice on staging our home. It was an absolute hit and we got tons of positive feedback about how beautiful it was. We even accepted an offer that was too good to refuse the next day (prior to the open house!). It was so wonderful to work with you and your suggestions made a huge impact. I will definitely recommend you to others!

Summer OhnoHomeowner