7 Styling Mats and Surfaces We Love

 

When we first started Sourced Co., we were obviously a fan of flat lays – but little did we know how many of them we would style in the coming months. And, with 14 collections (and counting) under our belts, we’re no stranger to the hunt for the perfect styling surface. From matte boards and plastered and painted plywood to canvas and yards of fabric, we’ve just about used every type of surface there is!

But, we know that not everyone has the time to hit up the craft store and create a custom styling surface for every shoot. So today, we wanted to round up some of the best styling mats and surfaces we’ve come across! Though we haven’t had a chance to get our hands on all of these great options, we figured it would at least save you some research time. Read on for our round up of details on 7 styling mats and surfaces you should check out!

The Styling Mat

  • Foldable and washable

  • Multiple shapes available (round or oval)

  • Can get one or two sided with the fabric of your choice

  • Made by a real human

  • Ready to ship options

  • Starting at $159 for 43 inch circumference

Photo surfaces

  • Painted wood surfaces (not rollable)

  • Offers a variety of color palettes

  • Each one is hand painted and a one of a kind piece

  • Made by a real human

  • Ready to ship options

  • Can commission a custom backdrop (2-3 week production time)

  • Available for $185 for 24x36 surface 

Locust Collection

  • Rollable (fabric)

  • 5-6 week production time

  • Velvet options starting at $200 for 18x27

  • Linen and wool starting at $180 for 18x27

Lux Bindery

  • Stretched fabric (not rollable)

  • Ships in 5 business days

  • Available for $110 for 20”x30”

One Stone West

  • Offers a variety of color palettes

  • Each one is hand painted and a one of a kind piece

  • Made by a real human

  • 14-21 day production time

  • Rollable canvas options starting at $185 for a 22”x28”

  • Plasterboard options starting at $135 for a 18”x20”

Simply Rooted

  • Rollable (unique patent-pending surface)

  • Offers a variety of color palettes

  • Each one is hand painted and a one of a kind piece

  • Made by a real human

  • 7-12 day production time

  • Starting at $99 for a 22”x28” 

Jessica Raye Dekker

  • Rollable (painted canvas)

  • Offers a variety of color palettes

  • Each one is hand painted and a one of a kind piece

  • Can commission a custom backdrop

  • Made by a real human

  • Starting at $70 for a 28”x36”

 
Tayler Cusick Hollman