Staging Design Professional™

Created for staging team members, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to stage with confidence. Learn at your own pace, in your own home, at your own convenience.


You will learn...

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Identify and define 9 Principles of Design

How to use proper scale and proportion

How to balance weight of furniture in a room

Identify and draw attention to the focal point

How to place furniture with confidence

Specific dimensions to speak like a PRO!

How to improve curb appeal

How to improve front porch appeal

Which colors are best for front door

How to choose exterior color

Pro tip for easy trim color selection

How to create proper scale and balance with landscaping

The purpose and uses of art

How to place art

How to balance scale of art

How to select correct size and shape

How to coordinate various art pieces in a space

Easy tips for hanging art

Specific pro dimensions to follow

How to hang a gallery wall, double art, and triptychs

How to identify the 6 buyer perceptions

How to increase perceived size

How to raise perceived value

How to reduce perceived negatives

How to highlight perceived positives

How to enhance perceived condition

How to promote perceived lifestyle

Precise dimensions to use

Scripts to communicate concepts to clients

Case Study: Features that make homes sell

Definition of staging

Understand the importance of profiling the target buyer

How to identify the generation of the target buyer

Employ demographic information to identify the target buyer

How to appeal to the most likely buyer

How history, fashion and design influence one another

How to identify the architectural style of a home

How to identify interior design styles

How to incorporate texture into your staging

How to use accessories in your staging

7 tips to style a bookcase

How to stage windows

The importance of proper lighting

Tips to select fixtures to scale

How to improve flooring and the use of rugs

How to address sound problems

Understand and use the color wheel

Color terminology

How colors influence each other

Understand color psychology

How to select the perfect color for staging

How to select colors to work with different wood tones

How to add dimension with color

How to select paint finishes

5 steps to create a color scheme

Understand ‘Love vs. the List’

Identify key rooms

No-fail guide for staging each area of the home

How to address undefined spaces

Steps to assessing the staging needs of a property

Preparing for a consultation

Consultation guidelines

Staging vs. Decorating

How to conduct a consultation

Consultation follow-up

How to stage using the homeowner’s furnishings

Advantages of a staged home

Vacant staging process


What else is included?

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Download and print so you can fill in the blanks as you watch the training videos. Keep handy for easy reference later.

We are not messing around. You will know your stuff after completing the training! To make sure you are picking up what we are putting down, you must pass a short quiz at the end of each video module. Relax - It's not rocket science, and you can re-take as many times as you need to.

These are not mandatory and are not graded, but are designed to reinforce what you are learning and give you added confidence.

Preview - Walk-through with detailed discussion of planning process

Prep - Pulling process and packing systems

Install and Reveal - Process and tweaking

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10% of every Staging Studio course fee goes to help change lives and provide educational opportunities for women and children. You get to choose which one of our non-profit partners will benefit.


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