Home Staging
Certification Course

QC Design School’s online Home Staging course allows you to channel your passion for design into a successful home staging career in the real estate industry.

In this course, you’ll learn how to declutter and design homes to attract buyers for your clients. Study the important process of depersonalizing and discover how to create curb appeal. Learn how to evaluate floorplans, arrange furnishings, and create color schemes that appeal to a variety of personalities.

Through hands-on and theory-based assignments, you’ll learn how to work with a variety of budget types and client personalities. You’ll also receive full business training so you can launch your own home staging business!

Upon graduation, you’ll receive an industry recognized certification and the designation of International Staging & Redesign Professional (ISRP). With your certificate and professional title, you’ll be ready to start your own staging business or work for an existing design firm.

This Course Is Best For You If

  • You are a real estate agent looking to increase sales

  • You have an interest in redesigning existing spaces

  • You want to start your own staging business

  • You are a creative professional who is ready for a career change

  • You want to learn redesign and staging as a hobby or part-time career

Course Curriculum


Introduction to Home Staging

Discover the important role home stagers play in the sale of homes. Discover the important role home stagers play in the sale of homes. Learn the responsibilities and services that stagers usually have, and study the staging process from beginning to end. Learn about color psychology and apply staging principles to your color palettes.

  • Introduction to Home Staging
  • The Role of a Home Stager
  • Repairs, Renovations and Remodels
  • The Home Staging Process
  • Developing Color Palettes
  • Color Psychology


Depersonalizing & Decluttering

Learn about the essential processes of depersonalizing and decluttering, and find out the techniques for preparing a home for a real estate showing. Study contemporary design styles, style elements, and how to accentuate focal points. Learn tips for accessorizing for award-winning designer, Jane Lockhart!

  • Depersonalizing & Decluttering
  • Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere
  • Choosing & Displaying Accessories (Plants, Artwork)
  • Contemporary Design Styles (Casual, Country, Traditional, Eclectic, Modern Minimalism)


Lighting, Accessorizing & Curb Appeal

By studying types of lighting and fixtures, you’ll learn how to create different atmospheres using cool, warm, and neutral lighting. Compare window treatments and learn how to use them effectively in staging projects. Learn how to create curb appeal through landscaping and outdoor staging.

  • Lighting Function & Bulbs
  • Types of Lighting (Ambient, Task, Accent)
  • Window Treatments
  • Curtains & Drapes
  • Shutters, Shades & Blinds
  • Curb Appeal
  • Detecting Problems & Repairs
  • Basic Landscaping & Gardening



Learn about the different technical drawings used to create home designs, then practice measuring and sketching a room to scale. Create a professional floorplan and learn how to create furniture layouts that account for balance, traffic, and the visual weight of a room.

  • Understanding Floorplans
  • Types of Drawings
  • Measurements & Scale
  • Drawing & Presenting a Floorplan
  • Space Planning
  • Furniture Selection
  • Balance & Visual Weight


Final Project

In the final unit of your home staging course, you’ll bring all of your knowledge together to professionally stage a home!

  • Market Research
  • Site Evaluation Form
  • Furniture and Accessories
  • Rough Sketch
  • Floorplan
  • Furniture Layout
  • Working with a Budget
  • Finishing Touches

UNIT F (Optional)

Business Training Series

Once you’ve completed units A-E of your Home Staging course, you have the option to complete a specialized business unit. Created specifically for home stagers, you’ll study a variety of topics including:

  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Writing Your Business Plan
  • Financial Statements
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Working with Clients
  • Contracts and Billing
  • Consultations
  • The Real Estate Industry
  • Building Your Portfolio

Sample Video

Furniture Layout

Watch the video to get an inside look at the online Home Staging course. QC tutor Angie Chapman walks you through the creation of a furniture layout.

Sample Assignment

QC’s step-by-step program will take you through every aspect of the home staging process. Hands-on assignments are designed to put you into the stager’s seat. You’ll analyze real-world scenarios that will develop your skills as a home stager.

In this sample assignment, you’ll use your own home as an example for a home staging project. Photographing two different rooms, you’ll decide which accessories need to be removed to declutter and depersonalize.

You will receive a Course Guide with easy-to-follow instructions on uploading your assignments to the Online Student Center and downloading your tutor’s evaluation and audio feedback. Additionally, QC’s helpful Student Support Team is ready and willing to guide you through your assignments and answer any questions you have along the way. Connect with the support team at any time by phone, email or Live Chat – whichever you prefer.

“Thanks to the ISRP course, I have learned how to create beautiful, well-organized, and decorated spaces, working with any budget.”

Galina Sergeyeva, Gala InteriorsInternational Staging & Redesign Professional

Learn from Industry Experts

When you enroll with QC Design School, you’ll be matched with a personal tutor who will review your work and provide you with in-depth feedback and advice on every assignment. These accomplished tutors have years of experience in the design industry and are eager to share their professional insight to help you succeed.

Your personal tutor will provide you with in-depth audio feedback on each assignment to let you know what you did well and how you could improve. Use this feedback to guide you through the next unit in your course.

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Your Tuition Includes

  • Online lessons and instructional videos
  • Lifetime access to digital course materials in the Online Student Center
  • Access to student support 7 days a week
  • A complete business training series
  • Your certificate upon graduation


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