Unit A of QC Design School’s Home Staging Course provides you with a full introduction to staging homes. Find out how to declutter room-by-room, and help your clients prevent the buildup of unnecessary items in the home. Study focal points and room styles, and discover how to apply color in order to accentuate custom interiors. Become familiar with how to use watercolor paints to enhance floorplans, and find out how to start your own home staging business. Also included in your Home Staging course is a highly useful supplementary booklet containing a list of categories to use when grouping accessories, as well as a repairs checklist.

Introduction to Staging

As a home staging professional, your ultimate goal will be to create a living environment that is appealing to potential buyers. Learn what home staging involves, including procedures such as cleaning, repairing, rearranging and updating the home. Discover how marketing and psychology factor in to the process of staging homes, and how to look at a space from a buyer’s perspective. Study a real-life scenario that demonstrates how important the role of the home stager is in selling a house.

Focal Points, Colors, and Room Styles

When staging homes, one of the most important elements is the focal point. Discover how to choose a focal point such as a window or fireplace, as well as how to create one when there is no natural focal point available. Study the color wheel, and learn how to create complementary, adjacent and monochromatic color schemes to entice potential buyers. Using a provided set of watercolor paints, put your color theory into practice by completing optional assignments that will teach you how to mix and create colors to enhance floorplans. Lastly, explore room styles such as casual, country and traditional, and learn how to establish a style that is depersonalized and universally appealing.

The Art of Decluttering

Decluttering can be a highly demanding aspect of home staging. Follow a room-by-room guide to decluttering that includes detailed instructions for appliances, cupboards, and drawers within each room of the home. Discover how minimalist home décor can be applied to the bathroom and bedroom, and learn how to help clients prevent clutter in the future with three simple guidelines.

Starting Your Own Business

Home stagers can have a huge impact on their client’s homes, especially as business owners. In the first business unit of your Home Staging course, find out how to name and register your business, find an office, obtain insurance, and maintain inventory. Learn how to build relationships with contractors, tradespeople, and suppliers and how to write a business plan. Study examples of balance sheets and learn how to present your plan effectively.

Supplementary Booklet

Once you complete your home staging certification, it will be useful to have a reference guide on hand including items such as a conversion chart and various idea sheets. Refer to this supplementary booklet while staging homes, as you’ll have floorplan diagrams and a guide to decorating with lampshades at your fingertips. A minor repairs checklist is also included, as well as a guide to grouping accessories by category that helps you create custom interiors for your home staging clients.