In Unit D of your home staging course, discover the role that lighting plays in staging with specific fixtures, bulbs, and functions. Explore the relationship between art and design through displaying home accessories, and learn how to use plants to bring life into a home interior. Discover how to arrange furniture in home design plans to create the most appealing space for buyers, and be introduced to the exciting world of textiles. Become familiar with the real estate industry and learn how your work as a home staging professional fits into the larger selling process.


In order for a space to truly appeal to potential buyers, furniture and accessories need to be properly illuminated. Discover the different functions of lighting, including ambient, task and accent. Learn the various types of lightbulbs available during the home staging process, and know how to select the right one. Study the main types of lighting fixtures, as well as different types of task lighting. Learn how each works in a modern home design. Follow the guide to lighting for activities and make the best task-specific lighting choices.


Accessories should be displayed in a way that enhances the furniture and structure of a home interior while enticing buyers. Discover how to group accessories effectively, as well as how to use shelves and cabinets to display books and other items in appealing ways. Learn how to choose the right plants and arrange artwork to combine art and design harmoniously. Follow a step-by-step guide to hanging pictures, and discover how to arrange mirrors in ways that enhance a home design.

Furniture Selection and Placement

As a certified home stager, your goal is to achieve a harmonious layout in your client’s home through the careful placement of furniture. Explore the steps required in making the right furniture choices, including cost, mood, and style, and learn how to choose fabrics. Become familiar with the functionality of different rooms, and understand the role that furniture plays in the home design process. Learn the importance of color when choosing furniture, and explore ways to troubleshoot sofas. Study examples of furniture layouts, including dining room, living room, and bedroom ideas.

Real Estate Basics

As many real estate agents hire home staging professionals on a regular basis, it is important to understand their role. Learn what real estate agents do, including how prices are quoted to homeowners. Explore the various conditions that affect a sale, such as competition, location and inspections. Discover what’s involved in showing a home for sale, including creating a welcoming home interior and ensuring that all home staging components are complete.