Staging for Designers
Certification Course

QC Design School’s online Staging for Designers course allows trained interior decorators and designers and achieve their home staging certification in a fraction of the time. This course is a condensed version of the Home Staging course, removing any content previously taught in the Interior Decorating course.

You’ll learn how to transfer your design skills into the home staging industry. Find out 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. Revisit the principles of evaluating floorplans, choosing color palettes, and working with focal points.

Through hands-on assignments, you’ll learn how to work with a variety of budget types and client scenarios. You’ll also receive business training specific to the staging industry so you can sell your new services!

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 add home staging services to your interior decorating business.

This Course Is Best For You If

  • You are an interior decorator or designer with an interest in home staging

  • You want to add home staging services to your existing design business

Course Curriculum


Discover the important role home stagers play in the sale of homes. Learn the responsibilities and services that stagers usually have, and find out how to transfer your existing skills into this industry. Revisit the principles of evaluating floorplans, creating color palettes, and working with focal points.

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


Learn about the essential processes of depersonalizing and decluttering, and discover room-by-room strategies to declutter and depersonalize. Explore the art of accessorizing in home staging, and learn how to select transitional furniture.

  • Depersonalizing & Decluttering
  • Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere


Learn how to create curb appeal through landscaping and outdoor staging. Explore techniques for identifying flaws and staging backyards. Study different types of window treatments and learn how to select the best lighting types and fixtures.

  • Curb Appeal
  • Detecting Problems
  • Basic Landscaping & Gardening
  • Necessary Repairs
  • Seasonal Curb Appeal


Complete detailed assignments about using furniture and accessories, taking before photos, and creating floor plans and rough sketches. Gain real-world experience by working with budgets and completing site evaluation forms. Learn how to add finishing touches.

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

UNIT E (Optional)

Once you’ve completed units A-D of your course, you have the option to learn about the business side of the home staging market. Created specifically for home stagers, you’ll study a variety of business topics.

  • Real Estate Basics
  • Real Estate Agents
  • The Real Estate Industry
  • Selling the House

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 an industry professional currently working in the field 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 decorating 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

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


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