skip to main content
Home Staging

Home Staging

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Cindy Lin


Learn what it means to properly prepare a home for sale and how the home staging process helps properties sell quicker and potentially for more money. By looking at real life case studies and styling principles for home staging, you will learn how to “stage” a client's room in response to a mock brief.

During this course, you will gain an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes of a home stager's work. Whether a home is vacant or occupied, you will learn specific styling principles and develop a plan to prepare a home for sale. You will also consider the habits and preferences of your market demographic to more effectively target potential buyers. The styling skills learned on this course will also be relevant for styling Airbnb properties, investment properties or your own home.

Topics covered

  • What is home staging
  • Importance of curb appeal (online and offline)
  • Basic styling principles
  • How to analyse a property to develop a home staging plan
  • Developing a plan to prepare homes for sale
  • The process of a vacant and occupied home staging project
  • How to apply the skills you’ve learned into other areas of styling such as staging AirBnb homes and styling your own homes
Course outcomes
You will walk away knowing how to prepare properties for sale. You will understand what home staging means and how home staging can result in a faster, more profitable sale.

Who should attend
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about home staging. A great option if you have an interest in working in interiors but prefer projects with shorter life cycles and a fast-paced environment. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to prepare the home for sale and what a home stager’s job entails.


Tutor Description

Cindy Lin had worked as home stager in the San Francisco Bay Area for 11 years before started to teach home staging and working as a photographer internationally. She is also the host of The Home Staging Show podcast, the #1 show in the world dedicated to all things real estate and home staging.

Cindy and her business had appeared in Wall Street Journal, Apartment Therapy, San Francisco Chronicle and many other notable press outlets.


  • Pen and notebook, or computer, to take notes with
  • Colour photographs or print outs and a floor plan of your home (can be hand drawn). Please note, one room from the plan will be selected for use in your final project.

Available dates