The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development Strategies

Have a passion for home staging and real estate?

Working as a home stager and want to take your career to the next level?

Want a career that gives you flexibility with your time?

Need help developing your business and sales skills in home staging?

Welcome to The International Institute of Home Staging’s™ career defining

The Art of Home Staging


Advanced Home Staging
Business Development Strategies


The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging and Business Development
Strategies is the course that will take your career as a
home stager to the next level!

Is this you?

  • You are looking for a new career that fulfils your creative desires and allows you to leave behind the mundane work you do now
  • You are ready for practical learning experiences that will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a highly paid home stager
  • You recognize that to open your own home staging business (or become an even more valuable member of someone else’s business) you are going to need more learning and development in a variety of areas
  • You have worked as a home stager and now want to study and gain qualifications that can help you win more jobs
  • You are an interior designer or visual merchandiser and want to develop your skills and knowledge to create a new career in the world of real estate and property styling
  • You want to join a community of like minded home stagers with a passion for learning and development
  • You want to understand (and then put into practice) what it takes to grow a home staging business and develop the people you work with

Having experience in home staging is awesome, but without understanding how to manage your mindset, develop your marketing and sales skills, deeply understanding what it takes to run a business and so much more, taking the next step to a highly paid career in home staging might be too hard.

The most successful home stagers make ongoing learning and development a key priority throughout their career.

Home staging is not something that is taught at University or College. But, this does not mean that you don’t need specialized education to become successful

You can do all the interior design, marketing, design and sales courses available but this does not mean that you will have all of the skills necessary to become a professional home stager.


Home staging is so much more than the physical act of staging a property, which is why home staging is so different to anything that is currently being taught in traditional education systems.

Let’s say you have successfully staged a few homes after completing some type of study…

…you have had a few staging flops too, either over staging homes, under staging or just not meeting the mark.


What next?

How do you guarantee home staging success?

You see, you can have loads of creative talent, energy to burn, desire to succeed, lots of beautiful furniture but STILL not get the result you want.

You didn’t do anything wrong…but there could be a major part that most people miss.

You know that home staging is the right career path for you, and you really want to make it work.

You want to build your own home staging business, or help someone else build theirs by becoming better.

Why will The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development Make You Successful?

Here are a few reasons why YOU NEED TO undertake the introductory and advanced course if you want to become a successful home stager and business owner:

  • A tried and proven formula that shows you exactly what you need to do to successfully stage homes for sale, rent or valuation
  • Included in the course are units on how to sell or value a property for more; the key mechanisms of home staging; interior design skills; and home staging skills
  • The easy way to identify and stage the showcase areas of your staged homes that practically guarantee your work is a hit with real estate agents, buyers, renters and valuers
  • How to de-clutter your client’s home to increase the value
  • How to de-personalize your client’s home so that buyers and valuers don’t get distracted from what they are there to do
  • The proven way to use colours and light to maximize their effect in your client’s home
  • You will acquire all the information you need to successfully stage properties, manage and grow a home staging business at the same time
  • You will learn to understand home staging principles such as color and light, living spaces, client consultations installations and more!
  • You will develop your confidence as IIHS has a key focus on encouraging students to undertake professional home staging work
  • You will learn the key techniques and mechanisms to start your own home staging business
  • Everything to do with the course is available online in a PDF format so you can learn when you want, where you want, and have the material to look back on and learn from forever
  • You will learn to showcase your newly learned knowledge and skills, through regular assessments and feedback from a professional home stager
  • You will develop your skills through 22 essential development modules including: client interactions, inventory installations and foundational business skills for home staging consultations to name a few
  • The courses are self-paced so you complete the course in your own time

So, how do you start living out
your career dream, smashing your
career goals and

Most people only dream of the lifestyles being a home stager can bring, but you can learn how to achieve the outcome you desire.

And that’s exactly what this page is all about…

Do You Want to Develop Your Home Staging Skills So You Can Become a Professional Home Stager and Live the Lifestyle You Dream of?

Since leaving the world of academia (Yes I was a doctor!) and focusing on my true loves of interior design, home staging and real estate I have turned my life around!

I have combined my love of education with my love for interiors, styling and real estate to create a home staging business, a home staging education program for other home stagers, a renovation formula that I present through Zadel Property Education and have been given the opportunity to write for some amazing media outlets including, Interiors Addict, Reno Addict and many more!

If you are like me and have decided to change your career goal even though you already have a job, The International Institute of Home Staging is the place for you to develop and grow your new career!

Here is a snippet of what is covered in this course…

  • The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development will develop your foundational skills in advanced home staging techniques, mindset management, team building and communications
  • You will transform your client's lives by helping them in one of the most stressful times of their lives
  • You will avoid potentially-embarrassing and costly “rookie” mistakes
  • You will have a formula that will work for you the every time you stage a home for sale, rent or valuation
  • You will learn how to develop relationships with real estate agents and why this is crucial to the success of your business and career
  • You will discover how to build your client data base
  • You will learn how to stage multiple homes at the same time
  • You will learn how to create the ‘wow’ factor for every home you stage
  • You will discover the importance of managing client interactions and how to create strong relationships with fellow home stagers
  • You will discover how to manage your inventory for maintaining stock, installations and removals

…and sooooooo much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

The courses at the International Institute of Home Staging™ are written by Naomi Findlay. Along with other home staging professionals, Naomi assesses the course work completed by each and every student and personally provides support, advice and specific feedback to each student.

Naomi started her highly successful Australia-based home staging business, Silk Home Staging & Styling™ eight years ago. She is also the founder and principle of the International Institute of Home Staging™ where she has combined her skills in both home staging and awarded expertise in tertiary education.

Naomi tours Australia with the Zadel Property team, teaching her Rapid Renovation Formula and Space Medicine. Naomi has also received numerous teaching awards from the University of Newcastle and the Australian College of Education, as well as being nominated for a national award with the Australian Teaching and Learning Council.

And, she has successfully developed the largest home staging conference in the Southern Hemisphere and was voted one of the Top 5 home stagers in the world in 2015.

The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development has essential skill development modules that will provide you with expert knowledge about how to professionally stage homes and how to run your own home staging business. The twenty two units that can be completed on your own time, include: Art of Home Staging..

  • Unit 1  How to sell your property for more
  • Unit 2  Key mechanisms of home staging
  • Unit 3  Design skills 1
  • Unit 4 Design skills 2
  • Unit 5 Home staging skills 1
  • Unit 6  Home staging skills 2

Advanced Home Staging and Business Development Course...

  • Unit 7 Manage your Mindset
  • Unit 8 Starting a small business
  • Unit 9 Building a team
  • Unit 10 Advanced Color and Light
  • Unit 11 Placement is Everything
  • Unit 12 Entry Spaces
  • Unit 13 Bathrooms
  • Unit 14 Dining Rooms
  • Unit 15 Kitchens
  • Unit 16 Living Spaces
  • Unit 17 Bedrooms
  • Unit 18 Outdoor Spaces
  • Unit 19 Communications
  • Unit 20 Client Consultations
  • Unit 21 Installations

Everything about this course is available digitally, which means you can access The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development, at any time, anywhere in the world. The material in this course has been created to make it as easy as possible to go back to look at past content, to revise for assessments and, of course, to learn more about home staging and managing a home staging business! At the end of each unit, an assessment must be completed and passed in order for the student to graduate the course. The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development is completely customizable in terms of how each student completes and submits their work. The International Institute of Home Staging™ is happy to work with each student and find the best way for the student to complete the course most effectively. Plus, you will become part of the International Institute of Home Staging™ community, which comes in various forms such as membership, events and other benefits that are exclusive to students of the International Institute of Home Staging™.

The courses are delivered online and all assessments are required to be submitted online.

A course certificate is issued and emailed at the completion of each course

Each course and each unit are self-paced. This means that the hours it takes to complete each course and module is unique to each student and their situation.

For instance, some students spend 10 hours a week and finish the course in six weeks. Other students may take a month to complete a module, and that is completely fine.

Assessment tasks are scattered throughout the course, with a major work to be completed at the end of the course. All assessment items need to be passed in order to pass the course. This course does not offer any electives. On submission of assessments, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours of IIHS™ receiving the submission.

The next unit of work will be sent out within five working days and the feedback and results of the assessment will be available within two working weeks of the submission.

For each of the modules you will receive a workbook. This workbook is downloaded as a PDF guide for you. Depending on the computer technology available to you, you can submit your work on the easiest form for you. Most students use the workbook as a guide and submit their work in various ways, including

1. Printing the workbooks and completing it in hard copy, either returning it via scanning or emailing

2. Using PDF software to complete the work within the downloaded file.

3. Requesting a word document version of the workbook to complete.

4. Most students simply create a document using Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Pages or Keynote that contains their work and email it back as a PDF to IIHS™ for assessment.

The format of work submitted to IIHS™ is up to each student. The International Institute of Home Staging™ is happy to work with students in the medium they prefer as long as the work is well presented and of a high standard.

OR if you are working within the home staging industry you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and Experience…to learn more about these requirements contact us direct on [email protected]!

Support can be obtained at any stage during the course via email at [email protected]

Email support and turn around is within 48 hours

 If you are ready to join over 500 current and past students who have discovered the results they can achieve with The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development please enroll now.

If You DIY Home Staging and Don’t Plan to Develop Your Skills You Risk Wasting Your Time and Money (and your clients)

Say you grew up wanting to be a doctor…

You might play doctors and nurses as a kid…

You might start watching medical shows on television…

You might even start reading medical books and magazines
…but just because you have done all these things doesn’t make you a doctor
…not even close!

At some point you are going to have to invest in yourself and undergo professional education to become a doctor…
…and it is hard work

But it is worth it!

Because you are learning about what it takes to follow your dreams

The same idea applies for home staging!

At The International Institute of Home Staging™ I’ve already done all the hard work! I have developed a program that works, and I know it works because I have documented all of my mistakes and figured out what works!

The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development was created so you CAN LIVE OUT YOUR CAREER GOALS and become a successful home stager.

Normally to work with me to learn how to become a professional home stager and successfully manage your business it would cost many thousands of dollars in tuition fees, countless face to face hours with me in Australia and the costs that comes with that (travel and accommodation being the biggest)...

but for a very limited time I’ll let you have instant access to this plan for just $1997 AUD.


Think of this as one of the best investments you will make in your life!

And then…

  • Start building your new career as an educated and confident home stager
  • Transform your life by following your passion
  • Transform your client's lives by helping them in one of the most stressful times of their lives
  • Make money for yourself and your clients by staging homes for sale, rent or valuation using my experience and guidance to make sure it is done the right way
  • Save time (and money) by executing on a proven formula that works
  • Avoid potentially-embarrassing and costly “rookie” mistakes
  • Have a formula that will work for you every time you stage a home for sale, rent, or valuation...

The choice is yours…

Click the “Enroll Here Now” button and start making money from home staging now…


Sure, I can ramble on about how great The Art of Home Staging and Advanced Home Staging & Business Development is because I wrote it, I know it worked for me.

I’m not in your position though…

…so listen to past students who were just like you!

Just wanted to say how much we are enjoying reading through all of our Modules. We are learning so much and find the course content well structured. I think the assessments are really helping us grasp what is being taught. Just wanted to give a shout out to Naomi for always being available to answer our many questions and we really appreciate how accommodating she is. Bring on the next Module!

Alisa and Lysandra (The Block Twins)

It is a great experience. No question is a silly question. IIHS just want to help you be the best person and the best stylist for your business.


You can take a whole lot of information from various sources but if you are wanting to take your business to the next level, it is a must.


Unlike Interior Design and other business associations, IIHS is solely focused on home staging and everything they do revolves around our home staging industry.


You as a person and your business will benefit so much more greatly if you become a member. Being solo in business can be difficult so having a team around you can help with processes and much more.


Working my way through Module 1 and I just can't wait to get to the next module. This course has really opened my eyes to another avenue of design. Both the manual and exercises inside are a real treat.

Jesse Mountford

Just finished Module 2 and getting excited about Module 3. Course content is well structured and gives a practical framework and exercises to apply what you're learning. Great fun! Should have taken it up earlier!


I too was looking for a career change and decided on the IIHS course. Naomi is very approachable, is readily available and has helped me with any problems that I experience (mainly tech problems with email). Assignment times are very flexible and although they are not too involved at this stage I'm expecting to start learning more about the business side soon.

If you need a career change and are passionate about styling/ design I would recommend the IIHS course.


IIHS and the Art of a Home Staging has taught me where to invest the most effort and budget on behalf of the client. It has allowed me to begin my business and attract clients ASAP. I would never have been able to do this without your inspiration and stories and practical approach! Thank you!

Katherine Epson

Just finished Module 1 and I'm already getting excited about Module 2. Course content is easy to follow and gives a great framework and exercises to apply what you're learning with real life situations. Great fun! Can't wait to get out into the world of home staging! Wish I had started the course earlier!


Thanks Naomi and Andrew.

So very happy to have completed course 1 and super keen to now get out there and test the waters. Cannot wait to jump into course 2. Who knew work could be so fun!

Karen Webb

The International Institute of Home Staging™ offers two payment options.

Pay in Full

$1997 AUD x 1 payment
  • Best value price
  • Simple one-off payment

Payment Plan

$450 AUD / month for 5 months
  • 5 affordable monthly payments
  • Easy and affordable