You know you have the natural talent and skill set to stage houses, but still unsure where to put what?

What if you know not only all the key design and staging principles, but you can make them your own? So that your staging has personality and attracts buyers for your staging clients on autopilot?

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Learn how to build cohesive homes every time you stage. AND get it right for the listing photos!

Staging is no longer an in-person thing. 

After COVID, the way buyers buy homes have changed. Now, the listing photos online are essentially the first showing.

Do you know how to stage homes that will look great both online and in-person? This is exactly what we teach in Cash in the Cushions interior styling & staging course!

Unlike traditional staging skills or art theory courses, we also look at interiors from a photographer’s perspective.

As stagers, it is critical in today’s marketplace to understand how your work will be photographed and shown. This way, we can help our staging clients nailing that first showing online!

Photo credits: All the photos are staging work by one of our Cash in the Cushions students, Ashley Tapley, House Candy HOME.

But here is the problem...

You know you’ve got talents and a knack for styling interiors, but you:

  • can’t seem to do it every time

  • get the photos back from the photographers and they are just missing that oomph and ooh-la-la. Which is so weird! Because the staging looked great in person!
Count me in!

Can you imagine?

That you understand why things look good in staging and in photographs so you could repeat it consistently.

How powerful would that be and how would that change your home staging business?

How great will it feel to do your first staging and feeling like you’ve nailed it?! Instead of worrying about realtors being super critical and feeling like your staging turned out to be a train wreck or just so-so.

"Cindy's classes are so different than anything I have taken. They will make you better and more confident in
your staging skills.

- Ashley Tapley of House Candy HOME

"Cindy, you are so down to earth, personable and hands on with your course. The group you set up for us created skill, confidence and friendships. It is an invaluable resource. YOU are there to help.

It was shocking, really. I didn't expect to get you. I expected an assistant. Your style of teaching so much better than anonymously taking a course that was sent out to do it all on our own. Your experience as a stager and stylist is so inspirational and helpful....

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... I feel really confident that I can pull a room together and get it right for the camera. The modules were bingable and easy to follow and full of great advice and design principles.

One thing I found extremely helpful was to be able to be critiqued and to give critique. Being put on the spot to critique others’ work really makes you think about what works, what does not and why. It has definitely made me better and trained my eye."

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Here is a glimpse into Ashley’s social media post immediately following her completion of the Cash in the Cushions course.

Ashley's work has since evolved, earning her well-deserved recognition both nationally and internationally. Apartment Therapy named her staging company House Candy Home among the Best Home Stagers in the U.S. in 2023.

Ashley has written a blog post about her experience
taking the course, you can read it here.

If you want to nail your staging every time, we teach you how in this course.

Join Cash in the Cushions Today and Get Started Right Away!

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$598 One Time Payment

Save 10% ($108) when you pay in full.

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$228 x 3 Payments

Spread your payments over two installments.
Pay $228 today and two monthly payments of $288.

Yes, i want to stage with confidence!

See what one of the top stagers in the United States said about Cash in the Cushions.

Anthea Click is the founder and president of FP Staging and Design in Nashville, TN.

She is the exclusive stager to many of the top producing agents in the Nashville area and has received numerous accolades for her work including “Most Livable” award in both the 2014 and 2015 Parade of Homes, RESA Top 10 Luxury Vacant Stager 2019, and was named Fixr Top 200 Home Design Influencers of 2017, 2019, 2021. She was also a featured designer for Kirklands and appeared on the popular show, Designing Spaces, as a guest designer. 

Here is what you will get in this on-demand digital course.

Module 1: Design & Composition Fundamentals

We will look at design theories and composition principles from both styling and photography disciplines. By learning both, you will be able to craft a refined portfolio that attracts your ideal staging clients and create work that attracts buyers and sell.

We'll go over:

  • Elements of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Core Photography Composition Principles
  • Creating a Floor Plan that Maximizes the Room’s Potential
  • Training Your Eye

🖥 Total video time: 2hs 25 m

Module 2: Creating a Color Story That Sells

This module is all about color theory and the application of colors in our staging work. We will go over the psychology and meaning behind colors, how light affects the way we perceive colors, how to leverage color properties like color temperature and various combinations to create the effect that we want in our staging.

We are also going to dive into developing a color story to wow your staging clients and create a consistent look and feel for your staging work.

We'll go over:

  • Color Theory for Interiors
  • Creating a Color Story for Interiors

🖥 Total video time: 1h 26m

Module 3: Client Relationships, Planning & Communications

In additions to home staging work, we will also look at other types of work related to interiors, such as photo styling, interior design, visual merchandising, decorating, etc.

Most importantly, in this module, you will develop your own color story and look and feel for your staging brand.

We'll go over:

  • Storytelling through Branding
  • Developing Your Own Style and Signature Look
  • Different Streams of Income Related to Interior Styling

🖥 Total video time: 1h 21m

Module 4: Styling for Lifestyle

What we do as stagers is about appealing to the buyers’ aspirational lifestyle, whether we are staging homes, styling for photo shoots or designing clients’ homes. It is all about the lifestyle!

In this module, you will also learn how to source, select and install artwork, plus styling vignettes & tabletop.

We will go over:

  • Creating an Interior that Sells
  • Artwork: Sourcing, Selection, Installation
  • Tabletop / Vignette Styling
  • Staging the #shelfie
  • Props Show & Tell

🖥 Total video time: 2h 16m

Module 5: Presenting Your Home Staging Portfolio

In our line of work, we heavily rely on our staging portfolio to attract and prompt our staging clients to have the initial conversation about staging with us. It is a key lead generation tool for us.

In this module, we are going to discuss what makes a solid portfolio that attracts your ideal staging clients and the order and placement of your staging photos.

We are also going to discuss why and how to work with professional photographers and how that will add to your staging portfolio.

🖥 Total video time: 48 minutes


  • Interact with like-minded stagers in our private, on demand classroom

  • Glossary of design and photography composition

  • What’s in our staging kits

  • The most common mistakes stagers make when posting on social media and how to avoid them

  • Basic overview on photo editing

By the End of Cash in the Cushions, You Will:

Know how to utilize design elements and principles to create a floor plan that maximizes the potential of the room.

Be able to tell the story of the home visually, that is targeted and appeal to the potential buyers’ aspirational lifestyle

Feel more confident and see a visible difference in your staging work.

Join Cash in the Cushions Today and Get Started Right Away!

Pay in Full

$598 One Time Payment

Save 10% ($108) when you pay in full.

Most Flexible

$228 x 3 Payments

Spread your payments over two installments.
Pay $228 today and two monthly payments of $288.

Yes, i want to stage with confidence!

Meet the Teacher

Cindy Lin

Founder of Staged4more
Host of The Home Staging Show
Primary Teacher 

A seasoned home staging educator and total business nerd, Cindy brings in years of experiences in the home staging and other creative industries to her teaching.

In additions to teaching home staging online since 2016, Cindy's latest in-person teaching post was at University of the Arts London (UAL), where she piloted and created the home staging short course for UAL. UAL is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings®, for the third year in a row. It is Europe's largest specialist art and design university, with over 19,000 students from more than 130 countries.

Since 2015, Cindy has hosted The Home Staging Show Podcast. It is the longest-running podcast dedicated to all things home staging and a Top 200 Apple Podcast in the Careers category.

Throughout her career, Cindy has cultivated a diverse range of creative backgrounds, including building sets and windows for companies like Anthroplogie, Ralph Lauren and Saks Fifth Avenue. She has also designed and installed decor for commercial and private events, worked on photo shoots as a prop and wardrobe assistant for companies like O Magazine, Target, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Gap, Google and Apple. Cindy has also earned two Master degrees. Cindy also works internationally as an artist with a lens-based practice and has been published and exhibited internationally.

Cindy is the primary teacher for this course.

Who is this course for?

This course is intended for individuals who are total beginners in home staging or have just started their own businesses.

However, we’ve had experienced stagers who have undergone other training join us in this course.

That’s great! Seasoned stagers have taken our course and used this course as part of the training for their own staging team, such as Anthea from FP Staging in the testimonial video above.

If you would like to do the same for your team members, just contact us for a special enrollment rate.

I would like to use this course to train my stagers

That’s great! Seasoned stagers have taken our course and used this course as part of the training for their own staging team, such as Anthea from FP Staging in the testimonial video above.

If you would like to do the same for your team members, just contact us for a special enrollment rate.

Can I take this course if I work full time?


Once enrolled, you will get immediate access to our private online classroom with all the lessons and the ability to chat with your fellow classmates.

The course is on-demand, meaning you can access the course from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.

This also allows you the flexibility to access the course whenever you want, wherever you want.

You can access the course on desktops, tablets, and on your smartphone.

How long is the course?

All of the video lessons and bonuses will take approximately 8 hours to complete.

As for the remaining coursework, it is difficult for us to determine how long it will take as it depends on the duration of time needed to complete assignments for each module.

Since this is a self-guided online course, you have the freedom to take as much or as little time as required at your own pace. It’s hard for us to estimate how long completion might take because some exercises require research and brainstorming.

What is the refund policy?

Due to the nature of a digital course, we will not be able to offer a refund. Please consider your purchase wisely.

What does lifetime access mean?

This means that you will have access to the lifetime of this course, even if we added more content and updated it. You will not be asked to pay more for this course.

In the event we decide to retire a course, you will be given the opportunity to download the entire course.

It is up to you to download said course. Staged4more is not responsible for lost content if you did not download the course in time.

What happens after I finish Cash in the Cushions course?

You can request for a certificate of completion once you’ve finished the course.

If you want to further your skills:

You can upgrade for the Certification Program (4-month or 10-month) to get access to business mentorship and mastermind with like-minded peers.

Or, once you’ve earned $10k in revenue, you can apply to take the 6-Figure Floor Plan course to further advance the systems, workflows and operations of your home staging business.

We’ve also got many continue education courses and workshops to help you gain more skills to grow your thriving and vibrant home staging business.

Will this course work for me if I am not based in the US?

Yes and no.

Yes on most of the course, like design theories, composition, color theory, etc. Essentially, red is still red no matter where in the world you are.

We do discuss different line of work, for example, photo styling, this would differ from market to market.

The nuances of US real estate market may also be different in your country. However, this is something you can research and find out fairly easily.

Regardless your location, US based or not, as a business owner, you should be able to research and verify information that is vital to your business.

What if I want feedback on my staging work?

That’s why we’ve included a 6-month membership to our Stagers’ Adventure Club!

You can post questions, photos, and your assignment in our private critique group and get support from your colleagues.

If you want individualized feedback from Cindy, you can always book a 1-on-1 at a special rate.

I am not a stager, can I take this course?


While there is a heavy focus on home staging, the Cash in the Cushions course also covers design elements, principles, and composition techniques that are applicable across various industries in interior and home design.

The skills taught in this course can be valuable to anyone working in these fields, regardless of their specific job title. The styling techniques taught in the course are geared toward different end-users such as home buyers, Airbnb renters, or clients seeking design services.

Even if you are a homeowner or someone who is not currently working in the home industry but simply wants to expand your knowledge of design and composition, this course would still be beneficial for you.

I still have questions…


Simply get in touch at support (at) staged4more (dot) com and we will respond as soon as we can.

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Join Cash in the Cushions Today and Get Started Right Away!

Pay in Full

$598 One Time Payment

Save 10% ($108) when you pay in full.

Most Flexible

$228 x 3 Payments

Spread your payments over two installments.
Pay $228 today and two monthly payments of $288.

Yes, i want to stage with confidence!