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Expert Psychological Staging®
 is an innovative method of home staging based on the psychology of visual perception, emotional attachment, and buyer decision-making. This intensive ONLINE training course provides a proven step-by-step staging process that will translate your passion into a profitable business.

Learn directly from Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist®, the author of Psychological Staging® – The Home Staging Secrets of The Decorologist®. No other staging trainer has earned more national and international awards in the field of staging, color, and design. She is recognized as one of the top experts in the industry and has personally trained and mentored hundreds of stagers and designers across North America.

The Expert Psychological Staging® course provides the most highly-specific training in furniture/decor arrangement and paint color in the home staging industry.  You will walk through a variety of befores/afters, as well as photo and video scenarios, that will help you understand exactly how to conduct staging consultations and carry out effective occupiedvacant, and short-term rental staging.

This course also covers psychological pricing, marketing, and business training that will prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career in home staging and related design services. You will receive a full-color workbook/manual, Psychological Staging® SuperNeutral sample boards, a custom marketing presentation, ongoing mentoring, and so much more!

find out how to become certified in Expert Psychological Staging®!


“You are an amazing teacher and your knowledge on paint and staging in general are impressive to say the least! One of the most engaging, honest, and informed teachers I have ever trained with! I am beyond honored to now have this designation and say that I trained under you ladies.  Thank you for everything.”

Courtney Schomburg

RESA® National Board Member, Pink Pineapple Properties

“I spent a good deal of time researching different options for staging certification. I am SO glad I chose Kristie Barnett, The Decorologist! It was worth every penny. Kristie truly desires to arm you with all the information and knowledge needed to succeed in this industry. I learned so much and feel very confident now moving forward and starting my own staging business. Really enjoy the ongoing support we receive from Kristie. I have confidence I’ve learned from the BEST!”

Paige Braswell

Paige Braswell Interiors

“High quality content, deliverables, information, and formatting. This was the most “hands on” online course I’ve ever taken. Honestly feel like I learned more from this than I would have in person given the ability to stop, rewind, speed up, and other features to go at the learning pace best suited for me. Truly wasn’t expecting her to be so hands on and involved especially with remote learning! I’ve waited years for this to be offered online and it was everything I hoped it would be and more. Unlike so many other courses, the material is on quality paper, quality painted samples, and other extremely useful tools. By far the best certification class I’ve taken to date!”

Julie MacPherson

Capital City Home Staging



Many staging training programs offer a huge amount of bloated content that require an inexperienced stager to wade through and figure out what will work for them by trial and error, while Expert Psychological Staging® provides WHAT WORKS based of real-world experience. Choosing quality over quantity of training materials will save you countless hours and costly mistakes. The experience of the expert is what you are paying for, right?


  • Stage any home confidently, start to finish - whether occupied, vacant, or short-term rental

  • Conduct Psychological Staging® Consultations that convince and convert

  • Manage emotionally-attached clients (Seller Psychology)

  • Appeal to the emotions of all buyers (Buyer Psychology)

  • Apply the psychology of color and color placement to manipulate space and buyer attachment

  • Create Architectural Harmony in furniture and art arrangement

  • Shape visual perception with furniture/decor placement and use of color in staging

  • Build an arsenal of effective, affordable staging props

  • Use tested and proven home staging tricks and hacks that will take your results to the next level

  • Build relationships with real estate professionals who will hire you again and again

  • Utilize photo styling skills to produce magazine-worthy photography and market your services to a broader audience

  • Build your own unique niche in the field of staging and design and provide fun related services that generate more income

  • Market your services via social media to reach your target audience and find your ideal client

  • Learn psychological pricing strategies to increase profits

  • Utilize unique staging tools that make you look like the pro to your clients

  • And so much more!

click to find out how to become certified in Expert Psychological Staging®!