Do you have a passion for decorating, but lack the know how?

Would you like to feel more confident in making decorating decisions in your home?

Perhaps you secretly long to have an interior decorating business, but the time and financial commitment seems way out of reach!

We designed this on-line course with you in mind! This in-depth curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and the tools to create beautiful rooms. Whether you just want to understand the basics of decorating or build a full-fledged career. The SDG Decorating Module is the first step towards making your dream a reality. Statistics show, that now more than ever, Interior decorating skills are in high demand and can lead to a promising career.
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Here's what you’ll learn:

So, if you're serious about living your dream, you've come to the right place. The SDG Express Decorating Course is a comprehensive course.

  • An Amazon gift certificate to purchase: color wheel, decorators tool kit and a Sherwin Williams fan deck

  • The 8 Steps to EXPRESS DECORATING™

  • Visuals, Charts and Statistics

  • Fun interactive on-line exercises to apply the theory and principles learned in each chapter

  • The SDG One Strip Trick – paint color selection method

  • Chapter Quiz’s to test your on-line learning comprehension

  • Lifetime access and updates to the SDG Decorating Module

  • A year-round decorating and staging community in our private SDG Facebook group

  • *Special BONUS - On line coaching at a reduced rate (first 2 hours) for alumni graduates who have completed the course

Course curriculum

  • 2


    • Intro to Decorating Course

    • Design Service Goals

    • Test your Knowledge - Design Service Goals

    • Design Styles

    • Test your Knowledge - Design Styles

    • Transitional Design Style Exercise

    • Hollywood Glamour Design Style Exercise

    • Urban Farmhouse Design Style Exercise

    • On your own time... Design Styles

  • 3

    Elements of Design

    • Space & Shape

    • Test your Knowledge - Space & Shape

    • Space & Shape Exercise

    • Form, Line & Light

    • Test your Knowledge - Form, Line & Light

    • Line & Form Exercise

    • Color, Texture & Pattern

    • Test your Knowledge - Color, Texture & Pattern

    • Pattern & Color Selection Exercise

    • Cool vs. Warm Exercise

  • 4

    Principles of Decorating

    • Scale, Proportion & Balance

    • Test your Knowledge - Scale, Proportion & Balance

    • Harmony & Rhythm

    • Test your Knowledge - Harmony & Rhythm

    • Repetition, Gradation, Progression Exercise

  • 5

    Placement Guidelines

    • Color

    • Test your Knowledge - Color

    • On your own time... 60-30-10 Rule

    • Design Study - The SDG One Strip Trick Method

    • SDG Color Scheme Method Exercise

    • Furniture Placement

    • On your own time... Furniture Placement

    • Test your Knowledge - Furniture Placement

    • Window Treatments

    • Test your Knowledge - Window Treatments

  • 6



    • Test your Knowledge - EXPRESS DECORATING™

    • On your own time... EXPRESS DECORATING™

  • 7

    The SDG 8 Step Decorating Method

    • Photos & Clear the Room

    • Test your Knowledge - Photos & Clear the Room

    • Architectual Elements & Large Pieces

    • Test your Knowledge - Architectual Elements

    • Lighting & Wall Art

    • Test your Knowledge - Lighting & Wall Art

    • Accessories & The Big Reveal

    • Test your Knowledge - Accessories & The Big Reveal

    • Design Study - Hanging Artwork

  • 9

    Final thoughts...

    • A message from the instructor

    • Bonus Business Tools & Forms

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Here's a look at what you can expect from your training with the Staging and Decorating Guild Decorating Module

Included in this course:

  • 5 FREE Mini-Lessons to get you started

  • Detailed workbook to keep you on track and to help with the learning process

  • Over 200 minutes of decorating instruction

  • Access to student SDG portal for all business and design templates

What does success mean to you?

If you never try, you'll never know.

Take your passion to the next level! Whether you’re looking to unleash your inner entrepreneur, or simply just want to have fun decorating your home. We’ve got you covered!


  • Do I need a college degree to take this course?

    No, you don't have to have a degree in Interior Design or any previous experience in a design field. However, you should have an "eye" and a flair for decorating and be passionate about interior design, decorative style, and home furnishings.

  • What if I already have a business? Will I learn anything new?

    The SDG training provides students with the knowledge and training to become more confident and successful. EXPRESS DECORATING™ is very attractive because you will see instant results in one day or less. This module is the perfect starting point to begin your new journey. And the perfect time is right here, right now. When you finish this course, you will have developed all the skills necessary to create beautiful, well balanced spaces every time. If you decide you wish to pursue a career in Decorating and/or Staging, this module is the ideal base in order to maximize your learning experience as you advance to our Staging Module and our Business and Marketing Modules in order to have a complete background in the field. Our methodology has been proven to produce great results preparing you for a successful career!

  • Is this a lucrative career?

    Yes, this career can be VERY lucrative! It just depends on your talent and much time you are willing and able to work at our business. We will touch on other decorating services, color consultations, personal shopping, and event, party planning, etc. These additional services will help to supplement and increase income.

  • Is this course a good fit for me if I am only looking to decorate my home?

    Absolutely it is! We will teach you a step by step process to ensure the most amazing and rewarding results and the best part is that you will be able to incorporate what you already own in a whole different way! You will be able to confidently select color schemes, rearrange your furniture, create a shopping list of the items you will need to complete your look, accessorize beautifully etc. By using our EXPRESS DECORATING™ system, you will ensure a well-balanced and optimal aesthetic!

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Why Staging and Decorating Guild training?

  • In these unusual times, entrepreneurs continue to search for online training.

  • Now more than ever, people are looking to decorate their home and make it more comfortable and pleasing. They are spending more time than ever in their homes, making it a necessity and not a luxury.

  • But first, they want a step-by-step process to build on their design skills.

  • We're here to show you decorating doesn't need to be confusing.

  • After all, students admit they've been able to unleash their creativity whether for their own homes or as a professional path. How exciting is that?

  • As you experiment with all you learn in class, you will be able to pinpoint what your future goals are with regards to your design projects.

  • This is why we created the Staging and Decorating Guild and forged a community of like-minded stagers and decorators dedicated to success as much as YOU are!

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