Home Featured Area 1 and Home Featured Area 2 are special because they have image backgrounds behind them that you can customize with your own photos!
You can put whatever widgets you want in these areas. We’ve used subscribe boxes on the demo site.
How To Upload Your Own Photos For Backgrounds
Go to Appearance >> Customize then click on Front Page Background Images.
Click “Change Image” to upload your own image! Recommended dimensions are 1600px by 800px.
Remember to “Save & Publish” when you are done.