Quiz: Brighten Up Your House for Spring
by Staff
When spring rolls around, it's natural to want to put the cold days of winter behind us. But changing the entire look of your house each season can be expensive. Take this quiz about brightening your house for spring without breaking your bank account.

What colors are considered quiet and calming, and thus work well for winter, not spring?

  • browns and cool blues
  • red and orange
  • pastels

What should you mix with water to create an effective and non-toxic window cleaner?

  • vinegar
  • bleach
  • rubbing alcohol

What should you do with unused canned food in the spring?

  • sell it or give it away
  • throw it out
  • make a big stew out of all of it

What is a good use for the old ashes from your fireplace?

  • mixing them into your garden soil
  • using them for kitty litter
  • combining the with vinegar to make a dishwashing liquid

In addition to cleaning the ashes out of your fireplace, how can you give it a spring-like feel?

  • by placing scented candles on the hearth
  • by lining the inside with flowers
  • by planting herbs inside it

How can you "springify" the furniture in your house?

  • by changing slip covers and throw pillows
  • by swapping the rooms in which they are placed
  • by cleaning them thoroughly and making sure they are all in good shape

What types of floor coverings work well for spring?

  • sisal mats
  • woolen rugs
  • no covering at all

When should you plant a cutting garden so you can have inexpensive flowers in the spring?

  • summer
  • fall
  • winter

What can you do to make sure you have flowers for a long period of time in the spring?

  • plant a variety of different types
  • make sure they are well fertilized
  • planting them in separate, small greenhouses

What is considered the cheapest way to alter the look of a room's design?

  • paint
  • wallpaper
  • rugs

What is it called when you have a single wall that is a different color than the rest in a room?

  • accent wall
  • balance wall
  • contrast wall

What is an inexpensive way to upgrade patio furniture that you've grown tired of?

  • getting new cushion covers made
  • trading it in for new furniture
  • painting or re-staining it

What can you do with your entryway to make an immediate spring-like impression?

  • Put your coats and boots away until you need them again.
  • Keep the light on whenever you are home.
  • Place wind chimes by the door.

What type of window treatment is ideal for allowing more spring sunshine to light your bathroom?

  • wicker blinds
  • sheer curtains
  • roll-up window shades

What should you replace heavy wintry curtains with for springtime?

  • sheer curtains
  • woven cotton drapes
  • Venetian blinds