It is so easy to furnish your home with a fall touch. Just look out your window at the glorious colors of red, gold, mahogany, mustard and all the other shimmering fall hues, and feel the inspiration wash over you. Then check out the accuracy of your inspiration with this quiz.
Which season is known for its leaves' changing colors?
Fall is associated with an atmosphere of:
suddenness and decisiveness
tension and worry
inspiration and relaxation
The fall season bridges between the lightness of summer and the ____ of winter.
Why are the greens of the summer grass and the cranberry-reds of maple leaves popular fall colors?
because they are reminiscent of days gone by
because they represent pleasing contrast
because they are the harbinger colors of a glorious future
In terms of the colors of fall, what color contrasts well with a rich brown?
gold, like the color of birch leaves
crimson, like the color of fall flowers
gray, like the fall skies above
What words appropriately describe the texture of the leaves of fall?
velvety and soft
coarse yet welcoming
shimmering and satin
To decorate your coffee table with an autumn feel, what could you scatter over an organza table runner?
fresh cut grass
small pine cones
Your living room sofa has purple pillows of "antique satin." What can you add to give texture?
grandma's embroidered cloth strips
a chenille throw in crimson, brown or gold
a mink fur throw
What is the effect of shadows in your home?
It helps maintain a serious, somber atmosphere, while allowing you to explore your innermost feelings.
It awakens the dark recesses of your consciousness and enables you to bring them to light.
Its contrast against a light background makes the light seem more brilliant.
How can you use natural light to create a shadow effect?
You cast shadows using lacy curtains or window shades.
You stand by the window and allow your shadow to fall across the room.
It can't be done using natural light; you'd have to use electrical lighting to create shadowing.
Which of these lighting options give a soothing ambience in fall evenings?
candles in pewter candleholders
opulent chandeliers with stark, bright bulbs
golden lampshades with soft bulbs
Your children love nature and are creative, too. What's the best way to harness these two qualities for your decor?
Have them paint your interior with fall color tones.
Allow them to play outside daily and organize a nature scavenger hunt.
Do a nature craft together that can be hung up on the wall.
There is a lovely poem about fall that your children have composed. What is a good medium for their inscribing it for eternity?
a gold metallic pen on calligraphy paper
Chinese stick ink, a quill and corrugated cardboard
finger paint and cheesecloth
Dried leaves or flowers would add pizzazz to a nature wall hanging. How would you apply them?
using thumb tacks
If you wanted to improve your home décor with an autumn feel, would it cost you a lot financially?
Yes, unfortunately, but it's worth it.
Not at all. With many inexpensive ideas, it's amazing what you could do.
Yes, which is why it wouldn't be worth the bother. Think twice about doing it.