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The Ultimate Home Decorating Tips Quiz
by Staff
Home decorating tips can help you make good choices for the décor of your home. Take this quiz and find out how many home decorating tips you know.

What are the three primary colors?

  • orange, green and purple
  • red, yellow and blue
  • white, brown and black

For extra zing when decorating, use complimentary color combinations. What are complimentary colors?

  • red and green
  • red and orange
  • green and blue

What type of new home allows home buyers the least amount of home design choices?

  • tract-type
  • semi-custom
  • custom

What is a good way to unify the décor of several rooms?

  • Paint rooms the same color.
  • Paint rooms with different shades of a common color.
  • Both answers are correct.

Which is more important when decorating, the look of a room or the usability of a room?

  • look
  • usability
  • both

If choosing a coffee table with function in mind, what is a good surface for withstanding beverage rings?

  • antique wood
  • laminated surfaces
  • marble

How can you instill life into old floor tiles?

  • regrout
  • paint
  • etch

If using a contractor, how many bids should you get?

  • one
  • three
  • five

Is there a limit to how much you should spend on home upgrades?

  • The sky is the limit.
  • Maintain the market value price range of other homes in the area.
  • A general rule is 20% of market value.

What work requires a licensed architect or designer/builder?

  • tile work
  • structural work
  • painting

What draws and holds your attention in a room?

  • focal point
  • bright colors
  • large pieces

How far apart should you position sofas and chairs?

  • three feet
  • five feet
  • eight feet

What décor tip can make a bathroom seem more spa-like?

  • lots of glass
  • plush towels
  • white paint

Which color is timeless and goes with any style?

  • white
  • off-white
  • both

Exposed ceiling beams are what décor style?

  • classic
  • modern
  • country-home

What is the most welcoming of lighting?

  • spotlighting
  • natural lighting
  • candle light

How much light do rooms need?

  • 100 watts for every 50 square feet.
  • 200 watts for every 10 square feet.
  • 200 watts for every 50 square feet.

What happens to your eyes as you age?

  • They need less light.
  • They need the same light.
  • They need brighter light.

How much wattage can you use in light fixtures?

  • Go as high as you like.
  • The maximum is 100 watts.
  • You should follow the manufacturer's recommendation.

What floor plan facilitates entertaining?

  • small and separate living spaces
  • an open living room and dining room combo
  • a separate living room and eat-in kitchen