The Ultimate Let the Sunshine In Quiz
by Staff
A bright home can raise your spirits and make visitors feel welcome. But there are many ways to add a sunny look to your house beyond installing bigger windows. How bright is your take on letting the sunshine into your home? Take this quiz to find out!

What color is the traditional choice for a design scheme that lets the sunshine in?

  • yellow
  • orange
  • green

What color might be less obvious but just as effective at brightening your room and enhancing mood?

  • fuchsia
  • white
  • purple

Why is painting your wooden staircase a good way to bring brightness into your home design?

  • because it is often overlooked
  • because it is so frequently used
  • because it is a good contrast to the banisters

What is a good way to make your wooden stairway "pop" with paint?

  • painting a "runner" down the middle
  • painting diagonal stripes across steps
  • painting only a few steps and leaving the rest natural

What is the first step in painting a wooden staircase?

  • sanding
  • applying primer
  • coating with sealant

What type of paint works well to hide blemishes on furniture?

  • flat finish
  • semi-gloss
  • high-gloss

How can you use your books to brighten your room's color scheme?

  • by placing them on the shelves based on their spines' colors
  • by painting over the covers of books you don't read anymore
  • by hanging framed, brightly colored books on your walls

What should you do if you have many books with similarly colored covers?

  • moving books with other colors away and mix the shades of the one color
  • removing a large portion of them to balance them with the books in other shades
  • covering a portion of them with small pieces of wallpaper

What color should you paint the inside of a bookcase?

  • a color that contrasts with the majority of your books' colors
  • the same color as most of your books' spines
  • black

What is an unexpected but clever use for beautiful wallpaper?

  • as a liner for shelves
  • as a feature accent behind a mirror
  • as a runner on a wooden stairway