While most people want a spacious home, not everyone can afford that space. But that doesn't mean that you have to suffer in cramped quarters. Take this quiz to see how much you've learned about how to make your room feel roomier than it actually is.
What type of color scheme can make a small room seem larger?
alternating light and dark colors
What shades of colors should you use for accessories in your room if you want it to feel larger?
similar to the color of the walls
contrasting with the color of the walls
same as the walls
What type of wall hanging can make your room seem larger?
a single large picture
many small pictures
an intricately patterned tapestry
What type of wall covering best creates the illusion of space?
How do accent pieces in a room affect the way the room feels?
Having many pieces makes the room feel smaller.
Using accent pieces of different colors makes the room feel larger.
Organizing them in sequence from smallest to largest makes the room feel smaller.
What should you keep in mind when decorating with patterns, if you want your room to seem larger?
using the same pattern for all pieces in the room
that plaids tend to make a room look smaller
using only horizontal striping
What is an example of an "open arrangement" of furniture?
keeping some seats against the wall and pulling them closer to a couch when entertaining
leaving half of your room empty of all furniture
making sure that no three pieces of furniture enclose an area by all facing into it
What type of furniture is especially useful for maximizing the space in your room?
Tables made of what material add the illusion of size to a room?
What design principle is universal in adding a spacious feel to a room?