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The Ultimate Nursery Decorating Ideas Quiz
by Staff
Decorating a baby nursery can be a delightful endeavor. Take the quiz and find out how to make the baby nursery a pleasure to behold.

In addition to a crib and a comfy chair, what other piece of furniture should you put in the nursery?

  • a twin bed
  • a TV set
  • a waterbed

What safety feature does a conventional changing table have?

  • a low rail around the changing pad
  • a security strap to keep the child in place
  • an alarm that buzzes when the baby gets too close to the edge

Ideally, why should the changing table have lower shelving that is open?

  • so you can see what you need
  • so you can access what you need with one hand
  • so you can fill it easily when supplies run low

At what age do babies start to detect details and distinguish shades of color?

  • 6 months
  • 8 months
  • 10 months

Which of the following characters would NOT be suitable to use as decoration in a young child's bedroom?

  • a fairy princess
  • a little lamb
  • a fire-breathing dragon

In decorating terminology, what is a focal point?

  • a seating area where people get together and talk
  • an attractive feature in a room that stands out and catches your attention
  • an eyesore that detracts from the décor

What are two of the most popular thematic elements for little boys' bedrooms?

  • clowns and magicians
  • soldiers and sports figures
  • vehicles and animals

Which is the most popular color for children's rooms?

  • green, the color of things that grow
  • yellow, the bright color of the sun
  • blue, the color of the sea and the sky

In a room that faces south or west, what type of color is most effective?

  • warm
  • cool
  • cold

What is an ottoman?

  • a stuffed footrest
  • a Turkish mobile
  • a mechanic who specializes in fixing children's electrical toys

Cranberry, barn, ruby and coral are all shades of which color?

  • red
  • blue
  • green

What is one of the main advantages of using white wicker furniture in a baby girl's nursery?

  • It's not expensive.
  • It's lightweight, so you can move it around easily.
  • It's still appropriate to use when the child gets older.

When decorating a nursery, where should you get the furnishings from?

  • Buy a full, ready-made set from an accredited furniture store.
  • Use selected pieces you find in your home and other places.
  • Borrow baby furniture from family and friends.

What kinds of stories provide a good source of ideas for decorating a nursery?

  • classic children's stories
  • scary ghost stories
  • current events/ news stories

Which one of the following characters is NOT part of the Alice in Wonderland story?

  • The Mad Hatter
  • The Cheshire Cat
  • Bugs Bunny

If you don't use characters as a theme, what else can you use to decorate a child's room?

  • colorful paint and different patterns
  • funhouse mirrors and piles of comic books
  • bite-size cookies and mini-marshmallows

Why should a baby's room appeal to adults as well?

  • If you want to sell your house or rent out your apartment, it will be attractive to potential customers.
  • It's a good place to entertain friends when the baby is fast asleep.
  • You will be spending a lot of there as well.

In the nursery, what is the most important aspect of the footstool that goes with the easy chair?

  • that it is a comfortable height for you
  • that it matches the chair
  • that it won't get in the way of baby's first steps

Can you use a sturdy chest, dresser, or desk as a changing table for the baby?

  • sometimes
  • always
  • never

Can a baby share his or her room with a sibling?

  • certainly
  • not a chance
  • maybe