A small apartment offers the perfect opportunity to implement big ideas. Your choice of color, furniture and design will make all the difference in creating a space that is both functional and attractive. Take this quiz and see how easily you can learn to turn small into smart and sophisticated.
Which phrase most accurately describes a studio apartment?
a one-room apartment that is very small
a two-room apartment that is large and airy
a place to live, paint and exhibit your artwork
What is a monochromatic palette?
a person who likes only one type of food
one color and its varying shades
a wide variety of colors
How can you inject more than one color into a studio apartment?
Have each piece of furniture be a different color.
Paint every wall a different color.
Use colorful accessories and wall art.
What is one advantage of using a neutral shade as your main color?
It’s easier to keep clean.
You save money by not buying expensive, high-gloss paint.
You can replace accessories with another color and not clash with the overall look.
What does the term SCALE refer to in regard to interior design?
the square footage of the space
the size of the furnishings in relation to the size of the room
the combined weight of the furnishings
What is one of the advantages of using glass accessories in a studio apartment?
Glass blends right in with any color scheme.
Glass is not as expensive as wood or metal.
Glass has a more contemporary look and feel.
What should you look for when furniture shopping for your studio apartment?
pieces with onboard storage
large free-standing items
a set of separate storage pieces
What do narrow dressers, drop-leaf tables and modular computer desks have in common?
They are all made of wood.
They are scaled-down versions of their traditional counterparts.
They are all the same item.
What items can you use to create specific areas in the apartment?
concrete walls or brick bookshelves
dividers, specialty lighting or carpeting
signs that name each area or large arrows that point to them
What items are used in design to make a space look larger?
What can serve as a divider, storage space and decoration all in one?
wall-mounted or free-standing shelves
a hand-painted Japanese screen
a steamer trunk
Where should you place a mirror to maximize the amount of natural light you get?
opposite a window
next to a window
under a window
What is an economical way to save on buying a large mirror?
Hang up a picture of a large mirror.
Buy two or three small mirrors.
Buy all the materials and make a mirror yourself.
How can you store practical items on open shelving and still have the shelves look attractive?
Paint the items all the same color.
Put the items in decorative boxes and containers.
Cover that part of the shelf with pretty fabric.
What is the best way to camouflage any architectural irregularities your apartment may have?
Keep the predominant shades of the studio neutral.
Cover them with billowing fabric.
Paint them a bright color and call them a focal point.
How should you decide where to set up the various functional spaces in your apartment?
by looking through design magazines
by asking other people who live in studio apartments
by determining where the traffic flow will be correct
Which statement about studio apartments is true?
Studio apartments have a lot of storage space.
Studio apartments have a limited amount of storage space. correct
Studio apartments have no storage space at all.
In the bedroom, where is a convenient place to store items besides the closet or shelves?
in the window
under the bed
under the covers
What is the term for three small end tables that fit under each other?
What kind of couch is most appropriate for a studio apartment?