The Ultimate Halls and Stairs Transformation Quiz
by Staff
High-traffic areas such as hallways and staircases are often dark and boring, simply used to get people from point A to point B. But it can be quite simple to make these areas into classy and attractive features of your home. Take this quiz to see how much you know about transforming your hallways and staircases into pieces of art. You may find yourself surprised at how easy it is!

Where in a hallway would you place a design piece to act as a focal point?

  • the right wall
  • the left wall
  • the back wall

Why is a cabinet of heirlooms a good design piece for a hallway or staircase?

  • It gives you somewhere to put them.
  • It can be a good conversation trigger.
  • They are traditionally placed in connecting areas.

What design piece is recommended if you want a soothing sound effect as a feature in your hallway or on your staircase?

  • a tabletop fountain
  • a cuckoo clock
  • a croaking frog, triggered by motion sensors

What is a key element to make your hallway or staircase more appealing?

  • light
  • sound
  • smell

In an area with a low-profile ceiling, what sort of lights are recommended?

  • track lighting
  • a chandelier
  • recessed lights

What can be used to make a room appear brighter without using electricity?

  • glow-in-the-dark paint
  • a mirror
  • high ceilings

How can you create a theme along your hallway or staircase?

  • hang paintings of a common genre
  • place rugs on the floor
  • decorate the doors in the area

How would you place your staircase paintings to create a sense of movement?

  • the same height all along
  • random heights
  • staggered and ascending

How can you make the plastic switch plates on the electric sockets another feature of your hallway or staircase?

  • use a brass switch plate
  • use a colorful switch plate
  • either of the above

How can you further accent a molding strip along the wall of your staircase or hallway?

  • Paint it a different color to the walls.
  • Continue the molding in the adjacent area.
  • Aim spotlights at it.