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?
In an area with a low-profile ceiling, what sort of lights are recommended?
What can be used to make a room appear brighter without using electricity?
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
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?