The Ultimate Maximize Your Room Space Quiz

The Ultimate Maximize Your Room Space  Quiz
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About This Quiz

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?
light colors
Light colors reflect the available light in the room, making it seem larger.
dark colors
alternating light and dark colors

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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
By not breaking up the space and helping everything blend smoothly, using accent pieces in similar colors to that of the walls will help make the room feel larger.
contrasting with the color of the walls
same as the walls

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What type of wall hanging can make your room seem larger?
a single large picture
One large picture hanging alone makes a room feel larger due to the blank wall space around it.
many small pictures
an intricately patterned tapestry

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What type of wall covering best creates the illusion of space?
mirrors
Mirrors are the most effective at increasing the apparent size of a room, since they literally extend the visual sight lines.
wallpaper
glossy paint

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How do accent pieces in a room affect the way the room feels?
Having many pieces makes the room feel smaller.
Clutter -- whether a simple mess or a collection of placed accessories -- makes the room seem crowded.
Using accent pieces of different colors makes the room feel larger.
Organizing them in sequence from smallest to largest makes the room feel smaller.

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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
Patterns are fine, but using a similar type of pattern throughout the room will work in a similar way to using a single color scheme.
that plaids tend to make a room look smaller
using only horizontal striping

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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
By maintaining flexibility in your furniture arrangement you can maximize your usage of available space when certain pieces are not needed.
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

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What type of furniture is especially useful for maximizing the space in your room?
expandable furniture
By using furniture that is expandable, such as a table that folds away, you can save space when the furniture is not in use.
sectional furniture
light furniture

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Tables made of what material add the illusion of size to a room?
glass
Due to their transparency, glass tables do not visually break up the space in the room. This creates an illusion of size.
steel
wood

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What design principle is universal in adding a spacious feel to a room?
balance
In terms of color, patterns, furniture size and room layout, balance is the most significant factor that can make a room feel large or small.
lightness
contrast

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