The Ultimate Maximizing a Studio Apartment Quiz
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.
Question 1 of 20
Which phrase most accurately describes a studio apartment?
... Although it is small in size, you can maximize the space of a studio apartment with good planning and carefully selected furnishings.
Question 2 of 20
What is a monochromatic palette?
... By decorating with a monochromatic palette, you can make the space appear larger and more well integrated.
Question 3 of 20
How can you inject more than one color into a studio apartment?
... Use one color or similar shades for the walls, curtains and rugs, and add extra color by selecting complementary furniture, knick-knacks and artwork.
Question 4 of 20
What is one advantage of using a neutral shade as your main color?
... With a neutral palette, you have the freedom to change wall art, rugs and small accessories without having to rethink or redo the rest of the framework, such as walls and drapery.
Question 5 of 20
What does the term SCALE refer to in regard to interior design?
... In a small room, the scale of the furniture is key. Thus in a studio apartment, a loveseat or two arm chairs would be preferable to a large sofa, for example.
Question 6 of 20
What is one of the advantages of using glass accessories in a studio apartment?
... Glass blends in beautifully with its environs, so you can use it to your heart’s content for shelves, tables and knick-knacks.
Question 7 of 20
What should you look for when furniture shopping for your studio apartment?
... Choose furniture that has built-in storage space, such as a bed with a combined headboard.
Question 8 of 20
What do narrow dressers, drop-leaf tables and modular computer desks have in common?
... Condensed pieces of furniture such as these are more practical for a small space and allow you more room to move around the apartment.
Question 9 of 20
What items can you use to create specific areas in the apartment?
... By using design devices such as carpeting and dividers, you can set off distinct areas in the apartment and create diverse functional spaces and focal points.
Question 10 of 20
What items are used in design to make a space look larger?
... By using mirrors in your studio décor, you not only make the apartment look larger, but you also increase the amount of natural or artificial light.
Question 11 of 20
What can serve as a divider, storage space and decoration all in one?
... If the shelves are partly made of glass or glass blocks, they can help amplify the amount of light in the apartment by opening up the space.
Question 12 of 20
Where should you place a mirror to maximize the amount of natural light you get?
... By positioning a mirror opposite a window, you optimize the amount of light that comes into the room, rendering a more expansive look and feel to the space.
Question 13 of 20
What is an economical way to save on buying a large mirror?
... Rather than spending a lot of money on a big mirror, purchase two or three smaller ones and hang them next to each other, beneath each other or at angles.
Question 14 of 20
How can you store practical items on open shelving and still have the shelves look attractive?
... Through the magic of colorful boxes and elegant containers, you can make kitchen gadgets, office supplies, or your button collection virtually disappear. Wooden, bamboo, ceramic or fabric boxes are ideal for storing items while serving as showpieces at the same time.
Question 15 of 20
What is the best way to camouflage any architectural irregularities your apartment may have?
... If you don’t want to draw attention to the odd angles or irregular shapes the apartment may have, keeping the dominant shades neutral will make those elements seem to blend into the background.
Question 16 of 20
How should you decide where to set up the various functional spaces in your apartment?
... You should design the apartment according to what kind of area you will need and how you and your guests will be moving around the space. As the entrance, bathroom and kitchen are already in place, you can work around them.
Question 17 of 20
Which statement about studio apartments is true?
... Because studio apartments by definition have a limited amount of storage space, you can implement such solutions as open shelving and space bags.
Question 18 of 20
In the bedroom, where is a convenient place to store items besides the closet or shelves?
... For items that you don’t use every day, keeping them under the bed is a practical way to increase your storage space.
Question 19 of 20
What is the term for three small end tables that fit under each other?
... A convenient way to save space is to use a set of nesting end tables in your living area. One on its own may be enough for you; and when you have guests, simply pull out the other two to provide more table surfaces.
Question 20 of 20
What kind of couch is most appropriate for a studio apartment?
... The smaller and more streamlined the couch, the better. When shopping for a space-saving sofa, avoid those that are overly stuffed or have oversized arms.
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