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List five different types of accomodation
3. Sheltered housing
List the needs provided by a home
What four factors normally influence a persons choice of home?
What effect should vertically stripped wallpaper have in a room?
It makes it look taller and narrower
What effect do warm colours have in a room?
It makes it smaller
What effect does lots of pattern create in a room?
It makes it look crowded and untidy
What effect does lots of smooth textures eg. tiles have in a room?
It gives a cool, cean hygienic feel
What is meant by emphasis?
This is when the eye is drawn towards something in the room
What is meant by balance?
This is when there is an equal spread of colour, pattern and texture in a room
What is meant by proportion?
This relates to the size of objects
What is meant by rhythm?
This is where a colour, shape or pattern links or ties a room together
List four considerations when planning a room
1. Likes and dislikes
2. Money available
4. Existing fixtures and fittings
5. Heating and lighting
List five features of a well designed kitchen
1. Be easy to clean
2. Be efficient
3. Have enough storage space
4. Be bright and well ventilated
5. Be safe to work in
What is meant by the term ergonomics?
This is how efficiently people work
What is the work triangle?
This is positioning the fridge, sink and cooker near each other in an invisible triangle
List three different types of floor covering and one room in the house where it is commonly found
1. Carpets eg. hallway
2. Wooden floors eg. sitting room
3. Tiles eg. kitchen and bathrooms
4. Vinyl eg. bedrooms
What are soft furnishings?
These are things that create interest in a room and make a room appear warmer and cosier eg. cushions and curtains
What are the functions of good lighting in the home?
1. To prevent eye strain
2. To prevent accidents in the home
Name three types of lighting that can be used in interior design
1. Table lamps
2. Wall lights
4. Central light
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