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Interior Design Terms Practice Exercises

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Updated on Jul 15, 2011

Read the following study guide for a concept review:

Interior Design Terms Study Guide

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

Match each vocabulary word on the left with its definition on the right.

1. damask a. pillow
2. duvet b. fabric
3. feng shui c. ornament
4. armoire d. bench
5. bolster e. Chinese
6. finial f. varnish
7. lacquer g. linen
8. tapestry h. cabinet
9. settee i. blanket
10. torchiere j. lamp

Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD

Choose the best vocabulary word from the box to fit in each blank.

  • alcove
  • cornice
  • étagère
  • patina
  • wainscoting
  1. That Americana shelf will look terrific in the _____ in the kitchen.
  2. I'm planning to put my entire blown glass collection in my new _____.
  3. My grandmother's bureau is so old it's developed a deep, shiny _____.
  4. Putting _____ all around the room gave it a truly colonial look.
  5. The _____ on the bathroom wall matches the décor perfectly.

Activity 3: YOU DECIDE

Read each statement and circle the correct answer.

  1. Ambient lighting illuminates
    1. the entire room.
    2. a small area.
    3. the outdoors.
    4. a gallery.
  2. A settee is a piece of
    1. fabric.
    2. furniture.
    3. hardware.
    4. shelving.
  3. A heavy fabric made of linen or cotton is
    1. nylon.
    2. tapestry.
    3. damask.
    4. silk.
  4. A multipurpose French cabinet is a(n)
    1. étagère.
    2. torchiere.
    3. valance.
    4. armoire.
  5. A duvet is the same thing as a
    1. pillow.
    2. blanket.
    3. bureau.
    4. lamp.
  6. The purpose of a torchiere is to
    1. light up a room.
    2. hold towels.
    3. hide hardware.
    4. fill up a corner.
  7. To re-cover a chair, you might use
    1. lacquer.
    2. bolster.
    3. tapestry.
    4. patina.
  8. Ergonomic design was created to make a home
    1. quieter.
    2. larger.
    3. warmer.
    4. safer.
  9. The style of decorating that hopes to create harmony and balance is
    1. ergonomic.
    2. feng shui.
    3. facade.
    4. wainscoting.
  10. A valance is usually found
    1. over a window.
    2. hanging on the wall.
    3. in a closet.
    4. sitting on a shelf.

Activity 4: HIDDEN WORDS

All the vocabulary words are hidden in this puzzle. Look across, down, diagonally, and backward to find them.

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Answers

Activity 1: WORD MATCH

  1. g
  2. i
  3. e
  4. h
  5. a
  6. c
  7. f
  8. b
  9. d
  10. j

Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD

  1. alcove
  2. étagère
  3. patina
  4. wainscoting
  5. cornice

Activity 3: YOU DECIDE

  1. a
  2. b
  3. c
  4. d
  5. b
  6. a
  7. c
  8. d
  9. b
  10. a

Activity 4: HIDDEN WORDS

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