18.12.12

BBC Design Rules: How to make a room look bigger.

How can you make the most of your living room? Watch the video and find out.





Watch from 5:17 to 9:10 and fill in the blanks with the words you hear:


  1. An empty white box might look _______________ but is so _______________ as to be almost unliveable.
  2. The living room has to double up as a playroom, TV room, somewhere to _______________ and somewhere to _______________ for a family of four.
  3. One of the principal sources of conflict seems to be _______________
  4. There are _______________ which are fighting with each other, colours that are fighting with each other, _______________ next to Aztec, next to this _______________
  5. There is this concept of agoraphobic _______________ that feels it needs to keep its back to the wall at all times.
  6. It’s as if someone had sat down and tried to work very hard to bring as many ____________________ elements into one room all together.
  7. There is a basic fundamental problem with the _______________ of the room. The _______________ is not high.
  8. First step in any room is to go out and come back in again. Look at the room _______________
  9. The window is the most dominant focal point and people crave _______________, regardless what they’re viewing.
  10. Views will act to _______________ or stretch rooms.
Watch from 27:00 to 27:44. What does he say about…?
  1. Clutter
  2. Light
  3. Colours
  4. Texture
  5. Windows
  6. Reflected light
  7. Mirrors
  8. Skirting boards
  9. Furniture


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