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FURNISHING THE HOUSE (HARD & SOFT)

Furnishings can be classified into two:

  1. Hard furnishings
  2. Soft furnishings

 

Hard furnishings

Case goods

These are pieces of furniture that are not padded.

Upholstered furniture

These are furniture that are partially or wholly padded and covered with materials such as fabric, leather and poly vinyl chloride (PVC).

 

Furniture for different rooms

Different rooms require different pieces of furniture depending on their use.

The rooms are:

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Soft furnishing

Soft furnishings are items made from fabric and other materials.

They are both functional and decorative.

 

They include:

Curtains and blinds

Cushions and Pillows

Carpets and floor rugs

Bedcovers

Loose covers and table clothes

 

Curtains and blinds

They are used on windows and doors.

They filter excess light, provide privacy and enhance the appearance of a room.

Cushions and Pillows

They provide comfort by supporting the body while sitting or sleeping.

Carpets and floor rugs

They are used on the floor for warmth, reduce noise, improve appearance of the floor and protect it from damage.

 

Bedcovers

Protects the beddings against dirt and enhances the beauty of the bedroom.

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Loose covers and table clothes

They are used for easy maintenance and protection of the furniture against dirt, enhance appearance and beauty of room, hide defects on furniture.

 

Accessories

Accessories are items used in the home for functional and aesthetic value.

They include:

  1. Wall hangings
  2. Clocks
  3. Acquarium
  4. Pictures
  5. Curvings
  6. Trophies
  7. Lamps
  8. Mirrors
  9. Lampshades
  10. Sea shells and corals

 

See also

FURNISHING THE HOME

LIGHTING IN THE HOME

FUELS IN THE HOME

VENTILATION

SICK AT HOME

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