Unless you swallowed a dictionary, as a design novice, it’s pretty hard to know your Chaise Lounges from Feng Shui. What’s even worse is that these words aren’t always the easiest to pronounce. Simple options you could do to expand your mind is to do crosswords, play Scrabble or watch Countdown.


However, we’ve got great news if you do want to blag your way through even the most well-read design party. Elle Decor have put together an easy slideshow of words that are commonly mispronounced in the design world – and even gave you phonetical way to say these words, so you’ll never get caught short over some canapés again.

Click here to find Elle Dec’s 20 words and how to pronounce them here.

Here’s our top three from the list:

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Have fun brushing up,
David & Mark x

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