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Spanish Vocabulary: Names of Furniture in Spanish

Welcome to the official blog of our Spanish Academy, where today we will delve into the fascinating world of “furniture in Spanish” (muebles en español). 

Our goal is to provide you with valuable insights and knowledge from our native Spanish speakers, helping you learn Spanish as a second language in a fun and engaging way.

In this post, we will describe various pieces of furniture that are essential to any Spanish-speaking household. From the bedroom (el dormitorio) to the garden (el jardín), we will talk about items such as el armario (wardrobe) and el closet (closet), highlighting the subtle differences between them.

As we explore the outdoors, you’ll learn about the unique plastic bench (banco de plástico) that is commonly found in gardens across Spanish-speaking countries. 

We will also take a look at the heart of the home, discussing the all-important kitchen sink (fregadero de cocina) and its vital role in daily life.

Throughout our journey, we will introduce you to various tables (mesas), shelves (estanterías), and other indispensable pieces of furniture, making it easy for you to incorporate these new terms into your everyday conversations. 

So, whether you are a seasoned Spanish learner or just beginning your language journey, join us in this exciting talk about the world of furniture in Spanish.

Furniture Materials in Spanish

Let’s get to know the furniture in Spanish from its origin! So let’s first take a look at the materials from which the furnitures are commonly made.

Spanish English 
Madera  Wood
Metal Metal
Vidrio Glass
Plástico Plastic
Cuero Leather
Tela Fabric
Ratán Rattan
Bambú Bamboo
Hierro forjado Wrought iron
Mimbre Wicker
Acero inoxidable Stainless steel
Aluminio Aluminum
Latón Brass
Cobre Copper
Bronce Bronze
Hierro Iron

Knowing these words will help you describe the materials of different furniture items in Spanish. For example:

  • Este sofá es de cuero

This sofa is made of leather

  • La mesa es de madera

The table is made of wood

Whether you’re shopping for furniture or simply admiring the design of a piece, having the vocabulary to describe its materials in Spanish can enrich your understanding and appreciation.

Spanish Vocabulary Of The Areas Of The House 

Before we start explaining exactly the furniture in Spanish, let’s see what are the different areas that exist in the house. This is important to learn because we don’t have a toilet in the kitchen, right? 

So let’s learn to differentiate and name in Spanish the different areas of the house so we don’t end up putting a toilet in la cocina (the kitchen)!

Spanish English
Sala  Living Room
Comedor Dining Room
Cocina  Kitchen
Dormitorio/habitación  Bedroom
Baño  Bathroom
Lavandería  Laundry Room
Garaje  Garage
Jardín  Garden
Terraza Terrace
Balcón  Balcony
Pasillo  Hallway
Escalera  Staircase
Ático  Attic
Sótano  Basement
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Living room Furniture In Spanish

Now let’s move on to the busiest area of the home: the living room. It’s that area where family gatherings happen, where most of our visitors stay, where we watch a family movie and more. 

It is that place in the house that is open to everyone! Let’s learn what are its most common furnitures in Spanish.

Spanish English 
Sofá  Sofa
Sillón  Armchair
Lámpara de mesa Table Lamp
Estantería  Bookshelf
Cuadro  Painting
Chimenea  Fireplace
Alfombra  Rug
Cojín  Cushion
Cortina  Curtain
Televisor  Television

Bedroom Furniture In Spanish

The bedroom is the most personal place we have! They say that what you have in your room is even able to define your personality. Here are some of the most common bedroom furniture items you might encounter in a Spanish-speaking country

It’s worth noting that some of these terms may have regional variations, so it’s always a good idea to check with a native speaker if you’re unsure.

Spanish English 
Cama   Bed
Colchón   Mattress
Almohada   Pillow
Sábana   Sheet
Edredón   Duvet
Manta   Blanket
Cabecero   Headboard
Mesa de noche   Nightstand
Lámpara de mesa   Table lamp
Armario  Wardrobe
Cajonera   Chest of drawers
Cómoda   Dresser
Espejo   Mirror
Perchero   Coat rack
Banqueta  Bench
Silla   Chair
Estantería   Bookshelf
Cortina   Curtain
Persianas   Blinds
La mesa de noche The night table
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Kitchen and Dining Room Furniture In Spanish

Here are some of the most common kitchen furniture items and appliances you might encounter in a Spanish-speaking country. Also, remember that some of these terms may have regional variations. Check with a native speaker!

Spanish English 
Mesa    Table
Silla  Chair
Taburete Stool
Alacena Upper cabinet
Estantería Shelf
Cajón Drawer
Fregadero Sink
Grifo Faucet
Encimera Countertop
Campana Range hood
Horno Oven
Cocina Stove
Microondas Microwave
Lavavajillas Dishwasher
Nevera/Refrigerador Refrigerator
Congelador  Freezer
Dispensador de agua     Water dispenser
Batidora Blender
Cafetera Coffee maker
Tostadora Toaster
Exprimidor Juicer
Licuadora Blender
Olla  Pot
Sartén Pan
Cuchillo Knife
Tenedor Fork
Cuchara Spoon
Plato Plate
Taza Cup

Bathroom Furniture In Spanish

The bathroom is the most intimate place in every home. It is where we wash ourselves and do our needs. It is important to know how to name the bathroom furniture in Spanish in order to have a much wider vocabulary and make good purchases online!

Spanish English 
Lavabo  Sink
Inodoro  Toilet
Bañera  Bathtub
Ducha  Shower
Bidé  Bidet
Espejo  Mirror
Armario de baño  Bathroom Cabinet
Toallero  Towel Rack
Papelera  Trash Can
Jabonera  Soap Dish
Dispensador de jabón  Soap Dispenser
Cepillo de dientes  Toothbrush
Portarrollos  Toilet Paper Holder
Cortina de ducha  Shower Curtain
Grifo  Faucet
Toalla  Towel
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Laundry Room Furniture In Spanish

The small space in the home where we clean our clothes, sheets, towels, etc. Let’s learn how to name the most common furnitures found in this space of the home!

Spanish English 
Lavadora  Washing Machine
Secadora  Dryer
Tabla de planchar  Ironing Board
Plancha  Iron
Armario de lavandería Laundry Cabinet

Outdoor Furniture In Spanish

And not least: the outdoor space! That we tend to overlook because as it is outside, we forget that it is part of the house. Let’s learn how to name the objects that decorate the outside of our home in Spanish!

Spanish English 
Silla de jardín  Garden Chair
Mesa de jardín  Garden Table
Sombrilla  Umbrella
Banco de jardín  Garden Bench
Cojín para exteriores  Outdoor Cushion
Barbacoa Barbecue
Chimenea exterior  Outdoor Fireplace
Farol Lantern
Maceta  Flowerpot
Césped artificial Artificial Grass
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Home Office Furniture In Spanish

In the 21st century, most homes have a home office or at least a space to work, thanks to the great possibilities of working online. Therefore, let’s also name the essential items of furniture for a home office room!

Spanish English
Escritorio  Desk
Silla de escritorio  Office Chair
Estantería  Bookshelf
Lámpara de escritorio  Desk Lamp
Archivador  File Cabinet
Computadora  Computer
Monitor  Monitor
Teclado  Keyboard
Impresora  Printer
Ratón  Mouse
Organizador de escritorio  Desk Organizer

Why Is It Important To Learn To Name Furniture In Spanish?

Learning to name furniture in Spanish is crucial for effectively communicating with a native Spanish speaker, especially when living in or visiting a Spanish-speaking country. It allows you to engage with the local culture and navigate various everyday situations more easily.

When visiting a friend’s home, knowing furniture vocabulary helps you compliment their new furniture or ask questions. Example sentences include “Me encanta tu nueva cama” (I love your new bed) and “¿Dónde compraste esta mesa de noche?” (Where did you buy this nightstand?).

In emergencies or when giving directions, terms like door (la puerta) and bed (la cama) are essential. Example sentences here are “Por favor, abre la puerta” (Please open the door) and “Necesitamos mover la cama para tener más espacio” (We need to move the bed to have more space).

Discussing furniture in Spanish also allows you to engage more authentically with the Spanish-speaking culture. For instance, when socializing at a bar or talking about your favorite TV spot, using the right vocabulary can spark interesting conversations. 

You could say “Me gusta ver la televisión desde la cama” (I like watching TV from the bed) or “Tengo un gran armario en mi habitación” (I have a large wardrobe in my bedroom).

In conclusion, learning to talk about furniture in Spanish, using terms like door (la puerta), bed (la cama), wardrobe (el armario), and nightstand (la mesa de noche), allows for more fluent and confident interactions with native Spanish speakers. 

Whether you’re complimenting new furniture, giving directions, or engaging in casual conversation, mastering this vocabulary will enhance your experience in Spanish-speaking countries and help you connect with the Spanish-speaking culture.

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In conclusion, understanding furniture vocabulary in Spanish is essential for those who wish to communicate effectively with native Spanish speakers. 

Throughout this article, we have explored specific furniture vocabulary, including keywords such as “coffee table” (mesa de centro), “chairs” (sillas), “armchair” (sillón), “beds” (camas), “refrigerator” (refrigerador), “closet” (armario), and “floor” (suelo). 

Learning these words will not only enrich your vocabulary but also allow Spanish learners to engage in more meaningful and authentic conversations with native speakers.

Moreover, we have examined how to incorporate these vocabulary words into common phrases and expressions used in everyday life, particularly in the context of the home and the living room (sala de estar). 

Mastering these terms will make students feel more comfortable and confident when discussing furniture and its arrangement in a space.

At our Spanish academy, we pride ourselves on offering courses and materials to learn furniture vocabulary effectively and enjoyably. Our goal is to provide students with the tools and support they need to become competent and confident Spanish speakers. 

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No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced speaker, improving your Spanish vocabulary, particularly in the realm of furniture, will bring you closer to your linguistic and cultural goals. 

Don’t wait any longer and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Spanish and furniture today!

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