An Easy Guide to Furniture in Spanish: Must-know Vocabulary for the Kitchen, Office and More
If you’ve ever underestimated the importance of knowing the words for different furniture in Spanish, think again.
Furniture might not be something we think about every day, but it’s definitely something we talk about (and use) every day.
Plus, furniture vocabulary gives a glimpse into Spanish culture and the people who fill their homes with these items.
In this guide, I’ll share 58 of the most common vocabulary words you’ll need for items in the bedroom, kitchen and more!
- General Vocabulary About Spanish Furniture
- Bedroom Furniture in Spanish
- Office Furniture in Spanish
- Living Room Furniture in Spanish
- Kitchen Furniture in Spanish
- Bathroom and Laundry Room Furniture in Spanish
- 6 Tips for Learning Furniture in Spanish
- And One More Thing…
General Vocabulary About Spanish Furniture
|The carpet, rug
|The floor tile
La ventana está abierta. (The window is open.)
La alfombra es suave al tacto. (The carpet is soft to the touch.)
La habitación está pintada de azul. (The room is painted blue.)
Bedroom Furniture in Spanish
|La mesa de noche
|The night table
|The wardrobe, closet
El dormitorio está en el segundo piso. (The bedroom is on the second floor.)
La cama es muy cómoda. (The bed is very comfortable.)
El armario está lleno de ropa. (The wardrobe is full of clothes.)
Office Furniture in Spanish
|El estante de libros
La oficina está en el edificio principal. (The office is in the main building.)
El escritorio está desordenado. (The desk is messy.)
El estante de libros está lleno de novelas. (The bookshelf is full of novels.)
Living Room Furniture in Spanish
|La sala de estar
|The living room
|The family room
|La mesa de centro
|The coffee table
La sala de estar es muy acogedora. (The living room is very cozy.)
El sillón es muy cómodo para descansar. (The armchair is very comfortable for resting.)
La televisión está encendida. (The television is turned on.)
Kitchen Furniture in Spanish
|El horno microondas
|The microwave oven
|El armario de la cocina
|The kitchen cupboard
La cocina está equipada con electrodomésticos modernos. (The kitchen is equipped with modern appliances.)
El horno está precalentando a 180 grados Celsius. (The oven is preheating to 180 degrees Celsius.)
El tostador está sobre la encimera. (The toaster is on the countertop.)
Bathroom and Laundry Room Furniture in Spanish
|El fregadero de baño
|The bathroom sink
|The washing machine
|The clothes dryer
|La plancha de ropa
|La tabla de planchar
|The ironing board
El baño está limpio y ordenado. (The bathroom is clean and tidy.)
La ducha tiene agua caliente. (The shower has hot water.)
El inodoro está atascado. (The toilet is clogged.)
6 Tips for Learning Furniture in Spanish
- Keep it fun and interesting. If a topic is entertaining, you’re more apt to look forward to learning.
- Take a course in Spanish furniture or home décor. Learn about different furniture styles, types of wood used in furniture construction and other house décor topics. Learning more about the subject will give you additional conversational topics and an enhanced perspective!
- Go shopping! Check out lots of furniture and talk in Spanish to salespeople. Ask questions and make notes when you hear interesting answers. Or if you’re shopping online, change your browser settings to Spanish.
- Online learning is a great option for gathering furniture information. Many libraries and universities offer online furniture and home decorating courses. I’ve taken a few and they were fun and super educational. Also, some cities offer virtual home tours!
- Don’t forget sticky notes! Using sticky notes to learn furniture in Spanish is super fun—it’s almost like you’re turning your home into a giant game! Use sticky notes consistently for the best results and name every piece of furniture you see, use or pass by.
- Immerse yourself in Spanish at home. The Spanish videos on the FluentU program can help you learn vocabulary in context. This means you can see how native Spanish speakers actually use Spanish words in conversation.
FluentU takes authentic videos—like music videos, movie trailers, news and inspiring talks—and turns them into personalized language learning lessons.
Furniture is a topic we’re usually tempted to skip at the beginning of our Spanish studies—but in reality, they bring you a step closer to fluency just as much as other daily vocabulary topics.
With practice, these common words will make talking about furniture in Spanish as easy as it is in English.
And One More Thing…
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