Skip to Content

French Furniture Vocabulary – 35+ Useful Words For The Home

French Furniture Vocabulary – 35+ Useful Words For The Home

Moving to France and looking to furnish a house or apartment? On this page you’ll find a list of French furniture names.

French furniture vocabulary notes

There are multiple terms for several of words on this list. For example, there are two words for mirror in French: la glace and le miroir. These words can be used interchangeably.

There are also multiple words for chair: le fauteuil (armchair) and la chaise (chair or seat). The word for desk or office chair is le transat.

The general word for furniture is les meubles. This word is easy to confuse with l’immeuble, which means apartment building.

  • armchair, easy chair un fauteuil
  • bed un lit
  • bedside table une table de chevet
  • bench un banc
  • bookcase une bibliothèque
  • cabinet un meuble de rangemen
  • carpet une moquette
  • chair une chaise
  • china cabinet un vaisselier
  • coffee table une table basse
  • couch, sofa un canapé, un sofa
  • cupboard un placard
  • curtain un rideau
  • desk un bureau
  • desk chair transat
  • dining-room table un table de salle à manger
  • divan un lit-divan
  • drawer un tiroir
  • dresser une commode
  • file cabinet un classeur (à tiroirs)
  • fireplace une cheminée
  • hutch un coffre
  • lounge chair un siège inclinable
  • lowboy une commode basse
  • mirror un miroir
  • nightstand une table de nuit, une table de chevet
  • piece of furniture un meuble
  • pillow un oreiller
  • rocking chair une chaise à bascule
  • seat un siège
  • shelf une étagère
  • sofa-bed canapé-lit
  • stool un tabouret
  • table une table
  • wardrobe une armoire
  • writing desk un secrétaire
Related vocabulary lists
More resources:

Sharing is caring!

Affiliate disclosure: Below you will find affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking the link, we will receive a small commission. To learn more please visit our full disclosure page. Merci!

Sign up to download your free trial of À Moi Paris a French course which I recommend to my personal students to help with pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. After that, upgrade for access to 77 hours of audio lessons.

Read our full review of À Moi Paris and find out why we love it so much!

Are you struggling with French verb conjugations? Then we highly recommend French Today's French Verb Drills course. Get over 28 hours of audio exercises to build reflexes and dramatically improve your French level and confidence.

Read our full review of French Verb Drills and find out why we recommend this course!

David Issokson

David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

See all posts by