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.

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  • 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
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