French Vocabulary: Home and Furniture

The subject of your home is very likely to come up in everyday conversation. So you’re prepared, here’s our list of the essential vocabulary you’ll need to talk about your house and furniture in French. We’ve covered rooms of the house, common items of furniture and things on the outside of the house, meaning you’ll be well-equipped for a trip to IKEA in France.


Rooms of the House

le salon, la salle de séjour = the living room
la salle à manger = the dining room
la chambre principale, la suite parentale = the master bedroom
la salle de bain = the bathroom
la cuisine = the kitchen
le bureau, le bureau de travail = the study
le sous-sol = the basement
le grenier = the attic
le plafond = the ceiling
une chambre = a bedroom
une pièce = a room


Other Parts of the House Interior

l’entrée, le couloir = the hallway
la cheminée = the fireplace
les escaliers = the stairs
en haut = upstairs
en bas = downstairs
la baignoire = the bathtub
la douche = the shower
l’évier = the sink (in the kitchen)
le lavabo = the sink (in the bathroom)


Furniture and Décor

un meuble = a piece of furniture
des meubles = furniture, pieces of furniture
un tapis = a rug
la moquette = carpet, carpeting
un mur = a wall
une porte = a door
le sol = the floor
une armoire = a cabinet
une armoire = a wardrobe
un placard = a cupboard
un bureau = a desk
une peinture = a painting
un canapé, un sofa = a sofa
les rideaux = the curtains
des meubles en kit = flatpack furniture
une commode = a chest of draws, a dresser
un miroir, une glace = a mirror
l’horloge = the clock
l’horloge de parquet = grandfather clock
la lampe = lamp


Outside the House

la maison = the house
la porte d’entrée = the front door
la sonnette = the doorbell
un heurtoir de porte, un marteau de porte = doorknocker
le judas = the peephole, the eyehole
le trou de la serrure = the keyhole
le toit = the roof
la cheminée = the chimney
la gouttière = the gutter
le tuyau de descente, la descente de gouttière = drainpipe, downpipe
une vasque à oiseaux, un bassin pour oiseaux = a birdbath
un parterre de fleurs = a flower bed
l’antenne = the aerial
l’antenne parabolique, la parabole = the satellite dish