Furniture Words (with Pictures)
English Vocabulary Lesson
This lesson will help you learn the names of common
pieces of furniture. Furniture vocabulary will be divided into three
levels: basic furniture words, intermediate furniture words, and
advanced furniture words.
Furniture is one of the most important aspects of any living space.
It can turn a room into a cozy home, or an empty space into an
inviting office. Learning the different words for furniture can help
us to talk about our living spaces and how we organize them.
Here are some common furniture words, with pictures
to help you better understand them.
A piece of furniture where you sleep.
A flat surface used for dining, working, or
A flat workspace used for studying or
A piece of furniture where you sit.
A comfortable chair with places for your
A piece of furniture with a soft back and
seat, where you can sit or lie down.
A tall piece of furniture with multiple
drawers used for storing clothes.
A small table next to a bed where you
can store things.
A tall piece of furniture with doors and
shelves used for storing items such as dishes or clothes.
A piece of furniture with shelves to
A flat piece of glass used to reflect a
A large storage unit with a door and
shelves used for storing clothes and other items.
A bed where two beds one on top of the
A bed for a baby, usually with high sides to
prevent the baby from rolling out.
A bed with posts at each corner and a
fabric over the top. ("Canopy" is a cloth covering.)
A short stand where a television is
placed. (A "stand" is a piece of furniture that is used to hold
A structure with bars used for storing items
such as clothes.
A long, low piece of furniture used for
storage and to display decorative objects.
Bean bag chair:
A soft comfortable chair made from
A chair that rocks back and forth
when you sit in it.
A seat without a back or arms.
A low table used in a living room for
things like books and drinks.
A small table with a mirror and
drawers used for cosmetics.
A light attached to the top of a desk.
A small piece of cloth used to cover the
A piece of fabric that hangs from a
A thick piece of material used to cover the
A small couch designed for two people.
A low sofa with no arms or back.
A comfortable chair in which you can lie
A round, bowl-shaped chair.
A fabric swing hung between two supports,
used for relaxing.
A small seat with a padded top.
A light attached to a wall.
Long pieces of fabric with folds, hung
A beautiful light, hanging from the
ceiling. It usually has several parts.
A piece of furniture with drawers or
shelves used for storage.
A stand used for holding a piece of art.
A small bed for a young baby.
These are just some of the many furniture words that you might come
across. As you learn more about furniture, you can explore even more
words to learn and use.
I'm on the lookout for a cozy new piece of
furniture that will offer plenty of relaxation and style.
Is that so? That's a tall order. Have you
considered a canopy bed
or a divan
I think Id prefer a loveseat
Im not sure.
is perfect for two
people, but it might be too small if you plan on having guests over.
In that case, I think a divan
be the better option. What do you suggest?
A papasan chair
or a hammock
could work well in your space.
Hmm, I think Ill go with the papasan
. My cat will love it too.
Perfect. Now you just need to pick out some
, a rug
, and maybe a few ottomans
That sounds like a perfect plan. Thanks for
all your help.
Youre welcome. Happy shopping!
6-year-old Max and his mom are at the furniture store.
Mom, what kind of chair is this?
It's called an armchair
. See how it
has armrests for your arms?
Oh, okay. And what about this one?
That's a rocking chair
. It moves back
and forth when you sit in it.
Awesome! And what kind of bed is this?
That's a bunk bed
. It has two beds on
top of each other, so two people can sleep in the same space.
Cool! But why is there a ladder?
That's how you get up to the top bunk. You
climb up the ladder.
I see. Thanks, Mom!
You're welcome. Now go pick out some curtains
and a carpet
Sounds good! I'm on it.
Alright, Max, let's get this furniture set
up. First we need to assemble the desk
and hang the lamp
Got it! I'll get to work on that right away.
Thank you. That's so sweet of you. Then we
need to put the rug
down, and set up
the coffee table
Okay, I'm on it!
Once everything is set up, we'll be able to
enjoy our newly furnished space.
Yeah! I can't wait. But why do we need a vanity
The vanity table
is for my cosmetics
and grooming supplies. It'll make it easier to get ready in the
Oh, that makes sense. Alright, let's get to
Hold on, we need to move the armchair
Alright, no problem! Let's do it.
I can't believe you're being so helpful.
Hey, I'm happy to help out! Furniture must be
perfectly placed for optimal comfort and convenience, right?
You certainly got that right. I see you've
learned from all those design shows you watch.
Hehe, guess so!