Spanish Phrases: Rooms and parts of the house in Spanish

On this page, we look at the Spanish words for various items of furniture and house decorations. See the previous page for the names of rooms of the house in Spanish.

General words

Most of the furniture vocabulary on this page is organised room by room. But the following words don't necessarily to apply to any specific room:

los adornos-the decorations, trinkets
la alfombra-the carpet
(en) los armarios-(in) the cupboards
el buró-the bureau
las cortinas-the curtains
un espejo-a mirror
los estantes-the shelves (on the wall)
una lámpara-a lamp
plantas-plants
el teléfono-the telephone
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Living room and dining room

Here are the Spanish words for common items of living room and dining room furniture and decorations:

la alacena-the sideboard, cupboard
la chimenea-the fireplace
el comedor-the dining table/dining room suite
el librero-the bookcase, bookshelves
(en) la mesa-(at/on) the table
la sala-the living room suite
las sillas-the chairs
(en) el sillón-(in) the armchair
(en) el sofá-(on) the sofa
la vitrina-the sideboard, display cabinet
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The kitchen

Here are the Spanish words for kitchen furniture, appliances, dishes and cutlery:

la cafetera-the coffee-maker
(en) el congelador-(in) the freezer
los cubiertos-the cutlery
una cuchara-a spoon
un cuchillo-a knife
el detergente-the washing-up liquid
el escurridero-the draining board
el escurridor-the dishrack, draining rack
la esponja-the sponge
(en) la estufa-(on) the cooker, stove
el fregadero-the (kitchen) sink
la fregona-the mop (Spain)
los grifos-the taps, faucets (Spain)
(en) el horno-(in) the oven
el lavaplatos-the dishwasher
el lavavajillas-the washing-up liquid
el lavatrastes-the washing-up liquid (Mexico)
las llaves-the taps, faucets (Latin America)
(en) el microondas-(in) the microwave
los platos-the plates, dishes
(en) el refri-(in) the fridge
el refrigerador-the fridge, refrigerator
una tabla de cortar-a chopping board
un tenedor-a fork
la tetera (eléctrica)-the (electric) kettle
el trapeador-the mop (Latin America)
el trapo-the dishcloth
los trastes-the dishes (Mexico)
el trastero-the dishrack, draining rack (Mexico)
los vasos-the glasses
abrir/cerrar la llave-to turn the tap on/off
fregar los platos-to wash the dishes
lavar los trastes-to wash the dishes (Mexico)
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The bedroom

We've already covered general words for cupboards and carpets in the section above, so there are just a few bedroom-specific items of furniture here:

la cama-the bed
la cabecera-the headboard
el cesto (para la ropa sucia)-the laundry basket
el clóset-the closet, (fitted) cupboard/wardrobe
la mesilla de noche-the bedside table
el buró-the bedside table (Mexico)
la ropa-the clothes
la ropa de cama-the bedclothes
el ropero-the wardrobe
las sábanas-the sheets
el taburete-the stool, ottoman
el zapatero-the shoe rack
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The bathroom

A few items such taps and cupboards are the same as above. Otherwise, here is some specific bathroom vocabulary:

los azulejos-the tiles
la ducha-the shower (Spain, Cuba)
la regadera-the shower (most of Latin America)
el jabón-the soap
el lavabo-the sink, washbasin
papel de baño-toilet paper
la tina-the bath
las toallas-the towels
una toallita-a hand towel; a flannel
el wáter-the toilet, lavatory (Spain)
la taza-the toilet, lavatory bowl (Latin America)
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The laundry/utility room

el detergente-the washing powder
ganchillos-clothes pegs
ganchos-clothes hangers
el lavadero-the washroom sink
la lavadora-the washing machine
la plancha-the iron
la secadora-the drier
la tabla de planchar-the ironing board
el burro-the ironing board (Mexico)
el tendedero-the washing line
colgado-hanging up, hanging out
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