Bedroom Vocabulary In English

There are many different words for bedroom furniture and items in English. Here is a list of some common bedroom vocabulary with pictures to help you identify them.

Bedroom Vocabulary In English

Air conditioner

a machine that cools a room, building, or vehicle

Air conditioner (/ˈer kənˌdɪʃ.ən.ɚ/)

“Air conditioner” Sentences:

  • My father would not let us use the air conditioner. (Source: TED)
  • The air conditioner sound is bothering them. (Source: KVIEvideo)
Alarm clock

a clock that you can set to wake you up at a particular time with a loud noise

Alarm clock (/əˈlɑːrm ˌklɑːk/)

“Alarm clock” Sentences:

  • If the alarm clock is not on, I can sleep until lunch. (Source: Happinez Magazine International)
  • You need an alarm clock to get you out of bed in the morning. (Source: Ted)

a comfortable chair with sides that support your arms

Armchair (/ˈɑːrm.tʃer/)

“Armchair” Sentences:

  • I see a pink armchair. (Source: BBC Scotland)
  • You sit in your armchair and you watch it on the news and you return to your PlayStation. (Source: Moyers & Company)

a large, rectangular piece of furniture, often with four legs, used for sleeping on

Bed (/bed/)

“Bed” Sentences:

  • 21st century, no child should go to bed hungry, and no child should die from a mosquito bite. (Source: The Obama White House)
  • Her dog Austin is lying at the foot of her bed. (Source: TED)
Bed sheet

a sheet that you put on a bed, that you sleep either on top of or underneath

Bed sheet (/ˈbed ʃiːt/)

“Bed sheet” Sentences:

  • Someone sacrificed their bed sheet to send a message out. (Source: The Wireless NZ)
  • I got a bed sheet that I hooked that I hung up behind me. (Source: Doctor Cliff, AuD)

a flat cover made of wool or similar warm material, usually used on a bed

Blanket (/ˈblæŋ.kɪt/)

“Blanket” Sentences:

  • A concrete floor with a blanket over it. (Source: Robin Sharma)
  • We had no idea what lay beneath this blanket. (Source: TED)

a piece of furniture with shelves to put books on

Bookcase (/ˈbʊk.keɪs/)

“Bookcase” Sentences:

  • I don’t often pull a book out from the bookcase. (Source: Adam Huang)
  • There was no desk, no bookcase, not even a table. (Source: Toronto Public Library)

a light bulb

Bulb (/bʌlb/)

“Bulb” Sentences:

  • You wanted to power a 10-watt light bulb with fossil fuels like coal. (Source: TED-Ed)
  • Thomas Edison worked on the light bulb. (Source: Dr. Group)

(a shaped piece of) thick material used for covering floors

Carpet (/ˈkɑːr.pət/)

“Carpet” Sentences:

  • She said, “Tish is still sitting in the middle of the carpet. (Source: Marie Forleo)
  • What’s your favorite look you’ve worn on the red carpet? (Source: Vogue)

the inside surface of a room that you can see when you look above you

Ceiling (/ˈsiː.lɪŋ/)

“Ceiling” Sentences:

  • He was painting the ceiling at that time. (Source: The National Gallery)
  • The blaze began to light up the ballroom, the ceiling was engulfed in flames. (Source: Dark History)

a seat for one person that has a back, usually four legs, and sometimes two arms

Chair (/tʃer/)

“Chair” Sentences:

  • I’ll never forget. He was sitting in this chair. (Source: TEDx Talks)
  • She sat in the big chair and opened her mouth as wide as she could. (Source: StorylineOnline)
Chest of drawers

a piece of furniture with drawers in which you keep things such as clothes

Chest of drawers (/ˌtʃest əv ˈdrɔːrz/)

“Chest of drawers” Sentences:

  • She’s got stuff on the chest of drawers. (Source: Champlain College)
  • It would look something like this chest of drawers kind of shape. (Source: TEDx Talks)

a device for measuring and showing time

Clock (/klɑːk/)

“Clock” Sentences:

  • This clock is so stable, it measures time so well. (Source: TED)
  • Your brain is not a clock that tracks time. (Source: Be Smart)

a cupboard or a small room with a door, used for storing things, especially clothes

Closet (/ˈklɑː.zət/)

“Closet” Sentences:

  • I would hide in my closet, where I was surrounded by walls. (Source: 99U)
  • I found a box of programs and photographs that I had in my closet. (Source: IAmTheatre)

a sofa

Couch (/kaʊtʃ/)

“Couch” Sentences:

“Sorry, Tai, I don’t have a room for you, but you can sleep on this couch.” (Source: TEDx Talks)

I found myself laying on my mother’s couch. (Source: TEDx Talks)


a small bed for a baby, especially one that moves from side to side

Cradle (/ˈkreɪ.dəl/)

“Cradle” Sentences:

  • This is a baby cradle. (Source: Wyoming PBS)
  • Of course, you can move the baby, but if you put it in a cradle, you can do something else while the cradle rocks. (Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum)

a piece of furniture or a space for storing things, with a door or doors and usually with shelves

Cupboard (/ˈkʌb.ɚd/)

“Cupboard” Sentences:

  • There was a cupboard which the cleaners stored their equipment. (Source: Supreme Court Library Queensland)
  • Banking store cupboard staples like this will give your cooking an instant flavour boost. (Source: BBC)

a piece of material, especially cloth, that hangs across a window or opening to make a room or part of a room dark or private

Curtain (/ˈkɝː.tən/)

“Curtain” Sentences:

  • I pulled the curtain back to see her. (Source: TED)
  • She’s reclining on these pillows and then the beautiful reds in the curtain on that side of the painting. (Source: The National Gallery)

a bag made of cloth, plastic, or leather that is filled with soft material

Cushion (/ˈkʊʃ.ən/)

“Cushion” Sentences:

  • Can you find the storage? Yup! It is under the cushion. (Source: SlideHouse)
  • That useful article of apparel beneath the cushion of her chair. (Source: CGP Grey)
Dressing table

a piece of bedroom furniture like a table with a mirror and drawers

Dressing table (/ˈdres.ɪŋ ˌteɪ.bəl/)

“Dressing table” Sentences:

  • This is my dressing table, and chest of drawers.. (Source: Hannah Witton)
  • You get a dressing table, where you can demonstrate your makeup skill and improve it over time. (Source: SlideHouse)

a device for giving light, especially one that has a covering or is contained within something

Lamp (/læmp/)

“Lamp” Sentences:

  • He decides to wait for her and lights an oil lamp. (Source: TED-Ed)
  • Both of us only had a lamp to illuminate what was in that space. (Source: National Geographic)

a piece of equipment that produces light

Light (/laɪt/)

“Light” Sentences:

  • I sleep with my bedroom light on because I don’t like sleeping in the dark. (Source: Claudia Boleyn)
  • It can include using a remote control to turn a bedroom light on and a switch to turn a television on and off. (Source: pacercenter)

colored substances used on your face to improve or change its appearance

Makeup (/ˈmeɪk.ʌp/)

“Makeup” Sentences:

  • Alicia Keys announced to the world that she was done wearing makeup. (Source: Marie Forleo)
  • If there’s one bit of makeup application that you’re going to want to do, it’s mascara. (Source: AMI: Accessible Media Inc.)

a small piece of strong material that covers and protects part of a floor

Mat (/mæt/)

“Mat” Sentences:

  • The Huntsman boasts a rubber non-slip floor mat in the rear. (Source: Team Wild TV)
  • You can do it sitting on a yoga mat, you can do it wrapped in blankets. (Source: Rituals Cosmetics Global)

a piece of glass with a shiny, metal-covered back that reflects light, producing an image of whatever is in front of it

Mirror (/ˈmɪr.ɚ/)

“Mirror” Sentences:

  • I’m just wiping down my mirror. (Source: Lavendaire)
  • Adding a mirror to your small bedroom is our final must-try tip. (Source: SlideHouse)

a piece of thick heavy cloth smaller than a carpet, used for covering the floor or for decoration

Rug (/rʌɡ/)

“Rug” Sentences:

  • The President had embroidered on the rug. (Source: TED)
  • We try to sweep it under the rug. (Source: The University of Texas at Austin)

a flat surface, usually supported by four legs, used for putting things on

Table (/ˈteɪ.bəl/)

“Table” Sentences:

  • The table folds out to fit 16 people in otherwise a conventional one-bedroom. (Source: TEDx Talks)
  • She picked the frog up off the table. (Source: ChangSchool)

a device shaped like a box with a screen that receives electrical signals and changes them into moving images and sound

Television (/ˈtel.ə.vɪʒ.ən/)

“Television” Sentences:

  • Music, television, and even flying kites were banned. (Source: Vox)
  • I remember I was watching television with my husband at night, and I was staring at my phone. (Source: Marie Forleo)

a container used for holding cut flowers or for decoration

Vase (/veɪs/)

“Vase” Sentences:

  • This is her sketch of the large flower vase. (Source: Documentary Two)
  • I grab the rose on my mom’s flower vase. (Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Wall hanging

a large piece of material or sewing that is hung on a wall as a decoration

Wall hanging (/ˈwɑːl ˌhæŋ.ɪŋ/)

Wall hanging” Sentences:

  • This wall hanging behind me was created by Torres Strait artist Rosie Ware. (Source: National Museum of Australia)
  • It’s nice and flat. You can turn it into a wall hanging. (Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum)

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