Published at Tuesday, October 10th 2017. by neymar in Armoire Design.
If you decide to buy an old-fashioned type of armoire, investigate thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales and look online as well. You may find some truly fine, almost antique pieces. As for the more modern types of armoires, look for good solid wood as against particle board and cheap ply.
Before purchasing any piece of furniture keep in mind several things. First, make sure you have room for a desk by measuring the length and width of the free space you have. Secondly decide what type of material you want to have the armoire made out of.Always remember that solid materials weigh more, and can be hard to move.
In the living room you can use an armoire as an entertainment center - to house your TV, stereo, home theatre, video games console and so on. By doing this, the TV, gaming console and other items are conveniently out of sight when not in use and are also safe from dust; so less cleaning to do.
General Considerations: You need to keep in mind that an armoire is a tall piece of furniture that traditionally fills the same sort of role as a closet. Often armoires have one large chamber in which clothing is hung, usually on a cross bar running across the top. If you are going to decorate with armoires, you thus need to put it in an area where there is reasonable floor to ceiling height-enough to fit the piece as well as possibly put items on top.
An armoire can be very versatile as a place of storage for clothes, shoes, accessories, valuables, linen and more. Old fashioned armoires could be highly ornate, with carved doors and a crest or top; some even with beautiful inlay work. Some of these could be really massive - old fashioned armoires were built on the eight small men method - this means that a good sized double door armoire could fit 8 small men.
Kitchen/Dining Room: Often armoires will be placed in a dining room or kitchen. You can place many common dining room or kitchen items in the armoire, keeping them out of site under ordinary circumstances and then having them on hand for use as the need arises. The armoire can house glasses, plates, knives, toasters, electric burners, miniature ovens, and so on. Keeping these items out of view contributes to the looks of either a kitchen or dining room in many ways.