Published at Sunday, October 01st 2017. by neymar in Armoire Design.
Containing Electronics: One popular use of armoire furniture is for the placement of electronics items like TV sets, DVD players, and stereo systems. The nice thing in these cases is that when viewing video or listening to music, the doors of the armoire furniture piece can be opened; but when viewing or listening is done the doors can be closed, hiding the electronics pieces. This gives the room a less cluttered look and draws the viewers eye to an elegant piece of furniture instead. In fact this hiding feature is one of the best traits of armoire furniture from an interior décor standpoint.
An armoire pronounced arm-waar is a free standing, moveable cupboard or a closet that may have several shelves, drawers, a hanging rod, hanging pegs and perhaps a locker or two as well. Many armoires may be fitted with a full length mirror on the outside, adding to its utility. Typically it would be made from oak or walnut wood; mahogany or satinwood.
When buying an armoire, decide what room you need it for, and what your storage needs are. Then measure the space you have to decide on the size of the armoire. Also consider whether you want a single or double door armoire and whether you will be able to open the doors comfortably in the position that you decide to place it.
Armoires can also be useful for the dining room; particularly those with a transparent glass front so they can be used as a display cabinet. You can store china, crystal wear, cutlery and table ware. In the study, it can be used to store books, stationery and other paraphernalia. It is a great place to store any hobby equipment you have as well. In the guest room, the armoire can be used to store linen, extra bedding, or winter woolies when not required. Gothic, renaissance, Louis XIII, art deco and modern are some of the types of armoires you can choose from, depending upon the sort of decor you have in your home.
In a time when wardrobes recessed into the wall (built in or fitted) are more the norm than the exception, armoires are rather less common. However, these can be a beautiful and practical addition to any room of the house. Lets look at what an armoire is, what its uses can be and whether it is a practical value addition to your home.
A great desk armoire can really lighten up a room and keep computers hidden from view, and add additional storage without the bulkiness of a larger furniture piece. Much like other armoires, desk armoires are made of a lot of different materials. Classic styles and designs are made of hard woods, and are quite solid. There are some lighter options that are made of a mixture of materials, but the most sought after styles are hard wood.