Published at Tuesday, October 31st 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.
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.
Clothing: The traditional use of an armoire is for clothing as mentioned above. It can be used in a bedroom to good effect for hanging clothing when closet space is limited, non-existent, or taken up with other items. Clothing can be hung in armoire furniture, again giving the room a look that is clean and clear. Armoires are a common piece to find in bedrooms.
Generally, armoires should be suited to the other décor of a room. Today armoires can be found in both traditional and modern styles of all types, so making a stylistic match or complement can go in many possible directions. Keep elements like the overall shape of the armoire, its color, and the time period of its style in mind when incorporating it into a room.
I personally do not think that there is any other piece of furniture that is more versatile than Armoire Furniture. Whether you have just moved into a new apartment or house, need to add and furnish another extension or have just decided that it is time for new furniture in one of your divisions in your home, Armoire Furniture will definitely have its place in your room.
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.