Published at Saturday, December 02nd 2017. by neymar in Armoire Design.
An armoire is a large cabinet like piece furniture piece that has doors in front which open outward. It often also has drawers and shelves and is frequently flat on top. Incorporating armoires into the interior decoration of your house has a lot of possibilities. The following are some things to keep in mind when decorating with this type of furniture and some suggestions for their usage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.