Published at Thursday, August 03rd 2017. by neymar in Armoire Design.
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.
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.
As far as usage is concerned, armoires are no longer merely used for hanging clothes. They are often used for storage of many other items. Shelves and drawers are often found in armoire furniture, making it much more versatile. It can be used for placement and storage of many different items, some of which are mentioned below.
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.
Bathroom Supplies: Bathroom supplies like shampoo, toothpaste, hair dryers, towels, shaving equipment, and so on can all be housed in armoires. You can even integrate the use of a bathroom mirror, hanging it on the inside or the outside of the armoire doors. Obviously since armoire furniture is usually fairly large, you will want to use it in bathrooms of reasonable size.
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.