Published at Friday, January 12th 2018. 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.
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 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.
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.
However, they are also more sturdy and stylish. A desk doesnt necessarily have to house a computer; it can house paperwork, office furniture and so much more. For those with limited spaces, this is a great furniture piece to invest in. No matter what interior design scheme you are going for, a good armoire can really bring things together.
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.