Published at Sunday, December 10th 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.