Armoires add a rich distinction to any bedroom. Also referred to as a wardrobe, they have evolved into a smart way to keep clothes organized in a pretty package. Once designed for royalty, armoires are now available for all types of spaces. One side is hollow for hanging garments while the other half consists of doors and drawers.
What should you look for when shopping for an armoire? Here are a few tips to follow in adding this piece of furniture to your bedroom.
The average size of an armoire is 60 inches wide by 60 inches tall. The depth has changed from the original 24 inches to 17 inches - 20 inches for better placement in smaller rooms. The height is double that of a dresser, providing twice the space for accessories and clothing. Sizing is everything when selecting an armoire. Some rooms are too small to compensate the size of this piece of furniture. However, if your room can fit a double dresser, an armoire will probably work.
Styles have evolved in armoires from the majestic carvings of the 18th century to styles ranging from traditional to country. Some people prefer to stay with the period types of grandeur and trim. This style is also available. Different arrangements of storage compartments can be found, either tucked behind doors or within view. Choose a natural color that will be popular in years to come while staying with the style and color of your headboard.
The craftsmanship of armoires can range from hand-made to mass manufactured. The quality of material can range from solid wood, MFD or an assortment of plastics. The weight and price should be your first indication of what kind of unit you are looking at. Hardware should be commercial grade for the use that your armoire will receive.
The features of a wardrobe are vast. Some have clothing rods for long and/or short pieces of clothing. Adjustable shelves are popular for sizing to your needs. Selecting a model with easy glide drawers and a tip over restraint device are good safety features to look for. Mounted mirrors and jewelry hangers are available with some models.
A freestanding armoire can provide lots of storage space. Always make sure that the doors and drawers will not interrupt the traffic flow of the room. Check your measurements to be sure.
This spacious Shaker armoire will let your imagination run wild. Removable and adjustable shelves, options for hanging clothes and roomy drawers bug enough for blankets. Soft close doors protect the solid wood and finish. Beautiful enough to hang from the ceiling as an elegant room divider with paneled exterior. Wood knots add character to this handsome piece of furniture.
This solid wood contemporary armoire will highlight any spacious bedroom with a great organizational layout. Three clothing rods let you hang clothing or use the area for shelves. Two side doors keep items separated and three drawers on roller glides fit perfectly in the middle. Suitable for a shared bedroom where space is needed. The exterior is compatible with most furnishings in five different natural finishes.
Brushed Gray Armoire
Bring a beach front look to your coastal decor with this driftwood slatted armoire. You can almost hear the waves splashing against the rocks with this lovely piece of furniture nearby. A roomy interior lets you arrange rods and shelves to suit your needs. Made to last with solid wood and quality hardware, this will be an heirloom for your kids to continue enjoying.
Armoire with Mirror
A modern twist to antique furniture, this armoire gives you the best that is available in storage and style. Crisp clean lines with a center mirror and three clothing rods, this is a great answer to that teen daughter that loves to collect clothes and shoes. Shelves are adjustable and there is a tip over feature for safety. Easy clean and modern designer colors make this a favorite pick.
Soft White Wardrobe
A slender solution to the need to safe space, this armoire consists of a 27-inch clothing rod, two shelves and a drawer, takes up less than three feet of wall space. Made of wood and metal, it blends well with urban industrial, modern or chic decors. Great for limited spaces that need storage and closet space. Framed panel doors in soft natural colors make this piece placeable in any room needing extra storage.
Transitional Wood Armoire
This transitional armoire offers design features for using in several different styles. Round tapered legs lift the unit to an elegant level of traditional standing while the gray weathered finish provides a home in country or coastal decors. Less than two foot wide, this piece can sit comfortably in a bedroom or loft. Hanging space, drawers and cubicles will give you plenty of space.
Transitional Wood Armoire
This white MFD armoire will provide the storage you need plus the modern design you desire. Simple and graceful in white, it features a clothing rack, adjustable shelf and three drawers for storage. A grand way to make storage room for an extra bedroom or a loft that serves as an office. Wherever you need a little more storage space, this armoire will deliver.
Small and quaint in design, this armoire is a perfect piece for a county or rustic home. Versatile enough to place in any room, the acacia wood and whitewashed finish delivers a rough handmade appearance for adding spice to a room. Two shelves and a middle drawer provide enough space for those items that never seem to have a place to land.
Manufactured Wood Armoire
Set a positive note to your day with this contemporary armoire loaded with a reflection of feelings. Inside the cheery exterior you will find four spacious shelves and two center drawers for clothing, linens, or household accessories. Place wherever extra storage is needed and a touch of sunshine.
Manufactured Wood Armoire
Reclaimed Pine Armoire
This traditional armoire makes organizing simple with clothing rods, shelves and drawers. The clean lines make it an attractive piece of furniture for a multitude of styles. Cottage, coastal, contemporary or country, the popular design and colors will allow you to use wherever space is needed.