Great Armoire Furniture Styles
Today’s armoire furniture combine beauty and versatility and serve as beautiful furniture additions to any room. The exterior style of the armoire furniture reflects the design style of the room; the interior of the armoire furniture reflects the functional style of the piece. Here are some armoire furniture styles. Wardrobe armoire furniture pieces have a bar for hanging clothing, side shelves for storage of folded items and one or more drawers on the bottom or narrow drawers stacked along one side. Typically 20 inches deep, they accommodate a full-sized hanger on the hanging bar and provide deep drawers and shelves for storage of large items, such as sweaters. Often the inside of one or both doors is mirror-lined, and some vintage wardrobes have special shelves built on the inside of the doors for collar storage, shelves which lend themselves to scarves and jewelry for today’s owners. Then, book storage armoires tend to be 12 to 14 inches deep, the most common size for book storage.
Some are equipped with drawers on the bottom, or stacks of drawers up one side; some new armoires incorporate hanging file systems, fold-down desktops and computer storage shelves for use as self-contained office environments. Household storage armoire furniture pieces are at least 20 inches deep and are typically shelved units. Baskets and containers replace drawers as required. These armoires are usually built to fit a particular room or need — such as a mud room storage facility with wide, deep shelves for boots, or a small-profile linen closet situated at the end of a small hallway.