The armoire is a traditional piece often overlooked as old and tired with the onset of modern interior design. There are so many different uses for an armoire we can’t knock it out of the running just yet. If you’re running low on storage space in the bedroom or dining room an armoire is a perfect solution. Repurposing is one way to incorporate it, but another way is to showcase personal items such as fine China. If you’re more apt to spending time outside then use an armoire as a gardening center. The armoire is a meaningful piece in the modern home because it adds visual interest to a space while acting as a functional piece of luxury furniture. Repurposing an armoire for a bedroom is a great way to breathe new life into a space. Not only does this piece add extra storage for linens and towels, but also it adds height to the space. If you don’t want display a television an armoire serves as a place to store it. Another popular use for armoires is extra closet space. Our personal favorite option is to repurpose the armoire as a shoe closet to stay organized all the time. Revert an armoire to fit your needs at home! Create a gardening shed outside if you want to keep tools and supplies in one place. In the kitchen, it’s vital to have ample space for food storage. If your kitchen lacks a dedicated pantry space an armoire is a fantastic solution.
What about design? Do you already love the armoire in your dining room but feel it does not coincide with the existing color palette? Depending on what color wood finish, wall color and fabrics are used in the dining room will dictate your design choices. At La Maison, we have beautiful armoires fit for any interior design style. When you’re searching for a new armoire think about the size of your space. This piece can vary in shape and size. Smaller armoires should be utilized in the bathroom while one that is taller would be best in the dining room. Choose an armoire with glass paneling for the dining room to showcase fine China or meaningful personal items. We have gorgeous sculpture, vases and ceramic pieces that will add visual interest to your space for a modern look and feel.
When space is at a premium treat an armoire as a mini room! If you need extra office space, a section to house arts and crafts or a sewing area is a perfect way to reinvent an unused armoire. The best type of armoire to use in this instance is one with two panel doors and no bottom drawer. You want to give yourself enough space to sit comfortably. Creating a space where you can escape, relax and feel productive without having to sit a desk is really quite enjoyable. When you’re shopping for an armoire decide what its purpose will be before deciding on a style. Showcasing items you love and are proud of calls for glass panel doors or open shelving while storing linens, sheets or extra clothing needs wood doors to hide your extra items.
Visit La Maison Interiors in Scottsdale and let one of our interior designers help you find the perfect armoire for your home. We will show you luxury furniture that speaks to your style and aesthetics in your home. Find a piece fit for any space whether its your bedroom, family room or dining room! We will give you suggestions as to a good size, the functionality of the armoire for your purposes and any other questions you may have!