Why Armoires are Amazing Pieces of Storage Furniture

Wood Armoire in the Living Room via @vintageporch

If you’re thinking about buying an armoire, then you may be wondering what to consider before selecting the best one for your home. Armoires are one of the best purchases you can make for your home. They are great pieces of furniture for storage and long-term use. You can use an armoire in different parts of your home but they are most commonly found in the living room and in the bedroom.

What is an Armoire?

An armoire is a type of wardrobe typically used to store clothing, sheets, towels, and other linens. They tend to be on the larger side of the furniture you purchase for your home. Armoires are tall and not too wide. They typically have two long doors which open like a closet. Inside, you may have shelves for storage or rods for hanging clothing. Armoires are one of the best ways to make use of your square footage because they are so tall and don’t waste any upper space!


Armoires date back to the 17th century when they were created by the French for storing armory and other belongings. Back then, closets were not part of dwellings, so armoires were necessary for storing items. Now that built-in closets are commonplace, armoires serve other purposes. One newer way to use an armoire is to store your TV inside it. It helps to hide the TV when not in use, but easily opens up so the TV can be seen by everyone in your living room.


Types of Armoires


A wardrobe armoire is meant for holding clothing or linens. There could be a rod hanging at the top or just large open shelves.

Wardrobe Armoire

Mirrored Armoire

A mirrored armoire is great for dressing in the morning. There could be a mirror on the inside of the cabinet doors, or completely covering the outside.

Mirrored Wardrobe Armoire

TV Armoire

A TV armoire is mostly empty inside except for a major shelf for holding your TV. These armoires are great for hiding your TV from sight when it’s not in use. Be sure to make sure a media hole is included in the back of your armoire before you decide to use it to hold your TV so that cables can pass through!

TV Armoire

I love armoires because they are some of the most versatile and abundant storage solutions you can purchase for your home! I hope this article helped you find the right armoire for your home!


Armoires by Style

You can find an armoire in any style that you want to match your own home decor! Here are a few articles from Curated Interior:


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