Although the origin of the Armoire is a bit vague, it was a piece of furniture designed to house clothing before built-in closets were a given. Known today as either a wardrobe or armoire, these pieces come in a many shapes and sizes. Dashingly tall, an armoire adds instant sophistication to a room.
Some armoires feature top-to-bottom doors that open to reveal space for full-length dresses and long coats to be hung up on hangers. Still others have shorter doors and a bottom featuring drawers for folded garments and accessories that don’t need to be hung up. If your wardrobe closet will be storing your clothing, you may also enjoy the addition of a built-in mirror.
Get creative in the living room and use an armoire to create a bar that knows no limits, or slip one into the master suite to hide that flat screen you’d just rather not have hanging around when it’s not in use.