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An armoire is a versatile combination of open and closed spaces that show off some contents while revealing the others. Each armoire has its own character, be it elegant or rugged, antique or contemporary.

An armoire is a versatile combination of open and closed spaces that show off some contents while revealing the others. Whether the armoire is placed in the living room, bedroom or den, the very nature of this addition is eye catching. Each armoire has its own character, be it elegant or rugged, antique or contemporary. You can choose a jewelry armoire that complements your bedroom décor or a finish that is in keeping with your personality.

Armoire types

Armoires boast of rich details, handcrafted from beautiful hardwoods of different textures and finishes including cherry, distressed, reddish brown and black accents and much more. Armoires blend classic features with contemporary flair. A typical armoire features brushed nickel hardware, at least two drawers, a cedar lined lower draw, two pocket doors, two removable shelves, power strip and rear access.

Armoires inspired by European flair are quite popular and they reveal European antique features with grand scaled design and classical carved details with deep Cognac finish or antique brass finish hardware. Armoires come with built-in power port with electrical sockets, coaxial cable connection and phone jack. For entertainment purposes, the armoire comes with a cavernous upper compartment with back removed to accommodate even a 30" Television.

Armoires also feature generous locking jewelry drawers with rich burgundy velvet lining and padded ring holders and divided compartments for easy organization of the treasures. Armoire can be transformed into a sumptuous linen cabinet by utilizing the adjustable shelves. By simply using the hanging clothes rod in the upper compartment, an armoire becomes a wardrobe closet in a luxurious bedroom. Some armoires as so designed that they can accommodate even full-sized hangers.

Jewelry armoire

Jewelry armoires are tall boxes of varying heights that enable storage of jewelry. Most often they come with stacked drawers. Some armoires designed for jewelry storage include hooks where one can hang necklaces or chains. Although it is customary for armoires to be tall, with several drawers, sometimes hidden behind the doors, and with areas with hooks for hanging pieces of jewelry, there are quite a few popular jewelry armoires discussed below which are differently styled from the usual ones:

  • An armoire from Powell's Queen Victoria collection has an antique black finish with hand-painted elements. The top lid reveals a mirror and lined and divided jewelry organizer. The five drawers help to sort all kinds of jewelry including bracelets, rings, earrings, brooches and others. Swings out doors are fitted on each side of the armoire with hooks for handing necklaces and scarves.

  • Queen Anne legs and detailed carvings lend this oak veneer jewelry armoire a vintage look. The top lid reveals a mirror and five lined drawers to store jewelry. There are adequate hooks to enable the necklaces drape without tangles. The black color lined interior of this armoire makes it intimately classic and truly unique.

  • A gracefully carved oak armoire with antique look and open top reveals self rising tray with hidden storage compartment underneath. This armoire has two small drawers and four large drawers with antique brass knobs.

  • This extra large jewelry armoire comes with four smaller drawers positioned over the larger drawers with sides that swing out to reveal felt lined storage where one can hang the necklaces and chains. On top one can find more compartments and a section of rows to hold the rings. Most of the drawers are configured with divided areas to help keep the jewelry just where it should be kept.

  • A blondish jewelry armoire is a good choice for anyone desiring a contemporary look. On lifting its half round lid one can find a mirror inset with top compartment with ring pads and a divided area for small jewelry. Swing out side doors with 24 hooks to hang necklaces makes this piece real pretty for use.

Armoire buying tips

You can choose from traditional or contemporary, rustic or hip armoires. For those who prefer the rich and classic look of a traditional armoire, go in for a wooden one to add to your home décor. Contemporary armoires come in elegant designs that range from storage chest armoires to wall-mounted armoires. Armoires can be put to a variety of uses, be it as a storage cabinet, pantry or computer cabinet. The armoire must suit your requirements and also complement your existing home interior theme. From a rich cherry finish to a subdued oak, from a natural maple to a warm pine finish, your armoire can be one-of-a-kind piece. For a more exotic look, painted finish can be selected for the armoire.

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