A wardrobe armoire in shabby chic style is an elegant way to add storage space to your bedroom and a touch of romance as well. A wardrobe, also known as an armoire from French, is a standing cupboard. It dates back for centuries and was initially used to store weapons. Later its function changed and the armoire became a luxury piece of furniture used by the nobles in their castles to store clothes and shoes. The typical design of wardrobe armoires is preserved and it still features two doors which open on opposite hinges. Some may have drawers underneath the doors.
Wardrobe armoire – types and styles
The timeless look and elegant beauty of wardrobe armoires is still appreciated and nowadays furniture designers offer several types of armoires – TV armoires, jewelry armoires and the designs vary from classic to modern. The market offers antique wardrobes, reproductions or modern pieces. We will make a quick review on bedroom armoires as they are not something that everyone uses. Modern homes usually have built-in closets. Armoires are the perfect solution for small homes or urban dwellings with limited space as they combine the function of a closet and a dresser. Many lovers of style and elegance prefer shabby chic wardrobe armoires for their bedrooms which have an enormous appeal and choose them for their appearance of age and signs of wear.
A wardrobe armoire for your bedroom – how to choose it?
It all starts with a good measuring of the available space. After that you should think of the style. A heavy Gothic design may look quite out of place in your bedroom. The advantage of shabby chic wardrobe armoires is that they look delicate and elegant and add to the styling of the room. Try to imagine what your bedroom might look like with a beautiful shabby chic wood armoire wardrobe next to a full-length mirror. Add a few accents –candles, fresh flowers, fine textiles and your bedroom will be immediately transformed into a dreamy, cozy, inviting and romantic place.
Wardrobe armoire with mirror doors
Wardrobe armoire is a favorite piece of furniture for fans of classic style. It has a special charm and adds style to the bedroom. An armoire with mirror doors has a practical function in addition to the decorative one – the mirror doors help make a smaller-sized room appear larger. If your bedroom is big enough, you could opt for a design with a mirror attached to the inside of one of the doors which will still be an additional function as a full size mirror is always useful.
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