Beautiful, Versatile French Armoires

Armoires

French armoires can fill a space like no other piece of furniture. Imposing, regal and stylish, Armoires are quintessential statements pieces that come in many shapes, sizes and colors. These days, armoires are used in every room in the home for a multitude of purposes.

 

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Traditionally, armoires were used to hang or store clothing because European homes of days gone by did not have those functional areas we call “closets”.    While spacious closets are the norm today, armoires continue to delight lovers of French style who want to add a bit of old world romanticism to their bedroom.

This loft at the Belgian seaside, has the colors of the sea, all nuances that go from green to blue, grey to chalky white walls, colors of the foam created by waves. The place is decorated with beautiful antique furniture with an aged patina.

Photo Attribution: Found on Belgian Pearls Blogspot

This spectacular Dutch armoire with a heavily distressed patina finish is truly the focal point of this dining area. Armoires are increasingly popular as buffet cabinets to store china, linens, silver and other dining room essentials behind the beautiful doors of an elegant armoire.

 

Would love to have a cute china hutch type of furniture piece in my s.b. room for storing craft supplies

Photo Attribution: Hvitur Lakkris blog

An armoire in the guest room is perfect for storing  extra linens while also offering some drawer space. And an armoire in the nursery serves a similar purpose – a beautiful decorative place to hang clothes and store bedding, diapers, toys and more.

Love the painted shelves inside the Armoire. It gives it a personal touch. | French Armoire | Bedroom | Wood Armoire | Vintage | Painted Furniture

Photo Attribution: Found on thisivyhouse.tumblr.com

Consider all of the extra storage an armoire could bring by adding one in a bath room for storing linens, soaps and supplies.

Armoires are also often used as media cabinets, and it is easy to see why. A large open space for the television and plenty of storage below for DVD’s, cable boxes, sound equipment and more. For those who don’t want their living room dominated by a flat screen TV,  an attractive armoire might be the perfect solution. .

 

lovely huge chandy and french country armoire
There are so many ways to creatively use an armoire in your home. Not only do they add that functional storage we could all use a little more of, but they look beautiful doing it. No more clutter, just a lovely, organized working space behind closed doors. Painted, distressed, mirrored or stained wood, Belle Escape can help you find one that will fit nicely into your desired space.  Then, let the creative juices flow!

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