The French armoire is a truly historic piece of furniture. Devised by the French in the 17th century, the armoire’s origins lie in the humble chest. The name comes from the Latin ‘armorium’: a chest for storing armour and weapons.

Thanks to their size, armoires evolved to become the ideal storage place for large artefacts such as rugs, tapestries and clothing. Today, the armoire has taken on an array of uses.

This is a piece of furniture that you take on when you really want to treat yourself. It’s an indulgence, a luxury and oh-so versatile.

If an armoire has caught your eye, and you are wondering how to make the best use of it, you needn’t limit your imagination to the bedroom, because an armoire is not for confining!

Armoires are much adored for their spacious nature. Here are just a few ideas of how to put your chic French wardrobe to use throughout your home.

Bathroom Storage

Armoires are packed with neat shelving and make the ideal storage for bathroom laundry. Add some lined baskets and stash toiletries alongside. With its pretty features, this armoire will become the highlight of your bathroom.

Kitchen Display

Glass fronted armoires make perfect display cabinets and make for a striking feature in a country style, rustic kitchen. Show off your glassware and crockery in style and use the base area as a hideaway for pots and pans. It’s almost as if the armoire was made for the kitchen!

Armoires are ideal for displaying your favourite crockery.

Armoires are ideal for displaying your favourite crockery.

Making an Entrance

An entrance hall adorned with a gloriously carved armoire will offer up a truly grandiose look. And what a boon to have all this marvellous storage space for coats, jackets, scarves, hats, shoes and boots. Perfect!

Storage, storage and more storage: it's as if the armoire was designed for the hallway!

Storage, storage and more storage: it’s as if the armoire was designed for the hallway!

Diner’s Delight

Display your Sunday best in a stylish armoire so it’s kept out of harm’s way and nicely preserved as well as enjoyed by all your guests. A dining room armoire is also the perfect storage hutch for all your entertainment paraphernalia such as tablecloths, napkins and serving ware. And to have it all at hand – oh the convenience!

And finally … the bedroom!

An armoire with mirrored doors will transform your boudoir into a chic dressing room where you will feel right at home trying out all those outfit choices for your special occasion. These wonderfully tall and wide wardrobes also make the perfect storage receptacle for blankets, throws and linens, not to mention shoes, handbags and countless other accessories!

Transform your boudoir into a chic dressing room with a mirrored armoire.

Transform your boudoir into a chic dressing room with a mirrored armoire.

Tempted by the allure of an armoire? There are plenty to choose from amongst our wardrobe and armoire collection! The furniture at Casa Unique is definately the best.