An armoire is both an attractively presented piece of furniture, and a practical one. Armoires are specially designed cabinets that can be used to house things such as televisions or computers that you don't want to have on constant display in a room. TV and computer armoires come in a range of stylish designs, which can be matched to the theme of your room and the style of your existing décor and furniture. For instance, if you live in a period home and have antique furniture, then modern electrical equipment is likely to look out of place. In this case an antique effect armoire allows you to stay in keeping with the character of your home.
A TV armoire will have a range of compartments and adjustable shelving, providing you plenty of space to fit in your television, DVD player and other equipment. An entertainment armoire works in the same way, and can be used to hold a music center, computer games etc, depending on your needs. When the doors are closed, an armoire will blend in with the rest of the room and look just like an elegant cabinet. However, when you want to use your TV or entertainment system, you can simply open the doors up. They will sit flush with the sides so you will get an unobstructed view.
A computer armoire is the ideal solution if space is limited and you have to keep your home computer in a room that is also used for other things, such as a guest bedroom or dining area. An office armoire will be adapted with shelving for your CPU, monitor and printer, along with a pullout keyboard shelf. It's like having a computer desk inside a cabinet really, with the advantage of being able to shut the doors on a messy desk! Computer armoires usually have a choice of additional storage features too, such as file drawers, book shelves and CD racks.
If you're looking for a way to give your home a more refined appearance whilst keeping all the conveniences of modern life, then an armoire is an amazingly versatile option that can work wonders at improving the look and feel of a room.
Caroline Smith is a regular contributor to FindArmoires.com - an online resource offering a huge selection of computer and TV armoires, including solid wood corner computer armoires, TV and entertainment armoires and more.