When people think of an armoire, they usually think of something that holds their jewelry and clothing. While it's true that they can be very helpful for storing those they can be good for stashing other items as well. One is not only useful in each room but can also keep your home looking stylish and free from clutter.
If your house doesn't boast a linen closet an armoire can make a good substitute. Store your sheets, pillow cases and small blankets in one that is kept in your bedroom or in a nearby hallway. Look for one that has enough shelf space or empty area to stack your folded sheets. Armoire furniture in the bedroom can also be used for storing your accessories such as belts, handbags, neckties and shoes to keep everything within easy reach for when you wake up in the morning and get ready for the day. You may want to find one that has space for hanging items or hooks so your belts, ties and scarves can stay free of creases.
Bathrooms don't always come with a lot of extra storage space. If you can fit an armoire into your bathroom it can be used for keeping your towels and you can also line the shelves with toiletries. If you use one with drawers, your face cloths and hand towels can be stored folded in the drawers. Cosmetics can be kept either upright on the shelves or placed in the drawers.
Armoire furniture in the office can hold a multitude of things. Store your unused office supplies in it. Stack your printer paper on the shelves and put your pens in the drawers. Some armoires can even store your computer in it to help keep your office looking simple and clutter to a minimum. If you keep craft or art supplies in your office the armoire will help keep it neat and organized. You can store everything from your paint and paintbrushes to your inspirational magazines and beads in one.
If you have children, the clutter can easily get out of control if all of their items don't have place to be. By introducing a piece of armoire furniture to the bedroom, basement, or playroom, they can easily stash games, dolls and books out of sight. You may also want to store backpacks, homework supplies and other items your children need to use frequently in one. They can also be an alternative to dumping their sports equipment in the front hall or on the porch. Everything from helmets to baseball bats can be tucked safely inside and out of the way.
Children can also mean a lot of extra seasonal clothing hanging around your home. By placing armoire furniture in the entry of your home you give them a place that they can keep their coats, hats and umbrellas hidden away.
Family rooms and living rooms can also benefit from the storage armoires can offer. Often times it's hard to keep the stacks of DVDs, video games and CDs under control without a piece of furniture like an armoire to help reign them in. Depending on the size of your electronics you may want to store some of those in one to help keep them free of dust.