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How Do I Choose the Best Bedroom Armoire?

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  • Written By: Dan Cavallari
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 20 September 2018
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A bedroom armoire is also known as a wardrobe in some parts of the world, and it is a unit used to store clothing and other items commonly accessed in the bedroom. Choosing the best bedroom armoire starts with determining your storage needs and your space limitations within the bedroom. Take careful measurements of the space to get the best idea of how much room you have available for the unit, and then determine what you will be storing inside the armoire so you can choose the most appropriate size.

Once you have a good idea of how large of a bedroom armoire you need, think about aesthetics, strength, and function. Many wardrobes simply feature two cabinet doors that open into a large area in which clothing can be hung from a rod. Others feature this cabinet as well as drawers

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The aesthetics of the bedroom armoire can vary significantly. The color, size, shape, and decorative features of the unit will vary by manufacturer or builder, and if you are looking for a specific aesthetic, you may want to consider getting a custom bedroom armoire built by a furniture maker. Keep in mind that this will cost significantly more than buying a prefabricated unit, but you will have the final product you want for your own unique space. If a custom piece is not feasible, think about color, tone, and materials when finding the bedroom armoire that will work best in your space.

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Most armoires are made from wood, but the type of wood used will have a significant impact both on the look of the unit and on the strength. Hardwoods such as oak are good choices because they are usually very attractive and quite strong, so the unit will be durable and beautiful. Look for a hardwood with an attractive tone that will fit with the other furniture in the room, as well as a unique grain that will be eye-catching. Hardwoods can be more expensive, so if you are on a budget, consider softwoods such as pine. Keep in mind, however, that pine can warp more easily, and it is more susceptible to damage such as splintering or cracking.

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