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TV Armoires Buying Guide

What Style of Armoire Should I Select?

Traditional styles such as Sheraton, Queen Anne, Neo Classical, Victorian and French Provincial are modeled after historical fashions, periods and trends. Most commonly recognized by elaborate carvings, inset panels and detailed moldings, traditional furniture also embraces the more orderly influences of Colonial lifestyles and ideals. When furnishing a room with traditional pieces, a dark wood wardrobe armoire would be an ideal choice.

Contemporary stylings emerged in the second half of the 20th century by blending together the starkness of modern, the lush detail of the traditional and the laid-back feel of casual design. The focus of contemporary furniture is on economy of line and shape. Most commonly used materials are metals, exposed woods in lighter finishes, plastics and stone. Through its use of materials, shapes and lines, contemporary style emphasizes natural elements that are calming and restful. If you are purchasing a jewellery armoire for a room with modern/contemporary décor, select one with a light colored finish.

Merging the urban look of contemporary with the warmth of the traditional, casual style takes contemporary a step further. Simple, but effective, casual furnishings feature textured elements such as clean lines and chic form that might be highlighted by leather or glass accents. Additional elements such as rectangular insets and softly curved corners and legs contribute to the overall informal feel. Casual furniture pieces tend to be “chunky” or oversized to emphasize their function and comfort. A casual style computer armoire will blend perfectly with the other furniture in your room.

Country furniture pieces are scaled down versions of more formal furnishings like French Provincial, English Country or Colonial. Country furnishings are characterized by milk-painted woods, muted colors, simple lines and a comfortable feel. Sub-styles of country furniture include cottage, nostalgic and American country. Casual and unpretentious, a TV armoire in a country style with its graceful curves and relaxed detailing, will add a tranquil charm to the room’s atmosphere.

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