When you think bedroom furnishings, you think dresser, vanity, chifferobe, nightstand, and, obviously, the bed. These items combined give you a beautiful sleep space, a variety of storage options for your apparel and display options for your lamps and decor, but what about your jewelry? A jewelry storage solution not only benefits the chains, bracelets, and brooches of your collection, but elevates the very atmosphere of your master bedroom. Let’s find the perfect armoire for you.
The traditional option. A freestanding jewelry armoire requires no extra mounting and it can come in all shapes, sizes and styles perfect for filling the corner of your room or accenting the top of your desk.
If you have an armoire and a full-length mirror, you could be wasting precious floor space. A cheval mirror jewelry armoire combines the two, giving you a glamorous mirror that opens to reveal storage for all of your treasures.
The wall mounted jewelry armoire comes in mirrored options that don’t use an inch of floor space at all! And with everything at eye-level, you’ll never have to stoop over to search for the perfect set of earrings again.
Over the Door Armoires
All the benefits of a wall mounted mirror, without damaging your walls with screws. An over the door jewelry armoire is a fantastic option for anyone who wants to organize her jewelry and still get her apartment deposit back.
We’ve covered traditional and mirrored freestanding designs, and the two kinds of armoires that can be fixed up high, but what’s actually going on inside of these units? What should you be looking for in an armoire’s amenities?
Hooks, Drawers, Trays, and More
- Before you buy an armoire, take inventory of your jewelry collection. How many earrings do you have? Bracelets? Necklaces? Rings? If you don’t have a lot of rings, but you’re swimming in necklaces, you don’t need an armoire with 18 cushioned ring rolls. You need hooks. Lots of hooks.
- Find the design that best accommodates the kind of jewelry you wear.
- Finding an armoire that can give you the same confidence as a safe isn’t impossible. If what you’re looking at doesn’t have a quality lock and key, and you value what you’re storing– do not buy that armoire. Keep looking. The Hayneedle catalog is vast! You’ll find the right design that marries the defense of Fort Knox with the beauty of Shangri-La.
- Of course, the real bandits are living under your own roof! Parents, get a childproof armoire. Whether your child wants to play dress-up or they simply want to know what gold tastes like, a good lock and key will keep them at bay.
We love the ornate woodwork of a classical armoire, but when you’re in a hurry–and we often are– you want a mirror, not elegantly carved scrollwork. Try to find an armoire with a mirror included in some way, be it inside a door, flip-top, or taking up the whole front façade like a cheval armoire.
It’s kind of sad to hide the most gorgeous things you own so why not find an armoire with glass windows and maybe a few integrated LEDs and let your sparkly accessories shine.
Consider where your jewelry armoire will go, the space you have, and the storage you need. How often do you buy new jewelry? The greater the connoisseur of shiny objects you are, the greater your need for a generously-sized armoire. It can be small enough to place on your nightstand or large enough to rival your six-drawer dresser. If you live in a small apartment, a robust armoire will look ridiculous, and a slender-profiled piece will just look silly in a huge walk-in closet. Match the footprint to the location.
As for style, the sky’s the limit. We know there are diverse tastes, so we stock up on everything from classic to contemporary, industrial to coastal. There are colors and styles to match your vision or simply complement the existing decor.
It’s important to find an armoire that meets your standards of style and quality, but you don’t have to compromise. Use the Hayneedle.com menu to sort armoires by price.
As always, Hayneedle has high-quality, affordable designs you can’t get anywhere else. To check out some of our customer’s favorites, visit the Jewelry Armoire Awards page.