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How To Choose A Kids Armoire

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While it might not grant them a passage to Narnia, your new kids armoire can be an essential and magical addition to their room. Offering storage space for both clothes and toys, it'll be an opportunity to teach them to tidy up after play-time and start taking responsibility for their possessions.

Buying a kids armoire is different from picking its adult equivalent: while the second choice is mainly based on décor and size, for kids it also needs to be practical, safe and, potentially, to grow with them. 

Here's what you should consider if you want to choose a kids armoire that you won't regret in a couple of years---or, worse, months!

What Size Should a Kids Armoire Be?

Single or double armoires are usually big enough for an only child's clothes. We'd only recommend larger models if you're buying it for two or more kids. If that's the case, make sure it can be divided equally in order to avoid fights!

Other things that you should consider in order to determine the best size for your kids armoire are:

  • How much storage space have you already got? If you have a large chest of drawers or a few cabinets, you could probably do with an armoire that prioritizes clothing space, but, if you haven't, a few extra drawers will be a dream come true;

  • Are you happy to replace it in a few years or is it meant to grow with them? In the first case scenario, you only need to consider your kids' current needs and size of clothes; in the second, however, keep in mind that all this will change soon and it's better to stay on the larger side: for example, you could choose an armoire with removable shelves so that you can rearrange the top layer in order to make room for longer clothes in a few years;

Two Door Children Armoire
White and Pink Butterfly Armoire
Light Grey and Brown Kids Armoire
Grey and Teal Manufactured Wood Children Armoire
Two Door Children Armoire With Mirror

How To Choose the Style of Your Kids Armoire?

Have you already got other pieces of furniture in there or are you buying everything in one go? Either way, make sure you determine the décor style and color palette of their room first if you want it to look cohesive.

  • A traditional rectangular wooden armoire with one or two doors is perfect for a classic look;
Traditional Style Kids Armoire With Door and Drawers
Simple and Traditional Kids Armoire with Two Doors
Clean and Minimalist Kids Armoire
Simple White Manufactured Wood Kids Armoire
Clean and Simple Children Armoire
Simple White Manufactured Wood Kids Armoire
  • For a fairy tale-like feel, choose the first type but look for ornate shapes and decorations on its roof;
White Decorative Kids Armoire with Mirrors
Ornate Kids Armoire with Butterflies
Solid and Manufactured Wood Kids Armoire
Decorative White Kids Armoire
Decorative White and Pink Kids Armoire
Ornate Kids Armoire With Oval Mirror
  • Light woods such as pine and maple add a natural feel and can help make the room look airy and spacious; darker woods like mahogany or walnut are more adequate if you're striving for a grandiose look;
Poplar Weathered Kids Armoire
Kids Armoire with Nature Motif
Simple Acacia Wood Kids Armoire
Dark Oiled Oak Kids Armoire
Dark Solid Wood Kids Armoire
  • Mirrors on the doors can also help make the room feel bigger than it is. However, mirrors are a questionable addition to a kids room. If you have rambunctious, quarrelsome twins who tumble on the floor and „walk on walls", think twice.
Light Grey Poplar Kids Armoire with Mirror
Traditional Style Kids Armoire With Mirror
White Kids Armoire with Drawers and Mirror
Kids Double Door Armoire With Mirror in Middle
Simple Kids Armoire With Oval Mirror
Ornate Kids Armoire with Drawers and Oval Mirror
  • Brighter color schemes give their bedroom a modern feel and might make it more appealing to your kids: why not choose their favorite color?
Teal And Grey Kids Armoire
Cargo Container Styled Kids Armoire
Bright Pink Kids Armoire
Kids Armoire with Bright Striped Pattern
Metal Train Styled Kids Armoire
Gas Station Theme Kids Armoire

What Are the Safety Concerns When Choosing a Kids Armoire?

Don't forget that your kids will be playing in this room, so you need your wardrobe to help make it into a safe space, not more dangerous! 

  • Check if the armoire comes with an anti-tip kit, especially if it's got traditional hinged doors;

  • Avoid sharp corners or decorations;

  • Avoid mirrors if your kids are still very young.

Quick Tips

Too much to remember? Don't worry! Here are the most important things to keep in mind when you choose a kids armoire: