A French armoire wardrobe can be a decorative as well as a functional home accent piece. Particularly for home interiors that are short on closet space, the addition of a French armoire wardrobe provides much needed space to store hanging clothing items as well as folded sweaters and linens. French armoires are made of solid hardwood painted white, off-white, French country blue, French country green, or stained and varnished. They are made with frame-and-raised-panel doors. The provincial style has arched upper rails. French armoires often have hand-carving, hand-painted designs and metal ornaments.