Dressers and chests of drawers provide style, storage, and organization for your bedroom. Perfect for folded clothing, socks, underwear, and other items that don’t require hanging, dressers and chests feature stacking rows of parallel drawers. When shopping for a dresser or chest, decide how much storage you need. A short, wide dresser provides plenty of storage for multiple people, while a tall chest of drawers is perfect for one person’s items. Pay attention to the number and size of drawers. Large drawers are ideal for clothing, while a top row of smaller drawers is perfect for wallets, jewelry, and other small personal items. Finally, choose a dresser or chest of drawers that will fit your decor perfectly. Thankfully, Overstock provides a wide variety of sizes, styles, and colors at affordable prices to match your style and storage needs.
What is a Dresser?
Dressers are usually waist high and feature horizontal drawers stacked atop each other. Two-column dressers are wide and feature plenty of space for couples with lots of clothing to store. Small dressers with a single row of drawers are perfect for smaller rooms. The low height and wide design of dressers creates a spacious surface on top of the dresser that is ideal for displaying pictures, lighting, or floral arrangements.
What is a Chest of Drawers?
A chest of drawers is quite similar to a dresser, as it also features stacking parallel horizontal drawers. But while a dresser is wide and might feature two columns, a chest of drawers is taller, providing more drawers in a single column. A chest of drawer’s narrow profile makes it ideal for smaller rooms, providing convenient storage without taking up too much floor space. The height complements bedrooms with tall ceilings beautifully by drawing the eye to the bedroom’s height.
Classic elegance and a hint of dramatic flair are key for Traditional dressers or chests of drawers. Choose a clean white finish to blend with any color scheme or a rich wood finish to make a statement. Ornate, decorative hardware and intricate, grandiose wood carvings perfectly complete a Traditional dresser.
A Mid-Century Modern dresser or chest of drawers is a perfect way to give your home a hint of retro style. Pick something with tapered legs and small, sleek hardware. Select a warm wood finish, or create an interesting contrast with white drawers surrounded by a brown frame. Elegant simplicity and organic, curving shapes are key to establishing a strong Mid-Century presence.
Make your bedroom feel charmingly comfortable with a Cottage-style dresser or chest of drawers. A warm white or soft pastel finish, distressed for antique charm, will make your space feel cozy. The woodworking and hardware shouldn’t be ornate, but it should ideally feature touches of simplified decoration.
For a Contemporary dresser, minimalist style is key. Select a dresser with clean, straight lines and sleek hardware. Simple knobs or bar pulls in a chrome finish provide a touch of shine. For a very minimalist look, choose a dresser with cut-out handles or integrated pulls and avoid hardware altogether. Select a crisp black or white finish for a modern look that will blend with most color schemes, or choose a more weathered wood finish for a hint of Industrial style.