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How to Choose a Dresser
What’s the point of having clothes you love if you don’t have a place to store them? Take good care of your apparel when you choose a dresser from this sturdy and chic selection. With finishes ranging from dark and rich to light and vibrant, we’re certain you’ll find a dresser that fits with the rest of your bedroom decor. Get a simple one with standard sized drawers, or choose from dressers with tiny compartments perfect for storing jewelry — it’s your choice.
Since the dresser is one of the larger pieces in a bedroom set, it helps lay the foundation for the rest of the room. Used daily, dressers should feature drawers that open smoothly and provide proper storage for your entire wardrobe. Just like your clothes reflect your personal style, the color, size, and material of your dresser should coordinate with the rest of your room.
Finding the right size dresser for your room is key to maintaining an open, inviting space. If you have ample closet space, a smaller piece may be all you need. On the other hand, a larger dresser with deep drawers makes up for a lack of available storage. When deciding where your dresser fits best in your room, take into consideration the space you'll need to open the drawers.
Typically waist high and broad, standard dressers have six to nine drawers. Conversely, chests have three or more drawers stacked vertically. You can also choose an armoire, which features hanging space, shelving, and drawers. Next, consider the style of the room. If you prefer a traditional look, consider a dresser with intricate designs, architectural flourishes, and detailed carvings to match. Modern-style dressers are characterized as having clean geometric lines without much detail. They fit with changing trends because they do not have many embellishments.
Colors and Finishes
Wood dressers can be stained or painted. You can go with light stains, like honey or pine, or dark finishes, like espresso or walnut, depending on the existing furniture in the room. Painted dressers can offer a fun pop of color or add a simple elegance. Also, be sure to pay attention to the hardware of the dresser, as it can often be removed and changed. This is a nice, subtle way to update your room.
Hardwoods, like oak, walnut, and mahogany, make attractive and durable dressers. On the other hand, veneer or wood composite dressers are smart choices for buyers on a budget who still want the look and finish of wood.