Clothing storage is of the utmost importance when coming up with design ideas for your bedroom. Without proper clothing storage, your bedroom can feel like a cluttered mess and not the relaxing oasis it’s supposed to be.
A dresser is one of the most common pieces of furniture for a bedroom and increases its storage capabilities. This sensible piece of furniture provides a home for folded clothing, bedding, and toiletries. The additional surface space gives you a place for decorative photo frames, plants, souvenirs, and trays for jewelry or perfume.
But when it’s time to choose a dresser, you can easily be overwhelmed by the many different types and styles. So, where do you start?
First things first, what’s your budget? Sticking to a budget helps keep your finances in order and prevents you from splurging on a piece you can’t afford. Luckily, dressers come in so many styles and colors you’re sure to find one no matter your price range.
Once you’ve settled on a budget, get ready to decide the dresser’s placement. Consider the best position for the dresser and the overall size and constraints in the space. Typically, most dressers are positioned to fill in an empty wall, but what about walk-in closets. If you have the space, it may make more sense to place it there.
Suppose you have a small room; a simple three-drawer chest can serve as a nightstand. You can opt to place a low, wide dresser at the foot of the bed in place of a bench or trunk. Maybe you believe it would be best to sit the dresser directly under a window. Remember, it’s your room, and the design should reflect what’s best for you functionally.
The size of your bedroom dresser depends on the amount of storage space needed and the dresser’s proportions. What will you store in the dresser? Answering that question will tell you just how many drawers you’ll need. If it’s a shared space, you should also consider the other person’s needs.
Dresser and drawer depths are another important consideration when choosing the right piece. If you’re storing thick sweaters or blankets, you’ll need deep, tall drawers. If you’re storing undergarments, then shallow drawers won’t be a problem.
Now it’s time to consider the shape of the dresser. There are some basic shapes and sizes for you to consider.
A traditional horizontal dresser is comprised of six drawers and sits about waist-high. Some have drawers of equal size, while others may have four deep drawers and two shallow ones. Sizes differ quite slightly, but traditional dressers are about 60-70 inches wide. That is perfect for anyone who needs sufficient surface space for decorations or to place a television set.
You can find chests of drawers for sale at 1StopBedrooms. A chest of drawers is a smaller dresser with three equally sized drawers. They are likely to be about three feet tall and three feet wide. They’re a wonderful choice for a kid’s room since your child can easily access all of the drawers. Keep clothing, toys, or tools for arts and crafts in the chest of drawers.
They’re also perfect for guestrooms where you don’t need a lot of storage. Visitors staying for a few days can unpack their items and feel at home in the space.
A tall chest is vertical and sits about chest height. Tall chests often come with five to six drawers and offer less surface space than standard dressers. These dressers are great for small spaces with plenty of vertical room to spare. If you’re sharing the space, it’s good to have one standard-sized dresser and a tall chest to split the storage options.
Like the standard dressers mentioned above, a bureau is a horizontal, six-drawer dresser and typically includes an attached mirror. The large, bulky piece of furniture was a mainstay in bedroom sets for many years. They were considered too out-of-date for today’s modern, sleek styles. However, they have been scaled down in recent years and are coming back.
No matter your preferred interior design style, you can find a dresser to match your tastes. Everything from modern, casual, glam, rustic, and anything in between can be found at 1Stop.
Of course, if you’re redecorating, you’ll want your dresser to fit together well with other furniture in your bedroom. Use your bed frame as a starting point for a dresser style. Since it is a piece you will look at and use every day; you want to be sure it’s an investment you’ll love years down the line.
Once you’ve made a final decision about the dresser’s style, think about the different finishes offered. They each will lend a lot of character to your dresser and help bring out the overall style.
While wood or wood veneers are the most popular material used to make dressers, there are also pieces with metal frames, glass or lacquer finishes, and woven wicker drawer fronts. Materials give your piece a unique look and feel, but they also influence the price, so pay close attention as you’re browsing.
The hardware style on the dresser is also a big part of the look. Drawer pulls and handles can give the dresser an antique or contemporary look. A lack of hardware gives it a streamlined, minimalist design. The hardware also plays a part in the ease of pulling the drawer out.
Consider soft-closing drawers for a kid’s room to avoid pinched fingers and other possible accidents. The slow closing drawer will give kids enough time to move objects that may get caught in the drawer.
Lastly, legs or no legs? Having legs on the dresser means this piece is lifted off the floor. You have many more options for where it can be placed in the room as now it can go over vents. You can also place storage baskets underneath the dresser, giving you more places to keep your things. So why wait any longer? Visit 1Stop today and get the bedroom dresser you’ve always wanted.