What to Look for in the Perfect Dresser for Your Home

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Dressers are the workhorses of the bedroom, providing storage for everything from jeans to jewelry. The best dresser will provide plenty of room to stow away your belongings while adding a dash of style to your decor. Above all, a dresser needs to be a sturdy piece of furniture that will stand the test of time.

What should you look for in a dresser? The following features should be at the top of your list:


Solid Construction

Maple Dresser Mia
One blouse doesn’t weigh much, but your entire wardrobe does. Your dresser should be built to bear that weight for years, so look for the hallmarks of careful construction before you buy. Solid hardwood pieces like the maple Mia dresser are generally much stronger than those made with particle board, which means they’re less likely to warp or break under the strain of daily use. In particular, look for drawers made with dovetail joinery to ensure that the drawer fronts are solidly attached to the drawers.


Versatile Storage


Most people store a variety of items in their dressers, so a one-size-fits-all bank of drawers may not be the most useful. Look for options that offer several drawer sizes to help you organize everything from socks to sweaters. For pieces that provide different types of storage, look for dressers like the Karsten that offer a combination of closed drawers and open shelving for more ways to display a decorative object, books or magazines — and hide your clothes away for a clean look.


Proper Sizing

Vanity Dresser
Before you buy a dresser, be sure to measure your space to get the right size. If you have low ceilings but ample wall space, choose a double dresser that will provide a larger horizontal surface that can double as a vanity. If you have less floor space available, select a tall chest of drawers to maximize the storage you get.


Need a Lot of Storage?

Choose a bedroom set such as the Juneau collection that comes with both a high chest and a double dresser so you can have it all in one cohesive look. Its warm wood tones, smooth lines and modern design make it an easy fit with the rest of your decor.

Juneau Double Dresser

Your perfect dresser will solve your storage needs while enhancing the beauty of your bedroom. When you look for sturdy, high-quality models that come in several sizes and offer versatility, you’re sure to fall in love with your newest piece of furniture. Find options in many styles online or at a Scandinavian Designs store near you.

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