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Buyer's guide: how to choose the perfect chest of drawers

Natalia Kolomiets

Published on May 20 2020

 Nordic Oak Solid Wood Chest Of Drawers

Are you guilty of piling clothes or piles of clothes on the nearest surface? Or maybe you're simply drowning in too much stuff, with nowhere convenient to put it? There's no doubt that ample storage space is the key to creating a harmonious and peaceful bedroom space, which means a dresser is one of the most versatile and practical pieces of furniture in your home.

In addition, the right dresser right dresser can also add a sense of elegance, style and sophistication to your room, making it not only a functional piece of furniture, but also a statement piece that can really tie a room together. We've put together some key things to keep in mind when searching for your perfect dresser.


Drawers come in a variety of sizes and shapes to choose from, and the right size for everyone depends on what you intend to store in it. If you are unsure, try creating a list of all the things you want to store to help you visualize what size might work best.

As a guide, if you are looking for a place to store all your thick winter woolens or bedding, you will need a dresser with deep and wide drawers, such as our "Nordic 1" dressers. "Nordic 1" o "Elsa". If you have closet space for that purpose and simply want a place to store smaller items like socks and underwear, you may just need smaller, lighter drawers. In this case pay your attention to chest of drawers "Escandi 1 Design".

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The height of your dresser is also an important consideration, and not just for practical reasons. It also affects the ambiance within the room. Low-positioned dressers are good choices for children's rooms, but will look out of place in a more modern setting where the rest of the furniture is sleek and tall.


Chest of drawers come in various configurations and styles. Here are four common options to explore when looking for the perfect dresser.

THE "CHICO ALTO" is one of the most popular dressers, it is a dresser that usually comes with four or more drawers. This means it offers plenty of storage space, but takes up minimal floor space, perfect for those smaller rooms or to keep a minimalist feel to your space.

THE 2 OVER 3 is the style that consists of 2 smaller drawers in the top row and 3 larger drawers underneath, giving you ample storage space while offering two compact drawers for accessories. This is ideal for keeping undergarments separate.

The '4 OVER 3' is a slightly larger version of the 2 over 3. This allows for plenty of storage space with its 3 large bottom drawers, and plenty of room to segregate accessories in its 4 smaller top drawers: an excellent choice for family rooms.

THE "3 Y 3" is a low chest of drawers that offers plenty of space in its large, deep drawers, as well as a large surface area on the top of the chest. This dresser can be used in combination with a mirror to create a dressing table.

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The overall look of dressers can also differ greatly from unit to unit. Maybe you love the vintage or mid-century feel, or you might be looking for something with a light and airy Scandinavian style to complement the rest of your decor. Take a look at the furniture in your home to see what will work well. On a similar note, think about whether or not you want your dresser to have handles. If you are buying a dresser for a minimalist setup, handle-less is a popular choice.


Lastly, the materials your beautiful dresser is made of can have a big impact on the ambiance and aesthetics of not only your piece, but also your space in general. Wood is the most common material used in the construction of chest of drawers, not only does it work well in contemporary and traditional interiors, but it is also sturdy and durable.

We pride ourselves on being able to help all of our customers no matter what they are looking for, and comfort is no exception.

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