Dressers are probably the second most important piece of bedroom furniture after the bed. Most people have at least one dresser or chest of drawers in their bedroom and some have two of them. There are various styles and sizes of dressers available on the market. You can choose one that will accommodate your need for a dresser.
The bedroom dresser is an important piece to be owned in the bedroom to neatly organize clothes and other things. Dressers just don’t store your clothes but they also enhance your bedroom décor. These can add unique style and taste to your bedroom.
Best Dressers of 2017
If you are short on closet space, the best thing is to buy a dresser. We have prepared a list of 10 best dressers to give you an idea of a variety of designs and styles that are available. If you don’t have time to go through long reviews, this comparison table will help you make a choice or have an idea of what you are looking for.
|Product Image||Product Name||Material||Dimensions||Price|
|Delta Children Universal 6 Drawer Dresser, Espresso Cherry||MDF, Metal, Wood||48.5″L x 20.75″W x 34.75″H
|Stork Craft Kenton 5 Drawer Dresser, Black||Wood, cherry||18 x 33.7 x 49.6 inches
|Sauder Shoal Creek Dresser, Soft White Finish||Wood||54.6 x 18.4 x 33 inches
|Stork Craft Avalon 5 Drawer Universal Dresser, Black||Wood, cherry||17.5 x 35.5 x 46.6 inches|
|Tvilum Scottsdale 6 Drawer Double Dresser||Wood, Metal||19.5 x 60.5 x 28 inches|
|Sauder Dakota Pass 6 Drawer Dresser||Wood veneer, Metal||34.6 x 17.5 x 57.2 inches
|Sauder Shoal Creek 6 Drawer Dresser in Diamond Ash||Wood, Metal||60 x 20 x 7 inches
|Magnussen B2375-20 River Ridge Wood 6-Drawer Dresser||Acacia Wood, Metal||57.1 x 57.1 x 6.1 inches
|Coaster Home Furnishings 201075R Rustic Dresser, Cocoa Brown||Wood||69 x 18 x 38 inches
|Davinci Jayden 6 Drawer Tall Dresser, Espresso||Wood, Metal||28.4 x 18.8 x 52.8 inches
Best Dressers of 2017 – Short Reviews
There are a lot of dressers available in the market to choose from. If you went through the above comparison table and still want to know more about them, we have reviewed those above-listed dressers in more detail. All dressers are awesome but some are really inexpensive and affordable. The following reviews will help you get a better idea about these dressers.
Delta Children Universal 6 Drawer Dresser, Espresso Cherry
This strong and sturdy wood dresser features superior craftsmanship and beautiful design. It features spacious 6 drawers with smooth metal glide and the safety stops, which prevents them from falling out. Its stylish design makes it fit to complement other furniture in your home. Made of solid wood and wood composites, this dresser is tested for lead and other toxic elements to meet or exceed government and ASTM safety standards. The slightly curved legs and easy-to-grasp knobs give this drawer a simple look and a sophisticated feel. It needs some assembly but it’s easy with the assembly instructions.
Stork Craft Kenton 5 Drawer Dresser, Black
This awesome dresser features five spacious drawers to fit clothes and accessories. It is made with high-quality wood and composites in a safe, non-toxic finish. The drawers have euro-glide drawer tracks and high-quality steel hardware construction. The steel hardware construction is easy to assemble and last many years. This dresser is a good size and great addition to children’s room.
Sauder Shoal Creek Dresser, Soft White Finish
This Sauder Shoal Creek Dresser has 6 drawers; lower 4 drawers are extra deep. All drawers have easy glide metal runners and safety stops featuring patented T-locked assembly system. This beautiful piece of furniture comes with step-by-step instructions for easy assembly. It can place it wherever you like, bedroom or bath. This dresser is a great piece of furniture at a good price.
Stork Craft Avalon 5 Drawer Universal Dresser, Black
The Stork Craft Avalon 5 Drawer Dresser has a beautiful, functional design that boasts ample storage space. It is made with high-quality wood and composites in a safe, non-toxic finish. It features five spacious drawers and is easy to assemble with steel hardware construction. The drawers slide smoothly without getting stuck or falling off the tracks. The rich and sleigh-styled dresser with great functionality lasts for years.
Tvilum Scottsdale 6 Drawer Double Dresser
The Scottsdale 6 Drawer Double Dresser from Tvilum is a beautiful dresser of contemporary style. It features 6 spacious drawers with foil surface and coffee finish. It is made of PEFC certified sustainable wood and has metal handles. You just need to wipe it with a damp cloth to clean it. It requires assembly; read the instructions carefully and you will get solid dresser when assembled. This excellent piece of furniture with modern style gives a bold look to your bedroom while keeping it organized.
Sauder Dakota Pass 6 Drawer Dresser
This Sauder Dakota Pass is a beautiful 6-drawer dresser in beautiful craftsman oak. The drawers have metal runners and safety stops featuring patented T-lock assembly system. The patented slide-on moldings allow quick and easy assembly. Though it’s a veneer, it is a heavy and sturdy piece of furniture. It would easily match with any lighter themed bedrooms and would pair well with hardwood floors.
Sauder Shoal Creek 6 Drawer Dresser in Diamond Ash
This is another dresser from Sauder to make it to our list. This one with a diamond ash finish is another well-made dresser that would look great in any room. The unique color of the dresser would pair with a dark wood floor or a light-colored carpet. Like other Sauder dressers, this one also has metal runners and safety stops with patented T-lock assembly system. Though it takes some time to assemble, this piece of furniture is worth its price.
Magnussen B2375-20 River Ridge Wood 6-Drawer Dresser
This Magnussen B2375-20 Dresser is a gorgeous piece of art made from Acacia wood and is absolutely stunning. This industrial and eclectic style dresser has 6 spacious drawers. All top drawer bottoms are felt lined and sealed for dust proofing. Its antique rustic brown hardware gives it rustic/distressed look. If you want some true craftsmanship, then you might want to grab this dresser. It is comparatively expensive than other dressers in our list but its great quality is worth it. It is not just beautiful but sturdy and heavy as well.
Coaster Home Furnishings 201075R Rustic Dresser, Cocoa Brown
This rustic dresser from Coaster Home Furnishings is a great addition to your bedroom and offers great storage. You will love its tapered feet and framed drawer fronts that give this dresser the perfect country chic style. It has 5 single drawers on the bottom, 2 deep drawers on top and a felt-lined drawer between those two deep drawers. The drawers glide smoothly. The excellent craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and spacious storage make it worth the price.
Davinci Jayden 6 Drawer Tall Dresser, Espresso
This sleek Jayden dresser from DaVinci Décor maximizes storage space for any nursery and bedroom. It is sophisticated and lofty yet modest. This dresser features 6 smooth and spacious drawers with metal glide hardware and stops mechanisms. It is very strong and sturdy wood dresser. This dresser has a wonderful finish and lasts for many years. It is easy to assemble and is suitable for children and adult.
Types & Styles of Dressers
For many people, the dresser is the term that also includes chests and armoires. However, there is a difference between in these furniture pieces and each can fit into different needs.
Dresser – It is usually waist-high, wide and has several (6-9) drawers. They are usually wider than deep and have space on top for displaying photographs or placing jewelry boxes and such. Since it has lower height it can be well fit under windows.
Chest – A standard chest is about chest-high and has a single column of drawers, usually 3 at least but often more. It is not as wide as a dresser and is perfect for a bedroom that has less floor space. It offers less storage space than a regular dresser.
Armoire – It features hanging storage and shelves in addition to the drawers. This is ideal if you want to store multiple types of things in one piece. It has versatile storage options and a lot of space. However, it requires pretty big space.
A bedroom décor will be enhanced if the style of a dresser is matched with rest of the furniture pieces. There are four styles of dressers:
Traditional – Inspired by past styles, European design trends from 17th to 19th century. They usually feature intricate designs, architectural flourishes, and detailed carvings in deep, rich wood tones. Traditional dressers often have a stately, elegant appearance that matched other formal traditional furnishings.
Contemporary – These dressers feature clean, geometric lines, and are usually free of added ornamentation. Having an uncluttered appearance, they tend to be light or medium wood tones with knobs and accents in metal, ceramic or stone.
Modern – This style emerged in the second half of the 20th century. They often feature asymmetrical lines and sleek surfaces emphasizing form and function without added decoration. Their neat appearances add a stylish touch to simple bedroom designs.
Country – They appear to be rustic and are inspired by the natural elements of the countryside. Usually featuring milk-painted or natural wood finishes, they can be casually simple or carved with craftsman-style detail.
Buyer’s Guide to Dressers
To work as a storage piece for clothes, linens, lingerie and other items is not the only role of dressers, but also to enhance the bedroom’s décor. Hence, it is important to be careful while selecting the bedroom dresser. There are various factors to be taken into consideration including available space, assessing your storage needs and choose the best suited for their taste and bedroom, and more. The right bedroom dresser stores your outfits and stuff while keeping your bedroom organized, tidy and chic.
Measure your bedroom and decide where you are going to place your dresser. Assess the approximate space the dresser would occupy, including height, width, and depth. If you are planning to place the dresser in a corner, make sure doors will allow adequate space when opened. Pay close attention to the product descriptions to ensure the dressers fit within that size range.
You should also consider what you are intending to store in the dresser. Deep dresser drawers are preferred to store clothing, and linens while dressers with smaller drawers are ideal for storing lingerie, accessories and bathroom items.
Bedroom dressers are available in two basic types: tall or wide. Tall dressers are vertical and usually have 4 to 6 or more drawers. A wide dresser is horizontal and has 3 to 8 or more drawers, perhaps a mirror attached. Some people choose to have both and they are available in several different bedroom sets.
The body of the dresser is most likely made of some type of wood. Dressers made of solid wood like teak, mahogany, and cedar are strongest, most attractive, and most expensive. Veneer and composite wood are also good options; they look nice but are not as durable as solid wood. Some dressers also use other materials like bamboo, wicker, and glass. When buying a dresser, choose the one that matches other furniture in your bedroom.
When buying a dresser, look for a quality one as it can last for a very long time. Check the material of the dresser (solid wood are most durable), the drawers and the runners. If the legs are made of wood, each foot should be carved as a single unit with the leg. The joinery of the dresser should follow the tongue-and-groove method; staples, glue, and nails are lower-quality constructions. The dresser should not budge when pushed and pulled. The kiln-dried woods prevent peeling and splitting.
Since the solid wood dressers are durable, they are expensive than those made of artificial wood or plywood. Also, dressers that have more drawers are comparatively expensive than those with fewer drawers. Moderately priced dressers tend to have sprayed finish using lacquer while pricey ones have a more neat finish and handwork. It is recommended that you do primary research of the dressers before actually buying; this lets you make choice fitting your budget.
Dressers are an important piece of furniture for every bedroom. They not only help you get organized and tidy your bedroom but also they enhance the aesthetic and beauty of your bedroom. The right type of dresser depends on the storage needs and available space in the room as well as personal taste. We hope our list of gorgeous pieces with beautiful style and superb functionality helped you find what you are looking for.