Chests of drawers are a versatile piece of furniture offering both storage and style to any room. Selecting the right one requires careful thought. From our educated standpoint, material is a prime consideration. Solid wood or veneers offer durability, but a composite or engineered wood can provide a cost-effective option.
Size matters, too. For a small room, a tall, narrow chest of drawers maximises space, while a larger room can accommodate a wider, more spacious chest. In our experience, drawers that run smoothly on tracks and have stoppers to prevent them from being pulled out completely, offer the best functionality.
- Traditional chests often feature elaborate carvings and dark wood finishes.
- Contemporary versions might boast sleek lines, minimalist designs, and innovative materials.
- For a rustic look, consider a chest with a distressed finish or natural wood grain.
- Kid’s chests of drawers often incorporate playful elements like bright colours and novelty drawer knobs.
Don’t ignore the potential aesthetic enhancements. An antique-styled chest can act as a statement piece in a room, while a minimalist design can seamlessly blend with existing décor. Best of all, chests of drawers are adaptable. Whether it’s the hallway, bedroom, or even the living room, a well-chosen chest of drawers can transform a space.