Picking the right dresser is mostly about finding a product that fits your preference and can fit in your house. However, you won't land on a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to storing clothes. You have to hang some and fold some. And, every individual in a family needs one exclusively for themselves.
Instead of cramping the rooms even more by trying to put in a closet in the limited space, you should invest in a space-saving dresser.
Tall dressers take up less area on the floor and can be placed near doors, around a bedroom wall, or in the corners. You can also pick a small but wide model and use the top of it as a nightstand or TV stand, place a mirror over it and use it as a dressing table, or store other things, like books, potted plants, or artwork, on the counter.
However, whichever style you pick, make sure that you get the model with as many drawers and racks as possible. Tall dressers often have less storage space than the wide ones. Triple dressers, however, are quite ideal for rooms that are wide enough.
You can find open-shelf space-saving dressers on the market. They are more suited to store footwear. However, for clothes like pants, sweaters, socks, etc., a closed shelf model is better.
With so many styles obtainable in the stores, you can go for different looks. A vintage trunk, a broad chest, a racket basket, an over door shoe rack or bag rack, and a modular crate. Of course, you should pick a design that suits the aesthetics of your room.
While space saving dressers are mostly wooden and bulky, try to keep your choice as light as possible. You can also look into models with casters, in case you frequently move furniture from one room to another.
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Rustic approach to a tall chest cabinet made in an austere style out of reclaimed wood with wrought metal hinges. The chest cabinet has five large drawers, giving it a plenty of storage space for clothes and beddings.
A space-saving item and a good way to add your bedroom a bit of warmth and brightness. It comprises 5 drawers and a side door for storing your linens, pillows, towels and other accessories.
Colorful setup for a cute, nautical-themed children’s bedroom with a single daybed made out of oak wood with a light blue coat of pastel paint, nicely fitting with the white wooden chest of drawers with painted knobs.
A pretty traditional style dresser of wooden materials finished in mid browns. It has a simple rectilinear body and 4 short slanted round section tapered legs. A top drawer has 2 small knobs of brass, each of 2 lower ones - 1 horizontal bar pull.
A practical space-saving contemporary twin bed with a frame made of wooden materials finished in warm brown shades. Two large underbed drawers are finished in white and have 2 oval greyish pulls each.
Rustic take on an austere, primitive dresser cabinet made with whitewashed oak wood. The dresser cabinet has two smaller drawers on top and three more spacious ones on the bottom, providing a lot of storage space.
Traditional approach to a stylish dresser cabinet made out of cherry wood with oak elements. The smooth finish of the cabinet gives it a classy look and six spacious drawers provide just enough storage room.
Vintage design for an elegant, spacious dresser cabinet made out of black-painted oak wood with silver, metal knobs. The cabinet is fitted with a couple of decorations on top and a large, shabby mirror behind it.
Vintage design for a classy baby changing station cabinet, made out of oak wood with a coat of pastel light blue paint. The cabinet has four smaller drawers on the top and four larger ones on the bottom, providing a lot of space.
A modern take on a space-saving dresser cabinet for bedrooms, made out of oak wood with a white coat of paint and aluminum drawer handles. The cabinet has five spacious drawers which give it plenty of room.
A contemporary approach to a thin yet spacious space-efficient dresser cabinet for small bedrooms. The cabinet is made out of dark cherry wood with a delicate red tint and has six drawers for storing clothes and beddings.
An elegant traditional woody dresser finished in nice mid browns. It has a rectangular top and an open base with 4 protruding angle legs with rounded corners. It's equipped with 9 size-varied drawers (in 4 tiers) with silvery metal mushroom pulls.
A tasteful traditional dresser of wood finished in mid brown shades. It has a rectangular moulding top and an open base with 4 upright angular gently canted legs. Each of 6 large and 2 smaller drawers (under the top) has 2 dark metal mushroom pulls.
A cool traditional DIY dresser built-in a wall. A rectilinear frame is crafted of white finished wooden materials. It has 8 quite spacious drawers in 4 tiers equipped with large shell pulls of metal in a golden shade.
A pretty traditional woody dresser having a body with a whitewashed finish in light browns but a rectangular top in mid browns. It has 6 drawers in 3 tiers. Exposed cornerpieces, tucked C-handles and sockets fittings are of metal in brass shades.
Adding a cool, rustic or shabby chic appeal to the space, this old wooden space saving dresser enchants with its densely grained wood and ornamental, golden drawer pulls.
An ideal space-saving dresser. It combines contemporary chic with practicality, offering an impressive storage space, divided into two tiers, each having 4 compartments.
A traditional take on an old-fashioned TV stand with a frame made out of solid wood with a dark coat of brown paint. The TV stand has two shelves for devices and six drawers with silver knobs for additional storage.
Vintage style for a large wardrobe for a bedroom, made out of solid wood with a distressed coat of white paint and a white-washed finish. The wardrobe has a set of drawers on the side as well as an additional mirror.
Space-saving and stylish, this bedroom loft bed constitutes a smooth way to create comfy sleeping conditions for at least 4 people, not forgetting about a place to store linens and other bedroom accessories.
A stylish narrow Winslow dresser. It embodies the perfect mix of style and functionality. 6 drawers offer enough space to store your belongings. White finish with silver drawer pulls add a classic, elegant appeal.
An elegant stylish dresser crafted of wood with a finish in greys. It has a thick rectangular moulding top and an open ledged base with low angular angle legs. Each of 3 roomy drawers has a dark metal mushroom pull.
An elegant contemporary dresser crafted of wooden materials with a gently textured black finish. It's equipped with 2 small drawers (they're lockable), 5 larger ones, a shelved cabinet with a lockable full door. C-handles are of metal.
A pretty traditional dresser crafted of solid pine wood with a nice finish in mid brown shades. It has a rectangular top and an open base with 4 low upright angular legs. Each of 6 spacious drawers in 3 tiers has 2 metal mushroom pulls.
An elegant look for a stylish dresser cabinet for a bedroom. The dresser cabinet is crafted out of solid wood with a black coat of paint and aluminum, chromed knobs. The cabinet has four small and nine larger drawers for storage.
A traditional take on a spacious and compact dresser cabinet, made out of solid wood with a black coat of paint and silver, chromed knobs. The drawer has six large and four smaller drawers, providing a plenty of storage.
A modern take on a simple and stylish dresser cabinet, made out of pine wood with a fine, polished finish in natural color. The dresser has a plethora of large drawers, which provide a lot of storage capacity to the piece.
Compact design for a contemporary dresser cabinet, made out of oak wood with a dark beige coat of paint. The cabinet has a handful of useful drawers for storage as well as an additional cupboard in the middle.
Brown wooden dresser with six drawers. It features a very stylish and simple rectangular shape that looks very nice in any bedroom decor. Solid wooden construction assures good resistance to wear and damage.
Double dresser with a space saving design and durable wooden construction in black finish. It features six large and two small drawers. Straight, simple lines and rectangular standard shape match many indoors.
Crafted from high-quality wood, this dresser is sturdy and long-lasting. Features three drawers, each with a handle, providing an adequate storage space for items that are used frequently. It measures overall 29.9'' H x 44.8'' W x 15.5'' D.
Pairing a solid color pattern with a clean-lined design, this eight-drawer represents a versatile style, that shall easily fit into most of the decors. Perfect to store linens or seasonal garb, this 8 drawer dresser measures 42'' H x 60'' W x 19'' D.
Crafted in the U.S. from manmade hardwoods with woodgrain replicated veneers, this rectangular dresser will be a cool, rustic or rural accent to any master suite bedroom. It measures 42.56'' H x 61.5'' W x 15.91'' D overall.
An elegant traditional drawer chest crafted of wooden materials with a finish in mid browns. It has a moulding top and a recessed arched base. Each of 5 roomy drawers has 2 small round dark metal knobs.
A pretty space-saving traditional dresser made of wooden materials finished in dark brown. It has a rectangular bevelled top, low upright angular legs, grooved posts and partitions, 4 drawers with horizontal black metal C-handles.
Traditional approach to a minimalistic dresser cabinet made out of solid wood with a light tint and an unfinished look. The cabinet has three drawers with tiny knobs, providing the piece with a lot of storage space.
Unique design for a large, space-saving dresser cabinet with a frame made out of solid wood with a black coat of paint. The shelves of the cabinet have protruding steel handles, which makes them perfect for home fitness.
A contemporary take on a bedroom dresser cabinet, made out of oak wood with a dark tint and a polished finish. The cabinet has six drawers without handles and knobs, providing the piece with a modern appearance.
An old-fashioned, simplistic dresser cabinet for bedrooms, made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and a smooth polish. The dresser cabinet has six spacious drawers, which provide a lot of storage space.
Check out this beautiful 6 drawer dresser if you're looking for some additional storage space in your bathroom. Handmade features a laminated MDF and particleboard. It measures 32.75'' H x 53.56'' W x 18.31'' D.
Featuring contemporary lines and modern metal handles, this 6-drawer double dresser offers an impressive storage space served in a stylish, modern way. Mounted on legs for a lighter feel, it has the size of 32.75'' H x 59.29'' W x 16.5'' D.
With its six drawers providing ample storage space, where each one is set on a metal drawer glide and accented with a sleek bar pull, this beautiful dresser brings in a bit of the contemporary chic to your bedroom.
A tasteful traditional drawer chest of wooden materials with a creamy finish. It has a long rectangular moulding top and an open front base with low protruding angle legs. Each of 6 roomy drawers in 3 tiers has 2 octagonal dark brown mushroom pulls.
An elegant traditional drawer chest of wooden materials in dark browns. It has a long rectangular top, low angle legs, 6 drawers in 3 tiers. Two top drawers with split panels look like 2 smaller separate drawers. Grey horizontal handles are of metal.
An elegant modern drawer chest of glossy white finished wooden materials. It has a rectangular top. Side walls and fronts of 6 drawers (in 3 tiers) feature raised trapeze panels. Square pulls are of chromed metal, 2 rectangular frame-legs - of steel.
An austere-looking, primitive dresser cabinet made out of walnut wood with a light tint and a burned touch. The dresser cabinet has six spacious drawers for storage and is decorated with two planters on top.
Modern setup for a spacious bedroom, furnished with a dresser cabinet made out of solid wood with a mirrored, reflective coat of gray paint. The dresser has six drawers for storage, which are fitted with silver handles.
Contemporary design for a bedroom dresser cabinet with a frame made out of unpainted oak wood, paired with six spacious drawers made out of white-painted solid wood, giving the piece a stylish contrast.
A dash of style and functionality straight into your living space! This 6 Drawer Double Dresser is available in multiple finishes that allows you to choose the one that suits well with your room decor.
Offering premium space for storing essentials as you wish, this fusion 6 drawers double dresser constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who want to add some style and functionality to their spaces.
A dresser can be a perfect place to store clothes, linens, and more. Because they come in so many sizes, they are versatile and can be placed almost anywhere! This means that if you just have a small nook in your room where a tiny dresser could go, you can work with that and get some more valuable storage room into your space.
Let's talk about the features available in small dressers, and how to choose the one that's best for you.
Because a dresser is, essentially, a stack of drawers that you can use for out-of-sight storage, one of the main considerations you'll have to make is the number of drawers you need. However, with a small dresser, you have expected size constraints.
The most important thing is to start by measuring the space that you have available. Remember that a standard dresser is about waist tall (which means about 26-44"), 16-20" deep, and anywhere from two to five feet wide. That's a lot of variances! A smaller dresser is likely less deep and less wide, but can potentially be very tall to take advantage of vertical height. This means that you could choose a low, narrow small dresser with only two or three drawers, or have as many as seven or eight and be more like a tower of boxy drawers.
How many drawers should you choose?
Start with your measurements to see what's available. Narrow down your search criteria so you're not seeing anything that's too wide for your space.
Then, consider your storage needs. Do you only have a few knickknacks you need to stow away? Are you purchasing this small dresser for a small amount of clothing (for example, to place in a young child's bedroom)? If so, you likely only need two to three drawers. However, if you're looking to get as much storage space as possible, for example, if you live in a smaller space, pro tip! Go as tall as you possibly can. There are small, narrow dressers that have as many as five or six drawers; choose one of these for your space to store as much as you can!
There are two main styles of dressers. Each style can also be applied to a miniature version of a dresser, as the same concepts may apply, just on a smaller scale. Here are the two types:
Horizontal: This type of dresser is wider than it is tall, and typically only has two to three long, flat drawers. For a very small dresser - one that is less than two feet tall - you'll likely have two small drawers; but, as a benefit, it could likely double as a bench or seating area if styled appropriately. This is good if you have lots of floor space to work with.
Vertical: This type of dresser is taller than it is wide; it resembles more a stack of cube-shaped drawers than a typical dresser. Sometimes they can be referred to as towers. Choose this type if you don't have much floor space, but do have significant vertical space that you'd like to take advantage of, for example, between windows, or in the corners of rooms or closets.
This is a question of creating focal points in your home. If you'd like for your dresser to blend in and not be an immediate statement piece, you have two main options:
Select a neutral color, such as navy, black, brown, or white, or
Select a color that is very similar to the rest of the colors in your room.
Look around at the space in which you plan to put the dresser. What are the main colors in the space? Picking a dresser that has the same colors will result in a more cohesive, modern, and minimalist look.
However, if you'd like for your small dresser to create a focal point and a statement, there's a very simple way to do so:
Choose a color that is bright and represented nowhere else in your room!
Following this rule of opposites can result in dynamic places. Use the color wheel as your guide: If your room is mostly dark blues, select a bright red, orange, or yellow color. Got a room that's mostly dark browns and blacks? Selecting a bright white dresser will make it pop instantly for a chic, elevated look.
The most popular material used to make dressers of any kind is hardwood (such as maple, oak, or pine). The drawers inside might be made of plywood because it's durable and cost-effective.
However, those aren't your only options. If you're going for more of an industrial vibe, seek out a metal dresser that exudes the feel of a locker. If you're planning on using this small dresser for toy storage, a good idea might be to go for a stacking plastic set of transparent drawers so you can see exactly what's inside.
If you'd like your small dresser to have the best versatility, however, to be used in many ways over the years that you'll have it, select a wooden dresser. They can be painted in any color, and they'll be guaranteed to have a classic style that will last for years to come.