When it’s time to store household linens, bedding, and clothing in your bedroom, a chest of drawers is the perfect piece. The style should provide the appropriate amount of storage for your items and not take up too much space. The deciding factors are the layout of your space, the amount of storage needed, style, material, and ease of use. 

Determining the right size requires taking the room’s measurements and figuring out where it will be placed. It should be easy to access and allow you to move about the room freely. Leave yourself enough clearance space to fully open the drawers.

The drawer’s sliders ensure how easy or difficult it is to use. Look for models with self-closing mechanisms to stop the drawers from slamming shut. Preventing that kind of wear and tear can extend the life of your chest. 

Where will you place the chest? Many like tucking them in a corner to maximize the floor space, which is a great idea for smaller spaces. Do you have a large walk-in closet? Then you may want to place it there so that it doesn’t take up any space in the room at all. Opt for a chest with rounded edges if it’s going in a child’s room. This is much safer than the sharp corners of a square design. 

Don’t forget about the decorative element a chest can bring to the space. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to find a beautifully crafted chest. You can find a chest for sale online at discounted prices. 

The top drawers of the chest are usually much shallower than the bottom drawers. You can find different drawer combinations in modern designs. Shelves are also incorporated into the chest, and adding baskets to keep items organized is not unheard of. 

Some of the most common materials used in the construction of chests are wood, plywood, metal, and plastic. Your budget will help determine which material works best for you. Solid woods are often more expensive, while metals and plastics are lightweight and inexpensive.

What do you plan to store in the chest? The answer to that question will let you know what style of chest you need. 

Lingerie chests are perfect for undergarments. These items don’t need deep drawers, and the narrow design fits well in any space. A standard chest is a bit wider and can hold more items than a lingerie chest. 

A gentleman’s chest has a cabinet with rungs attached to the door to hang suit jackets and ties. Dress pants can also be hung in the compartment. The drawers on the side or underneath the cabinet can store folded shirts, underwear, and more. 

Don’t forget about the media chests also. They’re perfect for those who love watching tv from the comfort of their bed. The top shelf is open for cable or streaming boxes, and the surface is wide enough to hold your tv. Now you’re ready to start searching for your new bedroom chest.

By Manali