To get the right chest of drawers for your room, think about what you’re going to store in it as well as considering the overall amount of items you need storage space for. Clothing like socks and underwear can get lost in big drawers, so if that’s part of what’s going into your bedroom chest of drawers, opt for a design that incorporates two narrower drawers above full width versions, or go for a slimmer chest of drawers like our New Hampshire tallboy or Portland smallboy. If you’re going to put bulky items like heavy jumpers into a bedroom chest of drawers, bear in mind that you’ll need deeper drawers than you do for T-shirts, for example. Alternatively, you might go for a design like our New Hampshire 6-way modular chest which features cupboards that are suitable for the larger pieces you need to put away along with drawers. If you don’t see exactly the drawer and/or cupboard combination that will suit your clothing, bear in mind that you can create it by choosing a modular bedroom chest of drawers that can be configured just how you need it.
A chest of drawers should complement the remainder of the furnishings in your bedroom for an overall effect that’s harmonious and an atmosphere that’s as relaxing as a bedroom should be. For a classic room scheme the stylish lines of our Evesham drawer chests could be a great fit. Raised up on legs these are also a sound solution for smaller areas as they leave the floor on show below helping the room feel spacious. If you have a more modern room scheme, including one with contemporary country style, our Portland and Ripley drawer chests could suit to a T. These have unfussy lines that will stand the test of time. Whichever drawer chest you opt for, selecting from our metal, wooden or painted handles or knobs will create a bespoke finish that co-ordinates with the room’s other furnishings. Consider the paint colour you choose for a chest of drawers, too. A colour that contrasts with the wall behind will make it stand out, or it could blend with the wall for a more understated effect.
Whether there are two of you sharing a bedroom or it’s a room for one that needs extensive clothes storage, you’ll need to decide between a double chest of drawers or two singles to create the putting-away space that’s needed. The advantage of a double chest of drawers is that it can create a substantial and handsome feature for your room. One of these could be ideal for the wall opposite the bed to balance the layout of the room. A double chest of drawers could even fill one wall but, because it’s a single piece of furniture, avoid creating a cluttered feel. Two single chests of drawers can prove the better option if your room isn’t a regular shape. They might fit into the alcoves either side of a chimney breast, or if floor space is limited, be located either side of the bed to double as bedside tables as well as providing clothes storage.