Choosing the Right Dresser

Choosing the Right Dresser

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Are you looking for a versatile furniture piece combining style and functionality? Look no further than the classic dresser. With its roots tracing back to the 18th century, this piece has a rich history of being a staple in homes of the gentry. Originally designed as a display case for fine tableware, the dresser has become a beloved piece in many homes today. From storing clothes to displaying decorative items, the dresser has proven to be a valuable and versatile addition to any household, regardless of wealth or location. Join us as we delve deeper into the beloved dresser’s fascinating history and modern uses.

Furniture UK Dresser

The function of a Dresser:

Dressers can have several functions, including storing tableware, plates and cutlery but less traditional items like CDs, DVDs and board games. They have cupboard storage and shelves, ideal for a living room and displaying items such as photographs and collectables.

Types of Dressers:

You will find something perfect for your home within our vast range of dressers. Furniture UK’s wide selection of dressers includes simple pine units with a single cupboard and open shelves and larger units with cupboard and drawer combinations. Welsh Dressers, the most traditional type, have cupboard storage on the bottom and shelves or cabinets on the top half, which is great for displaying items.

Choosing a Dresser:

Before deciding on a dresser for your home, you need to make several considerations:

Placement: It is vital to consider where you would like your dresser to go. You can place a dresser in any room of your home and get the best use out of it. You could use it in your kitchen as a storage solution for plates and cookbooks or in your dining room for table mats and cutlery.

Size: This is a crucial issue when purchasing a dresser for your home. You need to measure the space available for height, width and depth to ensure the dresser will fit into its intended space. You should be able to manoeuvre around the dresser easily.

brown wooden dresser
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Type: Decide what you will use your dresser for, as this will determine the kind of dresser you require for your home.

Style: Of course, style is a matter of personal preference, but you should always ensure when buying new furniture for your home that it matches and coordinates with the existing furniture and décor in your home. Also, consider carefully the type of wood you will use, as different wood types will give other characteristics and styles to your room.