If there ever was a multi-purpose piece of furniture, a chest of drawers is it!
A chest of drawers can be tall and narrow with lots of drawers on top of each other or short and wide with drawers side-by-side. It can be small enough to serve as a nightstand with drawers for necessities or large enough to hold a whole season of clothes.
While you can’t hang clothes or install a television in a chest of drawers, it is almost as versatile as an armoire. A chest of drawers can serve as a decorative piece only or provide lots of extra storage spaceright in your living space.
A simple chest of drawers is a bargain because it can serve so many purposes. On the outside it’s an interesting piece that occupies a large wall. On the inside it’s a great storage space.
Depending on where you place the chest of drawers and how big it is, the storage options are endless. The top of a tall and large chest is a great place to display plants, photos, and baskets. The top of a short chest of drawers is a place for a lamp, candles, books, a television, a collection or display of flowers.
Whether the chest has 2 drawers or 15, whether it’s decorative or utilitarian, the drawers can hide clothes, hobby supplies, photos, dining items. In fact, just about anything can go into the right size drawer.
You may start out with a basic chest of drawers costing under $100 that will eventually be moved into a closet to store things out of sight. But you’ll see how great the storage possibilities are and want another, maybe better one.
A chest of drawers can be moved from home to home and from room to room, useful in every place you put it.
When you shop for a chest, think about your whole house decorating scheme. If you’re inclined to country style, look at a simple pine chest. If your style is more formal, you might consider a beautiful antique reproduction piece. For a contemporary interior, a simple piece with clean, sleek lines will enhance your home.
Regardless of what style or size you choose, remember that you’ll have the chest of drawers for a long time and use it in many places. Choose wisely and it will serve you well.