Dressers & Chests
Shop Dressers & Chests from Bassett Furniture
Romantic silhouettes and handcrafted beauty make our collection of dressers and chests the envy of the furniture industry. Handcrafted with meticulous attention to detail, our artisan furniture builders take great pride in their ability to create beautiful furniture pieces for you to enjoy for years to come.
Your bedroom dresser has an important place in your room. It must be functional, full of storage, and beautiful. The wood grains and rich finishes add a natural harmony to a space where you can get away from it all. With Bassett's artisan furniture builders, you can create a soothing, warm atmosphere to relax and retire for the evening.
How To Pick The Right Size Dresser Or Chest
A chest or dresser is essential when it comes to giving your room extra storage space. These pieces come in a range of sizes and shapes. Here are some standard sizes so you know how to plan for your space.
Average Dresser & Chest Sizes
An average drawer dresser is usually around 26” to 45” inches tall, about waist height. The depth is usually around 15” to 20” inches. However, depending on the style and features, the depth may run up to 25” inches. As far as width, the average dresser is as wide as it is deep, meaning about 15” to 20” inches.
Depending on what you need it for, they can also run up to 75” inches.
Why is it called a dresser?
The term "dresser" is an abbreviated way to say "dressing table." By definition, a dresser is a small table with stacked, parallel drawers. Sometimes, dressers have a mirror attached to the top layer. A dresser is different from an armoire, which is typically broader or taller and used as a standing closet to store clothes.
Are dressers with mirrors out of style?
No! They just aren't as common as they used to be. There's a risk of getting one that looks outdated for that reason, though, so make sure to choose one that looks and feels suitable for your home. Some people avoid them nowadays because they appear bulky and overly ornate for their homes.
If your home design is a vintage style, you should consider adding a dresser with a mirror. A wicker design for a bedroom also gives you the freedom to add one.
Can you use a sideboard as a dresser?
A sideboard or credenza can work well as an accent piece for various areas around the house. From the hallway to a bedroom, a sideboard gives you the freedom to add vases, books, and other decorative items to a smaller area. There are a lot of great uses for a sideboard in your home!
Sideboards are also an excellent replacement for dressers. If you want the storage capacity but don't want your storage option to take up much space, consider buying a sideboard instead.
Where should you put your dresser?
The dresser is generally the most significant piece of furniture in the bedroom. As such, the room's layout is essential to consider when thinking about where to put one. No matter where you put it, make sure it's easy to get to and not in the way. You don't want to put it in a place that makes it hard to get into bed.
Some places to consider are:
• In the corner of the room
• Next to a window
• Facing the side of the bed
• Next to the bed
• In a closet
How to Organize Your Dresser
Declutter your dresser with a few simple tips. First, empty your drawers and take inventory of all your clothes. Ask yourself, what do I wear? Is the drawer the best place to store it? Then, start organizing your drawer space based on categories. Socks, underwear, and accessories are a few categories to get you started.
Next, come up with a system for storing your items. How will you fold your items in the drawer? For instance, consider folding your t-shirts the same way in rows to conserve space and make them easy to access.
Build your Dresser from Scratch
Come to your neighborhood Bassett showroom - and don’t forget to put on your designer hat. Our custom design program lets you choose your finish and hardware.
At Bassett, you call the shots. Make an appointment to see one of our helpful design consultants to discuss your ideas. Use our easy online appointment booking or stop by a nearby showroom. Let’s create your next great family heirloom.
When it comes to dresser materials, your choice matters. Not only does the material you choose have a significant impact on your dresser’s looks, but more importantly, it also changes how your space feels. For example, a metal-trimmed dresser in dark wood would have a cold, modern feel compared to wood or stone. These can project a warmer feel.
The easiest way to pick a dresser finish for your new living space is to mix and match colors, patterns, and materials. When choosing the color of the dresser, consider how it will complement the colors in your space now. Remember to be bold when picking a new finish or color.
Often, the best color combinations lie across from each other on the color wheel. If you need help picking a color or finish for your dresser, book an appointment or stop by any local store. You can browse our complete selection of hundreds of designer fabrics, colors, and materials. Whether you need to ask a question or need help visualizing your dream room, we’re here to help.
Where to buy the best drawers?
We carry a range of dresser collections sure to match any style.
American Made Furniture
Our BenchMade bedroom furniture is made from solid wood by our artisan craftsmen in Bassett, Virginia. Created from hardwood lumber sourced in the Appalachian Region, we build our BenchMade dressers to last a lifetime.