Home owners know that buying furniture is an important purchase. A nice dressers and chests set for the bedroom is big decision. Finding items that look good together and fit into the bedroom are important to consider.
Before buying a dresser, measure the spot where the dresser will be located in the room. If the dresser is set near a window, one thing to think about is how tall it will be. Dressers often have a mirror attached, so it is important not to block a window. Check the swing of the door to make sure the dresser will be out of the way.
A standard sized dresser usually measures about 30 inches. One can measure as long as six feet. A dresser will have anywhere from six to nine drawers. People can store clothes in the drawers. The top of the dresser can be used for picture frames and keepsakes or for showing off jewelry boxes.
A chest is also known as a chest of drawers. It is a type of dresser that is about four to five feet tall and usually has a single column of drawers. It is narrower than a standard dresser. It can be used alone in a smaller bedroom. If a bedroom is large enough, the set can be used together. Some chests offer less space than a traditional dresser. If buying a chest alone, putting seasonal clothes in storage in a basement or attic may be needed.
The wood color of the dresser and chest should match. Sets of bedroom furniture can be in various styles. One can have a dresser and chest that look like antiques while others may look more modern. Whichever style is chosen, dresser and chest need to match. Buying items together is a good way to make sure furniture sizes, styles and colors match what the buyer needs.
Another important matter is choosing furniture that has matching handles on the drawers of the dresser and the chest. Matching the handles with other bedroom furniture is also important. For example, if the bed frame is brass, then drawer handles should be brass, too. Drawer handles can be replaced easily, but keeping colors in mind when buying is easier.
When buying a dressers and chests set, keep all of these facts in mind. One needs to remember many things. Having good information before buying makes the choice easier so the buyer will be happy for many years.