Along with the bed and nightstands, a dresser or chest will be one of the main elements in any bedroom. It's important to choose a model that will fit in your bedroom and serve all of your organizational needs. In this guide, we break down the five main styles of dressers and chests.
Also known as a standard dresser, these models take up more floor space than standard vertical chests. A horizontal dresser has more tabletop space for storage and a mirror is often placed above them, unlike a vertical chest.
Also known as chests or bureaus, vertical dressers take up less floor space, so they're ideal for small spaces.
3. Combo Dresser
Combo dressers include both drawers and wardrobe doors, while most dressers generally include only drawers of various sizes.
If you're storing more than just clothes in a dresser, a combo model is ideal. Storing electronics, family mementoes, photo albums, and more will fit well in the part of the dresser with the doors.
4. Gentlemen's Chest
A gentlemen's chest is the vertical version of a combo dresser because it usually contains both drawers and wardrobe doors.
Traditional furniture pieces, tallboys and highboys are also versions of a gentlemen's chest. Tallboys are vertical chests with a double set of drawers on the bottom and a wardrobe on top. Highboys are similar, but both upper and lower sections contain drawers.
5. Lingerie Chest
Also called a semainier, lingerie chests are tall and skinny chests traditionally used for small articles of clothing, such as lingerie.
Though they don't store large or bulky items, lingerie chests conserve space, so they're ideal for small spaces.