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How to Choose a Dresser Size

Dressers are an essential piece of furniture in the bedroom because of the organization they provide. They also help to aesthetically ground your design by acting as an important focal point of the room. To find the perfect dresser with the features that are right for you, measure your space and assess your storage and organization needs. 

Measure: Decide where you'd like your dresser to go and take measurements. Think about the scale of the dresser. You don't want one that is too big or too small, and you want to make sure it fits the style of the other pieces of furniture in the room. 

  • Measure the width, height, and depth that your space can accommodate. If you're thinking of putting your dresser below a window, pay extra attention to the height.
  • Make sure you have room to open and close the drawers easily, 10-12 inches should be sufficient. 
  • If you're thinking of tucking the dresser behind a door or in a corner, check the swing of your closet and bedroom doors to make sure you have enough clearance.
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Consider Storage Needs: Jewelry and other small accessories are a good fit for smaller drawers, while bulkier items like sweaters will be best in deeper, larger drawers.  If you're looking to store a combination of items, consider a dresser with different sized drawers.

Get Shopping: When looking for your new dresser, first look at dressers that fit within the measurements you took. This will help narrow down your options. Next, explore the features and drawer sizes available to find the dresser that's right for you and your bedroom.