Choosing a Chest of Drawers for your Bedroom

When you are choosing furniture for your bedroom it is important that you choose good quality products for longevity. A chest of drawers is one of the most practical pieces of furniture that you can buy. But as the nature of people’s shopping habits vary so does their choice. So it totally depends upon the individual shopper as to which kind of chest of drawers they will decide to purchase. Your bedroom is the place where most of us store our more personal things so therefore you may require more than just one chests of drawers. Most often couples choose chests with a double top drawer in order to divide the section according to their needs.

If you are looking for bedroom storage then a chest of drawers will meet your needs perfectly. Though there are some further questions you should ask yourself when thinking about your options.

Consider whether you want the chest of drawers to short and wide or tall and narrow, do you need a series of large drawers that are deep and offer plentiful storage or would you prefer just some small drawers at the top of the chest. It’s all too easy to underestimate how much room you are likely to need for storage so remember it is much better to have some free space in your chest of drawers than to purchase a set and then find that you can’t fit everything in that you need to.

Think about the positioning within your bedroom. If your chest of drawers is to go in alcove be sure to take measurements. It’s all too easy to convince yourself that your bedroom furniture will fit, only to find its just a few inches out.

Don’t overlook the quality. When buying bedroom furniture for your home you need it to be practical and sturdy. Do the drawers open smoothly on their runners? The joints should be well made. There is nothing more annoying than owning a set of drawers in which the front will fall off in your hand every time you pull too hard! It’s also worth running your hands around inside the drawers to check for nails or staples that could snag on your clothes and ruin them. Most obviously, if the chest of drawers is difficult to open when they are empty then you probably won’t be able to budge them when full. The handles should be easy to grasp and fixed securely to the furniture.

If you have an uneven floor then consider the chest of drawer options available to you that have adjustable feet. This reduces the need to ‘wedge’something underneath to stop the drawers rolling open.

When thinking about style you want to choose a chest that matches your bedroom decor. White or black high gloss chests are very popular at the moment. Some also like to make use of traditional style chests of drawers for their home to give a special antique look to their bedroom.

There are literally hundreds of options when it comes to choosing a chest for your bedroom but if you follow our handy guide on how to choose a chest of drawers that is right for you then you won’t go far wrong.

Author: Frances Hunt have been providing quality bedroom furniture for your home since its inception in 1954.