We return with a new installment on a specific piece of furniture that we can find in a house, and we do it with the chests of drawers.
Those of you who have already faced the challenge of furnishing a home will already know that on the surface it seems like an easy task, but it is anything but.
When we start furnishing from scratch we have the advantage of having fewer conditions; these would be our own taste and that of the rest of the family, the measures that our space and budget allow us.
It seems like a lot of requirements, but if what we want is to buy a single piece of furniture to replace another, or because we have made a small reform that allows us to add it, then it is much more complicated.
In this second case we will have to adapt our search to the rest of the decoration of the room, and it is at that moment when we realize that there are many more aspects to take into account.
It is all these details, and some more, that we are going to unravel today in our post about chests of drawers for the bedroom.
Point by point we will see the most important aspects to take into account to choose the dresser that best suits our bedroom.
Before we go crazy and buy the first console that has entered our eyes, the first thing we have to decide where we are going to put it.
Once we know where to place it, the next step is to measure the space in order to select a chest of drawers with the appropriate measurements. Not one centimeter more or less.
Normally when we want to include this type of furniture is because we are short of drawers, so its location will be vital.
If we do not have much space, we can place it next to the bed, as a bedside table; we can even consider placing it on both sides of the double bed.
If on the contrary we have a spacious bedroom, then it can be in front of the bed or to one side parallel to the bed. And if we are one of those who can boast a dressing room, we can consider putting the dresser inside, as an island.
The next step will be to decide what type of shape we like best. Its typology will also contribute to define its style, so in the case of choosing it to adapt it to the rest of the bedroom furniture, special care will have to be taken so that it does not clash.
There are rectangular, oval, with rounded corners, in double format for large spaces, more square and compact to place them under the dressing table, etc.
Once the format is clear, the next step is to decide whether we want a wall-mounted, floor-standing or legged piece of furniture.
The fact of having legs will allow us to vacuum under the chest of drawers, to open the last drawer well in case there is a carpet under it and will provide us with greater lightness.
If, on the other hand, what we want is to have more storage capacity and avoid the accumulation of dust under the furniture, then a floor chest of drawers will be a good choice.
On the other hand, if what we are looking for is more lightness and a touch of design, the cantilevered drawers will give that special touch to our bedroom.
Chests of drawers can be found with different types of drawers. The most modern and current are usually divided with drawers across the width, usually three.
On the other hand, the more traditional and classic ones offer more drawers, since the upper row is usually divided in two, or even all of them.
If the shape helped define the decor of the bedroom, the style of the dresser itself will be key. So unless we want to make an eclectic space, not just any style will do to choose our chest of drawers.
If we are clear about our preferences, we can go to the store knowing which details will make the dresser look more or less modern, with classic touches, casual touches, or more ethnic finishes, among many other aspects.
It is possible that the first material that comes to mind is wood, but even from this material there are an infinite number of finishes.
Within the wood we can find different tonalities, grains, and depending on its handling, it can be more or less rough.
However, we can also opt for lacquers to obtain a smooth and soft finish, it is possible to find mirror, metal and even textile lined chests of drawers.
And if we are still undecided, we can choose to combine several of these materials.
The material we choose will have its own color, but if what we like is to brighten up the room with cheerful colors, then we will have to opt for lacquers, which will allow us to dye our chest of drawers in the tone we like.
One or more colors can be used in the different drawers, or if we want something more subtle, we can also play with the finish of the legs and handles.
Many furniture catalogs offer the possibility of buying a set of furniture.
In this aspect we see that the most common is to find chests of drawers to match the bedside tables and the chest of drawers. In some cases even with the bed, either by shape, material or color.
As you can see, there are many details that make up the chests of drawers and all of them must be taken into account when we go to choose one for our bedroom.