The trick for using a chest of drawers in a baby’s room is to choose a design that can grow up along with your child.
In the Living Area or Family Room
The beauty of a chest of drawers is you can move it from a bedroom to a living space without much fuss.
There’s no need to buy expensive furniture when you have a perfectly good dresser than needs a new home in another room
Consider these uses for a bureau in the living room or family room:
Place a small, waist-high chest of drawers between two chairs or at the end of your sofa to serve as an end table.
Use a long dresser as a console table placed at the back of your sofa; use a dresser that’s either the same height or lower than your sofa’s back.
Fill a chest with puzzles, games, art supplies, or books in the family room.
Use it as an entertainment center to hold a television; drawers can hold electronic accessories and DVDs
.Turn any size into a bar; remove one of the drawers to fit or make a wine holder or rack.
In the Dining Room or Kitchen
Ways to use a chest of drawers not only works in a farmhouse or cottage-style kitchen, but the look works for just about any style space, even a contemporary design.
A vintage mid-century modern chest of drawers brings a cozy, warm touch to an otherwise ultra-modern kitchen, for example.
Here are ways to incorporate a chest of drawers into a dining area or kitchen:
Use a long, low chest in the dining room as a sideboard, using the top for serving buffet style.
Set it up in the kitchen as a coffee station or coffee bar, storing coffee, tea, pods, cups, and spoons in the drawers.
Create a kitchen island with a waist-high chest of drawers; install hooks and rails on the sides for potholders, utensils, and towels.
A smaller chest in the dining room offers a place on its top to set up a tea service, desserts, a floral arrangement, or seasonal decorations.
In a Foyer, Mudroom, or Porch
One way to use a chest of drawers is to declutter your foyer, mudroom, or porch (add your laundry room, too).
Why rely on mitten trees or boxes to corral the mishmash of seasonal gear when you can throw everything into the spacious drawers of a dresser?
Create a more functional foyer with a chest of drawers to hold seasonal items such as gloves and scarves while putting keys and mail on top.
Give each family member their own drawer in an entryway or mudroom bureau.
Kids can keep homework organized while adults can store bills, tools, or electronics. Keep a basket or decorative box on top for mail and notes.
Keep a chest of drawers on a covered porch for a serving station and storage for outdoor needs, such as grilling utensils and placemats.
In a Home Office or Workroom
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One important way to use a chest of drawers is at the home office
Who isn’t working at home these days? If you are, or you need extra space for projects and crafts, take your displaced chest of drawers and put it to work for you.
Luckily you don’t have to abide by cubicle rules; you can personalize your office with your own style.
Transform a bureau as a credenza for files and office supplies.
Alter it as a writing desk by taking off the front piece of the top drawer; use the surface for writing or to hold a keyboard
Use a bureau to store gift wrap supplies, bolts of ribbons, tags, scissors, pens, and scotch tape.
Store items you need for your crafts and hobbies, such as painting supplies, sewing notions, fabrics, or scrapbooking supplies.
In a Bathroom
If you need some style in your bathroom, consider adding a chest of drawers.
Use it in a bathroom in two ways: as a chest for linen storage or repurposed to hold a vessel sink or drop-in sink.
For either purpose. choose one that will withstand the moisture and humidity, especially if it’s in a space with a shower or bathtub.
(You can get away with any type of dresser in a powder room, but still, beware of potential leaks.)
If you’re refinishing a bureau for a bathroom, it’s best to use a water-resistant sealer and an anti-mildew coating to make sure the wood won’t warp or crack.
Newer dressers made for bathroom vanities use are usually kiln-dried to ensure they won’t become damaged.
An industrial take
If you are looking for a chest of drawers to fit in with your industrial décor you may be interested in a metal version that can accompany the rest of your interior
So before buying a chest of drawers, decide on where you are planning to keep it,
what style best suits the decor, and how much storage space you will need to give the space a classy look.
This is because they are available in a wide variety and all have distinct features and functionality.