Add an Antique Dresser to Your Rooms
Antique dressers are beautiful, stylish, and impressive pieces to add to your bedroom. Antique dressers are filled with character, imparting a touch of class to your bedroom without cluttering your room. Here are our tips for upgrading your dresser with an antique dresser or chest of drawers.
Incorporating Antique Dressers
Adding an antique dresser to your room can impart just the sense of style you’ve been looking for. in fact, just one eye-catching piece can make a room. If you’re looking to bring a sense of beauty and grace with your new piece, seek out an antique dresser with curved legs, flowing lines, and luxurious materials (like gilded wood or metal pulls).
For a more structured look, pull together a room with an antique wood dresser. Complete it with subdued drawer pulls and classic accessories like silver candlesticks or ornate bowls.
If you’re looking to add some romance to your bedroom, try an antique dresser painted in a soft pastel hue and affixed with brass, gold, or rose gold hardware. The warm metal hardware will play off the romantic vibe of the dresser and give your room a pulled together look. If you find a designer dresser you love, but it’s not the right color (and you’re positive you want to alter the piece permanently) try your hand at painting it the color you want.
An all-white dresser is easy to add to your bedroom, as it works well with any style. Even antique dressers with curved lines or antique hardware will complement a contemporary style. Seek out an antique dresser with a slick marble top to add a fancy touch. Top it with an ornate mirror, candles, and a beautiful lamp to finish your design. Add a personal touch with a stack of favorite books.
For a mysterious vibe, opt for an all-dark antique dresser. Standing on long, curved legs, these pieces are often more masculine and imposing than their lighter-hued cousins. Top them with leather accessories to complete the look.
Move Out of the Bedroom
For smaller hallways in desperate need of some storage and counter space, add a smaller antique dresser. Filled with linens and topped with some beautiful vases, a smaller antique dresser can give your hallway a classy and design-savvy update.
Pull a large designer dresser into your living room for an instant update on the typical side table or buffet. The drawers are perfect for storing the cache of remotes you need to work the television, while giving you enough storage space for blankets, extra pillows, or even books. Feather the top with contemporary art and live plants for a completed, modern look. If you’re looking to complement your current style without pushing out of your style comfort zone, opt for a designer dresser with more modern elements, like single-knob pulls, and unweathered metal accents. A slick marble top is always in style, but ensure it’s in a color scheme that won’t overpower the rest of the room.
The flip side of a designer dresser that seamlessly blends in, is a piece that stands out. If you desire a designer dresser that stands out, pull out all the stops with a contrasting wood grain, an accent color, or completely different pull styles. A sturdy wooden piece with lots of drawers and hefty hardware goes well with a more romantic living room. Don’t take it too far, though—one good curated designer dresser is better than a bevy of mismatched of pieces forced into one room; the design idea is eclectic, not erratic.
If you’re looking to divide a large, open floor plan, choose a designer dresser that signifies a new space. Use a same-height dresser against the back of your sofa for an instant division of the room without putting up bulky room divider. In a similar vein, using matching dressers in two adjoining rooms ensures continuity throughout your home.
If your kitchen has the room, bring an antique dresser in to be used as a catch-all. The drawers are perfect for storing rarely-used dishes and servingware, while the top is ideal for everything from staging meals to holding your cookbooks. Find one is a similar color palette to blend in with your current cabinetry, or opt of a contrasting color to highlight the uniqueness of the piece. If the hardware just isn’t clicking with you, don’t be afraid to mimic your cabinets' handles and drawer pulls—even something as simple as swapping out the handles can make the piece look intentional.
Dressers from DECASO
At DECASO, we’re here to help you find the piece of your dream. We source our furniture from all over the world to bring you the very best antique furniture. If you can’t find the piece you’re dreaming of in our online marketplace, our sellers are happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for--curating your home has never been so easy!