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What To Consider When Purchasing A Dressers And Chests Set

By Peter Williamson

Buying furniture for the rooms in a home is an important decision. For the bedroom, this means getting the perfect dressers and chests set. Finding the right combination is important and buying matching items at the same time is best.

The first thing someone needs to do is measure the area where the dresser may go. One spot might be below a window, so the height of the dresser is important. There may be a mirror that comes with the dresser, so the where the dresser is placed should not block a window. Measuring how close the dresser will be to the door is important so the door can open without hitting the dresser.

A standard sized dresser usually measures about 30 inches. One can measure as long as six feet. A dresser will have anywhere from six to nine drawers. People can store clothes in the drawers. The top of the dresser can be used for picture frames and keepsakes or for showing off jewelry boxes.

Another bedroom item is a chest, or chest of drawers as it is sometimes called. A chest is a kind of dresser that measures from four to five feet tall and typically has one column of drawers. A standard dresser is wider than a chest. In a small bedroom, some people use a chest by itself without a standard dresser. People generally choose to use both items in larger bedrooms. Most chests have less storage than a regular dresser. When this is the case, storing extra clothing may be done in a basement or attic.

The color of the dresser and chest should be the same. One can find many styles of bedroom furniture. The furniture make look old or may have a more modern look. This is another area where the dresser and chest should match. A good way to make sure that the furniture is the right color, size and style is to buy the set together.

Another important matter is choosing furniture that has matching handles on the drawers of the dresser and the chest. Matching the handles with other bedroom furniture is also important. For example, if the bed frame is brass, then drawer handles should be brass, too. Drawer handles can be replaced easily, but keeping colors in mind when buying is easier.

When buying a dressers and chests set, keep all of these facts in mind. One needs to remember many things. Having good information before buying makes the choice easier so the buyer will be happy for many years.

Do you all of your research into a dressers and chests set online and find the best antique dressers and chests combo for your bedroom area!

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Williamson, Peter "What To Consider When Purchasing A Dressers And Chests Set." What To Consider When Purchasing A Dressers And Chests Set. 3 Jul. 2010. 9 Sep 2014 <>.

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