You can elevate the look in your bedroom by styling your dresser to complement the rest of the room. Chest of drawers are known for their reliable storage function, but they can also add some fun into the room when decorated accordingly.

Gently adding a few pieces onto and around your dresser can give a modest upgraded look to improve your home. You will need to play around with placement, lighting and adding a few decorative pieces to achieve a satisfying result. Here are several ways to help you style your drawers:

Clean the Drawers.

Before you decorate, you need to ensure that your drawers are clean and in good condition. Repair any damaged parts and perhaps add a fresh coat of varnish if needed. Line the inside to make cleaning easier and to prevent staining should anything spill inside the drawers.

Declutter your Drawers

Get rid of anything that is not necessary from your drawers. Having many items at the top of your drawer makes it seem busy, cluttered and unappealing. This goes for the inside of the drawers as well. Decluttering makes cleaning and organizing the drawers more convenient while improving the general look of the dresser.

Placement of the drawers

Choose a spot in your space that is free from other furniture pieces such that the drawers can be the main piece where it is placed. For drawers with natural wood finish, they look better placed near a window as the natural light makes the wood’s grain appear more defined. In a large room, placing the chest of drawers( directly opposite the bed creates balance in the room.

Add a Mirror or Piece of Art

Placing a mirror or art directly above the dresser compliments it and draws attention to space. These pieces create definition without doing too much to the actual dresser. The choice of a mirror or the decorative piece of art can also help maintain the room’s overall style.

Use Trays for Organization

For any items permanently stored on the top of the drawer, using a tray will give a more polished look than placing individual items directly on the dresser.

Play with Height

When adding decorative pieces on the dresser, choose items with varied height to create visual balance. This could be by using frames, vases and any items that will draw the eye upward, instantly making the dresser space seem larger.

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