A chest of drawers is not only a versatile storage solution, but will also act as a suitable complement to your wardrobe. It can be used to keep socks and underwear neatly organised as well as just about anything that doesn’t need to be hung up, such as jumpers, vests and leggings.

A well-chosen stylish chest of drawers can add an extra air of sophistication and a focal point to a bedroom, especially if you have built-in wardrobes and cupboards or a limited number of other furnishings. In addition to the storage space, the top of a chest of drawers can be used to display pictures or keep a mirror or a small dish with jewellery, coins, keys and anything else you want to put somewhere at the end of the day.

If you are in the market for a new chest of drawers, and are flummoxed by the number of different models there are available, then the guide below may help. In the guide we will look at a number of the important factors you need to consider when looking for the best chest of drawers for your needs.

The Size

The first thing you need to consider is the size you will need. If you are looking for a unit for a small room, consider a tall slim chest of drawers that won’t stick out too much from the wall, but will still provide you with plenty of storage space. As slim chests can be fairly narrow it is important to chest the width of units you look at to make sure it is suitable for what you wish to store. You also need to pay close attention to the depth of the drawers, because if you are going to store bigger items like jumpers, shallow drawers won’t be the best choice.

If the chest of drawers is going to be put in your child’s room, you need to think about the height with regards to the child being able to reach inside the top drawer easily. This is why you might want to opt for a chest of drawers with a lower height.

Ultimately, before you choose a chest of drawers, you should measure the floor space you have available ensuring that there is plenty of room to walk around them without bumping into any corners. Remember, this may mean you are walking around in the dark, so allow for plenty of space.


Many chest of drawers come with extra features that can be helpful if you have a busy home. For instance, some have legs or castors that make them easier to move, when you need to clean or rearrange the room. Other chest of drawers come with a glass top which can prevent unwanted stains and scratches.


There are really two avenues you can go down when it comes to choosing the right style of chest of drawers for a room. You could consider trying to find one that is a good match for the other furniture in the room, or consider a completely different style so that the chest of drawers is something of a statement piece. There are many styles that will work well regardless of the furniture you have, the more simplistic and plain ones.


As with most types of furniture for the home, when it comes to looking at the material used in chest of drawers you will find there are many to choose from. Take wooden chest of drawers for instance. You have the choice of solid wood, like pine or oak furniture such as the chest of drawers you can get from NestAtNumber20, or a veneer or plywood style. The drawback to solid wood furniture, as always, is the upfront cost. However, as these are far easier to repair when they are damaged and last longer, they can be seen as a better value for money. Veneer or plywood chest of drawers tend to last a shorter length of time and can’t generally be fixed when they are damaged.

Although the above guide is not particularly exhaustive, it will provide you with the starting blocks for finding a suitable chest of drawers for your home.