This post is sponsored by Ethan Allen. The opinions are mine.
If you follow me, you know by now that I adore double duty furniture. In my book, green living starts with buying things that will last, which is why I try to buy versatile pieces of furniture.
A dresser is typically associated with the bedroom. But if you select one with the right style, your new dresser or chest can go in any room. I will show you how three dressers feel at home in an entryway, a living room and a dining room.
The Tall Dresser
top photo credits: Lindsey chest $2,269 CAD at Ethan Allen
When you need to store a lot in a small space, the tall dresser is second to none. I ordered the Bruce tall chest for that reason. Since my bedroom has 11 feet ceiling, I will still be able to display a landscape shape art work and to design a vignette with short accessories.
Even if we move or if I want another look for my bedroom, I am confident that I will find another spot in my home for my minimalist design tall chest. In the future, I could use it to hide all the mittens, scarfs and hats that we need to keep by the door. Or to clear the entryway floor of our shoes.
The Double Dresser
photo credits: Ellsworth dresser $2,329 CAD at Ethan Allen
The decorative opportunities of the double dresser makes it my favorite one. The double dresser gives plenty of horizontal and vertical surfaces to play with which is why a huge art work always looks right under a double dresser. If you have the floor space, go for it! I was sad to leave mine in our storage area when we reconfigured our second floor to add my son’s bedroom. One day, I will put it back in my home.
The double dresser could act as a room divider. It has the right shape for the long walls of an open living/dining room or a loft space.
Whenever I select a piece of furniture for my home I think about functions first, and then, I find one that I like. I currently have the classic buffet with a hutch combination. Without a doubt, shelves are awesome for wine glasses and bar bottles. Although my buffet with a hutch provides lots of storage, I miss having a long display surface when I entertain. My other challenge is that I need lots of drawers for my table linens which is why I might consider a double dresser, instead of a sideboard, in my next dining room.
photo credits: Marlowe bombé chest $1,399 CAD at Ethan Allen
My favorite alternative way to use a small chest is in a living room, a huge dining room or a library. The chest always looks elegant between two chairs. With the current bathroom trend of adding furniture to the master ensuite, you could use a chest for storing your fresh towels.
Do you use a dresser in a room other than the bedroom?
About our sponsor
Ethan Allen is a manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings and accessories. They operate design centers in the United States and in Canada. And don’t forget to read about my participation to the opening of Ethan Allen design center in Montreal.