We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Whether deciding on the small-space appeal of a chest of drawers or the ample storage of a large dresser, this essential bedroom element helps elevate a space, making it personalized to you. At Lulu and Georgia, you can shop a thoughtfully-curated collection of modern dresser designs that bring functional storage and a tone-setting feature to any bedroom space.
Dressers are crucial in defining the look and flow of a bedroom—whether it is your primary suite, a child's room, or a fully styled guest room. Along with the bed, a storage dresser helps balance and define the visual weight of a room while also serving your needs for everyday storage, a bedroom vanity, or just a spare surface. From a double dresser with plenty of drawers and a spacious top to a traditional tall or highboy dresser with a compact footprint, there are many options to choose from when you buy a new dresser and nearly endless ways to mix and match each with your bedroom set.
Not sure what style fits and home best when shopping for bedroom or entryway dressers? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Check out a few tips below for styling ideas and inspiration as you choose the perfect dresser to buy for your space.
Choose A Dresser For Your Bedroom Space + Style
Bedrooms come in various sizes and styles, even within a single home, and each has a unique flow. You may be working with a large, spacious primary bedroom that doubles as a morning area to get ready for the day, a kid's bedroom that offers your child a space of their own, or a guest room that doubles as a home office throughout the week. No matter the design, a bedroom is where you, your family, or guests collect themselves and prepare for the day, and a dresser is an essential part of that.
As you shop modern dressers of various styles and designs, consider how each can fold into the space you have in mind. How much area do you have in the room? How much space do you need for clothes and other storage? It can be helpful to start with the basic questions first. Finding a dresser is a balancing act between fitting the piece into your layout and having enough drawer space—nobody wants to be bumping into a dresser every morning or contending with overstuffed drawers. When buying a new dresser, you have the opportunity to find the ideal dimensions inside and out with a profile and finish to suit your look.
Selecting The Right Size Dresser
Once you have figured out the area's dimensions where your dresser will fit, consider quite a few nuances in dresser size. From the compact footprint of a chest of drawers to the ample storage of a double dresser or from the small-space appeal of a highboy style to the functional surface top of a low dresser, each design can offer unique elements to the look and feel of your bedroom. Many dressers are delineated by the number of drawers, and this can be an excellent place to start when shopping for dressers by size.
For example, a 3-drawer dresser like our Bethany Dresser might be just the fit for a child's room. This wood dresser adds a touch of whimsy with practical appeal in a versatile style that can evolve with the room as they grow. Dressers can also have a different number of drawers with the same footprint. A 9-drawer dresser might have the exact overall dimensions as a 4-drawer dresser but with more drawers for undergarments, linens, or accessories. While 4 large drawers might be optimal for maximizing storage, 9 drawers of varying sizes may be a better fit for an extensive wardrobe or if your dresser doubles as a multi-purpose storage space. You can even style a low dresser with 9 drawers—like this chic Maci Dresser—with a mirror to offer double function as a bedroom vanity. The top row of smaller drawers provides ideal storage for cosmetics and other everyday accessories, while the ample surface provides plenty of space for self-care regimens.
What is a Highboy Dresser?
One trend you may see popping up as you shop dressers is the highboy dresser Sometimes called a tallboy or simply a tall dresser, this compact design is a tall chest of drawers usually outfitted as a 5 or 6-drawer dresser. This style has been in nearly constant fashion over the years and boasts a rich tradition of ornately styled pieces. Highboy dressers can now be found as baroque solid wood dressers or featuring more modern designs like streamlined silhouettes and push-latch drawers. Our Verna Dresser pairs oak construction with cane-paneling and glider drawers to offer a mid-century tone with the effortless touch of a modern dresser.
From Traditional Styles to Modern Dresser Designs
From solid wood dressers full of vintage inspiration to on-trend mixed material designs, there are almost countless materials, styles, and finishes to choose from when shopping for dressers. Shop with your signature style in mind, and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. A sleek wood dresser like the Corliss Dresser offers a versatile profile you can tailor to reflect your aesthetic with found items and signature decor. You can even style this piece in place of a sideboard or console table, creating drawer-style storage for linens and more in your dining or living room.
However you style it, remember that dressers allow you to showcase the nuances of your design aesthetic. Loved ones and visitors can then immediately get a sense of who you are by seeing how you have utilized this crucial part of a complete bedroom set to build on the look and functional flow of the room.
When you shop for dressers at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find bedroom furniture pieces that will complement the style of your home but also make it feel more elevated. Choose from our wide selection of 3-drawer dressers, 4-drawer dressers, 6-drawer dressers, and more to find the perfect purchase for your space. Check out our Bedrooms Shop by Room page for more ideas and inspiration on creating stylish everyday living spaces.Show Less