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How Do I Choose the Best Dresser Set?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

Start the process of choosing the best dresser set by measuring the room in which the pieces will be placed to give you an idea of how large the units can be. Once you have measured, double-check the measurements, then determine how much clothing and other items you will need to store in the various pieces of the dresser set. It helps to have an idea of where the pieces will be placed, as well as which items will go in which piece. Choose a set that will accommodate your space restrictions as well as your storage requirements.

Once you have determined the storage requirements for the dresser set, draw up a budget and decide how much you want to spend on the set. This can narrow down your search significantly, and if you find a dresser set that will suit your needs perfectly but is out of your price range, consider whether you want to invest a bit more or whether you want to find a set that is similar but less expensive. Remember that while price is important, high-quality materials are much more important. Try to choose a dresser set made from solid woods or other solid materials so you will not find yourself replacing the dresser set prematurely due to damage or poor construction.

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Woman holding a book

The set is likely to include several pieces of various shapes. Try to plan out which items will go in which set piece so you can maximize storage capacity, and think about where the pieces will sit in the room. A double dresser, for example, will be a low unit that is quite wide, so it is likely to require a large stretch of wall. A tallboy dresser, conversely, is tall and thin and can fit in a corner or other smaller space. Consider which styles will work best for your needs and find a set that includes the pieces you want.

Think carefully about the materials, not only for strength, but also for aesthetics. Consider the other pieces of furniture already in the room, as well as the color of the walls and carpet to determine which colors or shades will work best for you. The choice of material will have a significant impact on aesthetics as well; different types of wood will create a different aesthetic, and metal and plastic can also drastically change the overall decor of the room. Be sure to think carefully about the mood you want to create in the room before purchasing.

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