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Difference between a Chest of Drawers and a Dresser

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The most essential yet common pieces of furniture you will find within a bedroom is a dresser or a chest of drawers. These two game-changing case pieces set the standard for storage functionality and has been around since the 17th century. Not sure which one is best for you? Read below to discover what the differences are between a chest of drawers and a dresser to help you decide which one will best suit your bedroom storage needs.

Chest of Drawers

Wood 5-Drawer Chest

A Chest of drawers can be identified by a few specific characteristics. The first identifying feature is that it is narrow.A chest of drawers is specifically designed to be narrow in order to accommodate the storage needs of an individual living in a tight space. The second defining feature is that chests are significantly taller than dressers. These pieces are specifically designed to be tall in order to be able to stack 5-drawers on top of one another and essentially provide just as much storage space as a dresser. Want to save even more space? We also carry media chests that not only store your clothes; it provides a place to put your TV and media entertainment as well!

Bedroom Dresser

Dresser With Mirror

A dresser is a staple piece of furniture that can be virtually seen in every bedroom. Because these case pieces are so popular, every style, size and color you can think of is available. The most common features of a dresser is that it is low and long. Dressers usually have 6 drawers (or more) and are bigger and deeper than chest drawers. Additionally, many dressers also come with a matching mirror that is mounted on the back. This enables a person to dress in front of it, hence why the piece is called a dresser. If a room appears too big or empty, a dresser is the perfect way to fill bedroom space and create an inviting allure with a styled theme.

In summary, a dresser is low, long and great for those that have enough space in the bedroom. A chest of drawers is tall, narrow and ideal for smaller bedrooms. If space is not an issue, a matching dresser and chest set is the best way to create a cohesive room theme that provides bountiful bedroom storage. Shop at OC Furniture and explore our expanding collection of dressers and chests to meet and exceed your bedroom storage needs.

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