Chests of drawers have long been a prominent piece of furniture found in the bedroom, with the first incarnation being used in late Medieval Europe. ‘Coffers’ were used to store clothes and were originally designed with a hinged lid. Later designs showed that the Coffers had evolved and now included a drawer underneath which was the beginning of the classic chest of drawers design. Commonly used in homes as a means to store clothes that don’t need hanging up, chests of drawers are an exceptionally handy piece of furniture.
The Different Types of Chests of Drawers
Believe it or not but chests of drawers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from small two drawer units to larger units that contain numerous drawers for storage. Often wider than they are in height, chests of drawers as previously mentioned come in a variety of shapes and sizes, however, tall boys and Wellingtons differ in design in the fact that they are tall thin chests which are ideal if the room in which the chests of drawers is being places is short of floor space.
Choosing the Perfect Chest of Drawers
When choosing the perfect chest of drawers for your bedroom, it is vital that you make a list of everything you need to store in your new chest. By doing this it will give you a better idea of what sized chest is needed and whether you need large, deep drawers order to store bulky items such as winter jumpers, or just small drawers to store accessories. It is crucial that you measure that space available twice in order to ensure that each and every one of the drawers in your chest of drawers fully opens without obstruction.
The Differing Styles of Chests of Drawers
Of course, you are going to want to choose a set of chest of drawers that is going to match the décor of your room. It is therefore important that you look at the various chests of drawers that are available to you, such as pine chests of drawers that will add a warm rustic feel to the room, or solid oak chests of drawers that provide a more contemporary look. Don’t forget that painted chests of drawers can provide a bright and refreshing look to you home should it be needed. It is also important to consider how your new chest of drawers is going to match your existing furniture. Here at Furniture UK, we have a wide variety of chests of drawers so you have the ability to easily match the colour.