If there ever was a versatile piece of furniture it is a chest of drawers. A chest of drawers can fit into almost any room. Some are tall and narrow and have abundant drawers. Some are small and can be a nightstand in your bedroom while others are large enough to hold a whole season of clothes.
Is there anything a chest of drawers can’t do?
The storage options are endless with your chest of drawers. The top of a large and tall chest is a great place to display photos, baskets, and plants. The top of a short chest of drawers is a great place for things like candles, flowers, a television, a lamp, and/or books.
Whether the chest has 2 drawers or 12 drawers, whether your chest of drawers looks decorative or is simply a utilitarian piece, the drawers can hide all sort of items: photos, dining items, clothes, hobby supplies, knick-knack, and more!
Here are some ways you can use your chest of drawers to store things all around the home.
In a Mudroom, Entryway, or Foyer
If your foyer or entryway is large enough, a chest of drawers can be the perfect small piece of furniture. Use the drawers of the chest to hold scarves, keys, gloves, umbrellas, and mail. A small chest of drawers at the entry is perfect for holding mittens, hats, shopping lists, and coupons.
Any low chest of drawers looks great with a beautiful plant or decorative vase on top of it. You can also hang a mirror over the chest and place a lamp on top.
In the Dining Room
Any long, low chest can take the place of a sideboard. Use the top of your chest of drawers for serving dinners and use the drawers themselves to store things like napkins, trays, placemats, tablecloths, serving dishes, and candles.
A smaller chest offers you a place to hold a beautiful plant or floral arrangement, a tea set, and/or seasonal decorations.
In a Bathroom
Use a chest of drawers in your bathroom to help break up the space. A tall chest can hold things such as bathrobes, beauty and medical supplies, towels, and washcloths. A small chest placed on a wall near the bath or shower is perfect for bath supplies and towels.
In a Guest Room
House guests are glad when they have a place to store their personal belongings during their visits. You can also use some drawers to store holiday items such as gift wrap, tags, ribbons, pens, scissors, pens, and scotch tape. Or you can use them to hold craft and hobby supplies including scrapbooking items, sewing items, or fabrics.
Read more on England Furniture.