Our Ultimate Dresser Guide: 29 Dressers You're Gonna Love

Our Ultimate Dresser Guide: 29 Dressers You're Gonna Love

When decorating your bedroom, you typically need a bed first. After that, somewhere to store your clothes. When you start dresser shopping for your bedroom, you will notice many types of dressers are available online. This guide will help you sort through them all.


After moving into our home, my husband and I purchased a bedroom dresser from Facebook Marketplace that someone else had beautifully restored. Now, it has our toddler’s drawing on the side and holds many of our everyday clothing items. It’s wild how a piece of furniture quickly becomes an essential part of your everyday life.

When decorating your bedroom, you typically need a bed first. After that, somewhere to store your clothes. When you start dresser shopping for your bedroom, you will notice many types of dressers are available online, from a high dresser to a low dresser, a mid-century modern dresser to a farmhouse dresser, and so many other styles. 

Dressers are essential for any bedroom, providing both storage and style. All dressers offer similar advantages, including: 

  • Space Efficiency: Maximizes vertical space usage, making it ideal for rooms with limited floor space.
  • Ample Storage: Despite its narrow footprint, it provides significant storage capacity with multiple drawers.
  • Versatility: Can be used in various rooms for different storage needs.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Available in numerous styles, materials, and finishes to match different interior designs.
  • Organization: The multiple drawers help keep items organized and easily accessible.

But with so many different types and styles of dressers available, choosing the right one for your bedroom can take time and effort. Of course, you can also use a dresser to decorate other living spaces in your room. A perfectly placed dresser can add style and storage to your living room, entryway, or dining room just as easily as in the bedroom. 

This blog post will provide an everything-you-need-to-know guide to dressers, covering the different types and most popular styles. We'll also offer tips for choosing a dresser for your bedroom and how to style it to create a cohesive and fashionable space.

Whether you're looking for a traditional dresser, a modern dresser, or something in between, we've got you covered. So read on and learn everything you need to know about dressers!

What are the different types of dressers?

Dressers come in many sizes and styles, and each type of dresser has unique features. Here are some common types you’ve probably heard of—and maybe even some you haven’t heard of before! Scroll through this section to decide which of these dressers will fit your needs. Then, you can discover different styles in the next section. 

Standard Dresser

A standard dresser is like a jack-of-all-trades in your bedroom. With several drawers, it stands about as high as your waist and is around 15-20 inches deep. The top part is perfect for showing off your favorite decor or organizing your daily essentials.

  • Width: Generally wide, often ranging from 30 to 70 inches.
  • Height: Usually around waist-high, typically 30 to 40 inches.
  • Depth: Around 15 to 20 inches.
  • Drawers: Multiple, typically arranged in a single or double column.

Top Surface: Provides additional space for decorative items, a mirror, a TV, or everyday essentials like a lamp or clock.

A standard dresser is ideal for a bedroom, guest room, nursery, hallway, or living room. This style is popular because of its versatility, storage capacity, surface area, and aesthetic appeal. 

Double Dresser

The wide double dresser offers plenty of storage with its aligned drawers, typically in two columns. The drawers organize clothing, linens, and other items. Its timeless design and functionality make it a valuable piece of furniture for any home.

  • Width: Generally wider than a standard dresser, often ranging from 50 to 70 inches or more.
  • Height: Similar to a standard dresser, typically around 30 to 40 inches.
  • Depth: Around 15 to 20 inches.
  • Drawers: Multiple, typically arranged in two columns, offering more storage capacity.
  • Top Surface: Plentiful space for various items, from decor to functional pieces.

A double dresser is ideal for a primary bedroom, guest bedroom, nursery, living room, or dining room. It is wider than a standard dresser and offers more storage space to serve as a storage space for dinnerware, games, or table linens. This dresser can also function as a buffet, sideboard, or TV stand, so it’s a great one to consider for rooms other than the bedroom. 

A double dresser is an excellent option if you have a large bedroom or need additional storage space elsewhere! 

Tallboy (Tall Chest)

A tallboy dresser is also called a chest of drawers or highboy because of its tall, narrow design. A tall dresser is quite popular in smaller spaces, such as apartments or small bedrooms. 

  • Height: Taller than standard and double dressers, often ranging from 50 to 60 inches—or more.
  • Width: Narrower compared to standard dressers, usually around 30 to 40 inches.
  • Depth: Similar to standard dressers, typically around 15 to 20 inches.
  • Drawers: Multiple, usually 5 to 7, stacked vertically
  • Footprint: Takes up less floor space, making it suitable for smaller rooms or spaces.

The best places for a tall dresser or highboy chest are a small bedroom, closet, guest room, child’s bedroom, hallway, entryway, living room, or study. This versatile type of dresser can fit anywhere you need more vertical storage space. 

brown wooden drawer with painting; Photo by Earl Wilcox / Unsplash

Lowboy (Low Chest)

Historically, lowboys were used as dressing or vanity tables and paired with matching mirrors. Storage space and a low profile are the hallmarks of a lowboy dresser, aka a low chest. 

  • Height: Low in height, generally around 24 to 30 inches.
  • Width: Wider than it is tall, typically around 30 to 60 inches.
  • Depth: Similar to other dressers, typically around 15 to 20 inches.
  • Drawers: Fewer drawers than a tallboy, usually 2 to 6 drawers
  • Top Surface: Ample surface area, making it suitable for decorative items, mirrors, or everyday essentials.

About the same width as a standard or double dresser, a lowboy dresser is a great option where you need lots of storage and have space for a wide piece of furniture: the bedroom, living room, entryway, dining room, or home office. Suitable as a dressing table in your bedroom, a buffet in the dining room, or a console table in your entryway or living room, it’s no wonder this is such a popular dresser style! 

Gentleman’s Chest

A tall, narrow dresser with a mix of drawers and a cabinet? That's called a gentleman's chest. The drawers are perfect for neatly folding and storing your clothes, while the shelves can hold office supplies, files, movies, or books. It's a super handy and stylish piece of furniture that can be used for many different things. 

  • Height: Taller than a standard dresser, often around 50 to 60 inches.
  • Width: Usually narrower than a double dresser, typically around 40 to 50 inches.
  • Depth: Similar to other dressers, typically around 18 to 24 inches.
  • Drawers: Multiple drawers (usually 3 to 6) arranged vertically.
  • Cabinet Space: Includes a cabinet section with shelves or a hanging rod.
  • Design: Often combines drawers on one side and a cabinet on the other, but configurations can vary.

The best spaces for a gentleman’s chest include the primary bedroom, guest bedroom, children’s room, home office, living room, or hallway. These chests can hold office supplies or files in your office or media or books in the living room. And, of course, you can separate hanging and folded clothing inside a gentleman’s chest. 

Lingerie Chest

Lingerie chests are tall, skinny dressers for storing lingerie and tiny clothing. They have several shallow drawers for organizing delicate items. Their sleek design complements bedroom furniture, making your room look organized and keeping your unmentionables neatly tucked away.

  • Height: Usually tall, often ranging from 50 to 60 inches.
  • Width: Narrow, typically around 18 to 24 inches.
  • Depth: Shallow, generally about 14 to 18 inches.
  • Drawers: Multiple small, shallow drawers (usually 5 to 7) designed for organizing lingerie, hosiery, and other delicate items.
  • Design: Slim and elegant, often designed to complement bedroom furniture.

You can place your lingerie chest in your bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, guest room, or dressing room. These chests are typically tall and narrow and fit easily into closets. 

a white dresser topped with potted plants next to a lamp; Photo by Karina / Unsplash

Bachelor’s Chest

A bachelor's chest is like a mini dresser, about as tall as your waist, not too wide or deep. It usually has 3 or 4 drawers, and it's designed to be simple and useful, which means it can go with pretty much any decor style. 

  • Height: Usually around waist-high, typically 30 to 36 inches.
  • Width: Narrow to moderate width, generally around 24 to 36 inches.
  • Depth: Typically around 14 to 20 inches.
  • Drawers: Generally has 3 to 4 drawers.
  • Design: Compact and versatile, often simple and functional, but available in various styles to match other furniture items

Since a bachelor’s chest is moderate in width and height, it is an excellent piece of furniture for your bedroom, guest room, living room, home office, entryway, or bathroom. Its additional storage space makes it a valuable addition to any room in your home. 

Combo Dresser

The combo dresser, aka combination dresser, varies in size but is ideal for holding bulky items like media equipment. Many people like to place a combo dresser alongside the wall or next to a closet. It’s a versatile furniture piece that combines multiple storage options in one unit. It usually has a combination of drawers, cabinets, and shelves.

  • Height: Typically around waist to chest height, generally between 30 to 50 inches.
  • Width: Can vary widely, but often around 40 to 60 inches.
  • Depth: Generally similar to other dressers, around 15 to 20 inches.
  • Drawers: Multiple drawers, often on one side or in the center.
  • Cabinet/Shelving Section: One or more cabinets with shelves, often on one side or adjacent to the drawers
  • Design: Combines different storage types in one piece, often with a balanced aesthetic that complements bedroom furniture.

A combination dresser can accommodate a broader range of items than a typical dresser. It can add the versatile storage you need in a bedroom, playroom, living room, or home office

a room with a white dresser and a painting on the wall; Photo by Kapil Rai / Unsplash

Media Dresser

Unlike a typical bedroom dresser, a media dresser accommodates media equipment such as TVs, gaming consoles, DVD players, and other electronics. 

  • Height: Similar to standard dressers, typically around 30 to 40 inches.
  • Width: Wide enough to accommodate a TV and media equipment, often between 50 to 70 inches.
  • Depth: Generally around 15 to 20 inches, similar to other dressers.
  • Drawers: Multiple drawers for clothing storage, often arranged in rows.
  • Open Shelf or Compartment: Designed to hold a TV or media equipment, usually located at the top or in the center
  • Cable Management: Often includes holes or slots at the back for managing cables and wires.

Where can you place a media dresser in your home? Really, anywhere you want! Of course, a living room, bedroom, guest room, home office, or children’s room are generally the top choices for this type of dresser. 

Vanity Dresser

A vanity dresser provides storage and a dedicated space for getting ready. That’s why you’ll notice that vanity dressers typically feature a mirror mounted on top and drawers or compartments for makeup, jewelry, hair accessories, and other beauty essentials. 

  • Mirror: A key feature of a vanity dresser, often with adjustable angles for different views.
  • Drawers: Provides storage for cosmetics, skincare products, jewelry, and other personal items.
  • Surface Area: Offers a spacious top surface for displaying items and performing grooming tasks.
  • Design: Available in various styles, from classic and ornate to modern and minimalist designs.

You can place a vanity dresser anywhere you like to get ready, like your bedroom, bathroom, or walk-in closet

So, once you’ve measured your space and decided on the appropriate dresser type, you can get to the fun part: choosing the style that will complement your space. Maybe you’ve pinned some faves to a Pinterest inspiration board or saved a few favorite styles on Spoken. 

Below are 19 popular dresser styles. Scroll through to see which photos represent the furniture aesthetic you want your bedroom—or other spaces—to embody. As you discover which pieces best suit your taste and needs, enjoy the process of curating a furniture collection that brings you joy each day.

Antique Dressers

If you're into furniture with a story, then you'll love antique dressers. They are like time capsules, full of timeless style and handcrafted details. Antique dressers add a touch of sophistication to any bedroom.

sophisticated antique dresser with 8 drawers and roses on top; elegant farmhouse antique dresser in platinum with decorations on top; antique bedroom dressers
Antique Taupe Dresser & Antique Platinum Dresser

Some antique dressers are actual antiques, while others are simply antique-style dressers. 

Types: You’ll notice that many antique dressers are tall dressers, lowboy dressers, gentleman’s chests, vanity dressers, and standard dressers.

Details: Rich, dark woods like mahogany or walnut, with carvings and moldings that'll make your jaw drop. The knobs and handles are often shiny brass or bronze, with designs that'll make you think they belong in a museum. Some antique dressers even have mirrors or fancy decorations like marquetry or inlay. 

Where they fit: An antique dresser can add a touch of historical charm and elegance to your bedroom, living room, entryway, or dining room. An elegant white dresser with a marble top and Queen Anne legs will instantly transport your bedroom back in time.

Special considerations: An antique dresser may require special care and maintenance to preserve its condition. You may also want to check its structural integrity to determine whether any repairs will be necessary. 

Traditional Dressers

A traditional dresser is the way to go if you're looking for a classic and timeless look for your bedroom. Traditional dressers come in all sorts of finishes, from light and airy to dark and rich. Depending on your finish or hardware, the traditional vibe can complement various aesthetics.

traditional tallboy wood dresser with 6 drawers and traditional rustic dresser with 8 drawers; stylish bedroom dresser with mirror for primary bedroom; traditional style dressers
Traditional Light Wood Dresser & Traditional Peppercorn Rustic Dresser

Types: Traditional dressers are often standard or double dressers. Many also come in tallboy, lowboy, and gentleman’s chest styles. 

Details: These dressers are usually wood and have simple lines and understated details. They typically have drawers and doors, giving you plenty of space to store your clothes and other stuff. Some traditional dressers even have a mirror attached, perfect for getting dressed and ready.  Spoken's traditional dresser collection can offer inspiring examples of online dressers—and the best deals!

Where they fit: All of these styles fit well in bedrooms. The size you choose will depend on the space you have available. However, you could also use a dresser in the hallway, entryway, or living room to provide extra storage space, especially if you live in a small home with limited closet space. 

Advantages of a traditional dresser: Timeless in style and embodying high-quality craftsmanship, a traditional dresser is durable and complements other design styles, too, including other conventional or transitional furniture. For example, a traditional white gentleman's chest provides a classy bedroom storage solution that will stay in style forever.

Modern Dressers

Modern dressers may have various storage options, including drawers, shelves, and cabinets, providing ample space for clothes, accessories, and other personal belongings. Modern dressers add a touch of sophistication and style to any bedroom, blending seamlessly with contemporary and minimalist decor.

transitional white modern dresser with brass hardware, flowers, and an octagonal mirror on the wall; modern white dresser style; glacier oak dresser with deep drawers for modern bedroom furnishing
Modern White 6-drawer Dresser & Glacier Oak 4-drawer Dresser

Types: You will likely find standard, double, tall, low, and combo modern dressers. Depending on the available space and whether you want it to double as a TV stand or office storage space, you can choose the best type for you.

Details: Modern dressers incorporate sleek lines, minimalistic designs, and functional features. They are likely made using materials like metal, glass, and engineered wood, creating a clean and contemporary aesthetic. A wood and metal dresser or light-colored modern dresser can provide the simple, modern aesthetic that many people love.

Where they fit: Modern dressers come in various sizes and configurations, suitable for bedrooms of all sizes. They can also double as a media console in your living room or provide storage for supplies in your home office. 

Unique advantages of a modern dresser: You can enjoy the functionality of a traditional dresser with a trendy aesthetic that complements other modern and contemporary furniture items. Soft-close drawers and touch-to-open features are also standard features of modern dressers, which you can find in our modern dresser collection on Spoken.

Farmhouse Dressers

Farmhouse dressers are a popular choice for those who love the warm and inviting aesthetic of farmhouse-style decor. They're a great way to add a touch of rustic charm to your bedroom. And, since they're also durable and functional, you can enjoy them for many years.

rustic mint gray farmhouse dresser with dark bronze hardware and scalloped base; feminine wood dresser; farmhouse aesthetic furniture; cozy, timeless nordik oak double dresser; wayfair dresser deals
Mint Gray Farmhouse Dresser & Nordik Oak Farmhouse Dresser

Types: Standard, double, tallboy, lowboy, and combo dressers are the most popular farmhouse-style dressers. 

Details: Farmhouse dressers are typically solid wood dressers featuring simple designs. They often have distressed or weathered finishes that give them a rustic look and feel. Other features usually include metal hardware and, of course, drawers and doors for storage. A transitional rustic white dresser with a mirror or a tall gray farmhouse dresser with extra-deep drawers both add to the weathered look you love so much while 

Where they fit: A farmhouse dresser will complement the style in your primary bedroom, guest room, living room, entryway, or dining room. They can enhance your farmhouse aesthetic in the dining room by providing stylish storage for linens, dishes, and other dining essentials. 

Unique advantages of farmhouse dressers: We love the warmth and versatility that farmhouse-style furniture adds to your home. These pieces add a sense of coziness and complement other rustic and country decor well. You’ll love the charming, lived-in feeling of your farmhouse-style bedroom or dining room. 

Midcentury Modern Dressers

Midcentury modern dressers are a stylish and functional addition to any bedroom. Their style reflects the furniture styles of the mid-20th century, particularly from the 1940s to the 1960s. They are a great way to add a touch of retro flair to your home.

midcentury modern walnut dresser with tapered legs, lamps, and a round mirror hanging above; combination mid-century dresser with pink drawers, light brown cabinet, and splayed legs; stylish wood dresser for modern home furnishing
Walnut-Toned Dresser & Horizontal Combo Dresser

Types: Like many other styles, midcentury modern dressers can come in a highboy, lowboy, standard, double, or combo style. The right size dresser in a midcentury modern style will fit beautifully into your bedroom or another living area. 

Details: Midcentury modern dressers have clean lines and simple designs. They are made using natural materials like wood and metal, often featuring tapered legs, recessed handles, and geometric patterns. Midcentury modern furniture can also be painted in bold, solid colors or feature contrasting finishes. Its unique aesthetic is what makes it so popular, and why we love featuring mid century modern dressers on Spoken!

Where they fit: Many people like midcentury modern dressers in bedrooms, whether it's your preferred primary bedroom, guest bedroom, or kids’ bedroom style. They can also add retro style to your living room, home office, or entryway and complement other modern styles well. 

Unique advantages of midcentury modern dressers: The iconic design of mid-century modern furniture is its most outstanding advantage. You may prefer a tall white and walnut midcentury dresser or a mid-century black dresser with velvet-lined drawers. But no matter which color or type of dresser you choose, you will adore the design that has regained popularity in recent years.

Contemporary Dressers

Contemporary dressers are a stylish and functional addition to any bedroom. They feature clean lines, simple designs, and neutral colors. Contemporary dressers are often made using a combination of materials, such as wood, metal, and glass. They are perfect for creating a modern and sophisticated look in your bedroom.

contemporary gray tall dresser with elegant nickel drawer pulls; natural ash veneer dresser with diagonal natural wood pattern; contemporary wood dressers for bedroom
Gray 5-drawer Dresser & Natural Ash 4-drawer Dresser

Types: Contemporary dressers, like other styles, come in many widths, heights, sizes, and types. These include media, combo, standard, double, low, and tall dressers. 

Details: Simple, elegant, and functional; these are all qualities you can expect from a contemporary dresser. If you’re a bit of a minimalist and enjoy neutral colors or natural wood tones, you will love the simple elegance of a contemporary bedroom dresser—or a dresser for any room in your home. 

Where they fit: While your bedroom may be the first place you think of, a contemporary dresser can also add a modern design element to transitional spaces, like hallways or entryways. In a contemporary living room, try adding a dresser for extra storage or as a media console; this black dresser would look so cool in a living room or bedroom. 

Unique advantages of contemporary dressers: They’re trendy, versatile, and cute as can be! What else is there to say? If you want to heap on the style in your home or apartment, a contemporary dresser from Spoken is a great way to do it. Also, not to brag or anything, but if you’ve been looking for a contemporary lingerie chest, we’ve found a honey-brown lingerie chest with leather handles that is just the thing for storing your undergarments and pajamas—and you can buy it for $400 less on Spoken! Ok, maybe we are bragging a little.

Rustic Dressers

Like farmhouse dressers, rustic dressers are a great way to add a touch of warmth and charm to your home. They are perfect for creating a cozy, inviting atmosphere in your bedroom or any other room in your home.

rustic and contemporary dresser with five drawers in a room with stone walls and wooden floors; a weathered gray salvaged pine dresser with nine drawers and an arched mirror; farmhouse dresser style for bedroom or kitchen
Rustic 5-drawer Dresser & Weathered Salvaged Pine Dresser

Types: Rustic-style dressers typically come in tall, low, combo, double, and standard dresser types. While they have a unique weathered appearance, they are still relatively traditional in form. 

Details: Rustic dressers are typically solid wood and feature simple, clean lines. They often have distressed or weathered finishes that give them a relaxed, lived-in look. Our rustic dresser collection can give you an idea of what these details look like in dressers of different sizes and shapes.

Where they fit: A rustic dresser can be used as a sideboard or buffet in your dining room, especially when paired with a rustic dining table. You can also create an inviting entryway that will feel super inviting and natural. And, of course, you can make your bedroom feel rustic and elegant simultaneously with a handcrafted Italian brown rustic dresser or a more affordable alternative, a dark walnut veneer rustic dresser with chrome drawer pulls.  

Advantages of rustic dressers: Rustic furniture's unique aesthetic provides a unique connection to nature. The finish of a rustic wood dresser is different from that of other wood dressers because of the intentional dents and scratches meant to mimic years of use. The visible wood grain and earthy tones create a warm, cozy, and authentic feel. 

Industrial Dressers

Industrial dressers are made of metal and wood and have pretty simple designs. Their dark finishes, exposed hardware, and geometric shapes make them perfect for creating a modern, edgy look in your bedroom. Rectangles and circles are often incorporated into industrial furniture design. 

Industrial dressers come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find one that fits your storage needs and style preferences as unique as you are. 

steel frame affordable dresser with white drawers; industrial style dresser for bedroom or living room; red and off white dresser for living room or dining room
Oak & White 3-drawer Dresser & Two-Tone Double Dresser

Types: Whether you want a tall dresser to store all your clothes or a low dresser to use as a TV stand, there's an industrial dresser for you. They typically come in standard, double, tallboy, lowboy, and combination dresser styles, making it possible to find the right size dresser for your space in the industrial furniture style. 

Details: Industrial furniture feels like it belongs in a warehouse or factory, or at least it gives the vibe that it was built using reclaimed wood and metal from an old industrial space. Bare light bulbs and metallic accents are typical details in this furniture style. We love featuring lots of industrial dressers on Spoken.

Where they fit: An industrial chest or lingerie dresser—like this industrial 5-drawer lingerie chest—is ideal for your bedroom. Of course, you can also utilize a tall industrial dresser for storage in a small space like a guest bedroom or kids’ room. There are no hard and fast rules for dressers, though, so if you have a place in your home office, living room, or entryway that needs a bit of industrial flair and storage space, give it a go! 

Advantages of industrial dressers: Industrial furniture's eye-catching quality is one of its greatest qualities, besides its functional attributes. You can enjoy plenty of storage space and the rugged, urban aesthetic. Win-win! 

Dark Academia Dressers

Dark academia dressers are perfect for anyone who loves the dark academia aesthetic. Think old libraries, dimly lit offices filled with rich textures and dark colors, and shadowy maximalism. They are also an excellent choice for anyone wanting to add sophistication and elegance to their bedroom or other living spaces. 

transitional farmhouse dresser with dark wood and mirrored accents; dark academia living room furniture and decor; chest with three drawers made of mango wood and a black iron base; dark academia aesthetic furniture
Transitional Farmhouse Dresser & Industrial 3-Drawer Mango Wood Chest

Types: Standard, double, tallboy, lowboy, and combination dresser styles are most popular in the dark academia aesthetic. A tall, dark mahogany chest with dovetail joints is the epitome of this style, or you could add a bit of glam to the aesthetic with a tufted black velvet double dresser with crystal drawer pulls. That’s some pretty serious style!  

Details: Dark academia dressers often have a vintage or antique look, and they can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any room. They are typically made of dark wood, such as mahogany or oak, and feature intricate carvings and hardware. Sometimes, they will have mirrored fronts, drawers with dovetail joints, and ball or claw feet. Unique dark velvets, distressed leathers, and vintage finds are all very dark academia. 

Where they fit: Your dark academia dresser is best placed in the bedroom, living room, study, or library. You can also utilize a two-tone modern gray and walnut dresser in your home (or work) office space. Talk about an instant style upgrade in that perfect moody style you love. 

Advantages of dark academia dressers: One of this style’s greatest advantages is the sense of history and sophistication that it evokes. It’s a rich aesthetic with a sophisticated appeal that appeals most to Gen Z, but its appeal knows no bounds. This style is for you if you want your home to feel like a vintage, old-world library! 

Scandinavian Dressers

Scandinavian dressers are popular for those looking for a modern, minimalist look. They often have a low profile, making them a good choice for smaller bedrooms or transitional spaces, like hallways and entryways. A simple statement piece with a flower vase or artwork close to your doorway is a beautiful way to welcome guests—and yourself!—into your home. 

Scandinavian sideboard with dark walnut finish, flowers, and artwork on top; scandinavian lingerie chest with five drawers, a pink flower vase, and an elephant figurine on top; scandinavian dining room furniture and scandinavian bedroom dresser; IKEA dresser lookalike
Scandinavian 3-drawer Sideboard & Oak & White Lingerie Chest

Types: Standard, double, and combination dressers are pretty common in the Scandinavian style, although you may find any dresser type in this popular style. Combination dressers can double as sideboards, which makes them even more versatile. 

Details: They are typically made from light-colored wood, such as oak or birch, and feature clean lines and simple hardware. Minimalist, functional, and beautiful are just a few words that describe the Scandinavian design style. It feels airy and aesthetic, and we are here for it! White, light gray, beige, and natural wood are common finish colors in Scandinavian furniture. 

Where they fit: Since Scandinavian dressers tend to be low profile, they can fit almost anywhere! A luxurious oak double dresser is ideal for your bedroom or dining room, and a contrasting white and walnut chest of drawers is perfect for furnishing a nursery or kids’ room. 

Advantages of Scandinavian-style dressers: You can’t find an IKEA dresser everywhere, but you can find one that looks like an IKEA dresser when you shop for Scandinavian-style dressers online. You can find all of Spoken’s Scandi-style dressers here

French Country Dressers

Inspired by the French countryside aesthetic, French country dressers bring a touch of rustic charm and elegance to any bedroom. If you like the rustic styles but prefer something mostly elegant with a few rustic details, the French country style perfectly combines the two. 

weathered, off white french country dresser with nine drawers and a mirror hanging on the wall above; a six-drawer gentleman's chest with soft-close drawers and dovetail construction; white dressers for bedroom furnishing
French Country 9-drawer Dresser & White Pine Gentleman's Chest

Types: Standard, double, tallboy, lowboy, and combination dressers are the most popular types within the French country category. Many are traditional 6- or 7-drawer dressers, like this white dresser with dovetail drawers. Some have more, though, like this off-white 9-drawer French country dresser

Details: French country dressers are typically made of solid wood, like oak or pine, and feature a distressed or antiqued finish. They often have curved edges, cabriole legs, and intricate hardware and may also be decorated with carvings, moldings, or floral motifs.

Where they fit: These dressers will likely be bulkier than others that aren’t made of solid wood, but they still come in various sizes. A French country dresser provides ample storage space for your clothing in your bedroom or for guests to put their clothes away. They also make excellent accent pieces in the living room or dining room!

Unique characteristics of French country dressers: This is a unique style, so embracing it will definitely create a unique and inviting atmosphere inside of your home. The magical mixture of rustic and elegant aesthetics makes this style so beautiful

Bohemian [Boho] Dressers

A boho dresser is a perfect choice if you are looking for a dresser that will make a statement. Boho dressers are a stylish and unique way to add a touch of bohemian flair to your bedroom. It’s no wonder creative types enjoy the boho style so much. It’s a more artistic interior design style, visually captivating yet somewhat understated.

tall white bohemian dresser with gold accents; brown woven raffia dresser with 12 drawers and a mirror hanging above; boho aesthetic furniture; boho bedroom furniture; Walmart furniture deals
White & Gold Dresser & Brown Woven Raffia Dresser

Types: Boho dressers are typically standard, double, lowboy, combination, or tall dressers. We like the unique style of a smaller 4-drawer boho dresser for smaller spaces, like this charming retro rattan chest

Details: Boho furniture is eclectic, free-spirited, and often includes various textures, colors, and patterns. Boho dressers are typically made from natural materials, such as wood, rattan, or bamboo, and they feature intricate carvings and embellishments. Boho dressers in our collection on Spoken often have a distressed or weathered finish, which makes any room feel warm and cozy. 

Where they fit: In the boho spirit, wherever the wind blows them. Not quite, though, because they’re a bit heavy for that; in all seriousness, your bedroom, living space, or dining area are all lovely places for a bohemian dresser. Elevate your style with a 5-drawer boho chest of drawers or a vintage vertical teak dresser. They can offer additional storage—and style—throughout your home. 

Unique characteristics of boho dressers: The smallest details of boho furniture, in general, feel inspiring, especially when admiring the furniture that you deliberated over for months before buying. The eclectic appeal and cozy feel make this a well-loved style among Spoken shoppers. 10/10 Recommend!

Shabby Chic Dressers

Shabby chic dressers are a unique and stylish way to add a touch of vintage charm to your bedroom and create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in your home, much like similar rustic or farmhouse furniture items. Shabby chic is best known for its aged appearance and subdued color palette. 

cottage style dresser in cream with five drawers; glamorous dresser with mirrored details for shabby chic style bedroom furnishing
Cream Vertical Dresser & Glam Mirrored 3-drawer Chest

Types: Tall dressers, double, standard, and combination dressers are all popular shabby chic styles. The lived-in and romantic aesthetic makes these pieces ideal for the rooms you spend the most time in, no matter which size you choose.

Details: They're typically made from distressed wood or painted in light, neutral colors and often feature intricate details such as carvings, moldings, or floral motifs. The designs are relatively minimalist, but the details add a more ornamental quality. Chalk paint is often used within this style because it is easily distressed. And, of course, you can always add your own details, such as a vase of pastel or white flowers atop your shabby chic bedroom furniture. 

Where they fit: A shabby chic dresser is most likely to be placed in a bedroom, living room, entryway, or bathroom inside your home. The distressed aesthetic makes a shabby chic dresser appear well-loved, making sense in your home spaces where you do the most living. 

Unique advantages of shabby chic dressers: They can add personality to your home with traditional feminine detailing, antique inspiration, and decorative hardware. A pink opalescent dresser with bone inlay is a charming example; this shabby chic dresser adds lots of personality to your bedroom, bathroom, or a little girl’s bedroom. 

Maximalist Dressers

The maximalist furniture style embraces the philosophy that more is more. It is designed to make a statement and is often characterized by bold colors, intricate patterns, and an eclectic mix of textures and materials. Maximalist dressers are perfect for adding a touch of drama to your bedroom or living room—actually, more like all the drama if we’re going with more is more. Embrace the excess! 

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Mirror and Brass Credenza & Turquoise Rubberwood Chest

Types: Standard, double, tall, low, and combination dressers are common maximalist styles. You can find a dresser or chest of drawers in almost any size to fit your maximalist decor style. 

Details: Maximalist dressers often feature bright, saturated colors and intricate patterns, creating a visually striking look you will love having in your space. They may incorporate different materials, such as wood, metal, glass, and fabric, creating a layered look. Unique carvings, moldings, and hardware are also very maximalist.

Where they fit: Bedrooms, dining rooms, entryways, and home offices are ideal for maximalist dressers. If you have a cool, bold piece of furniture you want to put it somewhere, you can show it off! Just measure before purchasing to ensure the dimensions fit in your space. 

Advantages of maximalist dressers: Maximalist furniture feels sophisticated and luxurious. When you embrace all the beautiful things you adore, you can express your personality and unique style directly through your furniture. This bamboo and red coral raffia dresser could be considered coastal style, but its striking color and mix of materials also blend beautifully with a maximalist decor scheme.

Coastal Dressers

Coastal dressers are like pretty little beach houses for your clothes, and there are many styles that fall under the coastal home decor umbrella. Weathered finishes mimic the effects of the sun, sea, and salt air on wood. Upon seeing these styles, you can almost hear seagulls in the distance. 

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Whitewashed Dresser & Black Oak and Faux Rattan Dresser

Types: Many coastal dressers are standard, tall, low, or double dressers. However, other options exist, like this white coastal bachelor’s chest and this small blue raffia chest, which could also double as a nightstand.

Details: They're usually made from natural materials like wood, rattan, or bamboo and have light, airy colors and cool coastal details like seashells, starfish, and coral. They're perfect for creating a chill and inviting vibe in your room and making it feel more open and spacious. 

Where they fit: The bedroom, living room, dining room, entryway, or guest room can all be lovely spaces for a coastal-inspired dresser. Create a serene environment throughout your home or in whichever rooms you want to feel those beachy vibes. We don’t blame you if you choose them all! You can see our entire collection of coastal dressers here.

Advantages of coastal dressers: If you love a nice beach vacation, you can bring those beachy vibes home! What’s better than that?! There are styles for every budget, from stylish woven rattan dressers to this luxurious blue and white artisan-made dresser with a bone-inlay fish scale pattern. 

Transitional Dressers

Transitional dressers blend traditional and contemporary styles. Gentle curves may be combined with straight lines, and the combinations of colors and materials are subtle and harmonious. 

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Artistic Transitional White Dresser & Mahogany Dresser with Gold Accents

Types: High, low, standard, double, and combination dressers are all popular styles for transitional dressers, but there are plenty of other items in this style, such as a transitional lingerie chest. You can find almost any dresser type and style combination by searching on Spoken.

Details: Transitional dressers are typically finished using wood finishes that are either natural or stained in versatile tones, providing just the right amount of warmth. Simple and elegant hardware in brushed nickel, antique brass, or chrome are hardware options that allow transitional furniture to maintain a balanced aesthetic and blend seamlessly with the other furniture in your bedroom or living room. 

Where they fit: A transitional dresser is excellent in the bedroom, living room, dining room, or entryway. You can set a neutral and calming aesthetic for the rest of the home in the entryway, especially with a simple dresser or storage piece like this antiqued white transitional dresser

Unique advantages of transitional dressers: The harmonious design of transitional furniture helps create a unique, cohesive design rather than simply sticking to a particular trend. You can utilize transitional dressers to create a space that reflects your personal style. View our transitional dresser collection to find inspiration (and the best deals online)!

Minimalist Dressers

Minimalist dressers are stylish and functional storage solutions for your bedroom or living space. They are perfect for those who appreciate a modern and understated aesthetic and want to create a peaceful and calming environment in their home. While the maximalists say more is more, the minimalists wholeheartedly say less is more! 

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Modern Natural Dresser & White Floating Dresser

Types: Most minimalist dressers are straightforward and traditional. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles in minimalism—just simple styles and clean lines. Because of their simple styles and construction, these dressers are generally affordable.

Details: Minimalist dressers are designed with clean lines, simple shapes, and neutral colors, creating a sleek and uncluttered look. They often feature hidden storage compartments and drawers, allowing you to keep your belongings organized and out of sight.

Where they fit: Bedrooms, living rooms, entryways, and home offices are ideal for minimalist dressers, maintaining a simple and uncluttered aesthetic. In your home office, dressers can be used for storage space and help you keep the focus on cultivating productivity, creativity, and a sense of calm. 

Unique advantages of minimalist dressers: One of the best things about minimalist furniture is its timeless appeal. You don’t have to worry about your furniture going out of style; it can also go well with almost any other type. If you want to cut back on clutter and keep things off the floor, a floating dresser or minimalist dresser is just the thing. Find these (and more) in Spoken's minimalist dresser collection.

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Dressers

There has been a growing interest in sustainable and eco-friendly furniture in recent years. Dressers are no exception. You can reduce your environmental impact by choosing dressers made from sustainable materials and manufactured using eco-friendly processes.

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Double White Dresser & Rustic Farmhouse Chest

Types: Sustainable dressers can be tall, low, standard, double, or combination dressers. Sustainability is more about sourcing and manufacturing than style, so you may find a sustainably sourced dresser in various styles.

Details: Sustainable materials include wood from sustainably managed forests, recyclable materials, or bamboo. Eco-friendly finishes are low in VOCs, harmful chemicals released into the air from furniture. Water-based finishes and low-energy production methods are eco-friendly manufacturing processes to look for. 

Where they fit: Measure carefully to see which room the sustainably sourced dresser you love will fit in. Since fewer sustainably sourced options exist, you may have to plan your room layout around the pieces you love. There’s nothing wrong with that intentionality, though. It demonstrates your commitment to sustainability and style. 

Benefits of sustainable and eco-friendly dressers: Reduced environmental impact, improved indoor air quality, and support for sustainable businesses are some of the greatest benefits of purchasing sustainable furniture. Sustainable dressers are made from materials with a lower environmental impact than traditional materials, such as wood from sustainably managed forests or recycled materials. They emit fewer harmful chemicals than conventional dressers, and they are manufactured by environmentally responsible businesses.

By choosing a sustainable and eco-friendly dresser, you can reduce your environmental impact and create a healthier home for yourself and your family.

Nursery Dressers

Nursery dressers have lots of drawers and cubbies to fit onesies, diapers, blankets, and even toys. Some even come with a changing table built right in, so you can change your little one's diaper without having to move them anywhere. These dressers are made with safe materials and come in different styles to match your nursery's aesthetic.

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Double White Nursery Dresser & Modern Chevron Nursery Chest

Types: Nursery dressers tend to be combination, standard, or double dressers. Combo dressers with shelves provide space for toys, books, and other decor. You can place diapers, onesies, and little bitty socks inside the drawers. Changing table dressers, lowboy, tallboy, and bookcase dressers are other excellent choices for your little one’s nursery. 

Details: Eco-friendly materials, easy-to-clean surfaces, rounded corners, and anti-tip wall anchors are all essential details to pay attention to when purchasing nursery furniture. You won’t regret any of these things, that’s for sure! 

Where they fit: This one’s easy! A nursery dresser goes in a baby’s nursery or a child’s bedroom, but if you find one you love and want to put it somewhere else in the house, there’s nothing wrong with that. 

Valuable considerations for nursery dressers: In addition to eco-friendly materials, round corners, and wall anchors, you can also consider non-toxic finishes, soft-close drawers, and adjustable shelving. That way, as baby grows, you can keep the same furniture in their room, and they will continue to be safe and comfortable. 

Dresser FAQs

When wondering which dresser will go perfectly in your space, you have questions—and we have answers!

a blue dresser with flowers on top of it; Photo by Juan Smith / Unsplash

Which size dresser should I get for my bedroom?

There are a few factors to consider when choosing the right size dresser for your bedroom:

  • The size of the room: You want to make sure the dresser is proportionate to the room size. A large dresser in a small room will make the room feel cramped, while a small dresser in a large room will look lost.
  • The amount of storage space you need: Consider how many clothes and other items you need to store in the dresser. If you have a lot of clothes, you will need a dresser with more drawers.
  • The height of the bed: The dresser should be about the same height as the bed. This will create a balanced look and make it easy to access the drawers.
  • The style of the room: The dresser should match the style of the room. A farmhouse dresser will look out of place in a mid-century modern bedroom, and vice versa.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help. If you are unsure which size dresser to choose, ask a trusted friend, family member, or interior designer for help. 

What is the best material for a dresser?

When it comes to choosing the best material for a dresser, it really depends on what you're looking for. If you want something that will last for ages and look fantastic, solid wood is hands down the most durable and high-quality option. 

On the other hand, engineered wood dressers are a great choice if you're on a budget or want something a little lighter. They're made from particleboard or MDF and are still pretty sturdy. Plus, they're among the most affordable dressers. 

And if you're looking for something that will withstand a lot of wear and tear, metal dressers are an excellent option. They're super durable and stylish, although they might not have the same cozy feel as wood. Ultimately, the best material for a dresser is the one that fits your style, durability, and budget needs.

What is the difference between a dresser and a chest of drawers?

So, you need a new furniture piece to store your clothes, linens, or other items. You've seen dressers and chests of drawers, but what is the difference between the two? You already know that they can both come in different styles and sizes. Here are a few of the most important differences.   

A dresser often has a mirror on top so you can check out your outfit before you head out. Think of it this way: a dresser = a space to get dressed. You might have drawers of different sizes to store everything from socks to sweaters. Dressers help you keep your clothing organized, usually in your bedroom.

A chest of drawers doesn't usually have a mirror, so it's more about function than fashion. Typically, it has drawers of the same size, making it perfect for storing blankets, linens, and other household items. Chests of drawers are often found in living rooms, dining rooms, and other common areas, keeping things tidy and organized.

Dressers are like the fancy, decorative types in a bedroom, especially those with a mirror on top. Chests of drawers are the more practical ones you'd use in other parts of your home. Of course, where you place them and whether you use them for dressing will also make a difference in whether you utilize them as a dresser or a chest. 

Well, it’s tough to choose just one color, so here are some of the most popular dresser and furniture colors of 2024: 

  • Neutral tones, like the colors of mushrooms, sand, and clay, create a balanced and harmonious vibe. 
  • Soft greens, like sage, olive, and eucalyptus, feel fresh and organic. If you don’t prefer these colors for furniture, add throw pillows, artwork, or plants to add more green. A mint gray farmhouse dresser adds a perfectly subtle pop of green.
  • Warm whites, like ivory, cream, and off-white, are popular because they feel clean and airy for a bright, natural furniture aesthetic. 
  • Natural wood tones, like oak, walnut, and reclaimed wood, make your space feel natural and warm. 
  • Blues, like navy, indigo, and deep teal, are popular because they add a touch of luxury to traditional and contemporary home decor. This navy mid-century modern dresser is timeless and unique!
  • Charcoal and soft black can contrast with lighter colors or provide a sleek, modern look.

Do you have any other dresser questions, tips, or ideas? We would love to add them here. If you have suggestions to share or if this guide has helped you find a new dresser, please reach out and let us know! We would love to hear about your shopping experiences on Spoken, and we’d love to see how you style your new dresser. 

Happy dresser shopping and happy saving on Spoken! 


Jen Buckner

Writer at Spoken

Jen is a furniture content aficionado at Spoken. She is a Delaware native living on Tulsa time with her husband Blake and three super-cool kids. Jen enjoys using her words to inspire people to make the world—and their worlds—​better. When she's not writing, she's driving her kids around, picking out something cute to wear, or volunteering for a local nonprofit. Oh! And she'd always rather be at the beach (with a bucket of fries).

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