Dressers are one of the most well-loved storage units available for your home: strong, sturdy and endlessly stylish, they host plenty of opportunities for both organisational and home design purposes. Available in either small or large, they’re as gorgeous as they are spacious: a must-have for any busy family dining room.
Here are 19 ways you can style one of our hardwood dressers, proving the strength of the versatility of a good quality dresser.
1. Embrace classic natural oak
With an elegant, timeless presence, our Canterbury large dresser needs minimal styling: it’s an attractive piece in its own right. Its stunning natural oak finish means it can fit effortlessly into any design scheme, but especially with earthy tones like terracotta pots. It’s the perfect home for all your Le Creuset pots and pans.
2. Explore modern twists on traditional farmhouse kitchen
The soft, rounded spires and natural oak tops of our Brindle large dresser align it with traditional farmhouse styles. Yet, this perennial design is given a contemporary edge with a stunning lick of sage green paint. Retro-inspired brass kitchen tools and exposed brick walls do more to bring these two design eras together.
If you like the Brindle range, you’ll love our Seaglass trend – the naturally-inspired ethereal home spaces that have Brindle at their heart.
3. Coordinate with the rest of your room
The modernity of our Bevel large dresser – its namesake bevelled frame, glazed cupboards and contemporary brushed metal handles – means it’s the ideal match for the Reflection table and Arched Back chairs dining set. The set’s natural solid oak and the table’s bang-on-trend glass top will brighten your dining room as it bounces light around your space.
4. Seek out seaside style
Create a calm, coastal dining room with our retro-modern Hove small dresser at its heart. Its chalk-white finish is stark and eye-catching against wood-panelled walls and floors, reminiscent of a summer beach house and warmer days. Hand-woven accessories and tropical plants complete the look.
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5. Match with a feature wall
If you’ve always wanted to incorporate a feature wall – a splash of characterful focus – in your dining room but have never been sure how to pull it off, consider colour picking from your dresser and using these hues for a dazzling backdrop to really pack in the wow factor when you invite family for Sunday lunch.
6. Or work with contrast
Your home design doesn’t have to be matching to cause an impact. Paint a wall a solid navy blue for a bold yet simple feature wall. Alongside white walls, natural light and gleaming floors and with the Oslo large dresser in the foreground, you’ll have a gorgeous and practical focal point in your dining room.
7. Make best use of display
Open storage, like the surfaces and shelves of our Romsey large dresser, can really help make even the most ordinary of household objects shine. Use the cubby holes to display well-worn cookbooks and decant dry goods like sugar, nuts, pasta and spices into a variety of pretty mason jars to make your dresser your own.
8. Hark after high class
Grandiose, stately and smart, even the small version of our Highgate dresser brings statement-making class to your dining room. Its inky blue painted finish, rustic oak details and brass handles means it exudes a historic and mysterious presence – move it towards natural light sources and its grooved pillar motif will shine in your dining room in time for tea.
For more ways to style our new Highgate collection, check out our blog.
9. Warm your home with rustic oak
Not all our solid oak dressers are built from the natural variety – we also have rustic oak dressers, like our Hercules large dresser, for those who love an ultra-warm feeling in their home interiors. Designed to make an impact, this particular dresser adapts to its surroundings: its boxy shape means its able to suit modern kitchens while its dignified presence makes it feel right at home in a country abode.
10. Occupy wall space
Dressers are especially useful if you have high ceilings as they fill up that excess wall space that you often don’t know what to do with. We like the idea of leaving your floors bare and incorporating wood panelling into these tall walls to bring out the rustic wood of the Kemble large dresser.
11. Opt for Scandi dining style
Scandi home design favours natural elements and so is all about the quality of the wood. Our Ellipse small dresser is built from a naturally stunning oak: the optimum material for the organisational hub of your home. Its striking sculpted handles are conversation-starting whereas its pared-back frame and elevated legs feel lighter than air, leaving a sense of calm and tranquillity.
12. Adopt country quaintness
Any country cottage needs the Country Cottage large dresser. A comprehensive storage unit, its mixture of creamy vanilla paint and natural oak tops and handles is an eye-catching contrast that will slot easily to the sweetest of home design themes.
See our blog for ways of achieving the English country summer look in your interiors.
13. Combine natural materials
The glazed wood blocks that make up our Parquet large dresser have a real natural allure that adds to the mid-century modern feel of the piece. Accessorise with other organic materials like leafy plants and various orbs and goblets that look like they’ve been picked right out of the natural world.
14. Accent thoughtfully
There’s something about natural oak and soft grey-white hues that are extremely graceful when paired together; this is one of the reasons why our customers love the ease and freshness of our Shay range. Give your Shay small dresser a sense of history with vintage accents, much like our oversized lantern.
15. Establish harmony
Even with the busiest of backdrops, you can still harmonise your decor, dresser and ornaments. Florals aren’t just for spring; they can leave a joyful, year-round feeling in your home. A classic pastoral wallpaper may at first seem overloaded but married with the right accessories and it’s a look dripping with country charm.
16. Correlate types of oak
While mixing different types of oak in any room of the home can be really effective, the warm honey finish of rustic oak is often too beautiful to resist. It will truly amaze dinner guests when all the pieces in your dining room shine from the same rustic finish.
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17. Find a dresser that reflects your character
When choosing and styling a dresser, it’s important it reflects your home style and the character of your decor. Is your home resplendent yet welcoming? Our Roman small dresser is held up by Tuscan columns that denote strength and softened by plinth and panel at its base. If you’ve got a majestic home, then this is the dresser for you.
18. Inject colour
Give your dresser the family-friendly edge by injecting a rainbow of sunny colours into your dresser and its surrounding art and soft furnishings, creating cohesion across the room and a magnetically cheerful space.
19. Get ready for winter
Use simple, earthy palettes with punches of warm burgundy to create a winter dining scene in your dining room. Our St. Ives large dresser adds to the country feel with its traditional Welsh dresser build, but modernises the look with its sleek grey finish and metal handles. The pairing of silver and rouge contributes to a wintry scene that transcends just Christmastime.