Chests of drawers
Endlessly versatile, a chest of drawers is an essential furniture item for any bedroom.
Whether you need a wide and low or slim and tall unit, our selection is perfect for boudoirs of all shapes and sizes.
So, whether you need space for your winter jumpers or your summer shirts, let the experts at Furniture Express help you find your perfect chest of drawers.
What is a chest of drawers?
A chest of drawers is a storage solution that can be found in bedrooms across the world.
With a selection of drawers and a flat top, they are perfect for holding anything you need close at hand, from TVs and entertainment stations to perfumes and cosmetics.
As they come in lower and wider or thinner and taller variations, they can fit anywhere, including into built-in wardrobes to maximise the space you have.
Benefits of a chest of drawers
But how can a chest of drawers benefit you?
- Vast storage potential
Thanks to the drawer design, neat folding can give our drawers almost limitless storage capacities.
So, whether you need to store in-season clothes or things that you use rarely – you’ll have plenty of space.
- Not a one-trick pony
Although they are most often used in bedrooms, a chest of drawers can be used in almost any room in the house!
Perfect for storing soaps and cosmetics in the bathroom, books and papers in the office, or toys in a playroom – a chest of drawers can do it all.
- Smaller than a wardrobe
If you have a very small bedroom or nursery to furnish, it can be very difficult to find a wardrobe that fits.
So, why not invest in a chest of drawers that can hold clothes of all kinds and also provide a flat top for décor items or electronics?
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Whether you’re drowning in clothes or want a space to organise all of your knick-knacks, a chest of drawers is ideal for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The number of drawers in your chest of drawers depends entirely on the model chosen.
The same can also be said for the depth and length of the drawers.
Taller chests of drawers can have anywhere from 4-8 drawers, depending on their depth, while smaller units tend not to have more than 4 drawers – but this can change depending on the unit you purchase.
If you require a specific number of drawers or a specific drawer depth, it is best to check the unit before ordering to avoid disappointment.
If you need help finding the right drawer for you, simply send us an email or use our contact form and we’ll be in touch.
A chest of drawers has many names, including a tallboy, dresser, and even a chester draws!
For the most part, these are all the same product and refer to a unit that contains stacked drawers for storing clothes and other goods.
However, the term tallboy can sometimes refer to a taller, thinner style chest of drawers, while a dresser tends to have some cupboards as well as drawers and is generally used for items like crockery and serving dishes.
Using the correct name for an item of furniture is an easy and simple way to ensure you order the right thing, so it’s best to be as clear as you can from the outset.
If you would like to purchase a chest of drawers, a tallboy, or even a dresser, simply reach out today and we can take care of it for you - just email us or give us a call.
Once delivered and positioned by our furniture experts, it is up to you to fill your chest of drawers however you prefer.
However, if you don’t know where to start, most people tend to organise the goods within in a few different ways, including by:
• Each drawer – in this way, users tend to use one drawer for underwear, one for tops, one for PJs, etc.
• The drawer position – this method dictates where specific items are placed, for example, tops go in the top drawer, bottoms in the bottom drawer, etc.
• Splitting the drawers into multiple use sections – if you don’t have a large quantity of one item, you can also split drawers into halves or quarters to store similar items near each other, for example, make-up, toiletries, and your hair dryer.
Either way, it’s completely up to you to store things however is easiest to reach and access because remember, when the drawer is closed, nobody will see anyway!
If you would like to order a furniture package for a bedroom, including a chest of drawers, just send us an email and we’ll get back to you to complete and process your order – including giving you a date for your expert, no-fuss delivery and installation!
According to The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, the chest of drawers became popular in the late 17th century, from around the late 1670s onwards.
Before this, most homeowners would have used coffer chests and organised their smaller quantity of clothes into piles within, negating the need for drawers.
Surprisingly, however, the mobile middle classes had the most need for chests of drawers because of their less expansive homes, which means that their popularity today stems from slightly more humble means than other furniture items, like very large chests which came from the upper classes and nobility.
When you are ready to order, just email us or give us a call to get started – your chest of drawers can be delivered by our expert team much sooner than you thought possible.