Chest / September 10, 2018 / Roesia Merle.
Bedroom chests can vary in size and style but usually have a combination of smaller drawers sat over larger drawers. Most choices of bedroom chest will be known as for example a 2 over 4 chest or a 3 over 4 chest. When purchasing a chest keep this in mind as the top layer of drawers will usually be smaller if you require all of the drawers to be the same size aim towards getting a chest that is just a "4 drawer chest". Smaller drawers can be useful for socks underwear rolled up ties and even make-up and accessories. There are also a wide variety of drawer separators on the market now designed specifically for organising smaller items within one drawer.
A great alternative for your bedroom or living room is a beautifully restored mahogany drawer originating from England (with serpentine drawers) which uses original French style hardware. An antique French chest of drawers will perfectly complement a hand carved Louis XV-inspired rattan bed in a lady`s room. Such pieces may be seen in all their splendor in online furniture stores or auction sites offering rare collectible or hard-to-find furniture items.
For a real conversation piece you may opt for an Asian-inspired three-drawer chest that`ll look great in a home with an oriental design. A high sheen and hand-painted chinoiserie Cabriole legs elegant black lacquer and hand painted gold tone landscape characterize such an awesome piece. An alternative that`s suited for Asian-inspired homes may be a Louis XV style of Bombay chest with cantilevered top pale yellow lacquer finish and floral handpainted design.
An ideal chest of drawers contains about six or seven drawers and is waist-high with a mirror fitted on its top. To make it convenient for ladies to apply make-up several chests of drawers are equipped with small bulbs on the border of mirror. The most important thing before buying a drawers` chest is to check the quality of wood out of which it has been produced. Generally pine cider and oak woods are used to make these furniture articles. It is easy to store small items in these drawers and even easier to locate them in the time of need. Depending on the room size one can buy either a long or sleek cabinet containing several small drawers or opt for a conventional version having a standard width with three to five drawers.