One of the most important pieces of furniture in a nursery, aside from the crib, is the dresser. It is a storage hub and often doubles as a changing table. It’s the one item in the room that can and should stay for a long time. There are a few key points to consider when you’re ready to choose a dresser. We've gathered together our 5 favorite options.
Storage is a huge plus for any nursery. You will want a dresser that has enough storage space to meet the needs of the room. If there is a huge closet, then maybe a large dresser isn't necessary, but a room with limited closet space will need plenty of drawer space—yes, babies have lots of stuff! The Hemnes Dresser from Ikea is a great affordable solution, check out how much stuff Chelsea from TwoTwentyOne got in her babe's dresser!
A nod to Hollywood Regency, the Vanderbilt Dresser from Dwell Studio brings sophistication to with a clean silhouette and dramatic details. Our favorite part is the removable changing tray so the child doesn't end up with a piece of furniture that looks like a changer after the diapering days are over.
One of our favorites is the Niche 6-Drawer Dresser from West Elm, it has a pretty sophisticated look that could grow with your kids all the way through adulthood! We can’t forget about the design element, and dresser selection is a crucial part of the overall look and feel of the room. You should pick something that complements the look of the crib, but make sure to choose a dresser that you won’t tire of and will work for a child as well as a baby, and consider selecting something that is more timeless and less trendy.
The Jordan Extra Wide Dresser from Pottery Barn Kids has great modern lines. and plenty of storage. Its mixed finishes lends it to fitting into contemporary decor, and even rustic industrial designs. It would fit well in a boy or girl's nursery, and not many pieces can boast that!
Repurposing a dresser can also be a great solution for a nursery. Your color and finish options are limitless, even if the piece is quite ornate. Just be sure you acquire your thrifted and used pieces from a reliable source, and that they are thoroughly cleaned- if it has been sitting outside you could have mold, the piece could have also been exposed to pet dander or cigarette smoke, which could trigger allergies.