4 of The Best Kids’ Dressers
Magdalene Liacopoulos from The Bebe Style Co. shares her favorite children’s dressers from The Tot and why they’re an important investment.
A dresser is up there with my top two must-have furniture pieces for a children’s room, sitting closely under a crib or bed. And here’s why—it’s one of the few pieces that can go from a changing station packed with wipes and diapers in a nursery to a well-used, functional piece of furniture that can stay with your child up until they are tweenagers.
Dressers come in all shapes and sizes, and you can find one to suit almost any brief, whether it is a space saving requirement or finding a piece that will see you beyond the baby years. It’s also a great storage solution and, when used correctly, it can free up space (and who doesn’t need extra space?), which is why shopping around for a good-quality dresser for your children’s room is an investment into their future.
An extra-wide and spacious six-drawer dresser that also doubles as a change table! And when you purchase from Ducduc, you are assured every piece is made to order using solid, sustainably harvested hardwood. It’s all about the little details in this dresser, like the self-closing gliders on the drawers that will be easy on little fingers, that set this product apart. The other beauty of a white traditional dresser is that it translates effortlessly to different styles–it will look right at home in a preppy style nursery to a modern-glam teen room.
Organizing Tip: An extra wide drawer with lots of room means it can get messy quickly so be sure to stock up on drawer dividers to help keep clothing neat and tidy!
The Oeuf Classic Three Drawer Dresser is the perfect choice for those tight spots. Measuring in at 33-1/4” high, it can fit neatly in a nook or an awkward spot like under a windowsill. However, it does have other qualities than just being the obvious choice for a small space—it’s neutral, white and birch façade suits many interior styles, and while trends come and go, its classic design is timeless. This is a piece that will grow with your child and can be converted into a change station with the Olli Ella Reva Change Basket on top, or look great as is in a junior room and beyond!
Organizing Tip: A three-drawer dresser means you’ll need to cull regularly, if not seasonally, and store clothes that are in regularly use only.
When buying a piece like the Novella from American brand Nursery Works, you are investing in furniture that is produced by local artisans in limited numbers to ensure the highest quality. There is also added reassurance that you are bringing a product into your home that is non-toxic and made with sustainably sourced materials where possible. This is more than just a good-looking piece of furniture with its inset ivory painted panels and brass plated feet—purpose and function are also considered with the top two drawers equipped with removable draw dividers.
Organizing Tip: Keep a laundry basket, like the Olli Ella Neutra Lidded Basket right next to your child’s dresser and get them in the habit of sorting their clean clothes into drawers and putting dirty laundry away.
The Hudson 6 Drawer Dresser is a modern and chic addition to any children’s room, and if you are shopping specifically for a nursery, they conveniently have a three-drawer option with a removable change table. While the Hudson is available in three finishes, my personal favorite is the grey, which is a bold and fun option (and non-toxic, might I add) to the standard white and wood options available on the market.
If you think this piece is all style and no practicality, think again—the drawers have metal drawer glides and a built-in mechanism to stop them from being pulled out. And did I mention that the furniture arrives fully assembled? Just one other important detail you won’t have to worry about.
Organizing Tip: Folding clothes neatly is the key to fitting as much as possible in your drawers. You could take lessons from the queen of organising Marie Kondo, however folding the clothing down to a compact square and ‘filing’ in the drawer neatly in individual clothing categories will definitely do the trick!
The Bebe Style Co. is a nursery, toddler and children’s room interior styling service. Visit www.thebebestyleco.com