Rustic and Practical: The Many Uses of Wooden Drawers

There’s no doubt that lighting is one of the few things that has the power to transform any room of your home without having to change anything else. But it doesn’t have to be the only thing that brings change and ambience to your living space.

Wood drawers are furniture pieces known for their sturdiness, durability and ability to add warmth and style to any space of the home. They can add real charm and personality to your home, and being available in different styles and looks makes them easy to pair literally with any home decor and style.

Where Can You Use Them?

bedroom with a beautiful wooden drawer

Thanks to its versatility, you can place a timeless wooden drawer cabinet literally anywhere in any room of a home. Whether your home is more traditional looking, contemporary, modern or industrial, you can easily find the right style of dresser in the right size and shape.

In the Bedroom

The first and most obvious place where people love to place this tall boy is in the bedroom. A wooden chest of drawers will come in handy, especially for those of you who are tight on storage space. Since they come in a range of sizes and several drawers, you can easily pick the one that will give you the best of both worlds – a stylish cabinet with enough storage capacity. With a furniture piece of this kind, you’ll no longer have to worry about where to store all that foldable clothing for which you don’t seem to find a place anywhere else.

Think about where you can place your new wood dresser in the bedroom. If you have a large empty wall, consider placing it there, or if you already have a bed on one side of the room, placing it on the other wall will create symmetry and balance in the space. You don’t have to worry about the texture clashing with your bed frame, as wooden furniture tends to blend well with other materials.

You can even have two matching chests on either side of the bed to create a cohesive and functional look. Use the top surface of the dressers to display some of your favourite decor pieces, such as a vase of flowers or framed photos. Symmetrical and organised, this setup will make your bedroom feel more put together and visually appealing.

In the Living Room

Living rooms are one of those places in the home where we gather to just relax, watch a movie, talk or play a game. Whether we like it or not, after a certain amount of time, this family room can get easily cluttered and full of everyday items. This goes especially for those of you with smaller children who have lots of toys, games and books to deal with.

When having enough free space in the living room, a wood chest dresser will help you organise better. Having enough drawers and room means that you’ll be able to better organise your games, toys and books which on the other hand will give you free access to everything.

Aside from giving you the chance to store all those board games, cards, puzzles and some other supplies closed in the drawers away from the eyes, these furniture pieces will also help you make your living room cosier. To improve its look and the entire living room look, you can also turn it into a nice, small and cosy reading nook by placing an armchair near it, a table lamp and some souvenirs on its surface.

In the Dining Room

Placing a chest of drawers in the dining room is acceptable when tight on space in the kitchen and in need of a place to store dinnerware and tableware. A nice wooden chest of drawers would look lit in the dining as it will serve two purposes – stylish furniture that will provide you with easy access to the plates, bowls, cups and cutlery that you’ll use in the dining room regularly.

In the Kitchen

kitchen drawer

The kitchen might not be the first place to think of to place a furniture piece of this kind but you’ll be surprised how good it looks. Aside from the actual cabinets, you can use this small and cute tall boy to store some of your most commonly used appliances. You can also use it as a coffee station on the top of which you can place the coffee machine, coffee and tea to make everything more accessible. You can use the drawers for storing spoons, cups and mugs that you’ll use for your coffee and tea.

Some people also love the idea of using this furniture piece as a kitchen island. You can use it for prepping food on its top and the drawers for keeping knives, cutting boards and daily utensils. On its side, you can install hooks which you’ll use for hanging towels.

In the Hallway

Having a dresser in the hallway or entryway will make everything brighter, more stylish and easier. Instead of placing boxes or bowls on some kind of side table, you can use this furniture for storing your keys, documents, bills and some other essential personal belongings that you don’t know where to put. Coming with a different number of drawers allows each member of the family to have a drawer of his own. If this is the case, make sure to have a separate one where you’ll keep everything else like bills, some electronics and other tools.

Can You Repurpose an Old One?

Repurposing an old chest of drawers is always easy and fun, especially if you are open to some new ideas. Aside from sanding, repainting and changing the knobs/handles to give it a new look and use it somewhere else, you can also repurpose each of its parts.

For instance, you can take out the drawers, make a few touch-ups and use them as a nice tray. You can place them everywhere in the house, in the kitchen as a tray where you’ll put spices, in the living room as a tray on the coffee table in which you’ll place a vase with flowers as decoration, in the bathroom for storing your daily essentials or the toilet paper rolls, etc. When it comes to the case/construction of these drawers, you can use it as a bar where you can keep your alcohol.