If you’re looking for a dresser, there are good news and bad news. The good news is that there are a lot of choices, and the bad news is that there are a lot of choices. Here are a few pointers for narrowing down the field and finding the one that’s right for you.

How Formal is the Room?

As beautiful as it might be, an elegant hardwood dresser is out of place in a room with bunk beds. Likewise, the white dresser that looks great in a beach house just won’t go with canopies and lace curtains. For a rich, formal look, consider the Old World Dresser and Mirror in cathedral cherry with an inlaid sunburst design. If you want a more relaxed appearance, try the Bowery Dresser with weathered wood and metal accents.


Dressers are typically about waist height with around a foot and a half in depth, but there’s variation. If you want a mirror, or plan to use the dresser surface as a TV stand or a night table, prefer a long and low one. Also, think about what you’ll store. Will it be bedding and large clothing items, or do you want a place for jewelry, scarves, and handkerchiefs? Should all your drawers be the same size, or would you find a variety useful? For a mix of large and small drawers, think about the Brighton Dresser with its charming and practical cottage design.

If you’re furnishing a small bedroom with limited floor space, consider a chest for similar storage but a smaller footprint.


While there is a wide range of prices, with better dressers you can expect premium wood such as cherry or mahogany, more meticulous finishing, dovetailed drawer joints, and wooden drawer slides with center rails.

Whatever you want in a dresser, Mealey’s Furniture has you covered. Browse the selection to find the one that’s perfect.