Vallee. Dressers. October 06th , 2017.
Another style of handmade dressers that is still popular today is the Shaker style. Originating in the late 1700s, the Shaker style is revered for its clean lines, durable features and innovative joinery methods. Distinctive features include an arched apron and tapered legs, which looks graceful and unimposing. Originally minimal in embellishments, artisans today will play with the tradition by adding modern touches, like blending types of wood in the paneling. Contrasting natural woods, like maple and walnut, a craftsman can really highlight the beauty of the panel doors and drawers. Intentionally practical, these sideboard Shaker style dressers are perfect for storing dining room china, but the pieces of furniture are elegant enough on their own.
Before buying a dresser, ensure that you have the measurements of the area you need to place the dresser in. Make a note of the height, depth and width. Also, if you want to keep the dresser in the corner of a wall, then make sure there is enough space for the doors to open. Check the product descriptions closely and check if the dresser can fit in the given size range.You must think about how you are going to use the dresser every day. Think of the smaller details as to how you would keep your clothes, shoes, accessories and other things that you would prefer storing in your dresser. If you are short of hanging space, then you can keep your folded clothes in the deep dresser. Some would prefer dressers with small drawers where they would help store lingerie, hosiery, make-up and other bathroom essentials.
What kind of look do you want to create while decorating your bedroom? Is it traditional, modern or on contemporary? Based your preference, you should select the style of your dresser accordingly.Traditional dressers - These give a traditional look to your bedroom. Inspired by European designs from 17th to 19th century they feature intricate design, and detailed carvings in deep rich wood. They give an elegant look to the bedroom. Even antique dressers fall into this category.Contemporary dressers - These are plain and simple, free from all that ornamentations. Made of light wood, they have accents and knobs made of metal, ceramics and stones. Because of their simplistic design, they give a clean, minimal appearance.Modern dressers - They lay emphasize on form and function rather than decoration. Due to its uncluttered appearance, they give a stylish touch to the bedroom.
The color you choose for your dresser is just as important as the style you select. The wrong color dresser can totally throw off the look of your bedroom. For example, a bright red dresser would be the wrong choice for a bedroom with a classic, traditional theme and a neutral colored dresser would look all wrong in a modern, contemporary bedroom. Most dressers are available in wood stains like oak, cherry and mahogany. If you find yourself a little unsure about color a wood stain is probably the safest route to choose as they are the easiest to blend in with just about any style of room. No matter what color you choose make sure its not overpowering the rest of the room. Another important thing to take into consideration when purchasing a dresser is the size dresser you need.
Remember that oak dressers are usually expensive. If you find a piece that is rather cheap, beware as there are many manufacturers who use cheaper quality wood to manufacture the dresser and then coat it with oak veneer. With the help of these veneers, this cheaper dresser looks very much like an oak dresser.Also choose oak dressers that are well built. They have to be fastened without any gaps, its planes should be level and in addition to all this, the dresser should be devoid of any indentations. By keeping all these points in mind, you will be able to make a wise decision in your oak dresser investment that will last you a lifetime.
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