At the end of the day, life is a question of balance—an exasperation with limitations, boundaries, and disharmony. How can you take something ordinary and make it truly extraordinary?
Within interior design, bedroom dresser styling poses a similarly daunting challenge: how can one add personality while maintaining purposeful function? If you’re starting with a clean slate or revamping your current ensemble, a dresser can go from bare and boring to dressed-up in no time. All it really takes is a bit of thought and consideration about the piece and surrounding space. Here are some tips and tricks for dressing up your dresser.
Natural Elements: Foster Cohesion and Light
Initially, consider the dresser’s true purpose. Then, begin placing the key functional accessories, such as lamps, mirrors, or storage items. These essential elements anchor the display setup. Next, consider the visual appeal of the dresser as a whole. Creating leveled layers of light and height is vital for your furnishing piece to reflect your design aesthetic. Incorporating an organic element, such as plants, faux flora, or branches, helps softens the space. This touch of nature within the room can make even the most mundane daily routines feel innately bright and bubbly.
Think Asymmetrically: Thoughtfully-Arranged Groupings
In smaller spaces, dressers may do double duty as nightstands. Regardless of the actual amount of available space, be sure not to pile up items like you would on a shelf. Of the tips and tricks for dressing up your dresser, thinking more eccentrically is central to the list. Curating intentional accent pieces requires mindfully clustering different items, but the finished appearance should be simultaneously elevated and casual.
Any personal or sentimental items are fair game. If displaying collections, think in groups of three. Mixing and matching items of assorted sizes, shapes, and textures creates a sleeker, luxe appearance than symmetrical stacking or cluttered trays, decorative bowls, or fussy pieces.
Create Interest: Revive Decorative Hardware
Bored of blah accents or mainstream décor? Consider swapping out bland hardware to make a stylish statement. Pops of colors or metallics can go a long way in design. Fortunately, mixing and matching hardware metals is relatively easy to create a visibly apparent upgrade. Fresh knobs or pulls can instantly dress up a humdrum dresser to the next level.
Coordinate with varying furniture materials, textures, or top décor pieces to deliberately complement your aesthetic. Remember that hardware is like jewelry for your furnishings. These choices build characteristic style and visual interest. A personal touch of visual variation establishes a refined balance of form and function that echoes harmoniously throughout your interior spaces.