Having a big closet is not always possible, practical or necessary for that matter. Sometimes a small dresser simply makes more sense. So what are your options in this case? Assuming you’d want your small dresser to be both storage-efficient and nice to look at, we’ve compiled a list of a dozen cool designs which be find particularly interesting and inspiring.
Elizabeth is a small dresser designed by Nathalie Dewez in 2017. It secured a spot on our list thanks to its versatility and chic design. It has a light and feminine appearance emphasized by its thin metal body, small and slender feet and polished copper finish. The front features this lovely plissé design reminiscent of fabric curtains.
In case you’re looking for a small dresser or cabinet that would fit nicely in a corner, there’s no better option than the Stack. The reason for that is very simple: the drawers open in both directions which in fact means you can place this unit pretty much anywhere. In addition to this cool and very practical detail, the design also impresses with an eye-catching and playful appearance. The Stack consists of several multicolored drawers which give it a sculptural and irregular shape.
Modularity is important and very advantageous in a lot of different scenarios. The 5Blocks series designed by Lapo Ciatti is a very good example in this sense. The collection includes a series of modules with drawers, flap systems or doors which can be stacked or combined to create custom units. That means you can put together a small dresser or a big one, depending on how much space you have but also that you can build custom entertainment centers, media units and other things using as many modules as you need to.
It looks compact and very chic and it has a simple and modern design. This is a small dresser designed by Mermelada Estudio and made of iron-plated brass and acacia wood. Even though it looks simple, this dresser is actually a lot more complex than it seems. Open up each drawer and you’ll reveal hidden trays, each designed to help you store and organize jewelry and other accessories. Further more, the top flips open to reveal a mirror. As the name suggests, this is a very curious little dresser.
The Aponi dresser designed by Lucy Kurrein is another very stylish piece of furniture. The large version with six drawers seems perfect for most rooms but there’s also a small option with only three drawers and that one offers looks and functionality in a compact size which makes sense in a lot of cases. The dressers are made using solid oak and oak veneers or walnut.
The D. Manuel dresser was named after King Manuel I of Portugal and its sophisticated design was inspired by the Portuguese Manuelino style. The sculptural and uneven shape of the dresser is reminiscent of a city skyline and the metallic ombre finish and the straight lines and angles contrast with the design of the base. Together, the two sections of the dresser complement each other and create a luxurious and sophisticated vibe.
The Monocles Cabinet is not a dresser but it looks so cool we couldn’t resist. It’s a bar cabinet with three doors and two sections: one with drawers and shelves for storing and organizing everything except for the bottles and a section dedicated specifically to the storage of liquor bottles and glasses. But as well-organized and as practical as the interior is, it’s not what makes this cabinet stand out. That’s when the unique design of the three doors comes in, also revealing where the name comes from.
The Kahn sideboard is another very stylish piece, one which looks elegant and sophisticated no matter where you put it. Let it become a stylish focal point in your living room or use it as a dresser or even a console table alternative. Either way, the combination of black poplar and brass will look exquisite.
Small dressers often can double as sideboards or storage cabinets and vice versa. This whitewashed acacia cabinet is a very stylish example. It has a simple and modern frame complemented by gold midcentury-inspired legs and matching door pulls. Inside there are three shelves. The design is as versatile as it is beautiful.
Versatility is also a defining characteristic for the BJÖRKSNÄS dresser. Its proportions and overall appearance make it a good fit for a variety of different spaces. Use it as a bedroom dresser, an entryway storage cabinet or even as an office piece. The simplicity of the design gives it a classic and timeless appearance with Scandinavian undertones.
Another cool and note-worthy design is that of the Sled series. Both the tall dresser and the short and wide one look funky and playful and offer you the possibility to customize them in a variety of different ways. The tall unit holds up to seven shelves or drawers. You can slide-out trays with perforated fronts or leave the slots empty and use them as open shelves.
The last item on our list is the Morris dresser, a simple and versatile piece with lots of potential. It’s crafted using sustainably-sourced mango wood complemented by an iron base. The design is a nice combination of modern and industrial.