...besides the bedroom. Dressers are super-versatile pieces that provide a lot of storage, and they don't have to be relegated to clothes-keeping. In the dining room they can store napkins and silverware, in the family room they can store DVDs, and in a hallway they can store linens. Click below for 8 spots to put a dresser.
In a hallway, a dresser can store out-of-season clothes or extra linens. Image: 6 Drawer Narrow Leg Dresser from West Elm, on sale for $559
Narrow pieces like these Danish Modern chests could fit in several spots: behind a sofa, next to an armchair against the wall, or even in a kitchen. Pair of chests from Modern Times, $4,800.
In a study a dresser can store papers, books, and binders. Image: Copenhagen Dresser from Room and Board, $1,099
A natural spot for a dresser is on a landing strip or at the top of the stairs. Image: Reve Dresser at Design Within Reach, $2,500
In a TV room, a dresser becomes a media console. Image: Sussex Credenza (similar to Sussex Dresser), $3,300 at Design Within Reach
In a bar area, a dresser can store cocktail napkins, a corkscrew, and even booze. Image: Slatwall System by Muunto
In a dining room, a dresser becomes a buffet. Image: Aiko Cabinet from Room and Board, $1,299
Make it a focal point in a living room. Image: Decades Chest of Drawers by WIS Design