Although the name "lingerie chest" sounds a little cheesy, this piece of furniture can provide a great storage solution for small spaces. If you have an awkward corner or a tiny stretch of wall you want to maximize, a lingerie chest's tall, skinny dimensions might be just what you need.
We think they're great for the nursery, provided you securely strap them to the wall, because they take up so little room and give you lots of small drawers for all those strange categories of baby clothing (onesies, short-sleeved onesies, long-sleeved onesies, long-sleeved onesies with feet, sleepers, sleep sacks, etc.) They also provide a bit of visual height to a room, and you can display fragile accessories or a lamp on top out of reach of little hands.
And don't worry. They aren't all shabby cottage French provincial. The Ikea Malm 6-drawer chest ($149) shown above has clean, modern lines and comes in several colors. Craigslist is also a great source. The one in the top picture was a $20 Craigslist find!