I'm a shopping writer – here's where to buy the best dressers

I’ve spent hours researching the top home furniture brands. These dressers will help you save space in style

A dresser styled with flower vases in front of a yellow wall with bird art
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The right dresser is a stylish storage solution. It’s up there with the best space-saving ideas. A dresser should be a natural extension of your wardrobe, storing shoes, accessories, and all those foldable items that can’t be hung. 

There’s a dresser to suit every bedroom, no matter its square footage. But with so many styles and size options, and so many retailers to research, it can be difficult to find the best places to buy bedroom furniture. 

That’s why I’ve done all the hard work for you. I’m a shopping writer, and I’ve spent hours scouring the sites of the top home furniture brands to bring you the very best dressers. 

From tallboys to double dressers, ornate elegance to cutting-edge contemporary design: these top brands have it all. 

Where to buy the best dressers

1. Wayfair

Wayfair white dresser with trinkets on top, set against a gray bedroom wall.

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Wayfair’s range of home furniture is unparalleled, and their bedroom furniture collection is no exception. A simple search for ‘dressers and chests’ yields over 16,000 results. Luckily, there are plenty of specialist filters to narrow the selection. You can shop by color, price, and even number of drawers for dressers of every shape and size. Better yet, your dresser will be dispatched within days – the vast majority of Wayfair dressers ship fewer than 72 hours after sale. 

2. West Elm

West Elm dresser with trinkets on top. Set on carpeted floor, against a plain bedroom wall.

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Although their selection is on the smaller side, every one of West Elm’s deep-drawer dressers provides a whole lot of storage space. They’re timeless, too, painted in neutral colors which will complement most interiors. Style aside, one of West Elm’s biggest selling points is their home delivery and assembly package. For a small extra fee, your dresser can be delivered to your door, carefully carried to the room of your choice, unpacked, and assembled for you. The delivery team will even remove all the packaging and ensure it’s safely recycled. Each of their dressers is made with FSC-certified wood, supporting healthier forests and ecosystems worldwide. 

3. Anthropologie

Anthropologie dresser with a plant on top, against a white background.

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Unlike lots of contemporary brands, Anthropologie stocks aren’t afraid of a little color. Several of Anthropologie’s dressers are real statement pieces, painted in olive green and sky blue. While their strength is in style, there’s serious storage on offer if you know where to look. However, you really do have to look for it. Where other dresser retailers allow you to shop by number or depth of drawers, there are no such specialist search filters at Anthropologie. Also, you have to assemble the dressers yourself. 

5. Walmart

Walmart dresser with trinkets on top against a duck egg blue bedroom wall.

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Walmart is known for its affordable and accessible home furnishing finds, so it’s no surprise that they stock some of the best value dressers on the market. You can search for storage solutions using all the usual filters, but Walmart is the only store I’ve seen that sorts dressers by width. It’s that much easier to find the dresser that suits your space. Walmart dressers have some of the highest drawer counts around – there’s a 16-drawer dresser below which could hold an entire wardrobe. While you’ll have to assemble it yourself, each dresser comes with a detailed written instruction manual and video walkthrough.

6. Apt2B

Brown Apt2B dresser with trinkets on top against a gray wall.

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Beds are their speciality, but Apt2B knows a thing or two about storage solutions. Deep drawers and natural materials characterize these dressers, which have been built to last. While they are on the more expensive side, you can snag yourself a quality dresser for less when you take advantage of Apt2B’s regular clearance sales. They also offer completely free delivery on every order. Consider their hassle-free 100-day return policy, too, and it’s clear that Apt2B are committed to simplifying your shopping search. 

6. Thuma

Thuma dresser with trinkets and a plant on top, set against a gray wall.

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Thuma specializes in mindfully made furniture to suit bedrooms of all sizes. At first glance, Thuma’s offering seems small. There is only one style of dresser – The Dresser – but it comes in eight different shapes and sizes. The drawers can be stacked to create both vertical and horizontal dressers, so you can create the storage option that suits you. The Dresser comes in soothing shades of walnut, espresso, gray, and natural wood. Each dresser has been handcrafted from 100% upcycled wood, with all its natural variation, to create a piece that’s unique to you. While each low-lift drawer unit comes pre-assembled, you'll have to attach a few screws yourself.

7. CB2

White CB2 dresser against a gray wall.

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CB2 stocks some of the most affordable dressers on the market, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality for cost. Crate & Barrel’s sister brand is known for its cutting-edge, clean-line designs, and this dresser collection is no exception. Their site has a super helpful related search function, allowing you to quickly navigate from ‘dresser’ to ‘gray dresser’, ‘lacquer dresser’, or even a whole ‘dresser set’. CB2 makes searching for the right dresser easy. They can simplify assembly, too, with an optional setup service: just bear in mind the extra cost.

8. Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters wooden dresser with trinkets on top against a gray bedroom wall.

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If you’re searching for a storage solution that will maximize space in a smaller bedroom, it’s well worth looking at UO. There are 28 dressers to choose from, including slim and streamlined vertical models. You can store your clothing, linen, shoes, and accessories in any of these dressers, and display your favorite trinkets on top, all for the space of a few square feet. You’ll have to allow two to four weeks for delivery, though, and some time to assemble your dresser once it comes. 

9. Target

Target dresser with trinkets on top, set against a white wall.

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Target saves you scrolling by sorting the tall, vertical dressers from the wide, horizontal ones. Specialist filters narrow the search, so you can shop by drawer count or dresser size. Style and color categories are helpful, too, if only to identify what’s missing from this range. With current preferences for neutral color schemes, Target sorts by white, black, gray, and brown dressers. If you’re shopping for a brightly colored dresser, you’re better off searching elsewhere.

10. IKEA

IKEA dresser against a white wall.

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IKEA is the home of all things home furnishing. While there isn’t much flair to their 200 distinct dresser designs, there’s serious functionality. Some ready-made IKEA dressers have drawer counts in the double digits. If that’s not enough, you can assemble a modular dresser with as many drawer units as your heart desires. Each dresser offers diverse storage options, with a combination of small and large drawers. These dressers come with an enclosed safety fitting, so they can be easily anchored to the wall. As with all IKEA furniture, though, you’ll have to assemble it yourself. 

Where to buy dressers FAQs

How should I choose the best dresser for my bedroom?

First, consider the shape and size of your bedroom. Larger rooms with more wall space can accommodate wider dressers. So a stylish double dresser might suit your main bedroom design, while a more compact vertical dresser could help with organizing a small bedroom

Then, consider your bedroom furniture ideas, favored styles and color palettes. An ornate European-style dresser will work well with your traditional bedroom ideas. Natural-colored wood dressers will blend beautifully into neutral bedroom ideas, but don’t be afraid to go against the grain. Decorating with primary colors in a neutral space could brighten your bedroom and boost your mood, so don’t dismiss a more colorful dresser.

A stylish double dresser is best for couples, with space for two closets in one.    

Where should a dresser be placed in a bedroom?

Every bedroom is different, and so is every dresser. There are no hard and fast decoration rules. With that said, a dresser is commonly placed against the center of a wall. This placement elevates your dresser from a simple storage solution to a style feature in its own right, while leaving you plenty of space to walk around. 

Can a dresser be used in a living room?

Absolutely. The right dresser can be a stylish storage solution for any space. Adding a dresser may well make the most of the space in a small living room. You could use your living room dresser to store those everyday essentials you grab before you go. Fill up your dresser with your favorite books and movies, or use it as a TV stand. 

The best dressers maximize your storage space. That’s why organizing a dresser is so important – so you can keep track of your clothes and store them wrinkle free. Organizing your dresser helps with organizing a bedroom. It’ll save you space, and declutter your mind.

If, for whatever reason, a dresser just isn’t for you, you can still keep your space neat and tidy. Here are our top tips to organize clothes without a dresser

Emilia Hitching
Sleep Editor

Emilia is our resident sleep writer. She spends her days tracking down the lowest prices on the best bedding and spends her nights testing it out from the comfort of her own home – it's a dream job. Her quest to learn how to sleep better has taken her all around the world, from mattress factories in Arizona to sleep retreats in Scandinavia. Before she joined Homes & Gardens, Emilia studied English at the University of Oxford. She also worked on the other side of the aisle, writing press releases for regional newspapers and crafting copy for Sky.