If you already have a good bed and just need to replace your dresser, finding the right match can be difficult. While your mattress should be replaced about every 8 to 10 years, a headboard and/or footboard of solid wood with a durable metal frame can easily last several decades.
However, dressers may not last as long. Even if you have a dresser whose frame is heavy wood, drawers and hardware eventually wear out. You can repair most dressers, but if you don’t have the time to dedicate to the project buying a new one is probably best.
All of this leads to the fact that you will likely replace your bedroom dresser at least once during the life of your other bedroom furniture. Since matching bedroom sets are still trending, you probably want to find a dresser that matches your bedroom set so well that people will assume they came as a matched set.
Getting a dresser from the same brand or collection
If you love your current bedroom set, start by browsing dressers from the same brand. Even if the collection you purchased is no longer being manufactured, shopping the same brand ensures you can more easily match the colors or patterns.
If your headboard or bed frame is from a particular furniture collection from the last few years, you may still be able to find the matching dresser for the exact bedroom set you already have in your room. If they are available, these dressers will be found in the clearance section of online furniture stores.
Discounts for multiple pieces
If you have already been toying with the idea of redecorating your bedroom, getting a better price on your new dresser is a good reason to buy a completely new furniture set. Most online furniture retailers offer dressers for less when you purchase other pieces from the same collection. These same furniture stores also offer free delivery with a minimum purchase that may not be met by a dresser alone.
Finding complimentary dressers of different styles
If you have older or antique bedroom furniture, you probably aren’t going to find a dresser that matches existing beds and tables exactly. When this is the case, you need to be able to search a large inventory of multiple brands and collections to find the perfect complimentary dresser.
The best online furniture websites offer several ways to filter your search so that you can more easily find the dresser that works for your bedroom. Here are some ways you can narrow down the possibilities:
- Choose the same style of the rest of your bedroom decor.
- Filter your results by color, wood type, wood grain, or wood stain. If you want a painted dresser, you can include acceptable paint colors in your advanced search as well. Choose solids that will work with the existing bedroom furniture, even if the shade is a bit different than you expected on arrival.
- Don’t clash patterns. If you have stripes in the rest of your bedroom decor, you should not have a chevron dresser, for example.
There is no reason you should have to pay a fortune to find the exact matching dresser for your bedroom. With the complimentary dressers available from so many brands in one online furniture store, there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to find the perfect dresser.