Living in your preferred interior makes a house a home. Coming home after a long day and seeing how everything is organized and cohesive lessens the stress. Moreover, it makes the space feel cozy and conducive – maximizing one’s productivity.
Throughout the years, different materials have been used in making pieces of furniture and décor. Each homeowner has their specific taste when it comes to these. The most popular materials used are leather, steel, glass, wood, and plastic.
Among the many types of plastic is acrylic. It is a transparent plastic material known for its durability and versatility.
Dressers For Every Corner of Your Home
Just like any other furniture, dressers exist in various materials. Most of us have seen wood used in such pieces. However, timeless dressers could also go with any interior design – clear acrylic dressers or Lucite sideboards.
But before we talk more about these Lucite sideboards and dressers with glass-front drawers, let me first give you a rundown on what dressers are and what they are for.
What are Dressers?
Dressers have been a staple piece used for decades now. They come with drawers where folded clothes are stored. Thus, you will typically see dressers placed in bedrooms.
You probably encountered the terms buffet, sideboards, and credenzas interchangeably with dressers. I get it. These pieces look similar and are all used for storage. However, they have their differences.
How Are They Different?
Now that we have defined what dressers are let us differentiate the other pieces, namely, credenzas, sideboards, and buffets, to have a clearer picture of how to spot which is which from a glance.
In distinguishing credenzas from dressers, you have to look at their mechanisms. Dressers, as mentioned, consist of a series of drawers – usually around four to six drawers. On the other hand, credenzas are with cabinet or sliding doors.
The primary purpose of dressers is to store clothes that are not easily wrinkled. These may be jeans, sleepwear, or t-shirts. There is no need to get a massive closet and hang every clothing piece with dressers.
Meanwhile, credenzas are often seen in dining rooms. These are used as cupboards or storage for decorative dishes. Credenzas are also constructed with short legs or none at all.
You can see more differences between credenzas and dressers on this sideboards page.
Sideboards and credenzas may look alike. So, the problem does not lie with separating sideboards with dressers but rather with credenzas. A quick tip is to look at their fronts again.
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Dressers are with drawers that you have to push and pull. Meanwhile, credenzas come with sliding or cabinet doors. And the sideboards look exactly like credenzas, but they do have hutches on top of the doors.
Sideboards may be used in dining rooms to serve the same purpose credenzas do – storing flatware or silverware. But they are typically found in living areas and are used as media console units.
For an elegant piece that will blend seamlessly with your interior, you may check Clear Home Design’s white lacquer media console for your living room.
Now, if you love hosting get-togethers with families and friends, you might consider the use of buffets. This piece of furniture is often spotted in dining rooms.
Buffets are used as mini tables for food platters or dishes so your guests can quickly help themselves out once they feel hungry – self-serve. Buffets will make your guests feel more at home by giving them elevated accessibility.
They are a bit taller compared to credenzas, dressers, and sideboards. Buffets tend to have taller legs, so guests do not have to stoop down when serving themselves. You will see buffets around the same height as your waist or 36 inches.
Why Buy Dressers?
In knowing the differences between the four pieces, you will notice that dressers are much easier to distinguish or spot. This is because among those four, dressers are the only ones with drawer mechanisms.
Despite dressers being used mainly in bedrooms, they can still serve several purposes traditionally confined to that small part of the house. And here are some of those:
Remember the saying, "your house, your rules?" You can use dressers for whatever you have in mind at the end of the day. You can store other items, not limited to clothes, like office or art supplies and even essential documents and files.
You can also store throw blankets or some linens inside. So, you do not have to go down to a storage or laundry room to get some, especially when you have a kid at home and there are late-night accidents.
Apart from being a storage space, you may use your dresser as your bedroom’s focal point. The top may store decors such as lamps, scented candles, or decorative books. You can even hang a mirror on top to make it more inviting.
Another interior design tip for those who like changing their rooms from time to time is to purchase the best clear acrylic dresser. A dresser with clear drawers is your best option if you love redecorating, for it goes with anything.
It might feel lacking when you have an empty wall or corner in your room. You may think that the space is undone or something is missing. This goes especially for more spacious bedrooms.
Once you fill that space, it will feel cozier and more relaxing. Having a sideboard as a media unit for your bedroom television or a dresser to house your favorite pieces is a great way to start balancing out your entire room.
The KonMari Method
For those unfamiliar with this method, it is an organizing technique made by Maria Kondo. She is a Japanese organizing consultant. She is known for her best-selling book entitled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
Maria Kondo has several approaches to tidying a space up. Her folding technique is one of her many methods that would apply to dressers for storing clothes and credenzas or sideboards for housing table lines.
When in pairs, like socks, place one on top of the other before folding it. Next, with underwear or bikinis, fold it on the crotch and fold it once again. There are different methods for folding shirts, sweaters, and pants.
Maria Kondo’s folding technique is highly recommended, especially for dressers with clear drawers or Lucite sideboards. So, even with its transparency, you can still see how organized everything is.
As a homeowner, being keen on the details of your interior is normal. Of course, you want every decor, every piece of furniture, to work well together – creating balance and blend.
There may be dressers, credenzas, sideboards, and buffets, which conventionally serve different purposes and are placed in various areas of your home. But, keep in mind that the choice on how and where these will be used is yours.
You may use a dresser for a living room or a sideboard for a bedroom as a media unit. Regardless, the key to making it work is to ensure that the pieces you would put inside and on top of it are organized.
Suppose you want a piece that is not only elegant-looking but is also strong and would last for a long time. You may want to check out Clear Home Design’s sideboards, credenzas, and dressers.
On the website, you will see furniture made of Lucite mixed with elements like leather and wood – giving you the best of everything.