There’s something so pleasing about a beautifully arranged kitchen dresser. How satisfying is it to display all your favourite pieces of china and treasured finds in one place? And so practical, too.
The humble kitchen dresser is so often the unsung furniture hero, providing handy extra storage for glasses, tableware, crockery and tabletop textiles – and acting as a hub for the everyday items that every kitchen needs.
If space isn’t an issue, choose a large-scale dresser to create a real style statement. It will look especially stunning in generous open-plan living spaces, as a showcase for your best china and elegant glassware. Limited on space? Opt for a compact design that offers optimum storage in a streamlined fashion.
When buying, take time to think about what you want to use the dresser for. If it’s for display then open shelving is a great solution. If you’re also looking for extra storage, then pick a model with a combination of cupboards and drawers, plus wine racks or pull-out baskets. Also, check your measurements – a dresser that’s too big will unbalance a room and could hinder movement.
It’s not essential that the dresser matches your kitchen cabinetry, but it should complement it. Choosing a dresser in a contrasting shade gives the kitchen a bespoke feel and makes it more of statement piece of furniture. Consider the current trend for darker shades of navy and grey to really add a wow factor, it’s less of a commitment than painting the kitchen cabinetry.
There are no rules to say kitchen dressers always have to stay in the kitchen, the more stylish designs we’ve picked would work perfectly in the dining room, too. From an on-trend dark design to traditional pine, we’ve found a dresser to suit all tastes. Which one will suit your kitchen best?
1. Best for classic kitchens
This beautiful solid oak and oak veneer dresser with traditional Shaker-style doors will complement almost any kitchen. Painted in rich soft grey (the new ivory), it has a warm oak worktop and offers plenty of both cupboard and display space. The addition of two exposed wood fronted drawers adds a subtle rustic touch.
Dimensions H88 x W114 x D35cm.