There is one piece of
furniture in the house that can used to store things
inside and display things of on top- it is a chest of
drawers. A chest of drawers occupies very little
place, can be used in any part of the house and can be
used to store anything from clothes to photo albums to
office supplies. At the same time the top can be used
to display photos, plants or used as a TV table or to
keep cosmetics that you use everyday.
The chest comes in different types
craved ones for the vintage look, country pine chests for the
simple, clean look and the contemporary ones that are painted.
When you are buying a chest look for a style and size that can be
put to different uses over the years to come. The chest of drawers
can be put to a number of uses. Here are a few tips on different
ways to use the same chest:
In the bedroom use the chest to keep clothes
that you use at home, hosiery, under garments etc.
Place it at entrance of the house to store
hats, carves, gloves, mail, mufflers etc. You could place a
mirror over the chest and place a vase with fresh flowers on
the chest making it a lovely entry table.
Use to store all things required for
stitching and mending clothes. Threads, needles, lace,
scissors, clothes that need mending can be kept in a separate
drawer and those that need ironing can be kept separately as
Use the chest as a side table in the dinning
room, store napkins, cutlery, table mats, table covers etc.
Arrange your china on top or place a flower arrangement on top
of the chest.
Use it to store things that you will need to
pick up as you leave the house. Mittens, mufflers, hats etc.
Place a soft board on top of the chest which can be used to
pin up messages, reminder notes, bills that need paying etc.
You could hang a row of hooks for your coats and jackets next
Use it in the drawing room to store coasters,
the remote contorts, CDs etc. and display photographs, art
pieces, plants or place the telephone on it.
While the chest can be used to store clothes
in the bedroom or guestroom the top can be used as a TV table.
Some place in the chest can hold the remote controls, TV
Use the chest in the bedroom as a night
table. On top of the chest place a lamp, along with books,
magazines and bedtime reading material. Use top drawer to keep
torch, some medicines, tissues etc. The rest of the chest can
be used for clothes.
Use one of the chests at home to store things
required for wrapping gifts. Colored paper, ribbons, scotch
tape, scissors, empty cards etc.
Use the chest to store your baby's clothes,
nappies, mats, washcloths, toys etc. On the top spread a mat
made of soft cotton and use it to lay your baby on while
changing his nappies.
Use a chest to store all your photographs,
photo albums, etc. Store pictures in them till you find time
to arrange them in an album.
Use a chest in a large bathroom to add
character and store towels, bathrobes, toiletries, baby's bath
toys etc. Place a potted plant on the top.