A chest of drawers is not only a practical piece of furniture for storing clothes and other items, but it can also be a stylish and functional addition to your home décor. With a little creativity and some DIY skills, you can transform some old chest of drawers into a statement piece that reflects your personal style. Here are some simple tips on how to decorate a chest of drawers and give it a fresh and unique look.
Choose the Right Chest of Drawers
The first step in decorating a chest of drawers is to choose the right one that fits your style and needs. Think about the overall aesthetic of your room and how the chest of drawers will complement it. Once you have the perfect chest of drawers, you're ready to start decorating.
Sand and Paint
One of the easiest ways to update a chest of drawers is to give it a fresh coat of paint. You want to firstly sand the surface of the chest of drawers to remove any rough spots or old paint, and then apply a coat of primer to create a smooth base for the paint.
Then choose a paint colour that matches your room's colour scheme or go for a bold and contrasting colour to make a statement. You can also experiment with different painting techniques such as distressing, stencilling, or Ombre to create a unique look. Always seal the paint with a clear topcoat to protect it from wear and tear.
Changing the hardware of a chest of drawers can make a big difference in its appearance. Replace the old knobs or pulls with new ones that match your décor style. You can find a wide variety of knobs and pulls in different shapes, sizes, and materials such as brass, crystal, or ceramic.
Apply Wallpaper or Contact Paper
Another creative way to decorate a chest of drawers is to apply wallpaper or contact paper to the drawer fronts. Wallpaper comes in a wide variety of patterns, colours, and textures, this will help make sure it matches your style. Measure the drawer fronts and cut the wallpaper or contact paper to fit. Make sure you smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles. Wallpaper or contact paper can instantly transform a plain chest of drawers into a stunning focal point in your room.
Decorate the Top Surface
The top surface of a chest of drawers provides an excellent opportunity to display decorative items that add personality and style to your furniture. You can use it as a mini gallery to showcase your favourite photos, artwork, or decorative objects.
Line the Drawers
Adding lining paper to the drawers of your chest of drawers can be a nice surprise every time you open them. Choose a pattern or colour that complements the overall design of your chest of drawers.