How to Style a Dresser

It has taken some time, but I've finally gotten my dresser organized and styled. The biggest challenge was figuring out how to store and simultaneously display it. I really love that marble contact paper that I added to the top of this dresser a few months ago, It was such an easy update and has made a big difference.

How to Style a Dresser - A Detailed Palette

This dresser is hand-me-down piece and has a few scratches here and there, but the imperfections have definitely grown on me - it adds a feeling of character for sure. I have been thinking of chalk-painting this piece, like I did for my desk, but for now, I am enjoying the acorn shade combined with the marble top.

Here are some tips for styling and organizing your dresser:

Store & Display: Find pieces that allow you to both store and display items. This can be especially great for jewelry, since jewelry is just so pretty and can act as a home decor piece in addition to an outfit accessory. I just got this jewelry pyramid below from Bauble Bar - it's perfect for displaying and storing all types of jewelry. Glass jewelry boxes, like the one below from West Elm, can also be a great addition.

Styling A Dresser - A Detailed Palette

Don't Forget the Walls:

The dresser styling isn't limited to just the surface of your dresser; be sure to add some artwork, some prints, or photographs. Two of these photos are ones that I got while traveling in Rome, Italy. 

Bedroom Wall - A Detailed Palette

Stick to a Color Palette:

If you're storing items like jewelry or cosmetics, which are already quite colorful on their own, it's a good idea to keep all of your dresser decor in the same few colors. I went with gold and white since I felt they would best complement the marble and the acorn shades of the dresser, while keeping all of the different colors of the jewelry from becoming too overwhelming or busy.

Jewelry Storage - A Detailed Palette
Styling a Dresser - A Detailed Palette

Keep Visual Balance

As with any styling, it's best to keep the accessories visually balanced. Don't have one side with more items than the other - try to keep everything even so that it's aesthetically pleasing when you look at the whole picture.

Have a great Tuesday!
-xo, Rachel