Antique Dresser: Learn How t Use this Mobile Joker

See all tricks and tips for using the old dresser in various environments. Many photos to inspire you.

The old Dresser is a mobile Joker in any decoration, because it combines with various styles, with most of the furniture and can be present in environments such as the living room, the foyer, dining room and, of course, in the rooms.

If you like decoration must have already noticed that the use of antique pieces. We call it vintage or retro decor. And one of the darlings of this style is the former Dresser, with inspirations from several decades, since the 20 years until the 70-plus the furniture classics are always in evidence.

Originally used to store pieces of clothing, the Bureau has already become indispensable in time to organize kitchen items, small objects and even just to decorate. But before we give you tips and ideas for using old Dresser in your decoration, how about finding out some more of the mobile history so well known?

HOW DID THE OLD DRESSER?

The first Bureau which has news of the source is the bombê, which appeared to France, at the end of the 17th century with a classic and refined style-as the furniture of that era. This is the phase of “Regency style”, known as a transitional period between the Baroque and the Rococo.

Therefore, the furniture were still very sumptuous, but already announced some Rococo features, such as smoother lines and even simple. This is also the time when the nobility in France faces changing times, leaving Versailles and settling down in Paris, with smaller castles and less sumptuous interiors.

With that comes the need of creating furniture able to keep parts of the nobility, but do not occupy as much space and would fit smaller palaces – such as dressers, they could do the wardrobe or serve as one more point to store belongings.

Like other furniture of that period, the dresser bombê is known for having his legs in cabriolet, decorative carvings with floral motifs and vegetables and be made in rare Woods (rosewood, amaranth and violet) or in bronze.

Of course, back and forth the dresser already has changed a lot. Although we can still find comfortable bombê, they are no longer produced with the same materials and ornaments of that time. In addition, the main change is in the use of the furniture, which no longer be confined to rooms to gain light in other environments.

ANTIQUE DRESSER: WHICH TYPES ARE MOST USED?

The use of antique furniture is very democratic in decorating these days. You can choose to really old furniture-but which have undergone a makeover, making vintage décor, or buy new furniture but who were inspired in previous decades-what we call retro decor.

Both options are up in decorating and you can use Classic or comfortable several times. The most commonly used are:

– Classic:

  1. Louis XV style: dresser with two handles, can appear in various styles as Secretary, the bombê, the serpentine, among others.
  2. Louis XVI style: consists of a deep drawer on top and two on bottom – with the same depth, but narrower. The feet appear in the Greek style.
  3. Style Queen Ane (18th century): your main feature is the change in size of the drawers, which are reduced as you reach the top of the Cabinet.
  4. Victorian Style: high dresser with mirror

– 20 Years: this is the art deco period, with the use of circular or straight lines – but more stylized and plays with great richness of detail.

– 50 Years: the main feature is the use of the walking stick and drawers without handles. An icon of this period is the dresser/drawer George Nelson.

– 70 Years: as well as the furniture of years 50, this Bureau also has the famous feet sticks, but they can appear with more colors and different handles.

ANTIQUE DRESSER: WHICH TYPE TO CHOOSE?

Now that you are already familiar with the various styles of comfortable vintage, we must begin to choose which will be part of their environments.

To decide is important to consider a few points, as the place where the old Dresser will be (rooms, corridors, lounge, etc.), which the design and time that suit you best and also best fit the decor of the environment, what colors ideals and how they should be the drawers (which types of materials will save on the dresser? How should be the handles? The drawers need to be deeper or closer?).

Possession of these responses, you can search for furniture that meets your needs. In addition to these tips, you may also be looking for a specific model, which are the dressers with mirrors, which can make the times of dressing tables. In General, they are used in rooms and are narrower than the comfortable furniture.

OLD DRESSER IN THE ROOM

The rooms are still more traditional sites receive a beautiful antique Dresser. In this case, the number of drawers is often greater, as well as the size and depth of the same, being ideal for storing clothes without denting or damaging the pieces.

The dressers can override the wardrobe or aid in case of small furniture, which do not carry all the parts. They are also used in baby rooms, mainly to replace the large closets. Sometimes mothers use the top of the chest of drawers to accommodate a changing table.

For the former Dresser your stay your room environment-integrated it’s important she is in tune with the rest of the decor. What’s great is to do a counterpoint, encompassing modern items in your room, as the bed, the wardrobe and the stands-with straight lines and neutral tones, and leave the old Dresser as featured.

In the rooms, the dresser can come with differentiated and showier paintings (for environments in neutral shades), or in original and even more rustic timber.

Another option is to use the comfortable in place of silent servants in addition to serving as support for mirrors, giving an extra charm to the environment.

OLD DRESSER IN THE LIVING ROOM

In the living rooms, the comfortable can serve as dressers and side tables. In these cases, opt for narrower and smaller parts, that bring delicacy to the environment.

The same rule of the rooms should be used here: try to integrate the former Dresser to the environment. For that, use it in contrast with more modern or rustic décor.

If all your living room is in neutral tones, you can use the comfortable old colorful as featured on the environment, bringing more vitality. If you have already colored sofas or in 50 years style, for example, you can opt for a chest of drawers in wood (both 50 years as classic), that will be more neutral, but will help contribute to the charm of the room.

An idea often used today is a mirror with a frame that converse with the dresser on the top to the Cabinet, or a table with geometric prints.

Another unusual way to dispose of an old Dresser in the living room is using it as a bookcase or rack.

OLD DRESSER IN THE DINING ROOM

In this environment, the old Dresser will turn the Trimmers or catering, you can also turn it into a bar, just add a tray with drinks and glasses.

In General, the comfortable dining rooms always receive items on the top, so it is important to choose furniture that have enough room for it. Prefer the comfortable wider and not too high.

Remember also that the dressers can do the times of caterers, receiving the extra dishes and pots in a dinner, so make sure that your old Dresser had to go through a good treatment, able to withstand the high temperatures of these objects without spoiling.

OLD DRESSER IN THE KITCHEN

This is a place that brings a bit of strangeness to most people, but, Yes, it’s possible to have an old Dresser in your kitchen. Especially those with deeper drawers-ideal for keeping dishes and other items such as cookware, cutlery, napkins, dish towels, among others.

Another option is to use your old Dresser as support bench for food preparation. In this case, remember to give good treatment to her, okay?

ANTIQUE DRESSER IN OTHER SPACES

In addition to all these places, you can still use your old Dresser:

– in the bathroom or toilet: as support for cuba, or just as a decoration item and organization of towels and other items

– in the Hall: giving more charm and serving as an extra space to store utensils

– in the lobby: the beautiful antique chairs and a mirror with a nice frame, or serving as a bar for receptions at home.

You saw how the old Dresser is an extremely versatile mobile and able to bring much more charm to any room? Is excited to start using it in your decorating?

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