Even if you’re blessed with a gigantic bedroom closet, you’re probably going to need a dresser for stashing socks, underwear, undershirts, and other basics you don’t necessarily want to hang or put on a shelf. And just because you’re looking for something affordable doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looks or quality. Sure, you could always go for the Ikea dressers everyone has (those would either be the Hemnes or the Malm), but where’s the creativity in that? To help you break out of the Ikea mold — and find something equally stylish without spending a ton of money — we put together the below selection of dressers in a range of styles and configurations, all of which are $300 or less. And if you’re refreshing your home, may we suggest checking out a few accents for your living room, bathroom, and kitchen while you’re at it?
A compact dresser with cutout handles and a vaguely mid-century-modern look would work well in a city apartment.
For something slightly bigger and in a darker finish, this six-drawer dresser comes in a sophisticated walnut finish.
If your taste leans more cottagecore, you’ll like this dresser’s soft gray color and the two included wicker baskets.
Tapered dowel legs add a subtle mid-century-modern touch to this otherwise simple dresser.
Here’s a taller, more slender option for your underthings — or anything else that doesn’t take up too much room in its drawers.
While this is technically made for a nursery, the sleek handles and blue-gray tone would work just as well in an adult’s bedroom.
Mid-century-inspired hairpin legs and a millennial-pink finish make this an Instagram-worthy choice.
Here’s another dresser on hairpin legs with matching golden knobs.
The dark walnut finish and the black cup handles make this one feel quite stately.
In addition to drawers, this compact dresser has open shelves for organizing your tchotchkes. It would be perfect for someone whose bedroom is also their office.
Also technically meant for a nursery, we think this is another could-go-anywhere dresser. Made of solid wood, its curving legs give it just the right amount of whimsy.
We love the colonial-inspired Jenny Lind–style spindles on this petite dresser.
It doesn’t get more traditional — or adaptable (in terms of décor) — than this minimal white style.
This one, with its gray exterior, white drawers, and square knobs, has a little more going for it but is still simple enough to fit almost anywhere, including in a nursery.
We could totally see this in the bachelor pad of someone whose aesthetic leans “streamlined.”
The metal pulls remind us of a chest you’d find at your grandparents’ house (in a good way).
Here’s a Malm-esque dresser that comes in a reclaimed wood-esque finish.
We’re digging the early ’90s vibe of this one with silvery bar handles.
For those who like to rearrange their room every few months, a five-drawer dresser with wheels (that are removable).
This nursery-appropriate dresser comes topped with space for a changing table (or books, if you prefer).
Here’s one for a country-style bedroom.
This darker (but no less rustic) dresser is a bit more compact and has cute knobs instead of pull handles.
We love the half-dome shape of the top drawers on this nursery-ready dresser. (It’s available in various finishes including black, white, gray, and espresso.)
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