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April 13, 2022

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Dressers: the unsung hero of the home in my opinion.

A good dresser could be the most versatile piece of furniture you place in your AirBnB. It is commonplace to see a dresser in a bedroom, but have you considered where else you might use it? Offering an abundance of storage in both 6 drawer and 3 drawer versions, these pieces are phenomenal workhorses all over the home.

Read on to learn more.


1 FOR THE ENTRY – a dresser is perfect for stashing away mitts, toques, umbrellas and other ‘quick grabs’ that you need before running out of the house. (Wipes, masks, hand sanitizer etc.) It’s ideal if you can have a drawer per person, but failing that, drawer organizers can keep things separated and organized. Add a mirror and a lamp and you are all set for your comings and goings at any time of day.

USM Modular Dresser

2. IN THE DINING ROOM – Offering lots of counter space in addition to storage space, you can style the top as a bar or display vases of greenery, or a lovely mid-century lamp, depending on the style of your rental. To protect the top add a slab of quartz or marble. Store table linens, napkin rings, cutlery and even plates and dishes in the drawers. This can be really handy if the kitchen in your property is on the smaller side.


3. IN THE LIVING ROOM – The top becomes a lovely spot to display some treasures that add personality to your AirBnB. Plus you can install beautiful artwork above or even add a TV. The drawers stash a plethora of things such as games, puzzles and guide books for your guests to use. Use them as side tables too – perfect in a home that is short on storage. Or push a pair of three drawer dressers together to fill a long wall as shown here.

Juniper Print Shop

4. BEDROOM NIGHTSTANDS – As long as you have the width, a dresser as a bedside table is a great choice. If offers a nice large surface for your guests to place a book, their phone and a glass of water while still leaving lots of room for a reading lamp. And of course the added bonus of nice large drawers for storage can’t be missed, allowing your guests to unpack and stay in comfort, rather than living out of a suitcase.

Design : Lino Catalano, Photographer : Andre Rider

How do you use your dresser/s or are you inspired to try them somewhere new in your short term rental? Let me know in the comments!

And for inspiration on how to style dressers for your AirBnB, head to my Pinterest board.

Caireen


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