How to Decorate the Top of a Dresser

Decorating the top of a dresser is a great way to have fun styling your home. Short and wide dressers will often leave a large surface area for you to decorate as you wish.

Consider the visual weight of the objects and arrange them in a way that creates harmony. This might include placing larger items in the center and smaller items on the sides.

The most popular way to decorate a dresser is to place a large mirror on top of it to help you get dressed in the morning. This is where the name “dresser” comes from, actually! A quick rule of thumb for a top mirror on a dresser is to ensure that the mirror you choose is no more than 75% as wide as the dresser itself.

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Aside from a mirror, you can place a tray with perfume or jewelry boxes on top of a dresser. You can display family photos or keep your favorite books there. Some people like to have a scented candle or display a favorite handbag.

Plants or flowers can bring life and color to the space. If you prefer low maintenance, consider using high-quality artificial plants.

Using objects of varying heights creates appealing interest. Consider adding tall items like vases, lamps, or candles and balancing them with shorter objects like trays or decorative bowls.

Coordinating the objects by theme or color can create a polished and intentional look. Consider rotating decorative items with the seasons. Fresh flowers in spring, a bowl of pinecones in fall, or festive decorations for the holidays can keep the decor fresh and lively.

Decorating the top of your dresser is entirely up to you! Just avoid overcrowding the surface. Leaving some empty space makes the area look uncluttered and allows room for daily use.

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