How to Style a Tallboy Dresser

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

megmade chicago, mid-century modern, how to style a dresser  — via @TheFoxandShe

A few weeks ago, my gorgeous new tallboy dresser from MegMade was delivered in perfect condition by the wonderful people at Schlep. Now that it’s been in our house for a few weeks, I finally found the time to get organize and fill it up and style it!

If you’re not familiar with MegMade, you should be! I first learned about her a little over a year ago right before Rob and I got married. I wanted some new furniture for our place, but didn’t want to spend thousands. The pieces at MegMade were so much more unique than anything I found online and the price was right!

Since our new place has very little storage, an extra dresser was a necessity and Meg finished this one in the same color as our other dresser in our bedroom so everything ties together nicely.

When it comes to styling any tabletop or area, I always think about three things: height, balance and function.

HEIGHT

Probably one the key things I think about when styling any small tabletop or vignette is height. Adding different heights to the same table adds interest and depth making it a more unique space that draws your eye in. The easiest way to add height is to hang art on the wall behind it. It doesn’t take up any space on the top of the piece, but adds visual height.

After that I layer items in differing heights to keep it looking interesting, unique and collected vibe.

BALANCE

I minored in studio art and have been working as a graphic/web designer for the past 6 years, so balance is engrained in my brain. The thing about balance is that it’s really more of a feeling than anything else. I always step back from an area I’m styling and look to see if it feels balanced. This doesn’t mean symmetrical though! One side can definitely have more visual weight, but just make sure they other side has enough to balance it out and make it feel evenly weighted.

FUNCTION

Definitely not the least of the the three, but usually one I don’t think about first. Why? Because I’m more concerned with things looking pretty, oops! That being said though, do think about it! I usually stack coffee table books and then top with a decorative accessory and this works because these books are not something I’m grabbing everyday to read. Here I use a try to display perfumes, candles and a few other items, and it’s super functional! I can easily light a candle or grab perfume and put it back in it’s place without unstacking a million things.

When you style a tabletop, what’s most important to you? What areas in your home could use a little styling?!

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