Bedside and chest of drawers buying guide

There can be no doubt that a cute bedside table or a sturdy chest of drawers is a bedroom essential. Without them, where would we rest our tea cups, water glasses, alarm clocks, reading lights, stacks of books and everything else we need by our bedside?

With chests of drawers, it’s as much about the top surface as the storage within, and Habitat has a wide range – from one drawer to a whopping six. Bedside tables generally have a leaner profile, and they can really pack a style punch. The good thing is that with all of the options available in store and online at Habitat, there will be a solution just right for your space.

Different types

Bedside tables and chests of drawers are perfect for stashing away all your bits and bobs. Whether you're after a modest piece to tuck away in a corner or something that makes a statement, you're spoiled for choice at Habitat.

From solid oak to lacquered timber veneer, we have the right finish for your space. Mix and match, get his and hers or coordinate with the rest of your room by choosing pieces from one of our bedroom ranges.

Click here to take a peek at our collections.

Making your choice

Choosing a bedside table or chest of drawers needn't be tricky. Feel free to pop in-store and ask our staff if you have any questions or tweet @HabitatHelp.

Here are few questions to keep in mind as you shop for the ideal bedside solution:

  • How many pieces will you need? If you are sharing the room with your partner and space allows it, you probably need a unit on each side of the bed.
  • Which size of table or chest of drawers will suit you? Have you measured the space carefully to make sure it will fit?
  • Are you planning to make a design statement or are you going to coordinate the table or chest of drawers with the rest of a Habitat collection?
  • Do you also need a wardrobe or clothes rail for bigger items of clothing?
  • Which accessories will complete your look?

Best for you?

Large rooms

A large room allows you to pack a real style punch; opt for the chunky Hana chest of drawers or bedside table made from solid oak - they're built to last and look fabulous too. There's also a matching wardrobe and bed in case you fancy coordinating your look.

Small rooms

Our Fleur bedside table and chest of drawers are classic without being overly fussy. The solid oak frame and mix-matched handles inject the right amount of whimsy. There's also a matching bed and dressing table if you care to continue the theme throughout your space.

Statement piece

With its solid oak slatted detailing, the look and quality of the Max collection definitely gives wow factor to your room. The range offers a bedside table and chests of drawers in various sizes, giving you lots of choice for kitting out your space.

Habitat classic

The Perouse collection's high gloss finish, clean lines and push latch would sit effortlessly within a neutral scheme. It's available in a number of sizes, giving scope for you to match your bedside unit with your chest of drawers.


Complimentary pieces

Wardrobes So you've got the small storage sorted. Now it's time to find a home for your clothes and any bulky items that need to be tucked away. Try a wardrobe to match your bedside table and chest of drawers, or go crazy and mix it up with a piece from a different collection. Be sure to measure your space before you buy – it might look great but it needs to fit too.

Beds Whatever the dimensions or style of your bedroom, we have a bed that will work a treat. Pair with a jaunty bedside table on either side if your bed is a double, or stick to one killer style if you have a single. Don't forget the chest of drawers to match!

Dressing tables We thoroughly endorse a good pamper session, as is obvious by our range of dressing tables. Some are girly, some are functional – most have extra drawers for bits and pieces, as well as stools and mirrors to coordinate your space.


Furniture with a wood finish should be wiped with a damp cloth and then dried thoroughly so the woodwork won't get stained.

Simply dust lacquered finishes and wipe away any spillages with a damp cloth.

For specific cleaning instructions, please refer to individual product pages.

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