3 Of The Best-Selling Dressers At Ikea

Since its foundations in remote 1940s Sweden, Ikea evolved from a small, catalog-based home essentials store into a one-stop shop for affordable furniture, homewares, and décor, via Ikea. Its no-nonsense, minimalistic approach allows it to sell household goods for a fraction of the price of other stores. The retailer's functional, minimalistic designs make it a popular choice for people who want to furnish their homes on a budget while maintaining a cohesive, sleek look.

Nowadays, the store carries thousands of items at attractively low prices, but it's not without its issues. When a store produces fast furniture — low-cost, low-quality designs built only to last a few years — there's a high chance you could run into items that aren't worth the investment. To ensure your money is well spent, we're looking at a few of the most popular dressers at Ikea so you can guarantee you end up with a piece you love, even on a tight budget.

MALM 6-drawer dresser

This MALM 6-drawer dresser is an Ikea fan favorite. Its design is sleek and minimalistic, and it features six large, smooth-running drawers for storage. The long, flat top design means it can double as a television stand or display shelf in the bedroom, and it even comes in four neutral colors to blend into any palette seamlessly. Like most Ikea furniture, this dresser is made of a painted or veneered particle board, but for about $260, that's to be expected.

Reviewers were generally satisfied with this dresser and gave it 4.5 stars across 1,617 reviews. They were incredibly impressed with its deep drawers that promise to hold around 30 T-shirts and its low-profile design. Many people, however, did run into issues with assembly, stating that the dresser was difficult to piece together and flimsy once it was finally complete. This dresser is a solid option for the price as long as you're okay with a bit of a puzzle and you're not looking for something to hold a lot of weight.

MALM 4-drawer chest

Over at Ikea, the MALM line dominates the storage options, and this MALM 4-door chest is no exception. This vertical take on the previous six-drawer dresser sits just over 39 inches tall and includes four flat-front, deep drawers for storage. It has the same four available colorways as the rest of the line, white, white stained oak veneer, gray stained, and black-brown, and is also made of the same painted or veneered particle board.

The area where this four-door chest differs, however, is in price. It does have less storage space, but it's significantly cheaper at $180, so it's a good option if you're just looking for a few more drawers of extra room in addition to your closet. Reviews on this product were similar to the rest of the MALM line — 4.6 stars — and customers enjoyed the deep drawers and sleek look of the product in their space but had some issues with assembly and quality of the material.

HEMNES 8-drawer dresser

Compared to the MALM line, this HEMNES 8-drawer dresser is a much more classic take on this storage essential. It features eight drawers with metal pulls — two extra-deep on the bottom, two medium in the middle, and four smaller drawers on the top. In a change of pace for Ikea, this dresser is made of solid, sustainably sourced pine with a fiberboard backing. It comes in three colors, white, gray, and black-brown, and includes the same smooth-running drawers popular in Ikea's other storage products.

This product has earned 4.4 stars across 1,915 reviews, and customers highlighted the deep drawers and solid construction. Most of the negative reviews had to do with the assembly process, but that's a necessary evil when it comes to Ikea furniture. Pine certainly isn't the sturdiest wood on the market, but for $399, it's much more affordable than other solid wood options that typically cost upwards of $1,000.