Our best advice for banishing unsightly once and for all? A really good dresser. It's the perfect answer to clothes toppling from open shelves or hanging on the back of chairs, the solution to tangled necklaces and mess, and the saving grace from all kinds of visual disorder. Yes, the perfect dresser offers much-needed drawers and critical counter space. It can be wide or tall (or neither).
But finding the right dresser that's chic and timeless—and won't run you upward of $1000—can be a challenge. To help your quest for the perfect dresser, we scoured our favorite retailers for some affordable options that fit the bill. Ready to give your a serious upgrade? We handpicked the best dressers under $600 (and, yes, IKEA's beloved makes a requisite appearance).
This Urban Outfitters dresser would work just as well on its own or as a pair flanking a bed. Its size is versatile enough to fit most nooks and crannies.
Another small dresser that's chic and versatile is this campaign dresser from Crate and Barrel. Use it alone or as a pair.
Think you can't find a spacious dresser under $300? Think again—Target has elegant options like this Project 62 six-drawer dresser.
Hands down our favorite IKEA dresser, this one will run you under $250, but based on the luxe leather pulls, you'd never be able to tell.
You may have to act fast, but this nautical-inspired navy dresser is currently 49% off—and it's totally worth it.
This low dresser from CB2 comes in two shades and is ideal for minimalists who don't want their furniture to overpower their space. It's spacious and neutral enough to fit in any type of décor.
Penny pinchers, look no further than this elegant dresser that's under $300. Best of all, its large size means it will fit all your clutter (and then some).
Anthropologie currently has a sale on all its furniture, which brings the price of this elegant Art Deco–inspired dresser down to $518, but you have to act fast.
Give your space an industrial edge with this World Market tallboy dresser, which also features a low shelf perfect for storing shoes.
This navy CB2 dresser will add a hint of color to an otherwise neutral space. Use it on its own or as a pair.
This mod West Elm dresser is a great size for a nightstand, but it would also hold its own in a small bedroom. We love the pull detailing.
If you like to be ultra-organized, you'll love this Urban Outfitters industrial tallboy that features multiple smaller drawers.
This is theoretically a nursery dresser, but without the changing top, who could tell? If it means the price is lower than other dressers, we're all for it.
The Malm dresser is that one IKEA piece that everyone has owned at least once. We love the light wood finish on this one.
Looking for a change? Why not try an upholstered midcentury-inspired dresser? Its rounded edges means it's really kid-friendly.
This chic honeycomb-patterned dresser from Anthropologie is one of the most expensive-looking dressers we found under $600. Its size is also versatile and fits in most smaller spaces.
Next up: for every room size.
This story was originally published on March 3, 2015, and has since been updated.