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Contemporary and stylish drawers
Ikea Malm Chest: 6 Drawers
Member Name: jipp05
Ikea Malm Chest: 6 Drawers
Advantages: They look modern and stylish and are easy to assemble
Disadvantages: Half the people you know probably have the same ones
I love Ikea and half my furniture is from there. I know that it isn't exactly original since half the country seems to get their furniture there now but I really don't think that they can be beaten for value and quality. Self-assembly furniture has a bad rep but when it is done right it looks just as good and is just as sturdy as any other furniture that I have bought.
All my bedroom furniture is from Ikea with my chest of drawers and my bedside cabinets being from the Malm range.
My chest of drawers has 6 drawers and comes in a black-brown colour. I really wanted my furniture to be a really dark colour but not black as my walls are a really light colour and I thought that this darker colour would complement them really well and they do stand out against the light walls looking very striking and contemporary.
The measurements of the chest of drawers are 80x123cm and it sits pretty high compared to a normal 4 drawer set. I wanted the six drawers as I think that you can never have enough storage and I find that this is pretty roomy.
The bottom four drawers are full size drawers while the top of the chest is divided into two separate drawers which I think is really handy for items like under ware and socks. There are no handles on the drawers which I think makes them look even more contemporary but they are really easy to open and close as they have a recessed back for fingers to easily reach down and grab the drawers to open.
The drawers open wide but they have stop mechanism on them to stop them from being pulled all the way out if you happen to pull too hard. You have to actually slightly lift the drawers to remove them from the unit if you want them out for any reason.
Inside the drawers are very roomy and look to me to be bigger than normal drawers. I store all kinds of things in them from t-shirts to jumpers and jeans and they all fit in fine. I think I seem to get a lot more in these drawers than I did in the other drawers that I had previously. I also utilise the top of the drawers for storing items like toiletries and aftershave so that it is basically like a wide shelf.
I found that putting these drawers together was very easy and the instructions were pretty straightforward. Putting them together probably only took me half an hour and I am usually no good with assembling things but I did think these were easy so if I can do it most people should be able to.
These drawers make a great addition to my bedroom. They look really smart and very modern especially in the dark wood veneer as it makes them stand out so much against my light walls. I paid £85 for these drawers which I think is more than fair especially considering that bedroom furniture is so expensive and any other furniture that I looked at which was similar to this was at least double the price. Don't be put off by the assembly as it really was easy and also taking care of them involves nothing more than running a cloth and some polish over them occasionally. They look much more expensive than they actually were and I would highly recommend them.
Summary: Contemporay and stylish drawers from Ikea