Fabulous Three-drawer Chests

Whether it’s utilising space on the landing or adding a bit of extra storage or interest to a living room or bedroom, a three-drawer chest of drawers is a versatile piece of furniture. Chests are available in a huge array of styles and sizes, so we’ve picked out a diverse mix – though each of them is as stylish as it is functional – for today’s selection of our favourite three-drawer chests.

Sweet Yellow 3-Drawer Chest

Sweet Yellow 3-Drawer Chest – £252, Maisons du Monde

As well as having the power to make or break a room, furniture can really lift the spirits – and this Sweet yellow three-drawer chest from Maisons du Monde really is bottled sunshine! Also available in pink, grey or white, it combines a minimalist design with a gorgeous warm shade of yellow that makes it perfect for so many surroundings – everything from a nursery to a cheerful and vintage-inspired living room!

Goa 3 Drawer Wooden Pillar Chest

Goa 3 Drawer Wooden Pillar Chest – £129 (was £299.99), Studio.co.uk

Studio.co.uk isn’t necessarily the first place we’d think of when it comes to furniture, which is why we’re as surprised as we are delighted to see this absolute belter of a piece on their site! The three-drawer pillar chest is a quality piece of ready-assembled solid wood furniture in a traditional yet still visually interesting cylindrical shape. It holds three drawers with cut-out openings as handles, and is an astonishing bargain, currently at less than half its original price.

Roar + Rabbit for west elm Geo Inlay 3 Drawer Chest in Ebony and Brass

Roar & Rabbit Geo Inlay 3 Drawer Chest in Ebony and Brass – £899, west elm

Creative design masters Roar + Rabbit have joined forced with west elm (how we still cringe to type that in lower case!) to produce a striking range of furniture which blends solid, earthy materials (in this case solid mango wood and antique brass) with modern styling. Each of the pieces is made in a Fair Trade-certified facility in India and this chest of drawers combines a spacious wooden unit with three drawers and geometric shapes (for both the legs and the pattern that adorns the front).

Aluminium and Copper 3 Drawer Chest of Drawers by Homestead Living

Aluminium and Copper 3 Drawer Chest of Drawers – £295.99 (was £520), Homestead Living

Looking for a truly distinctive signature piece of furniture for your home? Look no further: this chest of drawers, which takes inspiration from the iconic steamer travelling chest, fits the bill! It’s made up of a patchwork of metal in silver, copper and bronze-coloured metal and is studded with rivets all around the edges, panels and drawer fronts. It’s finished off with silver-coloured clasps and handles and will add industrial style to your surroundings.

Parisian Mirrored 3-Drawer Ready Assembled Bedside Chest

Parisian Mirrored 3-Drawer Ready Assembled Bedside Chest – £115 (was £129), Very.co.uk

Do you like to polish your furniture to the point where you can see your own face in it? Save yourself considerable time with this Parisian three-drawer chest which has a mirrored glass finish and will make a perfect bedside cabinet. Each drawer is finished off with a sparkly, crystal-effect handle and the simple shape is enhanced by bevelled edges. Easy-glide metal drawer runners add to the luxurious feel of this ready-assembled piece.

Five of the Best: Retro DAB Radios

Technology might move on, but our love of the designs of yesteryear persists – strengthens, even – and so we end up with rather beautiful-looking but advanced appliances in our homes…which is all right by us! Bearing that in mind, this week we look at retro-style DAB radios, which take their inspiration mainly from wirelesses of the 1950s. Here are our five favourites, each of them available from an online retailer near you!

Rydell Portable Retro 50s DAB Radio
Rydell Portable Retro 50s DAB Radio – £47.99, GPO

Fans of vintage style will appreciate this lovely Rydell portable DAB radio, which combines a 1950s-style exterior with DAB technology. It’ll give you access to both DAB+ and DAB band III as well as FM digital radio and twenty preset radio stations. Helpfully, it has an alarm function as well, which allows you to wake up to the radio or a built-in buzzer (or you can just press ‘snooze’, like the rest of us!).  It’s mains as well as battery operated and measures 31cm by 27cm.

Akai DAB Pale Blue Retro Radio

DAB Pale Blue Retro Radio – £39.99 (was £69.99), Akai

We move onto real bargain now – currently on sale at a shade over half its original price, this DAB radio from Akai is finished in a pale blue faux leather finish, though versions are also available in black, red or cream. Equipped with a headphone socket, it has FM/PLL and DAB radio built in, as well as twenty preset stations. It’s mains or battery-operated (the 4 AA batteries it requires aren’t included).

ROBERTS Revival Mini DAB/FM Digital Radio in Red

Revival Mini DAB/FM Digital Radio in Red – £139.95, Roberts

We couldn’t really look at retro DAB radios without looking at the daddy of them all – though in a more compact form than you might be used to! The Revival Mini DAB & FM Digital radio from Roberts is perfect for your bedside or kitchen, at a diminutive 19cm high (and 14.5cm along the sides). It has a clear LCD screen so you can easily identify which station of the array of DAB or FM stations you’re listening to, and a gold-plated stereo AUX in socket means you can connect your iPod, phone or MP3 player.

Goodmans Oxford DAB and FM Radio Moss

Oxford DAB and FM Radio – £66.89, Goodmans

The Oxford DAB and FM radio from Goodmans has a simple shape and interface and a moss green-coloured exterior, which is attached to a natural leather carrying handle by chrome effect knobs at either side. Showcasing the style of the Swinging Sixties, the radio has rotary tuning and volume controls as well as AUX in and headphone sockets. It has presets for your favourite stations and will give you access to DAB+, digital and FM radio.

View Quest Hepburn Mk II DAB Radio & Bluetooth Wireless Speaker - Emma Bridgewater Pink Hearts

Emma Bridgewater Pink Hearts Design Hepburn Mk II DAB Radio & Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – £129.99 (was £149.99), View Quest

It might be super-cute and festooned with pink hearts, but this VQ Hepburn Mk II DAB+ radio and Bluetooth speaker unit’s leatherette exterior belies its high-tech spec! It contains dual BMR flat panel speakers and will relay your favourite music to you with faithful clarity, whether that’s from DAB, DAB+, FM radio, Bluetooth or via its AUX connection. It has a MyEQ function so you can control the bass and treble separately and preset stations as well as dual alarms and a countdown timer.