The best IKEA dresser - Malm for ultimate versatility

The Malm dresser from IKEA is a staple in many Scandinavian homes, and for good reason. It's a timeless piece that blends seamlessly into any space, be it a minimalist bedroom or a cozy living room. Its clean lines and simple design make it versatile, functional, and beautiful.

Durable and versatile dresser

One of the best things about the Malm dresser is its construction. It's made of high-quality materials that are built to last. The frame is made of sturdy particleboard, while the drawers are crafted from solid wood. This means that the dresser can handle a lot of wear and tear, making it a great investment for any home. 

Customized IKEA Malm dresser
Eleanor drawer fronts in silver sage with Elisabeth brass knobs on an oak Malm 304.731.54 from IKEA. 

But what really sets the Malm apart is its versatility. It comes in several different sizes, from a small three-drawer unit to a larger six-drawer option. This means that it can fit into any space, no matter how big or small. Plus, with compatible drawer fronts and hardware from Norse, you can find a Malm dresser that matches your personal style perfectly.


6-drawer Malm dresser

The Malm 6-drawer dresser is highly regarded by Ikea enthusiasts. Its sleek and minimalist design boasts six spacious, smoothly gliding drawers for ample storage. The elongated and level top makes it perfect for doubling as a television stand or display shelf in a bedroom. 

IKEA Malm dresser customized by Norse Interiors
Joan drawer fronts in earthy sand with Marlen black knobs on a Malm 
303.604.68 from IKEA. 


4-drawer Malm dresser

Standing over 39 inches tall, this vertical version of the previous six-drawer dresser features four deep, flat-front drawers for storage. It comes in the same four color options as the rest of the Malm collection - white, white stained oak veneer, gray stained, and black-brown - and is constructed from the same high-quality painted or veneered particle board. 

IKEA Malm chest customized by Norse InteriorsEleanor drawer fronts in charcoal black on a black/brown Malm 304.731.54 from IKEA. 


3-drawer Malm dresser

The 3-drawer dresser is perfect for teenage or toddler rooms. To create a cohesive look, you can even match the dresser with the Malm nightstand (item 802.145.49 from IKEA).

Customized IKEA Malm chest and nightstand set
Astrid nightstand fronts and 
Astrid drawer fronts in pale blush on an oak Malm nightstand 802.145.49 and Malm chest 904.731.51 set from IKEA. 

Some customers who are looking for a larger nightstand, like this example from our customer Ashely (@SugarandCloth on Instagram), will use the 3-drawer chests as nightstands. We have to agree that it looks absolutely fabulous! 

Malm chest as nightstand from IKEA IKEA Malm chest as a nightstandAstrid drawer fronts in silver sage and Kristina gold pulls on a white Malm 904.731.51 used as a nightstand. (Photo source: @sugarandcloth) 


4+2 drawer Malm dresser

Finally, you can get this variation of the Malm dresser, which has three large drawers and two smaller ones on top. Norse’s nightstand fronts (sold in pairs) match the top drawers perfectly so that you can have a matching surface area that is far from cookie-cutter. 

IKEA Malm 6-drawer dresser
(IKEA's 6-drawer Malm dresser 603.604.76  – Image source: IKEA)


Ample affordable storage

Another great feature of the Malm dresser is its ample storage space. The deep drawers can hold plenty of clothing, linens, and other items, making them perfect for small spaces or for those who like to keep things organized. The smooth drawer glides also make it easy to open and close the drawers, which is always a plus.

IKEA Malm customized by Norse Interiors
Joan drawer fronts in charocal black with Ingrid black pulls on a Malm 304.731.54 from IKEA. 

The Malm dresser is an excellent value for the quality and style it provides, making it a budget-friendly choice for anyone who wants to elevate their home décor without breaking the bank.

Check out our collection of fronts for the IKEA Malm dresser, and don't miss out on free design advice from our advisors, available for phone consultations whenever you need them. They'll turn a Malm into your dream storage faster than you can say Norse Interiors. 



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