10 Cheap Upgrades To Refresh Your Drawers

Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie.
Just like how a set of buttons can make or break the style of a piece of clothing, the hardware makes a huge difference to the overall look of your furniture. Just think about it this way: For every cute nightstand or dresser that catches your eye in a home catalogue, the knob or handle design usually has something to do with it.
The good news is, you don't always have to splurge on new storage units to give your pad a makeover. Switching out the pulls, handles, or knobs of your drawers is one of the easiest home upgrades in the book — you simply have to unscrew the old ones and replace them — and the impact is immediate.
This quick fix also works wonderfully to visually unify any mismatched furniture. All you need to do is to make sure that the new set matches with the existing holes in your drawers. (For example, stick with one-holed knobs if your dresser came with a knob handle, so you don't have to drill in any new holes.) Click through for ten chic accessories to redecorate your drawers on the cheap.
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This elegant tree branch handle will transform your cabinet into a high-end designer item.

Anthropologie Forager's Handle, $12, available at Anthropologie
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Add a set of ceramic knobs to your monotone furniture to create that antique-y, collector's item look.

ModernEarthBoutique Blue Flower Knob, $5, available at Etsy
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For rooms decorated with a nautical theme in mind, these rope knobs will fit right in.

Roorkee Instruments India Jute Rope Door Knobs, $29.99, available at Amazon
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Simply pop this handle onto your dresser to add a touch of European chic to your decor.

HickoryHardware Tranquility Bar Pull, $4.64, available at Wayfair
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You see a lot of agate bookends around, but the crystalline also material works surprisingly well in the form of drawer knobs.

World Market Blue Agate And Gold Knob, $9.98, available at World Market
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The combination of brass and mother of pearl will look so pretty on a wooden dresser.

Anthropologie Pearlescent Serpentine Handle, $24, available at Anthropologie
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Antique knobs come with an intriguing back story. You can also add a coat of paint over individual ones to unify their appearance.

Rigby & Mac The Dulwich Trader Antique Brass Colored Drawer Pull, $7.68, available at Trouva
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Tired of marble? Shell glass is an equally cool furniture accent.

Windborne Studios Shell Glass Pull, $27.96, available at Houzz
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A no-brainer to install, leather pull tabs are the perfect option if you're new to the renovating trick.

SlaskaLAB Leather Drawer Pulls, $6.52, available at Etsy
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This tassel design is right down the alley for fans of the Rococo decorating style.

LynnsHardware Gold Tassel Drawer Knobs, $5.50, available at Etsy