In-Style Storage - Trunks, Suitcases, and Baskets

When it comes to in-style storage, there are three amazing options you can use - trunks, suitcases, and baskets. Which one do you think suits your home the best?
In-Style Storage - Trunks, Suitcases, and Baskets

Last update: 29 July, 2020

If you want to store the right way, in addition to thinking about what type of storage is best for you, you must also think about how to achieve a decorative effect in your home. In this article, we’ll be talking about in-style storage.

In order to carry this out, we suggest you use trunks, suitcases, and baskets. Of course, it’s up to you to decide which of these three suits you best according to the decorative style of the room. Do you like these ideas?

If you answered yes to the previous question, don’t hesitate to read on! We’re going to give you some ideas so that storing objects becomes a pleasant task.

In-style storage – trunks

A trunk with winter clothes stored inside.

Polychrome, carved, leather, rustic, with hardware and studs, when it comes to trunks, the possibilities are endless. As you can see, they have a great variety of styles, shapes, and sizes. They’ll look great in a corner of your house.

Trunks are usually made of wood and sometimes decorated with handles or locks. Furthermore, their lids can be curved or flat. Some have legs, whereas the most elaborate ones have paintings, inlaid marquetry, or carvings on them.

Years ago, they were essential for transporting clothes on trips or for storing them at home. However, nowadays, their function is fundamentally decorative. Nonetheless, they’re also very useful for storing books, linen, toys, and many other things.

Trunks fit perfectly into rustic settings. However, they’re also very attractive in minimalist or more contemporary settings. Additionally, there are oriental trunks, which are ideal to introduce an ethnic and exotic vibe into your home.

Whatever the case may be, remember that this accessory has presence and volume. For this reason, it’s ideal to put it somewhere spacious so that it doesn’t dominate the room.

Where to put them

A big trunk used as a table in a living room.

One of the most common uses for trunks is as a coffee table in the living room. You can also put them at the foot of the bed. Another original way to use this piece of furniture is as a bedside table.

Trunks look great in hallways and porches. Of course, it’s vital to take into account the space you have – you don’t want it to look overcrowded.

Another idea to gain storage space is to replace the console at the entrance of the house (or of any room, for that matter) with a large trunk. You can put many different objects on top of it if you want!

Did you know that trunks are very practical in bedrooms? Try one and you’ll see how useful it is – you can store bedding in it or even use it as a seat when dressing.

In-style storage – suitcases

In-style storage: five suitcases piled on top of each other.

Do you have old suitcases and don’t know what to do with them? Don’t throw them away! You can use them as decor. Dust them off and you’ll see how well they will fit in whatever corner you choose.

These old traveling companions are mainly used to give a bohemian vibe to rooms. However, some are authentic collector’s items, which you can display in your house as if they were a work of art.

You can place them in different parts of the house one by one, but you can also pile them up and create sets to increase their aesthetic effect. You can put them next to each other, from smallest to largest, or you can stack them in the shape of a pyramid.

In-style storage – baskets

In-style storage: five wicker baskets storing bathroom essentials.

When talking about in-style storage, we can’t leave baskets out. These bring a rustic feel to any home.

Even the most contemporary environment can benefit from the presence of the natural touch offered by baskets, whether they’re made of rattan, wicker, or any other vegetable fiber. Thanks to their neutral color, you can combine them  perfectly  with all kinds of furniture.

Baskets have an aesthetic feel that allows creativity to flow and create many ideas in the decoration of any space. They’re just as good in a living room, a bedroom, or in the bathroom.

Baskets can be used for a specific function, such as magazine racks or even to put fruit or bath towels in. Nonetheless, setting them simply as decorative objects gives amazing results.

Have you made up your mind regarding the three decorative ideas that we’ve suggested for you? Which one do you think is best for your home? Perhaps you’d like to use all three at the same time… that’s completely up to you. Let us know what you decide on!

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