Incorporating Decorative Storage Trunks Into Your Home

If you're thinking about incorporating decorative storage trunks into your home, then this is the article for you. Today, we'll give you some practical advice on how to do it.
Incorporating Decorative Storage Trunks Into Your Home

Last update: 13 December, 2019

Trunks are a type of large box or chest and are mainly used for storing items. They have been around for hundreds of years, and are still popular today. In fact, vintage storage trunks have become fashionable decorative elements in homes across the world and could be a great option for your home.

As well as large storage capacity, trunks also have a beautiful and original aesthetic. Using them in your home will not only help embellish your rooms but will also give it a romantic touch.

While trunks are often used to decorate bedrooms, they can also look great in communal areas such as the living room or dining room. In this article, we’ll show you some practical and original ways to decorate your home with storage trunks.

Decorating your home with trunks

Wicker trunks.

Incorporating trunks into your home will allow you to store items, decorate, and save space. Plus, they come in a whole range of different sizes, colors, and materials. You simply need to be aware of all the different places you can put them. In this article, we want to show you some of our favorite ideas.

Storage trunks – styles

As we’ve already mentioned, there are many different types of storage trunk to choose from. The most common are the original, antique trunks. The majority are made of wood and have black iron fittings and locks.

If you have one or more trunks, this is the perfect opportunity to restore them. You could choose to preserve their original look or decorate them. For example, the decoupage technique is a really great option. Alternatively, you could paint them your favorite color, and then use the distressing technique to give them an aged look.

You’ll also find a range of imitation antique trunks with a vintage or modern finish. Depending on the amount of space you have available, you could decorate your rooms with one or several trunks.

Place a chest at the end of your bed.

One practical option is to place a storage trunk at either end of your bed, one at the foot and one at the head. That way, you can use them as both additional storage and a practical nightstand.

Placing a trunk at the foot of your bed can be really useful. You can use it to store items such as clothes and extra blankets, or even as an additional seat.

Try to choose a storage trunk that matches the color of your bedsheets and decor. Give it a try, and you’ll see just how beautiful it looks at the foot of your bed.

Incorporating storage trunks into your home – bedrooms

Practical storage solutions.

One really beautiful way to incorporate trunks into your bedroom is to use them to create a charming reading corner. While you can also use them to store any items you don’t need on a daily basis, they will serve as the basis for your reading corner.

We recommend creating your reading corner next to a window, placing your trunks against the wall. Next, cover the top of your trunk with a warm blanket and plenty of comfy cushions to create a cozy reading corner. This will allow you to use your trunk as both storage and a seat.

Whether in an adult’s, teenager’s or child’s bedroom, storage trunks can be used anywhere in the house, providing additional storage while adding a charming vintage touch to your rooms.

Using trunks as coffee tables

Storage trunks can double as coffee tables.

As well as incorporating trunks into your bedroom, you could also use them to decorate communal areas such as the living or dining room. When it comes to living rooms, using them as a coffee table is a great option.

This is another great way to give your rooms an original, vintage feel, allowing you to store magazines and any other objects you want to keep on-hand, but out of sight. You can even decorate the lid of your trunk to create a beautiful centerpiece for your room.

Decorating with storage trunks – entrance halls

Vintage storage trunks.

Trunks are also commonly found in entrance halls and lobbies and used to store shoes and other useful items.

At the same time, trunks can also double as a handy seat. Try incorporating a vintage-style trunk into your entrance hall and you’ll see just how beautiful it looks.

Storage trunks are ideal for rooms with very little storage, or for brightening up those forgotten corners of your home. Practical, romantic and original, you can restore and decorate your trunks however you like.