13 creative ideas for using trunks in your interior décor
Vintage trunks are exquisite pieces that serve both as wonderful decorative accents and as useful storage containers. They can be included anywhere in a décor as long as you know how to integrate them in a room and how make them a great focal point. There are lots of ingenious and creative ways for using a vintage trunk. We have selected a few ideas and we hope they will inspire you to redecorate your home and make them a part of it.
In the bedroom, a trunk can be placed at the end of the bed where it would serve as a great place to store blankets, pillows and other similar items. In this case, it matches the headboard and also follows the same color palette as the rest of the décor.
A vintage trunk can also be sued as a coffee table in the living room. It would be an exquisite accent piece and, since it’s usually placed in the center of the room, it would also be a great focal point for the décor.
This is another example for using a vintage trunk as a coffee table. It complements nicely the sofa and the rug. In this case it brings together the sofa and the additional chairs and it forms a cozy and inviting lounge area, a stylish relaxation corner.
In the previous examples, the trunk featured similar colors and textures as the rest of the room décor. But here we see that it can also be used to create interesting contrasts. A beautiful, dark-stained trunk would really stand out in a bright décor with pastel, pale colors.
A vintage trunk would integrate wonderfully in a décor that also features a similar style. In this case we have a more traditional look and the coffee table which is actually a vintage trunk matches the furniture and adds a little extra charm to the living room.
Here’s another example of a bedroom that showcases a vintage trunk. In this room we can see that the rustic furniture boost darker tones and it stands out against the white walls. The contrast is strong, both in terms of color and style.
A vintage trunk repurposed as a coffee table would look beautiful in a living room if there is also a fireplace there. It sets a cozy and warm mood and the atmosphere becomes inviting. In this particular example we can see that the décor is very well-balanced and that the trunk matches the storage cabinet.
A beautiful trunk can also be used as a nightstand if it has the right dimensions and shape. Place in the bedroom near the bed and you have an original nightstand. Add a couple of vintage decorative pillows on the bed and you have a cozy bedroom with unique details.
A vintage trunk may even be used in a kid’s or teenager’s bedroom. It would give it a unique charm and it may even be redecorated. You could paint something on it or you
If you find a beautiful vintage trunk you can even use it a purely decorative piece. It doesn’t have to be repurposed as a bedside table, coffee table, nightstand or anything else. Just use it as a place to display a few decorations and place on the hallway or somewhere where everyone can see it and admire it.
Even a smaller, square-shaped trunk can be used as a coffee table. Use it in a smaller area such as a family room or lounge area. It would be a nice addition if the room has other, more massive pieces of furniture.
In a small home where you have an open plan where the dining and living area are not that well defined, a vintage trunk turned into a coffee table can be a great room divider. It adds style and it’s also useful as a coffee table, maybe set in front of a small sofa.
If you have a bedroom with twin beds, then you can use two beautiful vintage trunks. Place each one at the end of each bed and create symmetry. If you also add some more vintage pieces such as vintage armchair in a corner or some beautiful vintage lampshades, then the décor is indeed amazing.
Even a modern or contemporary living room can benefit from a stylish vintage trunk. In this example we see that the décor is mostly white. The walls and ceilings are white and so is the furniture. The wooden floors, the traditional rug and the vintage coffee table trunk create a very beautiful and elegant focal point.