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How to Transform Your Space with a Vintage Trunk

Posted on July 12, 2019 by Judy Rom

Vintage Trunk

Are you looking to bring some old world charm into your space? Including a vintage trunk is a great way to make a statement! We love decorating with vintage trunks; they look beautiful and are roomy enough to store blankets and other items you might want to tuck away. Furthermore, many styles offer a flat surface, so they can double as a coffee table or side table. Here are some great ideas for incorporating vintage trunks into your home.

Simple and Stylish Side Table

Vintage trunks are ideal as side tables. They are elegant and functional, and offer a place to put your beverage down, with hidden storage to keep your living room tidy. 

Vintage Trunk Side Table

Image: Jillian Harris 

Traveler’s Style

We love the look of vintage trunks paired with maps because it’s a throwback to how trunks were originally used. The use of trunks dates back to the medieval times, but they really started gaining popularity as luggage in the Victorian Era, around the 1870’s. This was when cross-country railroads and inter-continental travel by water made long-distance traveling more feasible.

Vintage Trunk

Image: RRRFarm 

Darker Trunks Make a Statement

Dark wooden trunks can really make a statement. They add a lot of depth to a white or light themed room. For instance, this gorgeous distressed wood trunk adds so much texture to this neutral living room.

Vintage Trunk

Image: Emilee Fuss

Use Vintage Trunks as Bedside Tables

A vintage trunk makes for a superb bedside table. Who needs a boring nightstand when you can use a chic vintage trunk? A vintage trunk is perfect as a shared bedside table between two twin beds in a guest room.

Vintage Trunk Bedside Table

Image: Jenna Sue Design

Bedroom Footboard Bench

Vintage trunks add an element of functional refinement to a bedroom. They're perfect for somewhere to perch while dressing, and they offer additional bedroom storage for all those extra throw pillows or seasonal bedding.

Vintage Trunk

Image: My Design Chic 

Vintage Trunk Bar Cart

For a unique bar cart with flair, elevate a steamer trunk on a stand. Top with a wooden tray to keep everything neat and ready to serve.

Vintage Trunk Bar Cart

Image: My Sweet Savannah 

Ready to add a vintage trunk to your space? Here’s a sampling of what we have available.

Looking for something else? Contact us or come visit us in store! 

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