Posted on July 12, 2019 by Judy Rom
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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