Trunks and Chests

Both a practical storage solution and a key piece to achieving a vintage-styled interior, trunks and chests will add a new point of interest to your room.

Versatile trunks and chests can be used to store blankets, documents and books, or can act as a toy box or coffee table. Among the choice available are large modern wooden chests, vintage-style trunks, as well as metal boxes and wicker chests. And with a huge selection of styles and colours available you are sure to find one to match your taste in furniture.

If you want to achieve a vintage rustic look for your home you can choose to add an old-style or antique chest. Vintiquewise has produced a vintage-looking chest made from wood and faux leather, in an antique cherry colour, which can be used for storage or as a decorative piece to fill an empty spot in your home.

A vintage-style storage chest in brown plywood could be used as a coffee table or for storing linen or books. An original 1950's vintage steamer trunk, with metal stud work and wooden bands, would make an eye-catching display piece or coffee table.

If it is a more modern look that you are after then you can choose from a selection of brand new chests and trunks in sleek contemporary designs. Laura James Interiors has produced a stylish white storage chest with a soft close safety lid which will shut at a safe, gentle, slow speed to ensure fingers do not get trapped. Modern Ottoman-style chests are available in white, black and beech, made from durable particle board and solid MDF, with a hinged lid which can be locked open.

Chests and trunks are also a good option to store toys. Among the child-friendly boxes available is a handmade pine wooden chest which comes with a personalised name plaque and a safety hinge on the lid to prevent fingers from getting caught.