If you’re pushed for space, then there’s every chance you’ll need to explore your storage options…but some of them are more stylish than options! Trunks can be a great alternative to a sideboard or cupboard – not only do they look great, they be transported easily and can be slid under the bed or carried to the attic. Having said that, if you’re the happy purchaser of any of the trunks we’re showcasing today, the last thing you’ll want to do is hide them away!
Aluminium and Copper Trunk Set – £274.99 (was £500), Homestead Living
Steampunk remains such a big trend, but it’s easier to add it to your wardrobe than to your decor – but this great set of three trunks will help redress the balance! In graduating sizes, each of the three is covered in aluminium-coloured metal that’s been given an aged, soft, almost iridescent sheen. With a ‘patched’, rivetted finish, they are large enough to be used as coffee or bedside tables, as well as looking beautiful at the end of your bed.
Split Willow Leather Strap Storage Trunks – £49.99, Very.co.uk
If your decor is more rustic in style then grey storage trunks will fit in beautifully. Crafted from split willow, they are lined with fabric and finished with faux leather storage straps so they can be closed securely. They’re also available in a natural finish, and are part of a range that includes magazine holders, laundry baskets and storage units – so there’s no excuse for letting that clutter accumulate!
Water Hyacinth Trunks – £100, John Lewis
The amount of new materials used in home furniture seems to be multiplying at a bewildering speed: but we won’t complain while the results are as aesthetically pleasing as this set of trunks from John Lewis is made from water hyacinth, a fibrous tissue that is perfect for basket weaving. Each box has a hinged lid and the two smaller trunks fit into the larger one. A grey wicker version is also available if you like the baskets but not the colour.
Brown Vintage Book Trunks – £419 (was £451), Deco Home
Read all about it! Or at least…create a grand, bookish feel to any of the rooms of your home with these three vintage-style trunks, each of which is covered with a book design. The edges of the trunks are finished with a faux leather trim embellished with rivets and there are latches at the sides. The largest of the trunks measures 65cm by 42cm (41cm high) and so there’s plenty of place to store your stuff. Maybe even your books!
Darjeeling Set Of 3 Storage Trunks – £264.99, IPD Furniture
We end with the Darjeeling storage trunks – three beautiful boxes that are handmade from Indian Sheesham wood by skilled craftsmen. Built with huge attention to detail, each piece has true rustic charm and has the quality you’d expect from antique boxes. If you love the look, you’ll find a dining set, coffee table, lamp unit and television unit (though it’ll be hard to pass this off as antique!) in the same range.