Shabby Chic Trunks

Buy the best shabby chic trunks selected and recommended by interior designers. By Chloe Hughes.

Shabby chic has grown in popularity because of its eclectic style, and you can see that exemplified in these shabby chic trunks. They are eccentrically attractive and will definitely turn a head or two when you have guests. They will go well with the rest of your shabby chic furniture, and we have plenty of these available for your selection pleasure. They are well made and fun to look at. See collection for details.

Wooden shabby chic storage trunk

Wooden shabby chic storage trunk

$113.99 $364.99

Wooden shabby chic storage trunk

August Grove®

$113.99 $364.99

Description

This shabby chic chest comes in two sizes. The space-saving 19” x 11” option will even allow you to use it as an end table, whereas the 24.75” x 16.25” is ideal if you need a little extra storage. 

Designer Advice

Natural wood finishes are another popular shabby chic staple. However, not every wooden design will do. Try and avoid warmer or darker finishes, as they’d run the risk of looking out of place. It’s much safer to stick to lighter designs in a distressed, aged, or weathered style.

Cottage Style Storage Trunk

Cottage Style Storage Trunk

$589.99

Cottage Style Storage Trunk

Bungalow Rose

$589.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing cozy spaces with stylish storage options

What We Like: Versatile design that doubles as a coffee table

This elegant cottage style storage trunk offers an acacia wood frame with a whitewash finish, creating a charming focal point in any interior. The front panel features carved motifs, while the metal bail handles boast a contrasting black finish. With three metal hinges for effortless opening, this trunk offers ample storage space for blankets, toys, or other treasures, making it the perfect addition to kids' bedrooms, living rooms, or beachside bungalows.

Designer Advice

Pair this storage trunk with a neutral-colored, plush area rug and add cozy throw pillows to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for relaxed gatherings or quiet evenings at home.

Vintage-Style Reclaimed Wood Storage Chest

Vintage-Style Reclaimed Wood Storage Chest

$225.99

Vintage-Style Reclaimed Wood Storage Chest

Longshore Tides

$225.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing rustic and farmhouse-themed interiors

What We Like: Dual functionality as storage and furniture

This vintage-style reclaimed wood storage chest will beautifully complement your home, offering both practicality and timeless charm. The spacious interior is perfect for storing clothes, magazines, books, toys, tools, and more. Featuring a latch on the front and two side handles, the sturdy top allows the chest to double as a coffee table, couch table, or side table. Unique and eco-friendly, each piece has subtle variations, making it truly one-of-a-kind.

Designer Advice

For a cohesive and warm atmosphere, pair the storage chest with other reclaimed wood furniture and rustic decorative accents, such as a cozy woven rug or distressed wall art.

Painted trunk for shabby chic homes

Painted trunk for shabby chic homes

$669.99 $839.99

Painted trunk for shabby chic homes

Bungalow Rose

$669.99 $839.99

Description

This shabby chic trunk comes in three distressed finishes: green, blue, and white. They’re all complemented by a versatile wooden surface and legs. Measuring 48” x 17.7”, it’s a handy solution in long but narrow spaces. Because it’s hand-carved, each piece is one of a kind.

Designer Advice

Choosing a colorful shabby chic trunk can help it stand out against white walls or bedframes. You should especially consider introducing one as an accent if your room mainly relies on white… and you’re starting to feel a little overwhelmed! However, bright and saturated designs aren’t very shabby chic. Instead, stick to pastels as well as discolored and delicate tones.

Handcrafted Rustic Chic Trunk

Handcrafted Rustic Chic Trunk

$619.99

Handcrafted Rustic Chic Trunk

Bloomsbury Market

$619.99

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing both modern and classic interiors

What We Like: The unique, warm color combination and elegant carving

This handcrafted trunk features a graceful carving on the front, accentuated by warm greenish-brown shades applied by skilled artisans. The solid wood trunk boasts a classic design, while its versatile rustic chic style complements modern, classic, and vintage interiors. The door opens upwards to provide ample storage space, and iron handles on both sides enable easy movement. Its one-of-a-kind charm ensures no two trunks are identical.

Designer Advice

Place this trunk in your living room or bedroom for extra storage and use it as a focal point by accessorizing with a decorative vase or a stack of colorful books.

Spacious Blanket Chest Storage

Spacious Blanket Chest Storage

$999.99

Spacious Blanket Chest Storage

Loon Peak®

$999.99

Description

Perfect For: Organizing and storing essential bedding needs

What We Like: Ample room for large items

This spacious blanket chest offers generous storage for your essential bedding needs and more. Its versatile design allows for a wide array of uses, from storing blankets and linens to keeping toys and keepsakes organized. The chest is crafted with durability in mind, ensuring it serves as a functional and stylish addition to your home for years to come. An excellent choice for anyone looking to declutter and create a more organized living space.

Designer Advice

Place the chest at the foot of your bed for easy access, and consider filling it with cozy throws and pillows to create an inviting atmosphere in your bedroom.

Black-Washed Poplar Spacious Trunk

Black-Washed Poplar Spacious Trunk

$1099

Black-Washed Poplar Spacious Trunk

Trent Austin Design®

$1099

Description

Perfect For: Extra storage and organizing in the bedroom

What We Like: Versatility in usage and stylish design

This black-washed poplar spacious trunk is an ideal solution for storing extra blankets, linens, seasonal items, and more. Designed to be styled at the foot of the bed, it adds both functionality and sophistication to any bedroom. Its sturdy construction ensures long-lasting durability, turning it into a timeless piece that easily complements a variety of interior design styles.

Designer Advice

Place this trunk at the foot of your bed and accessorize with a cozy throw blanket or a few decorative pillows for added visual interest and functionality.

White shabby chic trunk in a decorative design

White shabby chic trunk in a decorative design

White shabby chic trunk in a decorative design

Bungalow Rose

Description

This trunk is available in gray and walnut too, but the white option is perfect for shabby chic decors. 48” x 24”, it can be showcased as an accent against the wall, placed at the bottom of the bed, or used as a coffee table with storage.

Designer Advice

White trunks are the most obvious choice in shabby chic homes, but you should also look for ornamental designs. For example, this could include wood carvings, harmonious lines, or cabriole legs. Sticking to white will also help you inspire an airy feel in your room, especially if it already includes a few items in that color.

Nostalgic shabby chic trunks

Nostalgic shabby chic trunks

Nostalgic shabby chic trunks

Description

These small, medium, and large shabby chic trunks are guaranteed to steal the scene. Designed to look like old wine cases, this set reinforces this decor style’s vintage vibes. We only recommend introducing it in rooms that already include at least one of its finishes. 

Distressed painted trunk ideas

Distressed painted trunk ideas

Distressed painted trunk ideas

Beachcrest Home™

Description

This set consists of three shabby chic trunks in a 12”, 15.5”, and 19” height. The white and distressed wood sections are a divine match for this decor style. You can use the light-blue areas to complement your palette or introduce a delicate accent.

Designer Advice

These sets really allow you to get creative! You can pile up your shabby chic trunks in a decreasing order to inspire a sense of verticality. Alternatively, if you’re after some additional surface space, consider piling up only two of them, placing the third in a different area. This will also maintain a cohesive feel in your room.

Simple shabby chic storage trunk

Simple shabby chic storage trunk

Simple shabby chic storage trunk

Breakwater Bay

Description

The white finish of this trunk is particularly indicated for more nuanced shabby chic interiors. For example, you could use this model with clean lines to balance an extremely ornate sofa and seating area. It measures 31.5” x 15.75”, which translates into plenty of storage.

Domed Vintage Storage Chest

Domed Vintage Storage Chest

Domed Vintage Storage Chest

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing and organizing bedrooms and living rooms

What We Like: Whimsical finish with delicate accents

This domed vintage storage chest offers ample space for your belongings while making a statement with its distressed teal-blue finish, gold and cream scrolling, and floral accents. The warm, reddish-undertoned wooden lid and black metal details add a charming touch. Use this versatile piece to store blankets, keepsakes, or as an upgrade from plain plastic bins, adding personality and style to any room.

Designer Advice

Pair this storage chest with vintage-inspired furnishings and soft lighting, creating a cozy atmosphere and showcasing the chest's delightful design features.

Mango Wood Handcrafted Trunk Side Table

Mango Wood Handcrafted Trunk Side Table

Mango Wood Handcrafted Trunk Side Table

Description

Perfect For: Smaller spaces in need of storage and accent pieces

What We Like: Its detailed, hand-carved front panel

Expertly crafted from solid mango wood, this trunk side table features hand-turned legs, delivering both style and substance to your home. Its compact size is perfect for tight spaces while providing bonus storage capabilities. The hand-carved front panel adds a touch of elegance, while the delicate grain pattern and warmth of the mango wood give it heirloom-quality charm. Available in whitewash or natural finish, this piece is a beautiful addition to any room.

Designer Advice

Place this trunk in your living room or bedroom to store blankets, books, or anything you'd like to keep within reach, yet hidden from plain sight. Compliment it with cozy textiles and warm earth tones to create a welcoming and harmonious atmosphere.

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Shabby Chic Trunks

Buying Guide

A shabby chic trunk can certainly match other styles apart from the most obvious shabby chic, and it mainly depends on what design and color you opt for.

Shabby chic trunks that feature a distressed look are perfect for French country décor too, and you could even look for a model that includes some vintage writing or engravings in French to add to that provincial feel.

When opting for shabby chick trunks that rely on a wooden design, you can easily pair them up with a more rustic décor, too.

Overall, these trunks work really well with retro and vintage interiors, especially when they’re white and slightly discolored.

Just be sure to keep your room’s palette in mind to smoothen this transition and help your shabby chic trunk match your interior style more consistently.

A shabby chic trunk is a versatile piece that can be placed in several different spots depending on your preferences and availability:

  • In your living room, you could place it by the window, next to your seating area, or even use it as a coffee table or a surface to showcase a few decorative elements
  • As a room divider in an open plan living room with a dining area
  • In your bedroom, a shabby chic trunk would look beautiful at the bottom of your bed. Or how about using it as a night stand?

If you’re in love with shabby chic interiors, then making your trunk look old will reinforce the worn-out feeling that characterizes this decorative style.

For example, you can do so by painting it in a white color or a lighter wood stain and giving it a distressed feel by using sandpaper.

However, the simplest thing is obviously to choose a shabby chic trunk that was literally designed to look that way!

Best Ideas

Shabby chic trunks

This beautifully crafted box is an excellent combination of French design and solid construction. Beautiful details captivate, and the whole can be used as a coffee table, bench or storage area. Stylish detail to any interior.

Shabby chic hope chest

A beautiful example of a DIY refurbishing. This repainted trunk constitutes now a smooth, shabby chic masterpiece. Its celadon finishing and ornate accents, such as the tooling on the front, shall enchant all fans of antique furniture.

Painted trunk

This stylishly made shabby chic coffee table is a beautiful combination of rich details and a raw, unfinished finish. The resembles a chest or suitcase and beautifully in harmony with the bright interior.

Painting a steamer trunk

A beautiful, white trunk. It provides you with plenty of storage space, plus adds a cosy, old-fashioned look to your interior. It's sturdy and durable and will serve you for many years. It serves as a great coffee table!

Shabby chic trunks 4

Why not simply re-purpose your old toiletries case and turn it into something a lot more appealing and utterly charming? This shabby chic trunk sports the charming, pink finish and flowery patterns for a more adorable look.

Starfish crab crate side table treasure chest by castawayshall

Starfish Crab Crate Side Table Treasure Chest by CastawaysHall

How to paint an old trunk

Accommodate your indoor or outdoor area with this old trunk that despite its weathered look can be a charming and practical decoration. You can successfully use it as a coffee table, and thanks to a movable lid, you will also have a spacious storage compartment.

Shabby chic trunks

A set of vintage trunks that can be used as a lovely and functional decoration. Each trunk is hand-painted with pastel colors, featuring stylish, pink bows, convenient handles, and enough storage space for various belongings.

Painting a metal trunk

What a lovely bedroom, special for girls! It features the antique cedar nighstands, shabby chic storage trunk, which can be used as a bench, and full size bed. Everything is in the sugar pink color. Wow! So stunning!

Painting an old trunk

Opt for a cottage chic shabby decor choice for your living room with this stunning steamer trunk. It comes with the vintage, painted structure and will provide you with some much needed extra space.

Debi coules shabby french chic art

Debi Coules Shabby French Chic Art

Shabby blue steamer trunk chest chic

Shabby Blue Steamer Trunk / Chest - Chic

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Shabby chic steamer trunk

Shabby chic steamer trunk

Shabby chic trunks 2

The shabby chic style combines modernity with a vintage atmosphere, evidently evidenced by this wooden shabby chic trunk chest. It seduces every scratch in light beige and brown colors, also visible in the form of painted numbers.

Hand painted trunk

Oh my gosh, I know what to do with my old trunk!! What a lovely way to display old lace cards and patterns and yummy soft things.

Shabby Bench Chest

Shabby Bench Chest

This astonishing bench chest can be use as an extra storage space or as extra seat. It was made of wood with grey/blue hand painting and distressed finish. On a top there is an upholstery in matching color.

Steamer trunk decorating ideas

Timeworn elements bring in instant character and charm to the space. The beautiful vintage trunk not only enchants with its appeal, being a fabulous focal point, but also a functional storage spot.

Steamer trunk ideas

Distressed finish define the shabby chic of this multicolor trunk coffee table. To make the design more unique, a double glass top on hinges is added. Storage compartment inside is therefore easily accessible.

Bridal memory train case handpainted whites and creams vintage bride

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Shabby chic suitcase

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Ideas for old trunks

A lovely setting for any master suite - this shabby chic trunk in pink finish will easily allow you to complete the look of your interior and make for just the most fitting option for hiding your extra covers and blankets.

Shabby chic wooden box

i love the idea of using vintage suitcases as a night table or coffee table

Vintage cedar blanket chest trunk by ed roos traditional

VINTAGE Cedar Blanket Chest Trunk by ED ROOS #Traditional ...

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