Trunk End Table

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A trunk end table is synonymous with country chic. The sturdy trunk tables are versatile and unique in design. They can adorn any room simply and effectively. They boast a homely feel, with stability at their core. A trunk end table also has multiple aesthetic benefits. From utilizing it as a small coffee table to a side table or simply a feature table. With minimal decoration effort, you can enjoy the beauty of these chunky pieces in the home.  

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Our Picks

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Chunky Tall Solid Wood Trunk Table

Chunky Tall Solid Wood Trunk Table

Antique and traditional, this piece is a delight. It is crafted from solid wood in a natural brown finish and has industrial hardware for added charm. It is 18'' high and is incredibly sturdy. Inside you’ll find generous space and metal handles which makes it simple to move.

Designer Advice:

This chunky piece would look great in a pair. You can add a spider plant for added style on top. Or simply you can add a pile of modern books for a more relaxed vibe. If you want to choose the right colors, we would simply recommend whites, creams and golds. However, you could add this to a darker toned room, but the look would feel much more industrial.  

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Quilted And Studded Espresso Table

Quilted And Studded Espresso Table

This trunk end table is for the classic design lovers! It is an ideal chest side table for a bedroom or lounge. Made from manufactured wood, it has a slightly inverted base. It is designed in a quilted effect, with metal studs. It is 24'' high. It boasts a simple metal fastener and good storage space.

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Silver Metal Suitcase Style Table

Silver Metal Suitcase Style Table

This industrial style piece is a great choice for vintage lovers. Crafted from metal, it has a shabby chic feel. Distressed and rusted for extra effect, this trunk looks like an old suitcase. It stands on four thin legs. It is 24.5’’ tall and has a shallow trunk for towels or sheets.  

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Blue Regal Block Trunk End Table

Blue Regal Block Trunk End Table

Designed as a piece of ‘old regal luggage’, this trunk end table would work well in an artistic style living room. Decorated with Bridle leather and solid brassware, it is a strong piece. It is crafted from manufactured wood and it has brass rims and hardware. It is 22’’ high and inside boasts good storage space. It fastens easily and has a gloss finish.

Designer Advice:

The traditional look of this vintage trunk side table is a standout piece. It would look stunning standing near royal blue curtains or plums and wine reds. You can add tall brass candle holders on a nearby sideboard. This is a brilliant collector’s piece and looks most impressive standing on its own.

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Gray End Table With Drawers

Gray End Table With Drawers

Practical and stylish, this chest end table is 22’’ high. It is composed of wood, a linen fabric cover, and leather accents. It has two large drawers for storage and metal studs around the perimeter. This is an ideal accompaniment for a classic office space. It also boasts angular constriction for added stability.  

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Raw Wooden Trunk With Black Hardware

Raw Wooden Trunk With Black Hardware

Crafted from real mango wood, this trunk is ideal for a farmhouse style home. It is complete with leather, antique, and iron accents on each corner. It has a generous inside storage space. This trunk style end table is 24’’ high and a natural wood finish to the touch.

Designer Advice:

This trunk end table has a true country farmhouse vibe. It would look stunning on cream carpets or simply placed at the end of your fabric couch. Creams, browns and jade greens would be the best color choices. To add further style, keep the chest open and display your knitted blankets for warmth and comfort.

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Buying Guide

By strict definition, trunks are used to store items while traveling, whereas chests are used to store things in your house.

Steamer trunks were used mainly on steamships, also called steamers. Jenny Lind trunks have a distinctive shape when viewed from the side - they look like an hourglass or keyhole. They were used by the Swedish performer of the same name when she traveled the U.S. with P.T.Barnum.

A chest also called a kist or coffer, is used mainly for storage and has four sides and a lid. The interior can be divided into different compartments or left open. A specific type of decorative chest is called a cassone, also known as a hope chest or marriage chest, because that is where a new bride stored her wedding linens in days of old.

Trunks came in all sizes when they were used primarily as luggage. Some were just big enough to accommodate hats, while others were built to hold entire wardrobes, including shoes.

A normal steamer trunk, which is the most common of all the vintage trunks, is generally 39½ x 21 x 21. When you're looking for placement for your trunk, make sure the interior is easily accessible if you plan on using it for items that you regularly use.

Decorative trunks are a versatile and nostalgic piece of furniture that double as storage to help declutter your home.

Trunks that are used for storage and adornment come in almost every shape, size, and hue. The main requirements are that it has to be able to hold things, have a rectangular shape, and a lid. Beyond that, it's up to your imagination.

  • Wood & Leather

Most decorative trunks that were actually used as luggage years ago are constructed from leather and wood. For some décors, the natural wood or weathered leather of a trunk might suit your space perfectly.

Especially in a more masculine space with deeper-hued furnishings, an antique steamer or Jenny Lind trunk to hold a collection of magazines, records, or books would work well with the traditional character of the room.

  • Rattan

For more breezy styles, a woven rattan trunk to hide extra blankets or throw pillows is a superb addition to a guest or kid's room. The woven grass look rattan looks great with cottage décor or any style that uses light colors and airy fabrics.

  • Cedar

If you need your trunk to be more pragmatic than decorative, explore the options of cedar chests, which multitask - they store woolens and also protect them from moths and other critters that like to eat wool and cashmere. A large cedar trunk is an exceptional addition to a bedroom and can help you store your off-season clothes or extra bed linens.

Included in the classification of chest or trunk comes a myriad of modern furniture that moonlight as storage containers. Ottomans and coffee tables, as well as trunks and chests, are now made with removable (or semi-removable) lids.

One of the best things about decorative trunks is their adaptability and storage capacity. In a bedroom, a trunk is handy at the end of the bed to store extra blankets or a spare set of sheets where it's out of the way and convenient.

  • Living Rooms

Decorative trunks can be used as coffee tables in living rooms, especially in boho-elegant style homes. The trunk's details - oak slats or leather handles - can augment the room's natural charm, and it can also be used to store seasonal decorations.

Make sure that you only store items you don't regularly need as you will have to move all the objects off the lid before opening the trunk each time.

  • Bedrooms

Jaunty decorative trunks with vintage logos make great additions to kids' rooms or recreation rooms, and they can be used to store board games or unused toys and art supplies.

They can be left open, especially if they're wall trunks, which are created to lie flat against the wall when opened. When open, they can attractively display whatever is stored inside.

If the interior of the trunk is well-loved and shoddy, you can reupholster it or, if it's wood, glue some jazzy wallpaper to it.

  • Mudroom

In the mudroom, if you don't get a very expensive trunk, it can be used as storage for off-season items like mittens or mud boots or gardening hats.

  • Bar Cart

Some of the most innovative ideas on using decorative trunks in home décor involve placing the trunk, which should be on the smaller side like a hat trunk, on metal legs, which makes the trunk easily accessible. A vintage trunk used in this manner would make a stand-out bar, and you could close the lid until cocktail time to hide the interior for a less-cluttered daytime look.

The only places that trunks look somewhat out of place are bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor areas. Everywhere else is fair game.

  • Trunks are resilient, especially if they are vintage luggage. You don't need to condition or care for them as you might other furniture, like a mahogany dining room table. You may apply treatments to your trunk to preserve it. However, your trunk's shoddy exterior may end up being an attractive detail in your boho-chíc art studio.
  • If the decorative trunk is the central design point in your room, make an eclectic wall installation by stacking different-sized trunks on top of one another. Make sure that your stacked trunks are stable so that they won't topple over on anyone.
  • Trunks are exceptional space savers, and not solely because they store items inside. They fit those dead areas in rooms that are either oddly shaped or bereft of furniture. Trunks are interesting enough to look at that, and they positively negate the dead space.

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