Decorating with a gorgeous trunk is a unique way to add more storage to your home. Using a storage coffee table trunk instead of a cocktail table or nightstand transforms the entire look of a room. 

Coffee table trunks come in a wide variety of forms, from rustic, primitive blanket chests to elegantly carved Asian designs and everything in between. They look great in farmhouse and industrial interior design and lend a global touch to a classic home.

Credit: Foter

Credit: Foter

Trunks as Coffee or Cocktail Tables

Trunks can be turned into robust, functional tables. Replace a coffee or cocktail table with a trunk – a rustic or industrial type trunk will withstand people supporting their feet, playing games, and providing food and drink. 

If your trunk is vintage or rustic in appearance, any scuffs or scratches made by family members will only add to its character. Most trunks are rectangular and somewhat smaller than  cocktail tables, allowing them to fit in front of a sofa. A taller model is ideal for snacking or working on a laptop.

The industrial style with wheels allows you to effortlessly move the coffee table out of the way for gaming or cleaning. If you have little children, a trunk is ideal for hiding toddler toys when the adults come around.

If you live in an apartment or a compact area, you’ll appreciate the extra storage a trunk provides. Select a long, narrow form to store your record collection, extra linens, old photo albums, or anything else that is difficult to store in a compact space.

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Credit: brandalley

Trunks as End Tables or Accent Tables

You would not think of utilizing a trunk as an end table, but interior designers utilize it all the time. Trunks can help anchor furniture in a large space and provide a lot of character and intrigue to a room. Some of them are just the right size to go along the arm of a sofa.

Another location where a trunk might make an excellent accent table is between two armchairs. Keep things simple with this clean-lined trunk with lovely iron strap embellishments. Round shapes look great between square chairs – while this isn’t your normal trunk, it does have storage and beauty.

Trunks To Use As Tables

What if you don’t have a rustic, industrial, or farmhouse interior design style? What if you prefer a more traditional look? The English country home style influences traditional interiors.

For centuries, the English explored the world, bringing back treasures for everybody to enjoy. As a result, an Asian-style trunk, or one that has been hand painted with flowers, intricately carved, or has an Indian influence, appears unexpectedly at home in a traditional space.

Furniteak Teak Root Trunk Table

Furniteak Furniture is a collection of Indonesian teak root furniture that is naturally durable and beautiful.

This furniture has been selected from the best teak root found in Indonesia, and cut by hand into lengths that can be accented with curves and then worked into beautiful shapes and designs. 

The finishing process is what takes this natural product to a higher level, as every piece is custom finished with a high-quality wax oil to create a durable protective layer. 

We sell furniture made from Indonesian teak root, a beautiful and durable material that has been used for furniture for hundreds of years. 

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