Decorative trunks are a marvelous accent. You can create your own decorative trunk by browsing flea markets for used trunks or footlockers, or you can purchase one that is already beautifully decorated and ready to store your things. Steamer trunks are an amazing place for storing sewing materials and similar craft supplies. They can even be used for their intended purpose of storing clothing. The decorative part depends on the trim on the outside and how you use it. Cedar chests are technically a decorative trunk. Trunks made of this beautiful wood require no embellishment.