Storage Trunk With Lock

At some point, we all need some form of external storage to keep some of the stuff that we accumulate as we grow up. And let's face it; no one can really live without "stuff" and as we get older we tend to accumulate more of it than we have the capacity to store. One of the best solutions to this is to invest in a storage trunk with lock. If you can't afford to rent out a small storage unit, this is the next best thing. Not only does it provide you with the extra storage you need, but it can also contribute to the visual appeal of your space, depending on the design of the trunk you choose to purchase.

While most people store these trunks in the garage, you can easily keep it in the house as a coffee table that doubles as a storage trunk. Again, this will depend on the type of storage trunk you get. Usually, the ones that come with a lock are available in interesting vintage designs. They actually look more like a large piece of luggage or a piece of furniture than a storage trunk.

Of course, you can always customize your storage trunk as well so that it fits in with your specific design aesthetic. Just keep in mind the materials it's made out of and make sure you only use products that won't compromise its quality and performance.

Overall, this type of storage trunk is an ideal solution for growing families, students, space-challenged homeowners, individuals that are downsizing, or anyone who needs extra storage space.

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Camp Trunk Or Footlocker
Camp Trunk Or Footlocker

This Seward Traveler 31 inch Trunk is a versatile storage solution for your home. It features durable construction and a heavy-gauge vinyl covering that make it strong enough for all of your needs. This wheeled footlocker includes two recessed wheels with one plastic side carry handle to make moving the trunk simple, and its easy-to-open push button key lock also provides added security.

Helina Vintage Trunk
Helina Vintage Trunk
$101.99

This rustic trunk features a bold design in dark neutral tones and nailhead-adorned straps. It's made from manufactured wood with laminate, and its frame features metal hardware. This piece measures 13'' H x 22'' W x 13.8'' D, and you can use it to store shoes in the entryway or to sit at the end of your bed stuffed with folded blankets.

Bromwyn Vintage Trunk
Bromwyn Vintage Trunk
$178.99

These sturdy trunks look great as decorative accents, stacked beside a sofa or chair, or displayed individually on a shelf, dresser, desk, or glass coffee table. Each nesting trunk offers great storage and features practical handles; they make them easy to carry from one location to another. These trunks can hold up to 40 lbs.

Isabel Linen Upholstered Trunk 2 Drawer Coffee Table with Buckle Hinged Top
Isabel Linen Upholstered Trunk 2 Drawer Coffee Table with Buckle Hinged Top

This trunk features a spacious table top with a unique design. Useful and elegant, this versatile piece of furniture can be used as a display piece in front of your couch or office desk, as well as an attractive addition to any room. Storage dresser table offers a convenient place for sorting mail, crafts and other items. Brown finish makes it ideal for any setting. This item ships in 1 carton.

Wooden Treasure Chest Large Brown
Wooden Treasure Chest Large Brown

Our stunning wooden treasure box/storage chest will give your room a touch of vintage retro flair. It can also be used as a coffee table, providing space for clothes, linens and books. The beautiful craftsmanship makes it perfectly suited for any room in the house.

2 Piece Trunk Set
2 Piece Trunk Set

This wooden storage trunk is a timeless addition to your home. Made from rough mango wood, it ensures tidiness in your four walls. Each piece looks slightly different, making it unique and special.

Nasir 2 Piece Vintage Trunk Set
Nasir 2 Piece Vintage Trunk Set

The Williston Forge Metal Steamer Trunk Set includes two metal storage trunks—a large storage chest and a small storage chest—both of which have an antique, vintage feel. The storage chests have metal hinges and pivot ring handles, while their lids are hinged and flat with slightly rounded edges and decorative studded straps that add to the turn-of-the century style.

Highworth Camp Trunk Or Footlocker
Highworth Camp Trunk Or Footlocker

The Seward Classic 30" Trunk is a durable storage solution for small spaces. Ideal for stowing away infrequently used items such as bulky linens, seasonal clothing or decorations, memorabilia, and keepsakes. The trunk features black hardware with black binding and corner guards. It also has dual lock-down latches that keep dust and moisture out. The push-button center latch has an optional locking feature; includes keys.

Bromleigh Vintage Trunk
Bromleigh Vintage Trunk
$315.99

These sturdy trunks make a perfect decorative accent for your home. They can be displayed individually or stacked beside a sofa or chair, and each one offers great storage. The trunks feature practical handles, making them easy to carry from one location to another. They can hold everything from clothing and books to small electronics and documents.

The Sorority College Dorm Trunk
The Sorority College Dorm Trunk

This storage trunk features a rectangular silhouette designed to look like classic luggage, with solid-hued upholstery enveloping the interior. The trunk is supported by four lockable wheels and features gleaming aluminum hardware. Lift the latches and open the lid to reveal the lined interior space for everything from blankets to board games. Overall, this trunk measures 14 inches high x 29 inches wide x 20 inches deep and makes a chic coffee table.

Storage Chest Decorative Storage Box with Lock for Bedroom Solid Wood
Storage Chest Decorative Storage Box with Lock for Bedroom Solid Wood

The Acacia Wood Storage Chest, made of solid acacia wood with a white brushed finish, is a unique storage solution for your home. Its ample storage space will hold your clothes, magazines, books, toys and other accessories. This box has handles on the sides and a latch on the front for easy access. With a flat top and stable construction this piece can be used as a coffee table, end table or side table in addition to being used as a storage solution for your belongings.

Ferriera Vintage Trunk
Ferriera Vintage Trunk
$499.99

Organize your living room or bedroom with this large, dark wood trunk with a lockable latch. The classic design will add a decorative touch to any space while storing blankets, throws, games and books. The top also serves as a coffee table to serve food.

Royalton Accent Trunk
Royalton Accent Trunk

This faux leather trunk is a great way to add a warm and inviting feel to your living room. The large size and multiple storage options make it suitable for use as a coffee table too. Nailhead details and straps give it an antique look, while plenty of storage space makes it ideal for storing blankets, throw pillows and books.

Gauri Blanket Chest
Gauri Blanket Chest

This handcrafted storage trunk is intricately designed with brass inlays and a vintage feel. Made from mango wood solids, it has a hinged lid that opens for spacious interior storage.

Humnoke Camp Trunk Or Footlocker
Humnoke Camp Trunk Or Footlocker

This table is reminiscent of an old traveling trunk and is the perfect piece to add a touch of old charm in a cool transitional style that happens to be perfect for storage as well. Made from Brazilian pine and finished in a way that gives it that coveted antique look of gray hues and pine corner blocks. Rusty nails and hardware that look just like you got out of an ancestor's attic add to its overall rustic appeal.

Padley
Padley

This trunk set is a classic design that makes a statement while keeping your stuff organized and neat. It can be used for storing treasured items, receipts, important papers and family photos. The chest luggage can be used in the dining room, living room or bedroom.

Kiger Wicker Trunk
Kiger Wicker Trunk
$69.99

This small pirate-style wooden treasure chest is the perfect way to dress up your living room or bedroom storage. It comes with a small padlock and can hold games, books, and small trinkets.

Jumbo Accent Trunk
Jumbo Accent Trunk
$2279.99

This Jumbo Trunk Bench is 100% handcrafted from solid wood and has a unique hand tooled design. It is crafted in genuine saddle leather, making it a striking decorative addition to your living room or bedroom decor as well as ample space for storage. The convenient latch closure makes it portable thanks to two side handles.

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Expert Tips To Choose A Decorative Trunk

Decorative trunks are truly legacy furniture. They have been around in American homes since the eighteenth century. If you are considering buying one, bookmark this article.  Here, we provide an overview of the prevailing styles and the type of interiors that they will match. This guide will help you decide on the trunk most suitable for your home.

Go for Traditional decorative trunks

They bring back the bygone glory of old-world craftsmanship of decorative trunks. Wood, such as teak, cedar, or oak is the timeless material for these trunks. They have deep carvings, intricate ivory or metal inlay, brass paneling on the edges or the body, and metal hardware for secure locks, handles, and latches. They are usually medium to deep-stained and crafted in the tradition of royal chests that have a balanced functional and decorative value.

The contemporary adaptations of these trunks find favor with both the classical and modern décors. This is because of their universal legacy across cultures, and undying human love for wooden furniture. For best room aesthetics, place them in the company of wood-textured vinyl flooring, cushioned sofa, and a cane or wood-paneled plant-holder.

Go for Modern Trunks

This is the breakaway group from the traditional range of trunks. Therefore, there is a predominant element of bold experimentation with materials and designs. Their characteristics:

  • Wide range of materials -- steel, iron, aluminum, leather or canvas lining on wood, tough vinyl, and plastic
  • Bold designs -- from fluorescent colors to graphics and paintings
  • Often created as sets of two or three trunks
  • Leather or metal reinforcement strips on edges
  • Metal hardware

You will love these modernist decorative trunks if you are a young, upwardly mobile urban citizen with a positive bias for the hip lifestyle. Décor additions will be the likes of wall graffiti, abstract painting, a bean bag, a telescope, a floor mattress, and plastic chairs. In general, a "den" rather than a conventional dwelling. 

Go for Camp trunks

Big and burly, these "large-hearted" trunk style is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor use. Depending on where they are used, they will take in a lot of indoor storage or act as your dependable storage unit for road trips and expeditions. Having an extra-tough body of metal or wood, they often have leather or vinyl reinforcement on the exterior. This also enhances their cowboy looks. Other styling features:

  • Locking system and latches for outdoor safety
  • Bolted reinforcement on the edges and corners
  • Projected or recessed wheels for easy mobility
  • Heavy-duty hand-grips

Camp trunk styling is meant for the Southwestern cowboy culture, and homes with an inherent outdoors aura around them. In an indoors' context, do you have a heavy leather sofa, dark walls with a still-life painting or two, and a dimly-lit bar with a generous collection of vodka and rum? Then let the camp trunk be your perfect partner.

Go for Coffee-table style trunks

This style has an Italian influence on its design. These trunks can be best defined as strikingly simple and silently elegant. Often referred to as cabinets, they are placed as centerpieces of sitting arrangements or at the foot of the bed. They have three primary functions:

  • Cabinet storage
  • Coffee-table top
  • Blanket and linen storage

As the name suggests, they have multiple chests or cabinets for storage. They may have a fixed or hinged top with deep storage space. Made from cedar, oak, or other tough wood, they are deep-stained in a glossy or matte finish and have raised designs.

Being of attractive and modest character, coffee-table trunks will be useful in compact homes that need storage-cum-display cabinets. Functional furniture in light shades, a carpet, and a comfortable sofa or bed -- that's the desired imagery of interiors for coffee-table trunks.

Choose Cushion-top trunks

Imagine a cozy 1-bedroom apartment, a hostel, or a highway motel with limited sitting space, and then fit a cushion-top trunk in those spaces. You would score 10/10 for:

  • Smart storage
  • Space-saving
  • Comfortable sitting arrangement

These trunks are usually made from wood, manufactured wood, or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). Their cushions are usually made of memory foam and upholstered with faux leather or Polyvinylchloride (PVC)

Décor-wise, only the minimalist elements would match these trunks. Just a carpet to rest your feet, an adjoining sofa or a recliner chair. And a photo frame to break the monotony of blank walls.

Get an Entry-way Trunk

How many times has it happened to us that we are in a mad rush and we've forgotten where we placed the key-bunch? This dedicated style of trunks is thoughtfully designed to prevent such "mishaps." They will store the essentials such as keys, umbrella, footwear, caps and hats, and wayfarer cases that you need the moment you step out.

These trunks are usually made of wood. You will need a wide alley to place them so that it does not obstruct the entry-exit passage. Wall décor such as photo-frames and wall-hangings, will blend well with this trunk style.

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Grieco Small Weathered Wooden Storage Trunk

Made from wood, this trunk has a rather washed out feel to it which adds to the quaintness of this piece of storage. The rustic planks and nailhead trim does give the impression of it being rustic and from the Wild West. Measuring some 13.5” high, 24” wide and 13.5” deep, it will fit perfectly in any room and can be used to store a wide variety of items.

Square Trunk

Made from light walnut, this trunk is edged with green leather while the nailhead trim is also going to add some real character to the trunk. Of course, your eyes are drawn to the Union Jack on the top which does give it a rather cool look. The trunk is almost square at a height of 14”, a width of 14.75” and a depth of 13.5”.

Gisselle Vinyl Lined Footlocker Trunk

Available in a fashionable white and surrounded by darker edging, this trunk is crafted from engineered wood and then covered in vinyl with the outside being in a heavy gauge and the vinyl on the interior being softer in nature. The idea is that it protects both the case as well as what’s inside and considering how strong the trunk is, then they have achieved that. Complete with leather carry handles, the trunk measures some 12.25” in height as well as 30” wide and 15.75” deep.

Lucasville Domestic Heirloom Armor Birch Storage Trunk

Available in a variety of rather bold colors, this trunk is actually made from a combination of birch wood as well as plywood and hardwood. It is also laminated and what you have is something that is waterproof and they even say it is dent-proof. As strong as steel trunks, you can stand on them and they can take a lot of punishment. You will also notice that they can be locked and at 14” high, 32” wide and 18” deep, this is a reasonably sized trunk for your home.

Lucasville Domestic Heirloom Naked Birch Wood Storage Trunk

Using red knotty cedar wood, the wood has largely been left in its natural state to add character to the trunk. With the edges and locks being in metal, it does give some solidity to the item to such an extent that you can stand on it without any problems. A lock can also be added in order to protect whatever you store inside while the trunk measures some 14” in height, 32” wide and 18” deep.

Roland 3 Piece Wood Carved Trunk Set

Crafted from a combination of mango wood and MDF, these trunks are highly decorative thanks to the carvings on their faces. Made to look antiquated, they come with gold-colored locks and hinges which adds to that feeling of the trunks themselves being old. Available in a set of 3 trunks of various sizes, they are highly decorative and capable of fitting into a range of types of décor.

Plyler Pirate Lockable Trunk

Designed to resemble a pirate chest, the attention to detail in this item is astonishing. Ideal for your kids bedroom where pirates are the theme, the wood is left in a rawer state while the nailhead trim is certainly a cool added detail. The chest itself can be locked while it also has a distressed look in order to replicate the idea of it being old. It measures some 11.5” high, 17” wide and 11” deep.

West Newbury Storage Trunk

Constructed from manufactured wood, this gorgeous trunk is then covered in a blue vinyl effect while it is then finished off with a nailhead trim that gives it a sense of being rather plush. The trunk can be locked and it’s also on wheels, so moving it around will prove to be quite easy. At 15.5” high, 31” wide and 16.5” deep, this is a reasonably sized item allowing for a significant amount of storage.

Betty Trunk

This trunk comes in four different colors even though three of them are different shades of gray. Made from manufactured wood, it is then artificially distressed to give it more of an old, rustic feel. The top is then cushioned to give this trunk a number of purposes with it possible to use it as a stool as there is a weight capacity of 330lbs. The trunk itself can be locked with padlocks while at 17.72” high, 31.5” wide and 15.75” deep, it is a good sized piece of storage for your home.

Quesada Old World Map 2 Piece Trunk Set

Designed with an antique look in mind, this trunk set is covered in old maps and antiquated hardware to further enhance the idea that you have something old in your possession. Made from plywood and covered in faux leather, it does have an older style to it while it has been purposefully distressed to further add to that antiquated feeling with this including faked wormholes in the wood. The largest case measures 6.9” in height, 11.2” wide and 7.9” deep. The smaller case measures 4.4” high, 9” wide and 5” deep.

Walmsley Wheeled Storage Footlocker Trunk

Available in pink, purple, black and tacked styles, the trunk is made from solid hardwood while it is then covered in faux leather along with metal trims, latches and locks. The interior has also been paper lined and it is then fitted with dust and moisture resistant latches that can be locked with a padlock. Two wheels allow for ease of movement while it has plastic handles built into an item that measures some 8.5” high, 31” wide and 18.25” deep.

Brooklynn Footlocker Trunk

Available in a bright, summer blue-green color, this trunk is made from durable engineered wood that gives a whole lot of strength to the trunk. Complete with a lined interior, the exterior is draped in a high gauge vinyl cover that is also durable. With the edges in metal, you open it by a push-button lock while the same lock also protects whatever valuables lie inside. At 12.25” high, 30” wide and 15.75” deep, this is quite compact while it still offers you a substantial amount of storage space.

Sugar City Accent Trunk

Constructed from a wood base, this trunk is then topped with a hard-wearing and durable vinyl that will last for years. Finished in black, it contains straight lines in its appearance which provides a sense of just how strong this trunk actually is. There is a soft handle as well as hardware that can be locked, so no need to worry about what’s inside. Relatively modern and contemporary in its design, it measures some 11.75” high, 29.5” wide and 15.25” deep.

The Trailblazer Camp Trunk

Made from engineered wood and covered in vinyl, this strong trunk also contains nickel hardware which adds to its overall durability. Complete with a special tongue and groove closure, it is finished in black which does make it easier to blend in with a range of décor. The interior is lined with paper which protects whatever is inside while the trunk has two recessed wheels making it easier to move it around and at only 15.25” high, 31” wide and 17” deep, it does have a lot of space to offer for storage.

Wooden Steamer Trunk

Made from manufactured wood and finished with a dark matte shade, this trunk is designed to resemble a vintage trunk from a period back in the 1800s. Even the hardware that has been used in its design has been carefully selected to make it look vintage. A solid item, locks can be applied to the side latches to secure your belongings inside, but this isn’t included in your purchase. Finished off with a distressed look, it measures some 18” high, 31” wide and 20” deep.

3 Piece Trunk Set

3 Piece Trunk Set

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Lucasville Domestic Heirloom Knotty Cedar Storage Trunk

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