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Suitcase and Trunk Coffee Tables: 25 Gorgeous Ideas that Blend Vintage with Vivacious

We are always on the hunt for new ways in which we can enhance our home and give it that special little upgrade that sets it apart from the rest. Sometimes it is the colors on the wall. On other occasions it could be the floor, ceiling or even just the style of the room itself. But for those who do not want to take on the challenge of a semi-major makeover every season, a simple change in few of the décor pieces or accessories does the trick. And today we intend to usher in a dash of vintage charm with the much-loved suitcase or trunk coffee table – an addition that stands out no matter in which place it sits in.

Old trunk can be easily transformed into cool coffee table [From: Design Alibi]

The suitcase coffee table is a cool addition that fits in surprisingly well with a wide variety styles and themes and it lends an air of classy charm to pretty much any living room you can thing of. It can also be used as a fabulous side table and you can even stack up several suitcases to create a cool focal point that is simply unmissable. Some of these trunk coffee tables are brand new and draw inspiration from vintage designs while others are truly vintage and have been give a gorgeous modern makeover. So, step in and take a look at the 25 best inspirations around –

A Coffee Table to Remember

The suitcase coffee table is often an addition that comes about because you have an old trunk or suitcase in the house that has collected dust and needs a quick makeover. It is a fun addition and even if it is not the permanent coffee table, you can use it once in a while and change it with altering styles and seasons to give the living room a brand new look. Different living rooms demand different styled trunk coffee tables and you can easily turn that dingy, pale suitcase into a coffee table with quick paint job or upholstery. Place it on wheels and it becomes even more special!

Eclectic living room in white with a bright yellow couch
Eclectic living room with suitcases in the corner and a cool coffee table in the center [From: Rikki Snyder]
Fabulous DIY upcycled suitcase coffee table
Gold and wheels revive this old trunk and give it a new lease of life
Large farmhouse style living room with brick wall and giant trunk center table [From: Chris Snook]
Modern and rustic elements combined cleverly in the living room home theater [From: S. B. Long Interiors]
Trunk coffee table also offers ample storage space [From: New Perspective Design]
Vintage trunk encased in a cool Lucite box to create a stunningly unique coffee table [From: Jordan Cappella]
Beautiful coffee table also offers storage options
Covering an old suitcase in white makes it perfect for the shabby chic living room

Beyond the Coffee Table

Stacking the vintage suitcases in the corner can give the living space a stylish side table while you can even use the addition as a smart bedside table or nightstand when needed. Those who want to use the old trunk as an aesthetic addition can couple it with smart accessories to shape a lovely focal point. Be it a simple book-stand or a console table with a difference, the old, transformed suitcase works wonders in more ways than one.

Decorative piece in Asian living room with a couple of trunks on wheels
Stacked suitcases and trunks in the corner for the shabby chic living room
Stacked suitcases is a look that works well in the small eclectic living room [From: Louise de Miranda]
Use those old suitcases as a smart side table when needed [From: Home & Harmony]
A couple of restored old suitcases do the trick here [From: Alair Homes Decatur]

Vintage Charm for Every Style

The whitewashed old trunk at the heart of the living room is perfect for the shabby chic or industrial space while those in pastel hues can fit in with modern, shabby chic and contemporary styles. The leather-clad vintage trunk is perfect for the modern-traditional living room while less bulky and smaller additions on wheels roll in beautifully into the contemporary living space. Make sure you settle on the style of the room before you make a final choice.

Finding the right coffee table with storage for your traditional living room [From: Cape Cod Residential]
Gorgeous old steamer trunk turned into a modern coffee table
No trunk is too old to be turned into a cool coffee table
Pastel blue coffee table is as modern as it is vintage
Simple vintage trunk center table for the smart modern living room [From: Cozy Interiors]
Smart center table at the heart of the contemporary living room [From: Westbrook Interiors]
Whitewashed old trunk finds place as a lovely coffee table on wheels
Coffee table brings a touch of vintage to the living room [From: Creative Building Services]
Cool contemporary coffee table inspired by the vintage trunk [From: Pat Renson Interiors]

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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