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Chicago Furniture: Uses for Trunks and Chests


Chicago furniture is more useful for everyone when it’s multi-functional. Not all of us Chicagoans have room for a coffee table, a chest of drawers, and a bench. Enter the trunk. With multiple uses (we’ll get to those in a bit) and tons of unique styles at Wrightwood Furniture store in Lakeview, trunks can come in handy whether you’re looking for a functional piece for your Chicago living room or bedroom, or you just have the furniture shopping itch.

Coffee Table

Earlier this week, we professed our love for coffee tables. Well, we’re happy to say that we’re still obsessed, and the love is not dying down anytime soon. The Tranka Trunk in lavender adds a soft accent of color to your living room with extra storage for blankets, extra throw pillows, and all of your other cozy winter essentials (perfect for nap time).

Bedroom Bench

We all need a place to sit and slip on our shoes in the morning—preferably at a height that allows our feet to touch the ground. And while a bench may seem like the most logical piece to place at the end of your bed, we suggest going for a unique furniture piece like the Brauna Trunk. Again: Extra storage for linens, and beautiful, intricate designs to add a little something special to your space. Throw on a couple of pillows to cozy it up and you’re all set.

Stylish Storage

Once again, we’re talking storage. But this time it’s in the playroom. Yes you love to spoil the kiddos with new toys every now and then, but your standard toy chest just isn’t going to cut it in your expertly-designed home. The Lakari Wood Block Trunk looks playful with the subtle green accents, but it still fits in with your overall home design aesthetic. No more scrambling to find a place to hide the plastic toy chest before your fancy dinner party.

Whether you use a chest for it’s primary purpose (storage), or the extra room is just an added bonus to your new coffee table or bench, you can’t argue with the fact that trunks are a must-have item to add to your Chicago furniture. Add it to the shopping list… And your wish list (the holidays are right around the corner).