New season trends this year are about mixing not matching, so don't be afraid to mix it up: the old with the new, the quirky with the simple! So a compact travel trunk can be placed below a new glass table, as shown in the picture below, or a shiny new LCD TV on top of a battered vintage trunk.
Their bold simple construction and their used and distressed look and feel mean they can be used in so many ways. Apart from looking good they are great for storage. Use an old trunk at the end of a bed or on top of a cupboard or wardrobe for storing linen, clothes, children's toys or memories. Quite simply no retro or vintage influenced room would look right without a classic old travel trunk. Here are our top five places for placing an old travel trunk in your home: At the foot of the bed As a coffee table As a side table In a hall or entryway As TV / HiFi stand Several of the pictures show steamer trunks from higher-end retailers and makers such as Louis Vuitton, Goyard, Ralph Lauren, Moynat, Haskell Brothers, M. M. Secor, but you can still find antique and old steamer trunks with prices starting from an affordable £50 on eBay, vintage interior specialists such as Scaramanga or in second-hand shops. Replica travel trunks can be found at department stores such as John Lewis.