Don't discount a vintage trunk the next time you run across one in an antique or second hand store. Decorating with trunks presents limitless opportunities around your home. Almost every decorating photograph involving trunks shows Louis Vuitton trunks, but you don't have to limit yourself to name brand luggage. There has been countless times where I have run across great looking rustic slatted wood trunks with old fashioned leather straps. Other trunks are all brass plated, making them just like a piece of jewelery in your home. Often times these trunks aren't overly expensive. Ebay has a number of spectacular trunks which are very affordable, making it possible to collect a few to stack up tall on a small feature wall. The brass hardware on trunks make them irresistible to me. I love the trunks like the one below which feature a combination of wood, brass tack details and leather.
Below Picture: Decorating With Trunks -2002 Steven Klein Liya Kebede
Many times you can get trunks cheap enough that you can paint the details the color that coordinates with your interior.
Consider a stack of trunks in two tone colors. For Example - consider painting 3 trunks in a blue color range, say peacock, navy, and cobalt blue, and an orange trunk. Work with the color wheel to determine the colors.
Consider faux painting your trunks. Buy an overhead projector and copy a pattern on to overhead projector paper and paint on a geometrical pattern that appeals to you.
Make your walk in closet extra grand by setting one aside for a stack of old trunks. They make excellent storage while at the same time looking fabulous.