I like trunks as side-, occasional- or coffee tables. We have one for storage in the bedroom at the end of the bed. It is a classic and was sourced from a quite interesting antique market in East London. If we get tired of using it in the bedroom it can easily be used in the hall way, living room or spare room as either stylish storage or as a table. Trunks is also excellent to use in compact living as you can clear away some clutter, have a multi-functional piece of furniture in a stylish way.