Cute Storage Trunks and Chests - You are going away to college and creating your very own space. For many of you, this will be the first time you have been able to make your space your very own. It is so exciting to do everything the way you want it, from dorm room decorations to dorm room furniture - this is your space. Unfortunately, space is something that many college apartments and dorms lack. Where will you put all your stuff? Never fear! There are plenty of cute storage trunks and chests to be found that will not only give you lots of extra storage space, but they will look fabulous in your apartment or dorm room!
Many dorm rooms will only have a small closet and maybe a small dresser. But other than that you are on your own for dorm room storage options. But, if you plan well and use things effectively, you can make the most of your small space.
Most storage trunks and chests can do double duty. They can be a great place to store extra blankets and such, plus you can use one for a coffee table or a shelf to hold books. If you don't need to get the items stored in storage trunks and chests very often you can use one as a TV stand. This is a good idea if you are using your storage trunks and chests to store things like extra blankets, winter coats, and other seasonal items.
There are also many storage trunks and chests that are actually ottomans. This type of storage is great for almost any type of room. You can use a large one in front of the sofa and store blankets, gaming equipment and movies inside. A smaller one would be perfect for the bedroom where it could double as a vanity or desk chair. It makes more sense to have an ottoman that doubles as a storage chest than just a plain footstool! Make the most of that extra space!
Most people, where they are off to live on their own for the first time, want to express their own style. So cute storage trunks and chests are something that a lot of college students look for. However, unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money, finding storage trunks and chests that have cute designs or patterns on them could be tough. But don't let that hold you back from showing your creativity!
There are some many ways you can dress up plain storage trunks and chests and give them a distinct look that is all your own. First of all, get a plain storage trunk - many times these are called college dorm trunks. Dorm trunks come in a wide variety of colors. You can get them in black, pink, purple, red, green, lime green, orange - well, you get the picture!
After you get your new storage trunk, get some cute vinyl decals and make that trunk your own! With vinyl decals the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating storage trunks and chests. You can find decals in a huge variety of pattern and color. Your storage trunks and chests can become Jedi trunks or a whole fleet of Transformers. Look at the fun zebra print decal pictured here. Wouldn't that look great on a hot pink or red chest? It would be stunning on almost any color in fact!
The zebra print is just an example of the fun decals you can get to create your own cute storage trunks and chests. The great thing about vinyl decals is if you get tired of the pattern, you can peel it off and start over. Think of the endless possibilities you will have for cute storage trunks and chests with a solid color storage chest and a vast array of vinyl decals!
To Lock or Not To Lock?
One final thing you should consider before buying storage trunks and chests, is do you want it to be secure? If you are storing extra blankets, bedding, and such security may not be an issue. But if you are planning to use your storage trunk for electronic equipment such as computers or gaming systems you may want to consider storage with a locking option. Many of the decorative storage trunks and chests will not have a place to put a lock, but the college dorm trunks will. Most will have an actual lock built in, but you will probably want to add your own combination or key lock in addition. However, keep in mind that even if you have locking storage trunks and chests, you will probably want to have dorm or renters insurance just in case!
Storage trunks and chests are a great way to expand your storage space when you have little of it to begin with. The best thing about most storage trunks and chests is they can be used for both storage and as functional furniture pieces!
Buy Cute Storage Trunks and Chests:
Disney Minnie Mouse Collapsible Storage Trunk
Disney Princess Collapsible Storage Trunk
Honey-Can-Do SFT-01166 Soft Storage Chest, Black Folding Trunk Organizer
J. Terence Thompson 2851-1B Large 37-by-17-1/2-by-14-Inch Wheeled Storage Trunk