These 9 storage chests serve style and extra storage space in equal measure

Putting funk in the trunk

DINZI LVJ Storage Chest in white inside bright white entryway with plant beside it, wooden floor and rug, plus two books and a cushion on top
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Almost every family home has that storage chest. You know the one: old, dusty, and filled with unwanted toys and video games. Yep, it's certainly an heirloom and it's an undeniably handy piece of storage furniture, but is it stylish? Not really. But don't write off the humble storage chest's décor credentials just yet. After all, nowadays, there are plenty of modish trunks, ottomans, and units out there that make an exception to the rule — they're just not in your parents' pad.

In another early-life surprise, you're probably finding yourself searching for a storage chest, despite it once being an unwanted space hog no one had the heart to list on Freecycle. Well, things have changed. This is now the ultimate place to store extra cushions, slot your shoe collection inside, or hold extra bedding sets. And there are so many stylish designs out there to make sure your storage chest doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

From reclaimed industrial and rustic to contemporary chic, this edit has something for every apartment or doer-upper, especially those with a tighter budget. Of all the small-space storage buys I've found recently, storage chests might just be my favorite.

9 storage chests you'll actually be into

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Where to buy a storage chest?

If you're still looking for that perfect storage chest for your space, small or large, then we can still be of help. Here are the retailers you can browse even more storage chests at just below. Don't stop until you find what you're lusting after!

Joseph Bobowicz
Freelance Contributor

Working across digital and print publications, Joseph Bobowicz is a London-born writer obsessed with books, culture, and all things new. When he's not writing about fashion for i-D and the Independent, he's out sourcing the best homewares to incorporate into any humble abode, fixer-upper, or first-time buy alike.