I am in love with old trunks. Just yesterday there was a fabulous one at auction, but unfortunately it went too high for me, and also there is the problem that I have given myself a stern lecture. As I plan to move to Georgia in hopefully less than a year, and I will have to move what I have here in Kentucky as well as what I have in storage in North Carolina (and who knows what is actually in there) I need to start downsizing here.
So for right now I am dreaming of old trunks, which are wonderful for storage in small spaces. They also have the added benefit of looking fabulous. Double duty certainly works for me.
If you have unused space under a staircase, this is a wonderful idea. The space isn't tall enough for a closet, but the trunk fits perfectly.