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Get a chest as a coffee table

Having an old chest as a coffee table is definitely not a revolutionary idea in interior design. But it’s definitely a cool and sustainable proposition that will introduce a distinctive vintage touch to your home. There is something magical about old suitcases or chests.

They remind us of fairytale moments, distant countries and exciting dream trips. Especially those of you with an adventurous spirit will really appreciate a coffee table in the living room. If you can’t find a forgotten chest in your own basement, you will definitely find it at a flea market or in an antique shop nearby. Each individual chest has its own character and tells its very own story. Like all other used items, such a chest as a coffee table provides an unmistakable personal touch and enriches the ambience in a unique way.

Wear marks on the chest can also look very trendy

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Depending on what kind of effect you want, you can choose the right chest. Here we have collected some variants for you. What these chests have in common is their robustness and expressive appearance. Steadfast and stable, they just stand there and are always an undisputed eye-catcher in the room. They not only offer sufficient storage space, but also additional storage space. If you choose a chest as a coffee table, you can be sure that you can hide the books, bedspreads or pillows lying around comfortably and easily.

Pastel colors look particularly sophisticated in the vintage style

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Chests can also be easily redesigned with little effort by painting or spraying them in any color. In white or in some subtle pastel nuances, the old chests look very sophisticated and go particularly well with the modern, purist interior design. But if you want to set a masculine, strong accent in the room, then you should rather concentrate on the darker shades. Maritime blue, dark green, pigeon blue, and black are some of the most popular colors in this context. Of course, you can also opt for the authentic look and leave the chest untreated with the traces of wear. This variant is particularly recommended for shabby chic styles.

So, get inspiration from these unique ideas and think about what kind of chest you really want as a coffee table. And when you are ready to determine what you really want, you will find it. Have fun and good luck!

 A certain pinch of luxury with gold accents

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Authentic and unpretentious in white

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Proud and masculine in gray

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Rough elegance with a metallic profile

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Natural materials with a rough feel and antique furniture

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A world map on the wall ensures even more dynamism and a thirst for adventure in the room

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At such a table you can also sit comfortably on a pillow

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Design your chest coffee table to suit your mood

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Sisal carpets and white linen go very well with the vintage furnishings

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Old stickers on the chest look even more authentic

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The coffee table looks even more elegant with the matching legs

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Sophisticated and elegant in white

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Where is the next trip going?

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