Why settle for a boring old coffee table in your living room? Take a tip from Emily Henderson's room makeover and substitute something more eye-catching instead, such as a steamer trunk.
I'm a huge fan of using stylish objects that also offer a practical solution to a home decorating issue. In the case of living rooms, storage space is almost always a problem. Steamer trunks are a great substitute for coffee tables, since you can take advantage of their natural good looks as well as their storage capacity. While your guests are admiring your trunk's handsome lines, you can take advantage of the piece's interior space by storing games, remotes, DVDs, and old shelter mags inside. Now, get shopping!