No doubt about it -- trunks were cool back in the day. You could tat them up with peace signs, smiley faces and Mrs. David Cassidy stickers.
They've since gone way out of vogue because they're cumbersome and don't really fill a purpose that a stool or under-the-bed sweater bin can't serve.
Forget the trunk and pick up some space-saving storage items at your local home supply store. Need more convincing? You'll have to pay four men to carry that giant, hulking trunk up eight flights of stairs.