While there are plenty of things to miss about the golden age of travel, suitcases — the hard cases with great shapes — that were replaced by the more convenient rolling modern suitcases now preferred, are missed by us. What style these great older suitcases possess!
But the suitcases that no longer serve us in our travels to far off and exotic locales need not be wasted. They can most certainly be used indoors in our decor for a delicious taste of travel in your home whenever you're stuck where you are. And because of their very nature and shape, they are excellent ways to add stackable storage to rooms. Whether spotted in vintage stores, on Craigslist or passed-down as a family heirloom, use them to replace conventional furniture like nightstands, side tables and more.
Need evidence that suitcases work beautifully in an interior space? Plenty of great ideas in previous Apartment Therapy house tours:
1) A stack that spices up a hallway in Tim's Classic Chicago Two-Flat
2) A part of a dynamic vignette in Karen's Urban Cottage
3) Another great hallway stack in LonAnne's Vintage and Modern Texas Charmer
4) A sofa backed with style in Kerri & Luke's "Bang for Your Buck" Bungalow
5) A suitable nightstand in Nelly & Samuel's Australian Beach Home
MORE SUITCASE DECOR INSPIRATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
• Decorating With Suitcases
• Look! Cabinets Made from Suitcases
• Ki Nassauer's Vintage Suitcase Shelves
• Recycled Suitcase Furniture from MayBeProduct
• One More Way to Use Vintage Suitcases
• Stacked Suitcases: Secret Storage
(Images: As credited above)