Trunks & Hampers Buying Guide

Trunks & Hampers Buying Guide

Investing in a premium quality storage solution is one of the best ways to store items away safely and neatly. Not only that, but they also make for a beautiful feature in any room. 

We know that maintaining order and knowing where bits and bobs are in your home is important, especially if you have a busy household. If you’re unsure whether or not a larger option (such as a trunk or hamper) is for you - we’re here to help. 

Read on to discover our buying guide on trunks and hampers…

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Storage trunk and hamper overview

A storage trunk or a hamper option tends to be on the larger side when it comes to storage solutions, and they are specially made to store away items neatly, securely and stylishly. 

For example, all of our storage trunks and hamper options here at Wovenhill start from a size medium and go all the way up to an extra-large.

What’s the difference between a trunk and a hamper? 

If you’re wondering what the difference between a trunk and a hamper is - in terms of practicality, there aren't many differences. However, they are easily distinguishable from each other through their physical characteristics. 

Photo Credit - @Angels_Home_Kubu Rattan Storage Trunk - shop now. 

A hamper is perfect for individuals who love a simplistic yet beautiful design in their home. They’re timeless, and will usually feature an enclosed lid for discreet storage purposes. 

A trunk is very similar to this, however, they will usually feature additional safety features such as buckle straps, or sometimes even a built-in lock. 

Grey Wicker Hamper - shop now. 

Determining what is best for your home will depend on your preferences. For example, someone who has very young children may prefer to choose a storage trunk, as the buckle straps or lock will provide an additional barrier against a child accessing the contents of the basket, as opposed to a hamper where they’ll be able to easily lift the lid. 

Unless you’re looking for the perfect toy box, of course! 

So, to summarise, a trunk or hamper storage product will provide your home with an excellent and spacious solution - and which option you choose to have in your home will depend on what you want from a storage solution. This could be down to style preference and/or whether you would prefer additional security features to be included in the design. 

What are the benefits of trunks and hampers?

Ask yourself whether you would benefit from having access to larger storage solutions around the home. 

For example, if you have a busy household and you love to keep your home organised, a trunk or hamper storage basket is the perfect way to achieve this easily, without clutter piling up in plain sight. 

Bronze Wicker Hamper - shop now. 

What materials should I be looking for when finding the perfect storage trunk or hamper? 

When finding the perfect storage solution for your home, try to ensure that the option you go for is made from a breathable material - especially if you plan on using it to store items such as linen, bedding or clothing. 

You’ll want air to be able to circulate around the contents of the storage trunk or hamper, to avoid any musty odours or dust from building up.

This is one of the many reasons why you should browse our beautiful selection of trunks and hampers at Wovenhill. All of our products are made to be well vented, thanks to the beautiful weaved design - and we only ever use premium quality materials. 

Which room should I place a trunk or hamper in? 

The great thing about opting for a storage trunk or hamper is that it’ll look great in any room it features in.

There are some rooms that you’ll likely find them better suited to, however this is completely up to you. For inspiration purposes, several common places that feature beautiful storage trunks or hampers include: 

  • Home offices. 
  • Children’s playroom. 
  • Living room. 
  • Bedrooms.
  • Boot rooms.
  • Enclosed porches.
  • Hallways.
  • Reception areas.

What can I use a trunk or hamper for? 

Because a trunk and/or hamper is one of the largest options when it comes to storage, it can be used to neatly tuck away anything. Here are several common examples:

  • Children’s toys. 
  • Blankets, linen, towels, bedding and other soft furnishings. 
  • Clothing such as scarves, gloves, jackets or any other clothing item that you like. 
  • Miscellaneous items - such as board games, books and ornaments.
  • Seasonal items such as decorations. 
  • Discreet storage of essential items that you would prefer not to be on display (e.g television remotes, light bulbs, batteries).
  • Important documents for safekeeping. 

Where will you keep your storage trunk or hamper?

Deciding where you’ll put your trunk or hamper should influence your decision. Some people may want their new addition to be the focal point of the room, while others may prefer that it contributes to the room as more of a subtle, yet stylish, detail. 

We would recommend always checking the specific dimensions of the storage solution that’s caught your eye. From an appearance standpoint, you’ll know for sure whether or not you’ll like the finished look and what it’ll bring to the room. 

Grey Wicker Hamper - shop now.

Accessible features

For storage products, the addition of little extra features can really prove useful in day to day life. There’s nothing worse than a badly made storage basket that has been poorly designed; it’s easily avoidable once you know what to look for and what would be useful to you. 

Will you be using a storage trunk or hamper for a variety of items? If so, an option that features useful qualities such as inset handles, so that you can move it around easily to where it is you’d like to organise will make all the difference.

If you want to be able to move things around with ease in your home, consider the material used to make the storage trunk or hamper. 

You may be thinking that it won’t matter if you plan on filling it with items anyway, but it does make a tremendous difference. 

You don’t want any additional weight if you can help it, as moving it around freely will be much more difficult - even if it’s empty. Always go for a lightweight option if you can help it!

What’s more, if it’s important to you that you can easily access items in the box, but you’d like them to be tucked away and not on show - choosing an option with a hinged lid is the best course of action. 

Photo Credit - @Angels_HomeKubu Rattan Storage Trunk - shop now. 

Wovenhill trunks and hampers 

At Wovenhill, all of our trunk and hamper storage options are made to a premium standard, with only the best materials used - which include Kubu Rattan, Water Hyacinth, and of course, high-quality and ethically-sourced Rattan. 

When you browse through our selection, you’ll be welcomed with a variety of different size options and colour variations, as we take pride in ensuring that we cater to all preferences. See below to view our stunning collection of premium trunks and hampers. 

Kubu Rattan Storage Trunk

To start, we have our gorgeous Kubu Rattan Storage Trunk - the perfect storage item that will bring a sense of style to any home. 

The Kubu Rattan Storage Trunk features a beautiful neutral colour, sure to slot into any home decor style and setting beautifully - and the addition of the black buckle straps located on the exterior make for a stunning detail!

This beautiful option also delivers on the practical side, with a hinged lid, inset handle placement and a variety of size options - making it easier than ever to find the perfect storage trunk for you and your lifestyle. 

Dimensions available include: 

  • Medium: external dimensions: W76 x D40 x H43cm internal dimensions: W69 x D35 x H38cm.
  • Large: external dimensions: W83 x D47 x H51cm internal dimensions: W76 x D41 x H44cm
  • Extra large: external dimensions: W91 x D53 x H56cm internal dimensions: W85 x D48 x H51cm.

Kubu Rattan Storage Trunk - shop now. 

Wicker Hamper

If your heart is set on a hamper-style storage product for your home, you won’t be disappointed with our Wicker Hamper.

Available in a size medium all the way up to an extra-large, you’re guaranteed to adore this storage solution. The Wicker Hamper is made from premium natural wicker, which makes it a highly durable and sturdy option. 

This gorgeous hamper will arrive fully assembled with useful features included, such as a hinged lid for discreet storage, along with inset handles for easy and hassle-free manoeuvring.

Wicker Bronze Hamper - shop now. 

We know that appearance matters, which is why we offer two colour options when it comes to our superb Wicker Hamper. Choose from either a beautiful bronze or a stunning grey wash colour… or both! 

Dimensions available include: 

  • Medium: external dimensions: W75 x D38 x H45cm internal dimensions: W67 x D33 x H40cm.
  • Large: external dimensions: W84 x D45 x H52cm internal dimensions: W75 x D40 x H46cm.
  • Extra large: external dimensions: W91 x D53 x H56cm internal dimensions: W85 x D48 x H51cm.

Wicker Grey Wash Hamper - shop now.

We hope you’ve found our buying guide on trunks and hampers useful.

Explore the rest of our site to see our complete selection of baskets. 

And Remember, all of our storage items are made exclusively for Wovenhill. We control stock, quality, and design, so if you’re after the best wicker storage products, choose Wovenhill!

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