I saw this amazing lucite trunk in a magazine from an antiques catalog. There was no price listed so I can only imagine it was out of my price range. But I did a little search and realized that there are some great looking copy cat ones out there. Would you consider using one of thse? I certainly would if I hadn't just bought a new coffee table!
The only downside is that you can't fully utilize all the storage it affords you unless you can keep it super neat!
Check out this other vintage one I found...not only is it a trunk but it actually doubles as a bar. That'd be a conversation piece for sure!