Decorating with trays is the ultimate decorators secret weapon.  I’ve been using them for quite a while, but never realized how many I had accumulated until I was starting to gather things together to pack for the move to the new house.  

The objects grouped on this round tray in my neutral and aqua guest room wouldn’t make much of a statement if they were placed directly onto the surface of the dresser.

Grouping decorative items in a tray gives them importance ||

It doesn’t matter the size or shape of the tray or if it’s made from wicker, metal, wood or something else.   In that same bedroom, I’ve used a vintage brass tray that I found at a local thrift store.

Use a vintage brass tray to gather decorative items together || WorthingCourtBlog.comThey add importance to any objects that you group together and help to get rid of visual clutter by grouping small items together.

My collection of small pitchers would look like a hot mess if they weren’t corralled into a tray.  This type of collection works well as part of my coffee station.  

Corral multiple objects together in a tray to lessen visual clutter ||

Another tray resides on a stool that I’m using as a little side table in my family room.  I love to create interest by elevating smaller items on top of a stack of books.  Here I wrapped a couple of books with plain white paper and tied them together with jute twine.

Decorative objects gathered in a round wicker tray ||

I went a bit wild with trays on my coffee table.  I placed a tray within a tray on the top.

Coffee table vignette ||

A ginormous tray on the bottom shelf holds decorative objects too.

Coffee table vignette ||

 I even used a tray in my laundry room to hold jars of laundry detergent and clothespins.  

Use a tray in the laundry room to hold jars of detergent ||

These are just a few of the trays that I’ve used around my house.  How about you – do you like to decorate with trays?


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