My Favorite Decorating Ideas - Trays
¬†Have you even noticed that there are certain things you do over and over in decorating your home?¬† A trick or idea that just works so well that you find yourself using it in almost every room?
For me, it is one of my favorite decorating ideas - trays.
Such a simple idea that works so well.
Not only does it work in almost any space, or any surface (even walls), but is a really quick way to make a space work.¬† In fact, this could be one of my biggest tricks for the ten minuting decorating ideas series I recently started.
So, I thought I would share with you all the ways I use trays in my home.
¬†I love the texture of this leather-like tray with the nail-head trim.¬† It is perfect in my living room to group together items like magazines, pictures frames and tchokas.
¬†In the kitchen, I always have a tray next to the stove to group all the essentials.¬† Having them all on a tray also makes for easy clean up.
¬†Vintage tool boxes count as trays in my book and are perfect on a dining room table filled with fresh flowers in mason jars.
I can never pass up an enamelware tray either.¬† Here, I have it on top of my washing machine grouping useful and pretty items alike.¬† It makes for easy clean up of spilled detergent as well.¬† I also love them for crafting with hot glue or glitter - again, easy clean up.
A painted toolbox is another favorite - with some vintage bottles and some flowers picked right from my yard.¬† I love grouping all of the same flower.
My most favorite tray of all trays - is this one - a perfect way to pull together a special table.
S ometimes, a "tray" can be something as simple as a small platter.¬† This vintage ironstone platter is on my dresser to hold my rings or earrings when I take them off - and to add a little style.
My coffee table is a constant rotation of different trays or groups of trays.¬† The left one is a unfinished tray we painted and then added vintage hardware to.¬† The right one is actually a factory bin found at a vintage sale years ago.
A "leather" wrapped tray is perfect for collecting a group of plates and decorative items in the dining room.
I have even been known to put trays on the wall as part of a gallery wall.
I love mixing low trays with something higher and with different textures.
My newest and runs a close tie for my favorite, is this tiered tray that is on my kitchen island.
Which was a replacement to my other tiered tray which I am currently trying to find a new home for.
Trays can be high sided or flat.¬† They can be made of metal, wood, leather or wicker.¬† They can be traditional trays or non-traditional choices like a tool box, platter or factory bins.
No matter what their style or material, they are quick way to add style to anywhere in your home.¬†¬† Try grouping photos, vases, books or magazines, kitchen essentials, flowers or decorative items.
Don't be afraid to move them around seasonally or to fill them with unexpected items.¬† I know I always love a little something quirky added to a display.
Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a great day.