Trays have fast become one of my favorites items to use to style a space. They are a great way to fill a large surface like a coffee table, and keep items contained.

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Without the use of trays, your table tops can end up looking a bit cluttered, especially if you are displaying smaller objects.

I love using trays as a hard surface on a cocktail ottoman. It is a great way to serve your guests refreshments, as they can be moved quite easily.

I enjoy styling trays with some of the staple accessories I use in a lot of my room vignettes. Items like books, florals, boxes, candles, coasters

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I love bringing in a tray that will add  a great color or texture to the room. The more unique, the better

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The scale of the tray should work with the surface you are placing it on. If you are working with a round or square ottoman or table, then you will want to use a round or square tray. When working with a rectangular table or ottoman, you will want to use a rectangular tray.

 

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I like placing a tray on the bed in a guest bedroom with some items that your guests will appreciate. Maybe a few magazines, a note pad and pen, candles and a small floral arrangement

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Adding a tray to your vanity table is also a great way to keep makeup and perfume bottles contained.

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Use in the bathroom for all your toiletries

They even help to keep your office supplies organized

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Trays can be used even outdoors to contain refreshments on a hot summer day

Here are more inspiring spaces where I used trays

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And trays work perfectly to contain greenery for a fresh feel in a room

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Here’s a little video I did on styling a coffee table using a tray

 

So when in doubt, put on tray on it!

 

Wishing You beauty & Inspiration!

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