One of my favorite quick & easy ways to make anything in the home look pulled together is putting items on a tray. Whether its jewelry & perfume bottles on a nightstand or your remotes & books on a coffee table, a tray instantly makes your knick knacks look intentional.
When hosting a party you have a lot of stray items to put out & grouping them on a tray makes your tables look much cleaner. Plus its much easier to bring those items out & quickly get them out of the way!
You can put anything on a tray but I really like using them for silverware & plates, since those items can look the messiest on an otherwise nicely plated table. Or your bar items, including your liquor & bar utensils.
The best part about trays is that you can break them out when you have people over & then either put store them until the next party or use them around the house. Great for parties & everyday living!
Here are some of my favorites, from brightly colored patterns to rustic wood:
1. west elm hammered metal tray|2. pottery barn paros tray|3. jonathan adler tray from design darling|4. z gallerie oxford serving tray|5. crate & barrel butari grand tray|6. ikea round patterned tray|7. royola pacific designs teal wood tray|8. z gallerie orange round tray|9. crate & barrel marimekko tray|10. west elm metal-wrapped wood tray
What do you like to use trays for?