Trays are a decorators best friend. They are both functional and pretty. I’m a big fan of trays and use them extensively in my home. They are great for serving and entertaining, for keeping items neat and organised on a coffee table, or in the bathroom for storing perfumes and toiletries. I especially like using trays to hold decorative objects on a dining table, so you can quickly clear the space when you need to without individually moving everything.
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Are you in need of a tray? Well I’ve had a look around and here are 10 trays that I think will do the trick.
1. Isodore Oval Tray from Early Settler | 2. Metal Mirrored Tray with Bird Handles from Early Settler | 3. Galvanised Metal Tray from Pottery Barn | 4. Saddle Leather Tray from Pottery Barn | 5. Clover Mirror tray from Matt Blatt | 6. Art Deco Tray from Hamptons Style | 7. Wicker & Rope tray from Alfresco Emporium | 8. Verona Travertine Tray from Alfresco Emporium | 9. Heart tray from Rococo Design | 10. Blue Mirrored Glass tray from West Elm
Things to Consider when Buying a Tray
- When buying a tray, make sure that it is stable. You don’t want to put drinks down on a wobbly tray.
- Consider whether it is necessary to have handles for easy carrying.
- Lastly consider the material of the tray for waterproofing, durability and what sort of care and cleaning is required.
If you want to try a DIY tray check out my Gold Spray Paint Tray or this story on DIY Tray Ideas.