Hi friends! Today I am sharing my very favorite decorating tool. My décor enthusiast friends and I are talking about decorating using trays for this month’s challenge. This is not really a challenge of course! Decorating with trays makes creating the perfect table vignette so much easier!
Check out this cabinet top display:
Not too bad, but how about now?…
I love how a tray adds another layer and grounds the vignette. By the way, I am NOT a professional decorator lol. This is just what I think looks pretty! You know how you love the way something looks and then you look back in pictures and say, “That looked awful, what was I thinking?” Hopefully that won’t happen ha ha.
Trays make it so simple to change things up for the Holidays too…
I have another tray on my coffee table (from Target)…
And a little while back:
It was also easily changed up for the Holidays:
I also have one on my entry table (antique mall find)…
It’s like the tray holds everything in one tidy package.
I borrowed it for this shot of my Mason Jar Blue Headboard Bench:
I also have one on this table. This was a thrift store frame that I added bead board to and painted years ago. A couple of handles and it’s a tray…
Here is another DIY tray I made from a yard sale frame and old fence pickets. It makes a perfect base for this coastal vignette on my dining table:
And another tray I made from old fence pickets and a thrift store frame…
In this photo I didn’t even use a real tray, just a dish, but it adds another layer which I love:
Here’s a little Faux-drawer Tray with feet I made out of a $2 thrift store find…
Are you getting the feeling that I really love trays?? I do!
If you love trays too, take a photo of your favorites all decked out and hop on over to our Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook and share them!
But wait! There’s more! Let’s play on Instagram too!
Here’s how to play:
1. Add your own post on Instagram
2. Tag it with the #DecorEnthusiast
3. Follow all 6 of your hosts here:
We will choose one winner that will be featured on all 6 blogs this Saturday!!
How about a little more decorating-with-trays inspiration?
Check out how my Décor Enthusiast co-hosts are decorating with trays:
Next month’s theme will be: Gallery Walls! That should be a fun one!
UPDATE: Check out my Gallery Wall challenge HERE!
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If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!