In every furnishing project there comes a time when it is time to think about accessories, either on paper when the project is conceived, or once all the furniture has been installed.
The fact is that there are many options, but today we want to show you ideas for decorating with trays so that you can take them into account, both for their material, as well as their shape and location.
The trays are generally used to group other accessories, so that they do not look scattered and create a certain "visual order".
In short, they are ideal for creating a decorative set that enhances the place where they are placed and an essential complement in the styling of tables, shelves or sideboards.
In fact, it is rare to see them on their own. Even in the most minimalist styles, they usually contain a candle, vase or small flower.
So as we declare ourselves absolute fans of this versatile accessory, here are some examples that can serve as inspiration for anyone who is decorating their home or wants to give it a different touch with the help of trays.
In fact, you can place them anywhere, from coffee tables to TV furniture, consoles, sideboards, kitchen countertops, bathtubs or sinks.
Where there is a smooth surface, there can be a decorative tray to brighten up the space.
Once the place where the tray is going to be placed is decided, it is time to pay attention to what shape to choose and the rest of the objects that may be around or will be placed on top of it.
For example, if you have a shallow console table, a rectangular and elongated tray will look best. If, on the other hand, you have a round dining table, then a tray that is also circular will look great.
In a large square coffee table, you can play with a square tray or a rectangular one if you place more objects on the table (for example, large books) that make up another set.
And, once you know the tray format that the environment requires, you will only have to look in the stores for the one that best suits your needs.
Almost everywhere, you will find round, rectangular and square ones. And within these, you will see them with and without handles and with a more or less high rim.
To find them polygonal, with small legs that elevate them, with handles on the tray itself and not on the side, double height or with more elaborate designs, you may have to do more research since not all physical stores will have them.
In this sense there is a great variety, since they are made of wood, metal, wicker, metal, stone, methacrylate, mirror, marble, stone and can even be found made of two materials.
The ideal is that, before you get it, think about the style that prevails in the space so that, when decorating with trays, everything is in tune with the rest of the design.
And if you are one of those who prefer alternative ideas, you can also innovate by using other elements that serve as trays.
For example, a book of thick cloth and neutral color. On it you can group some bowls and a vase with flowers; everything will depend on the size of the book you have selected.
And if you put it on a sideboard or kitchen countertop, you can place a tray vertically, again framing the whole, but this time in another way.
On the other hand, you can also opt for circular side tables whose top has a diameter very similar to a more or less large tray.
In this way, the accessories you place on it will be grouped in the same way as they would be on a tray.
You could say it is a tray with high legs 😉.
When decorating with trays, we could not forget about the accessories that we will choose to create our decorative set.
In greater or lesser abundance, you can opt for candles of different heights, whether loose, in glass containers or even in candle holders.
You can also select bowls, small vases, decorative figurines, artificial or natural plants, books, coasters, mikados, etc.
For the bathroom you can place containers with cotton and cotton swabs, soaps and a small towel.
And in any tray and location, a beautiful bouquet of flowers will always look luxurious.
We hope that all these ideas have served as inspiration and will help you to give the style you are looking for your home.