Best Decorative Tray Ideas to Style Your Home

Decorative Tray Ideas for Any Room

A decorative tray will be the best partner to style your home, even though it is a seemingly-small piece. It is a common and affordable piece appearing in every home, but with slightly styling, it might become stunning centerpiece of your spaces. Additionally, both large or small trays are the versatile items to hold drinks, books, candles, etc. to style your tabletop and enhance the room.

Here are some pros to use trays:

  • An accent piece to refresh the look of the table or wall;
  • Help you organize your items to keep the home neat and reduce visual clutter;
  • Movable so you can serve your guests with drinks anywhere;
  • Some of them are heat-resistant, so they are the best choice to holding hot drinks or dishes from place to place.

Now, let’s pick up the best decorative tray for your home.

 

Part 1. Top decorative tray picks to update the look of home

Vintage Glass Tray with Golden Frame

Size 18″x18″x2″
Color Mirror & Golden
Material MDF, Glass
Number of Piece 1
Why to choose
  • The mirrored tray with delicate patterns will enlighten the interior space.
  • It is perfect for glass, stone, wood tabletop of furniture.
  • The golden frame and handle exude vintage fashion and classic vibe.
Vintage Decorative Tray

Vintage Decorative Tray

Marble Decorative Tray for Coffee Table and Ottoman

Size 17.52”×10”×2.01”
Color White and Golden
Material Marble, Aluminum
Number of Piece 1
Why to choose
  • When marble and aluminum come together and are processed with flower shape, this table tray must be the centerpiece anywhere.
  • It is the best choice for console table decoration so that your guests will see the first elegant look of your home.
  • Unique marble patterns on the tray top, and embellished with golden dots around.
White Marble Tray for Dining Room

White Marble Tray for Dining Room

Square Mirrored Decorative Tray

Size S:16.06”×16.06”×1.97”

L: 20.08”×20.08”×1.97”

Color Silver
Material MDF, Glass
Number of Piece 2
Why to choose
  • The square tray set of 2 can be mounted onto the wall add a contemporary touch to your home.
  • The mirrored top with violet pattern fits for both rustic and contemporary space.
2 Piece Home Salver Decor

2 Piece Home Salver Decor

Chic Blue Rectangular Trays

Size S:18.11”×12.01”×1.18”

L:18.90”×13.98”×1.18”

Color Blue
Material Plastic
Number of Piece 2
Why to choose
  • The marbled blue design brings a modern, boho texture to the tray vignette.
  • The 2 pieces with different dimensions are versatile for decorating with different layouts or holding items.
  • Durable plastic material is easy to clean with a soft cloth.
Blue Tray Set of 2

Blue Tray Set of 2

Black and White Rectangle Salvers

Size S:18.11”×11.81”×1.69”

L:18.90”×13.78”×1.69”

Color White & Black
Material Plastic
Number of Piece 2
Why to choose
  • The color combo of the tray set with vivid Chinese ink painting style brings modernity and classic to living spaces, which is perfect for coffee table and console table.
  • It is also a great bedroom tray decor idea with styling with your cosmetics and trinkets.
  • The 2 pieces (a large and a small) should be the best option of a mother’s day or father’s day gift.
Classical White and Black Tray Set

Classical White and Black Tray Set

White Decorative Tray with Cut-out Handles

Size 18.9”×13.98”×1.77”
Color White
Material Plastic
Number of Piece 1
Why to choose
  • The white tray with brown border gives out the neat and quiet touch to the interior.
  • It easily matches the creamy neutral palette of the living spaces.
  • A minimalist look makes it appropriate to living room, bedroom and bathroom vanity.
White Decor Tray for Coffee Table

White Decor Tray for Coffee Table

Silver Decorative Tray with Bird-shaped Handle

Size S: 14.02″x9.49″x4.49″

M: 19.02″x13.50″x4.49″

L: 20.98″x17.01″x4.49″

Color Silver
Material Aluminum
Number of Piece 1
Why to choose
  • How special and elegant it is! This tray creates retro, classical and classy charm to the table.
  • The handles of this vignette are featured respectively with a branch and bird shape, so it is always the shining point of the interior.
  • Don’t need to maintain it , and just clean it up with a damp cloth.
Silver Home Accessories for Decor

Silver Home Accessories for Decor

Round Decorative Tray with Marble Top

Size 17.01″x10″x5.98″
Color White and Silver
Material Marble, Aluminum
Number of Piece 1
Why to choose
  • Right for dining table and hallway table to welcome the guests or update the look of your home.
  • The natural marble tray top makes each one of a kind. And the layout of branch style frame and bird shaped handle is reminiscent of the vibrant spring.
  • Simply style this stunning tray with fruits, goblets or trinkets to make it highlighted.
Marble Tray Decor for Table

Marble Tray Decor for Table

 

Part 2. Where shall we use the decorative tray?

Actually, no matter the rectangular or round shaped trays can be used to decorate both home and office. Thus you can bring it to:

  • Living room: The tea/coffee table is the common way to keep the decor trays and it would be the centerpiece of the living room. The tray often holds coasters and cups for prepare drinking, or with candles to style the table. Besides, in the living room, a decorative tray also can be seen on the side table, ottoman and even TV stand.
  • Dining room: The decorative trays can be the delicate presentation items on the dining table or sideboard. The trays on dinner table are generally styled with drinks (juice, wine, soup) and candle holders or flowers to simulate appetite.
  • Kitchen: Trays are also practical and some of them are insulating so people may place them on the kitchen counter or islands to prepare dishes and hold them to the dining table.
  • Bedroom: A tray is convenient to keep the essentials on the nightstand and vanity table. You can take off your watch and place on the tray of the bedside table, as well as a book, glasses, cups. Moreover, it is a great solution to prepare the morning essentials on the nightstand tray, which saves your wake-up time to look for those necessities, especially when you are sleeping in the morning.
  • Bathroom: The makeup tray on the bathroom vanity will make your bathroom organized and assist you to quickly find out your jewelry, hair products and cosmetics. Besides, in the half bathroom, a characteristic tray will be impressive for the guests.
  • Entryway or foyer: As for the first place that people see, the console table should be well decorated. Why not place a tray with some small decorative pieces, which will elevate the quiet sophistication of your living spaces?
  • Wall: Some trays can be hanged onto the wall as a decorative piece to refresh the wall’s look.
Tray Set for Wall or Console Table

Tray Set for Wall or Console Table

Part 3. How to style decorative trays for table?

  1. Don’t place too much on a tray. Try to follow the rule that odd number of decorative pieces on the tray would be the best, such as 3, 5, 7.
  2. Place items with different height to bring a strong sense of layers. There is a suggestion that the height of decorative items should be the same or less than the width of the tray.
  3. No flat surfaces. Add something on the top of the stack of magazines.
  4. Bring outdoor elements to it. For example, use the flowers or shells to decorate the tray top.

Therefore, here are some items that you are able to use to style your decorative trays for tables:

  • Books
  • Plants
  • Flowers
  • Fruits
  • Vases
  • Candles
  • Coasters
  • Cups and bottles
  • Small decorative pieces, like an accent ball, decorative box.
  • ……

 

Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith, the senior editor of Povison, enjoys observing the things about home improvement and furniture decoration. If you have any idea, contact her for further discussing.

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