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The Best of // Decorative Trays

As my first post of 2016, I want to say thank you for joining me again!  I apologize for my radio silence but what's important is that we're both here, now! So let's get on with it shall we?!

I wanted to share with you one of my favorite go-to home decor items.  It may not be a secret to anyone but the key to a well designed and styled space is organization, functionality and a few pretty little bits and baubles.  Well... okay, maybe that's not the official definition of great interior design but that's my general design philosophy for this post.  Don't get me wrong, I'm usually a "less is more" kind of girl, but I do enjoy a few fun accessories here and there.  And in my opinion, one of the best accessories for a well styled space is with the use of a tray.

Think of a tray like a necklace, it may not be the most functional part of your outfit, but it adds that little extra touch that takes your overall look up a notch!  Mostly, it's purpose is to hold other items, but that simple selfless act of corralling objects adds a touch of organization that says "Hey! Look at this gorgeous, perfectly styled coffee table.  I know what the heck I'm doing and it looks gooooodd!"  

If you peek into any home decor magazine or if you're an avid design "pinner" like myself, I can guarantee you, you'll see a tray or two pop up from time to time!

So now, without further a-do I give you 10 decorative trays I'm currently coveting!  



You can see they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures.  Heck, some of them are cheese boards disguised as trays! But I promise, whatever your decorating style may be there is the perfect tray out there with your name on it.  The only thing that limits you is your imagination ;)

As for uses, again endless options.  You could style one on your coffee table to hold books, magazines, remotes, a candle or a vase with flowers.  



On an entry table used as a catch all for your keys, wallet and sunnies. 

On a dresser or nightstand to showcase a grouping of your favorite collectables.

Or maybe, as the most obvious use, a way to cart around drinks at your next outdoor party! 


So there you have it, 10 trays styled four different ways.  Or if trays aren't really your thing,  tell me what's your go-to home decor accessory?!