Designer Tips

The 1 Item You Need in Your Home

Out of all the things you can style your home with, there is one item we always use on repeat: TRAYS. Trays can be used in all rooms, in all shapes and in all sizes. Read on as we are share more about why we love trays and a few of our favorites!

Organization

Use trays as a tool to help organize and de-clutter. To eliminate clutter in the kitchen, gather the small odds and ends on the countertops and place them in a tray. To de-clutter bathrooms, use trays to store items on vanities and under the sink. Use a decorative tray to tackle loose papers around the house, like mail, bills and schoolwork.

Interior Design Tray Organization
Source: Dreamy Whites

Layers

Layering is key to creating a well-styled space and trays are a great tool to help achieve this. Start decorating with a tray. Next, add in a few items of various heights and widths to create layers. Trays filled with accessories can be placed in front of frames and mirrors to also help achieve this layered look.

Interior Design Tray Layers
Source: Domino

Texture

Along with layering, texture is extremely important in styling. Trays are available in so many different materials which helps create a beautiful contrast between textures in a room. If you have a shiny tabletop, layer it with a natural textured tray and vice versa.

Interior Design Tray Texture
Source: Harlowe James

Size

Styling a room can seem overwhelming when trying to fill a large area, but using trays is a great way to fill up more tabletop space. Large trays help group smaller decor which is an important trick when styling.

Interior Design Tray Size
Source: Driven By Decor

As you can see, trays make styling easier. They help organize, layer, add texture and fill up more space. Take a look at some of our favorite trays online:




Recent Posts

1 Sofa 3 Ways
Designer Tips

1 Sofa 3 Ways

The best part about decorating a home is that there isn't only one way to do it, there are a million different ways to decorate! One of the best pieces of advice we give is to invest in big pieces of furniture that are good quality and neutral in color because these will be able to accommodate your home no matter how much your style changes. To show you this in action, we took a neutral sofa from Crate & Barrel and styled it 3 different ways in 3 totally different styles. Now, get ready to be amazed at how different one single piece of furniture can look by switching up a few accessories!

Reader Q&A: Kitchens
Designer Tips

Reader Q&A: Kitchens

We asked our readers to tell us what dilemmas they face concerning their kitchens. Read on as we dive into 3 different questions concerning countertop styling, seating and upgrading builder-grade!

5 Ways to Transform Your Home This Year
Designer Tips

5 Ways to Transform Your Home This Year

If you have been dreaming of giving your home a makeover, this is the year to finally make it happen. We are sharing 5 ways to transform your home and achieve that new look you have always wanted. Make this the year to stop dreaming and start doing when it comes to your home. Cheers to 2019!

Out with the Old. In with the New! Save 10% on E-Design Through January 31st with code: 2019
Stop Dreaming and Get poppin' Start A Project