Serving Trays as Design Statements

We mentioned our love for serving trays in our previous piece on Baubles & Backdrops entitled, “All About Gray” so we wanted to feature these pieces in their very own write-up.  A simple serving tray call provide an additional layer to a smaller space and can make a dynamic impact.  Below are a few illustrations of various ways to utilize a serving tray in your home design.

One way to incorporate a serving tray into a bedroom is to use it as the bedside table…

Tray in lieu of a nightstand

Tray in lieu of a nightstand

A well-styled tray placed on top of an ottoman can add a great deal of character to the space not to mention it is a great way to display treasured items.

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Well-styled tray placed on ottoman

Well-styled tray placed on ottoman

A tray provides a designated space for pretty smaller items

A tray provides a designated space for smaller items such as jewelry and pretty perfume bottles.

Serving Tray Small Items

We love to use trays when entertaining.  If we are offering a specific cocktail at a party, we like to use a tray to serve the specific drink (as demonstrated in our post, “Mini-Mimosa Bar). It adds a nice aesthetic touch.  Often times, we will use the tray to create a self-serve station for our guests so that they can replenish their drinks as often as needed.

Placing several of the same type of drink on a serving tray makes for a sweet look

Placing several of the same type of drink on a serving tray makes for a sweet look

Create a self-serve area using a tray, some glasses and necessary drink ingredients

Create a self-serve area using a tray, some glasses and necessary drink ingredients

Serving Tray Entertaining

While we love a fabulous bar cart, they can be expensive and can take up a great deal of space in a home.  A serving tray placed on top of a chest of drawers, a desk or any other accessible flat surface can turn into a wonderful makeshift bar.

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Serving Tray as a modified bar cart

Serving Tray as a modified bar cart

Next week we will feature some of our favorite serving trays!

Hope you are having a beautiful day!

xoxo

Tiffany & Lindsey

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