Add Style and Functionality to Your Living Area with a Decor Tray

Add Style and Functionality to Your Living Area with a Decor Tray

Decorating with trays is a trend we simply can't get enough of. These versatile pieces offer many benefits for home design. They have a timeless appeal that works well with any style, creating a more organised and tidy appearance in a room.

Regardless of your interior style, trays can transform your home decor. Trays can effortlessly create a welcoming and cosy atmosphere that will leave a lasting impression. Here are a few tips to help you style your own decorative tray!

Choose the Perfect Decorative Tray

Adding trays to your home design introduces style. It organises your home and adds a chic touch to your surroundings, whether displayed on a coffee table, countertop, or anywhere in your home. But you can only achieve the perfect ambience by selecting the right tray for space.


Material: When selecting a tray, it is important to consider the material it is made of and how well it will complement your decor. While many options are available, the following are a few timeless materials that work well with any style.

  • Bone inlay
  • Mother of Pearl
  • Leather
  • Resin

Shape: After selecting the material for your tray, the next step is determining its shape. You can choose from geometric shapes like a square, rectangle, or a circle. If your space has a sharp outlook, it is better to go for a round tray to add some softness. Conversely, if your area has many soft and curved features, a tray with sharp edges can provide a striking contrast and add a bit of excitement to your interior. 

Location: Afterwards, it is important to decide on the tray's positioning in your living room. You may place it on a side table at a specific corner, or you may want to place it on your coffee table as a decorative element. Alternatively, you could use the tray as a centrepiece in your living space. The choice ultimately depends on your personal preference and the overall aesthetic of your living room.

Size: Make sure to purchase a tray sized well to contrast with the aesthetic of your living space. A tray that’s large would suit well if purposed as a centrepiece in a room and a tray smaller in size would go well to decorate smaller tables. 

Decide the Colour Pallet

When choosing the tray for your living room, it's important to consider the colour and how it will complement the overall decor. If the walls are dark, opt for a lighter shade like ivory. If the walls are a brighter shade, consider a tray with a pop of colour. The colour of the tray can make a significant impact on the room, so choose carefully.

Choose the overall style of the space. Are you more inclined towards a minimalist or maximalist look? If you prefer minimalism, keeping things simple and adding no more than 2-3 decorative items while leaving plenty of space is recommended. On the other hand, if you prefer a maximalist look, you can fill the space with various items but keep in mind each element's balance, purpose, and complementarity. Following are a few pieces that would complement well with your tray:

  • Plants
  • Pottery & Vases
  • Scented Candles
  • Sculpture Figures
  • Books & Magazines
  • Decorative box
  • Photo Frames
  • Personal Items
Conclusion: These suggestions will motivate and encourage you to integrate trays into your living quarters. Remember, these trays are not only for living rooms, but can be used in any part of your home. So, what are you waiting for? Go and explore DCOR for additional home decoration ideas.