You really don’t have to think about it- the headline kind of generates itself. Sure, “très chic” has become a fashion colloquialism and it’s a popular expression in, you know, French- and perhaps it’s not particularly deep, creative, or witty play on words… but who cares?
It’s true: trays are chic.
No matter where you put one- a coffee table with books, candles, and flowers, on a vanity to showcase your perfume collection or favorite jewels, on a dining room credenza to organize liquor bottles and bar accessories for easy entertainment, or in my lap with a plate of pancakes and cup of coffee while I’m adjusting to the morning (my favorite utilization method of the tray)- trays step things up a notch… literally and figuratively.
Trays have joined headbands, jewelry boxes, lockets, 1st edition copies of books, and perfume bottles on the list of items I collect. Ironically, the more I collect items like headbands, perfume bottles, and lockets, the more trays I need to show them off! If you thought there was no way to justify purchasing a decorative item, there you have it.
There’s a certain appeal to trays that, I assume, appeals to stylists and people with OCD everywhere; they are the perfect palette to create small vignettes. It’s a whole lot easier styling a confined 10″ by 14″ area than decorating a room or entire house! Plus, the items on trays don’t have to remain static; you can change the items or color palette at any time by rotating small items whenever you want! That’s a whole lot easier than repainting a room every time you want to change your color palette- trust me, I painted my bedroom 6 times between the ages of 13 and 17. True story.
What are you showcasing on your decorative tray right now? I, personally, have several, but my favorite is my sparkly MadCitySparkle gold glitter acrylic tray topped with even sparklier ban.do accessories! Check out all the pretty little things on my tray below: