Hi friends! Today I’m thought it might be fun and helpful to talk decor a little and share some tips on how to style a tray.
Let me tell you a little story. When I was younger thinking about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to study Interior Design. I’ve always loved decorating. The college I wanted to attend didn’t offer Interior Design as a major, but did as a minor. (Doesn’t that sound funny now? I feel like kids don’t so much major and minor any more, but get a degree.) Anyway, I decided going to the school of my choice outweighed the “major” I wanted, so I ended up with a degree in Art/Advertising and a minor in Interior Design.
I’ve helped lots of friends with design ideas, I’ve been on a decorating committee for building a new church, and always done our homes as well. I’m thinking maybe I should start introducing some design posts here. What do you think about that? Maybe once a month I’ll have a post like this where I give ideas for a room makeover or accessorizing? Give me your thoughts in the comments.
Let’s get to talking trays and a few tips. I L O V E using trays for decorating. They make a statement, can be a gathering place for various design elements, and are visually diverse.
Tips for styling a tray
- Vary elements to tell a visual story
- Use odd numbers, not even. The number 3 is always good.
This rule applies not only to trays, but other areas of decor.
- Layer objects that tell a story and share your personality
- Vary heights, textures and colors
- For height, a vase with blooms works well
- A box to hold remotes or books stacked help break up the flat surfaces
- Candles in flat or tall containers
- Smaller architectural elements on top of books
- Bolder architectural elements as a third element