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Jumpstart Your Day: 6 Times Trays Helped Us Create a Pretty Home

These versatile pieces made it easier for us to stay organized in more ways than one


How often do you use trays at home? Others choose to stick to the basics by using it to serve food and refreshments, and there are those who are slowly experimenting by adding trays to create charming vignettes at home. Aside from these classic and creative ways, many of us don't realize how pieces as simple as trays can help us create a pretty and organized home! Let the photos below inspire you:

Main photos from Brandi Sawyer and The White Company.


Are you always faced with the trouble of messy countertops and ingredients found all over the place? Your trusty trays can keep chopping boards, spieces, and jars of condiments in one place. With this DIY cooking station, whipping up meals became as easy as 1-2-3.

Photos from Romantiska Hem and Brandi Sawyer.

Dining Area

Decorating your dining table with a centerpiece? Sometimes, you don't always achieve the perfect look in a snap. With a round tray, repurposed bottles, and a couple of blooms—you can create a put-together look that guests would envy.

Photo from Life on Virginia Street.


Remember those days when you would just dump all of your things on the side table? This habit made it hard for you to locate your phone or sometimes, even your alarm clock! A small rectangular tray with catchalls inside can help keep your essentials organized. You can even place a mini potted plant for a refreshing feel.

Photo from The White Company.


Many of us do not enjoy the perks of a large bathroom. With a classic tray or even a colorful one, you can have all of your toiletries in one place so you can get ready in a breeze. You have the option to display the tray on top of the counter or even on top of the water closet. Create a spa-like vibe by adding flowers and scented candles.

Photo from The Perth Soap Co.

Home Office

Are your pens, notebooks, and other work must-haves strewn all over your table? How can you work efficiently? Keep your work nook conducive to working by choosing a lovely tray that can serve as your supplies station. Don't forget to add organizers for your writing essentials.

Photo from The Legal Career Girl.

Home Entrance

Do you have the habit of keeping shoes by the door? Keep it classy by having a tray with rocks where you can leave dirty shoes and muddy boots. No need to buy a new one as you can repurpose old ones that you no longer use!

Looking for trays that you can use at home? Click here to check out our picks from Seek the Uniq.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

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