Decorating with Trays Design Challenge

decorating with trays challenge

Last month I joined a new Facebook group.   I wanted to participate in the monthly challenges and this is my first one.

I have been trying to finish start decorating my living room.  I have been debating about a color scheme, but I have been leaning toward a delft/ royal/ china blue and white pop of color.  About a month ago I pulled out some of my many blue decor pieces and put together this sad display.  The pedestal gave it height, but it just wasn’t quite dynamic enough.  I wasn’t happy with it, but didn’t have time to tweak it and I was lacking inspiration.  Enter the June Decorating Enthusiasts Decorating Challenge, decorating with trays.

decorating with rays before

At first I was going to do something on my dressing table with a tray, but that seemed a bit to expected.  I only have a few trays, so I started brain storming.  I dug out this frame turned tray that was a hand me down from the Hub’s Grandparents.  I believe his Grandmother used it on her dresser and it has the wear and charm on the mirror to prove it.  Grandpa added rubber feet to the bottom of it to protect the furniture.

frame turned mirror

Anyway I kept the same basic configuration, but place the whole thing on the tray.  Then added a bit of greenery with a cluster of green and white hosta leaves,  and a bunny figurine.

hosta leaves greenerya candle

candle clusterand a bunny figurine.

bunny figurine decorating with traysThe mirrored surface really adds depth to the whole vignette.

mirrored tray vingette

The lacy edge of the tray adds texture.

decorating with trays challengeSo now we have a family heirloom out of storage and on display and some interest that will give a bit of life to the corner of the living room.

What a difference a tray makes!  I am so glad that I did this challenge.

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