Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tray Chic - Organizing with Trays At Home

It is no secret that I like to be organized. In my perfect world, everything I own would have a place and my home would be tidy at all times.

But this is not a perfect world.

I have, however, implemented several different organizing methods (my closet and my bills) to make life a little less chaotic.

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Cute trays are one of my favorite things to keep clutter under control in different areas of my home and I adore this green porcelain tray I randomly found when I wasn't looking for anything in particular. - Isn't that always the way?

My green tray used to sit next to my front door in the apartment and was my drop zone for my keys, sunglasses and anything else I had in my hands as I came through the front door. It was durable enough to handle my keys being dropped into it, but it still looks fragile and pretty. Now that is my kind of decorating!

Tray Chic - Decorating and Organizing With Trays At Home #homedecor #trays #organization #tidyhome


I did have to add a small piece of foam sheet to the bottom of the tray to keep it from scratching the entry table, but it was super easy and inexpensive. Just a dollar for the foam sheet at Joann Fabric and Craft and a couple drops of hot glue and I called it a day.

Tray Chic - Decorating and Organizing With Trays At Home #homedecor #trays #organization #tidyhome

Tray Chic - Decorating and Organizing With Trays At Home #homedecor #trays #organization #tidyhome


Life is a little bit in limbo right now while Houston and I plan our wedding; my lease expired at my apartment and instead of paying a billion dollars a month, we moved all my stuff to Houston's house and moved me home to my parents for a couple months. It has been a huge blessing but it has also been weird having my belongings divided between two homes. 

Naturally, while I am in limbo I do the obvious thing and obsess about home design with my favorite blogs and their creative tray ideas for coffee tables (DIY Playbookand other home decor ideas (I Heart Organizing). Seriously, how can someone not want to have a tray in every room?

At the moment, my pretty green tray is sitting on the speaker in the master bedroom holding various screws and pegs to my furniture pieces while we reorganize and rearrange things in the house. But I plan on using it in the loft space that will be my "office" full of paper, my new silhouette cameo machine (thanks love!) and all things girly and glittery. 

Maybe while I am at it, I will add some more trays to the space. A girl can never be too organized, right?



Do you love incorporating trays into your space? Tell me about it!



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8 comments:

  1. I love trays in my apartment! Currently I have three. One is an antique and I use it for my makeup. The second, a large wooden one that holds my DIY coffee bar. The third is mirrored and holds my crystal lamp and a vase of flowers. They are so much fun and so easy to decorate with. (:


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  2. If I drank coffee, I would TOTALLY have a tray station. :)

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  3. Ohhhh, I love the green one, my house is all blues nd greens, my fav! Cute ideas.

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  4. I love trays-- they look fabulous-- but we don't have any currently! I think my husband could really use one by the garage to put all his junk ;)

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  5. I love this idea! Cute and colorful trays are a great way to have a catch-all place for the entryway, kitchen or bathroom. It still looks organized and keeps the area from becoming cluttered.

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  6. Ooo... That tray is super cute!!! I love when cute things are also functional! <3

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