The Tray Edit

101 Copenhagen Tray platter serveware
Trays are nothing new.  They aren’t trending and they aren’t usually on any one’s ‘must-get’ list.  But there is something so simple and tidy about trays, and they can be used in so many rooms.
Whether set on a lounge area buffet, a parlour footstool, or a kitchen island, trays add a trendy highlight while giving a valuable surface. Regardless of whether you're displaying your tasty wares at a buffet or at a counter display, serving bowls, trays and platters are the best stage for stylish and coordinated food presentation.
When using a tray as a part of your room’s decor, adding some decorative elements like a vase of flowers, candles or decorative objects so that it just doesn’t look completely functional.

We picked several places these versatile pieces can be utilised.

Living Room

We love having a tray on an ottoman or even the chaise of a sectional.  They provide a flat surface for serving up snacks and drinks but they also provide a neat and tidy space for TV remotes and coasters.  But you can also use them as a display area for decor on a coffee table.


Not the usual spot for a tray but again they keep the items you need easy access to at arm’s length but without the clutter.  Have one in the kitchen to hold my knife block, salt and pepper, olive oil, a tea towel and other small essentials.


A smaller tray would be needed but it saves the same purpose keeping your counter top clean and clutter free.  Depending on the look of your bathroom, you could opt for a mirrored option to add some shine or a more earthier tone using carved wood.


A tray is a great spot to group items you use everyday together.  So think lotions and potions, jewellery and scarves, make up etc…You could likely opt for a larger tray for on top of the dresser (if you have the surface space).  We also love small dishes (think tea saucers) for small jewellery items.


Breakfast in bed!  Serving space for coffee, fruit, croissant and more…such a wonderful way to wake up someone special!  Make sure the surface is large enough so sits flat on the soft surface of the bed and enjoy!