Use decor pieces with varying heights.Add visual interest to the tray by finding items of different heights (and sizes).
Think in threes.Three is the perfect number (which is probably why I have three kids). It works well for grouping while not appearing cluttered.
Add life.Adding life (greenery or flowers) can include artificial plants. Whether using real or artificial plants, they will add warmth to the tray. For my tray, I created a DIY plant holder (and share that tutorial later in this post) and added a bowl and candle. Everything on my tray (including the tray) was found at Hobby Lobby. I fell in love with the unusual shape and pretty design of this bowl. It’s filled with beads for the photo, but in real life, we use it to hold our TV remote. I love the straight lines of the bowl against the round tray. I also used a candle to style my tray. I found a pretty navy candle that matched my decor (and smelled great). I put it in this modern glass and brass candle holder. My coffee table is so large, that I added another vignette with the tray. I began by stacking some books I already had. I found this metal and glass terrarium which worked nicely with the candle holder. I found the most realistic-looking artificial air plant for the terrarium for next to nothing. This fun and quirky white geometric pineapple and is the perfect piece to usher in warmer weather. It adds height to the other vignette which helped balance the two decor groupings. The centerpiece of the decor groupings is the DIY plant container. It is not only beautiful, but you can customize it to fit your decor (and it’s pretty inexpensive to make). Here are the supplies needed:
- Glass bowl
- Fabric (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Mod Podge
- Brush (and/or a rag)
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