Monday, 8 September 2014

Home and Interiors: Trayscapes


Trayscapes are a great feature to add to your coffee table. They are so simple to do and they create an interesting focal point to your living room.

Most of these items, including the tray, were a birthday present for me from my lovely Aunty. My Aunty lives in California and she has the most gorgeous home that is decorated in a simple, French style. She is my inspiration when it comes to home decor and I picked up a lot of tips and advice when staying with her earlier this year. Trayscapes are one of them.

Trayscapes are so easy to do and you can personalise them in any way that you like. Get a good looking tray, either a brand new one like this one from John Lewis, or have a look in charity shops/ second hand shops for ones that you could clean and upcycle- wooden and metal ones would be particularly good for that kind of thing. Next, add any items that you want, but don't overfill the tray, keep it simple and the items classy or quirky.

Hurricane vases with large candles will always look great, and add that French, rustic kind of style. As I love candles, I've also included a small scented candle here, which gets used and replaced regularly, unlike the big hurricane vase candle which is there for display really. Next, the photo frame adds a personal touch. The black and white photo goes with the grey scale, keeping it classic. I love this photo, which was taken around new years day- it's me and my fiancé on a beach in Dorset, and the sea had just produced a particular large wave, which is what we're running away from! Finally, as we're planning a wedding at the moment, I've included these two 'Top Tips for Grooms/ Brides' as they look lovely on the tray and are great to dip in to now and again. They were an engagement present from the best man and his girlfriend and we've been reading a tip to each other every evening or so since.

So that's my trayscape! What do you think? What kind of items would you put on yours? 

Rosy x

6 comments:

  1. I love the dash of colour from the little books, very nice. I'm looking forward to having my own home again to add these decorative touches.

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    1. Aw thank you! I know, I was lucky how well those cute little books went with the rest of the items :) Glad my post was helpful :) xx

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  2. What a great idea and of course so easy to change with your mood! Love it!

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    1. Aw thank you! Yes it's great how you'll never get bored of it as you can so easily change it :) xxx

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  3. This is such a fantastic idea it looks really effective too, i don't have much space in my flat but sure I can muster up some room for this,especially as I am trying to make it look pretty xxx


    Blonde of carbs

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  4. Such lovely items, the tray is so pretty!

    Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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