You know how you can never seem to keep clutter in control? I feel your pain. The moment I clear one pile of mail, a hill of receipts pops up across the room. It’s like Whack-A-Mole: Home Edition. Turns out, though, the solution to this universal problem is incredibly simple: Get yourself some trays. Now, I'm not suggesting just any old trays. The secret is in finding some that are made to be seen. They have the magical ability to look good while simultaneously serving as a landing pad for all the random items in your life.
Imagine, for example, strategically placing the pretty printed trio of trays above around your bedroom — one on the nightstand, another on the dresser, the third by the doorway. All of a sudden, the doo-dads and bric-a-brac that have been scattered all over the place will suddenly have a home of their own, and what a home it is! Those formerly messy piles of miscellaneous stuff will now look perfectly, precisely arranged, each on its own little stage.
Repeat the concept in the kitchen to make serving and clearing a less sloppy affair. In the living room, use a few to stash your remotes, rest your drink, and organize your mail. Prop some houseplants on another. Not only does it protect your sideboard from overwatering disasters, it’ll anchor your greenery in the room making it look like an intentional part of your design scheme.
Ahead, 15 options that prove all you need to finally conquer the clutter is a whole lot of flair.
Deny Designs Wooden Trays
Turn on the Brights Kensington Tray
Anthropologie Marble Tray
H&M Metal Tray
Rosdorf Park Tray
Anthropologie Rattan Tray
Corrigan Studio Dionisio Tray
Lula & Georgia Aubrianna Tray
Classic Touch Inc. Tray
Millwood Pines Tray
SpaceFrogDesigns Underwater Dream VI Tray
Two's Company Set of 3 Stingray Tray
Opalhouse Water Hyacinth Fringe Tray
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