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I’ve been following the tiered tray trend for a while now. Most tiered trays consist of 2-3 stacked above each other. I love how this one simple item can be styled in so many different ways! A tiered tray can be decorated by season/holiday (e.g., winter and Valentine’s Day) or by room. My galvanized tin three-tiered tray is a perfect fit for my kitchen’s farmhouse-style table.
I love to decorate my three-tired tray for the holidays. I like how decorating the tray with just a few items can add a big holiday look to a small space! I am looking forward to decorating my tray for Valentine’s Day this year. But before I do, I thought I’d take a look back at how I styled it for Valentine’s Day last year. I decorated my tray with snowman salt and pepper shakers, a “Snow Day” mug, napkins, heart potholder and cookie cutters.
I like that a tiered tray can add fun holiday flair to any room without much effort or money! Some of the items I used on my tray have been gifted to me. (Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom gave me the beaded garlands and the potholder.) I got some of the other items at my local craft store for only a few dollars total. I also use several items that I already had on hand in my house for my tiered tray.
How to Style a Tiered Tray
I’ve pinned many tiered trays on Pinterest and bookmarked just as many on Instagram. These tips I think are important for styling a tray:
1 – Choose Items of Various Textures and Mediums
To create visual interest on a tiered tray, it helps to vary the type of materials you use. For example, I used fabric, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Part of the fun of putting a tiered tray together is mixing and matching different items.
2 – Pick Items of Different Heights
Using items of different heights on a tiered tray helps add extra dimension. It’s also nice to use taller items on the top tier for more visual interest.
3 – Choose a Unifying Color
It helps to use one color multiple times in a tiered tray display to tie all the levels together. I used red for Valentine’s Day. It’s it fun to change the color scheme throughout the seasons.
4 -Use What You Like
Part of what’s so gratifying about decorating a tiered tray is using items that speak to me. I adore miniatures, so for me, styling a tiered tray is en enjoyable way to use some of my favorite miniature items. This time I added my salt and pepper shakers, the mini houses, and the ceramic bird that I once painted. It’s also fun to use sentimental items like my beaded garlands from my blogging friend, Carrie.
If you would like to get a farmhouse-style tiered tray, there are lots of options on Amazon.
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How do you plan to decorate for Valentine’s Day? Please share in the comments!