Gathering items in trays is not only a way to look more organized. It's also a way to add some cozy texture to your space. Having things corralled on a tray makes them look like friends, and that is always a good thing!
When your things are friends, they look better together no matter how disparate their styles are. The tray is the mediator that brings them together.
Do you have trays doing the mediating work so you don't have to?
You can also think of trays as homes for your little knick-knacks. Try one at your desk, on your bedside table, on your kitchen counter, coffee table, or dresser. Trays are super versatile!
Action point: Pull some things together on a tray for a new look. This could be elaborate or it could simply be a 9" x 13" glass pan with coasters and a magazine in it. Try the look for one day, and then you can put it away. But please try it...for me?
Here's what I whipped up in approximately 30 seconds.
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This post is part of my 31 Ways to Cozy Up Your Space series.