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Modern Wood Trays Decorated for Fall

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Modern wood trays are the perfect accessory to add organization and character to your home decor.

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One of my favorite items I love to decorate with is trays. I use them everywhere. They’re a lovely addition to any home decor and they organize items beautifully. A few weeks ago I added a new modern wood tray to the kitchen. It’s a three tiered tray and it just officially got all dressed up for Fall. 

Modern wood trays are the perfect accessory to add organization and character to your home decor.

Decorating a tiered tray may seem a little overwhelming but if you follow these three easy tips, you can create a beautiful decorative tray with little effort.

Tip 1: Decide on a theme.  I knew I wanted to focus on Fall so I gathered seasonal fruit to reflect that decor. It was no problem for me to fill up all three tiers with fresh fruit because my boys love to eat it. So I bought a bunch of apples, pears and just for fun— a few pumpkins. 

Modern wood trays are the perfect accessory to add organization and character to your home decor.

Tip 2: Keep everything balanced.  I love the modern rustic wood look but I also like me some glam. To counter the tray’s rustic feel I decided to add something shiny. My wedding china was exactly what I needed. The pattern is a super simple white with a nice platinum ring around the outer edge. To keep the tray’s decor balanced, I wanted a little rustic and a little glam on every tier. That’s why I even included a few rustic grey metal buckets.

Modern wood trays are the perfect accessory to add organization and character to your home decor.

Tip 3: Pick a main color.  I thought some green on every tier would be a nice POP of color to the modern wood tray and compliment the fresh fruit. So I added a few of my favorite ferns. They not only keep with my color theme but also add a nice texture. To add some green on the top tier I placed a pear in a cup– got to keep the balance right? 

Modern wood trays are the perfect accessory to add organization and character to your home decor.

A few minutes rearranging and a little tweaking here and there…and I had a finished modern wood tray all decorated for Fall.

Modern wood trays are the perfect accessory to add organization and character to your home decor.

 Just for fun, here’s another example of how I use modern wood trays in my kitchen.  This tray keeps all my cooking utensil organized right next to the stove. Super hand and so pretty..

Keep kitchen utensils organized and within reach with a modern wood tray.

Do you use modern wood trays in your home decor?

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Here are a few of my favorite modern wood trays and even some non-wood…simply click on the image for more information.

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