How to Decorate Trays and Platters
Create a stylish serving station or an organized table centerpiece with decorative trays and serving platters. For gatherings large and small, look to our wood trays painted in vibrant, party-ready hues—the colors add a punch to any party, indoors or out. Serve springy drinks with fresh herbs or colorful fruit and vegetable appetizers to amp up the fun look. Shiny aluminum trays in large sizes are especially fitting for outdoor barbecues, buffet-style get-togethers and luas. Platters made of mixed materials, such as unfinished mango wood and rustic iron, will add a cozy, woodsy feel to your living room or dining room in the fall and winter months. Similarly, dark-stained wood trays with fine details like polished brass accents look elegant in a study or home office and complement similarly designed living room and dining room furniture. Look for designs with a folded edge to pair with an ottoman for a chic little serve station or simply for a decorative accent to the furniture. Woven rattan trays provide a casual, open space to store both small living room decor and easily-misplaced essentials such as remotes and magazines. Metal, on the other hand, gives the space an upscale urban look. For a metal throwback, consider a stainless steel tray in sleek silver, reminiscent of old-school cocktail serving, and place on a bar cart, accent table or ottoman to inspire fond nostalgia. For carrying and serving ease, look for styles with either outright handles or cutout handles.