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Article: Six Tips To Help You Get the Most From Your Terrazzo Trays

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Six Tips To Help You Get the Most From Your Terrazzo Trays

Terrazzo trays are one of our favourite interior decor objects to play around with.

With a little imagination, their versatility is near endless. They can be used anywhere around the house and can enhance all kinds of spaces in any number of innovative and interesting ways. After moving into our new home, we took the opportunity to rediscover our love of designer trays and compile a list of our six top tips to help you get the most out of them too.

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Capra Designs offers decorative trays in six bold colours and three distinct sizes; small, medium and large. This gives you the freedom to mix and match - to play with colour combinations and perspectives - to create a look that is uniquely your own. 

Personally, I am a big fan of using a range of colours within a single vignette, mixing tones and experimenting to see what colours best complement one another. However, you can also create a striking and uniform aesthetic by sticking to a narrower colour palette. The choice is yours and that freedom is one of the best things about styling with decorative trays.

All our terrazzo trays have been designed to work with each other. Each features a cork bottom to prevent them from slipping, as well as to protect the surface underneath from abrasions or scratches. That means you can safely stack different sizes together or place them on any piece of furniture without worrying about damage.

With so much potential it’s time to dive into our top tips for combining and styling our terrazzo trays:

Here are a few ways to use your Trays:

1. Add some much-needed extra dresser storage for your jewellery.

 decorative terrazzo trays

We all know the frustration of not being able to find that perfect piece of jewellery to match the outfit of the day. Jewellery boxes and dressers are great for keeping all your accessories in one place but they are not always the easiest to sort through in a hurry.

A designer tray is perfect for keeping your valuables safe but also for simply showcasing what you have. No need to dig through a drawer or box, a quick glance is all you need to find that ring or pair of earrings you’ve been searching for. Plus, they just look beautiful on top of a dresser or bedside table.


2. Tidy up your bathroom with a tray as a soap and moisturizer holder.

Emerald Terrazzo trays

Bathroom surfaces are rarely the easiest to keep clean. Why not spruce up your bathroom decor with a medium decorative tray, the perfect size for holding both your moisturizer and soap in one place? Our terrazzo trays are non-porous and designed to be cleaned with the wipe of a damp cloth, making life a little easier and adding an extra stylish dimension to your bathroom. 

3. On your bedside table, to have your favourite trinkets and a glass of water handy.

 black terrazzo trays

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One of our large designer trays is also big enough to hold your keys, wallet, watch and any other valuables you are likely to need first thing in the morning. Give yourself a little extra time to relax in the morning with all your important bits in one place.

4. Create the perfect coffee table vignette.

planters with trays
A large designer tray is a perfect place to start when looking to create your own vignette. It creates a defined space to work in and also helps create a more unified overall look. With your base in place, it's time to play with complementary styles and colours to find your personalised aesthetic. Incorporate coffee books or small plants, your favourite interior decor objects and more, the choice is yours. Our terrazzo planter range expands the possibilities to mix and match styles even further!

5. Add some extra sophistication to your dinner parties with a designer serving tray.

pots with trays
Serve your friends in style with one of our large terrazzo trays. Alternatively, create a beautiful drinks tray with a decanter and a couple of glasses.

6. Use as stationary storage for your work-from-home space.

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With many of us still working from home at least part of the time, getting the most from our office space is a must. Whether you have a dedicated office or improvised space, it’s important to create an environment where you can feel productive. A terrazzo tray or two can keep all your important stationary within easy reach while also fostering a homely and familiar feel that’s in keeping with the rest of your home.

golden terrazzo trays

Gift idea: A Medium Tray Terrazzo and a Dome Keepsake Box make the perfect present.

To create a beautiful vignette or complete the look, don’t forget to pair your terrazzo tray with our range of terrazzo planters and designer keepsake boxes.

How do you use your terrazzo trays around the home? We would love to hear your thoughts on our Instagram @CapraDesigns!

Xx - Capra Designs

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