How To Style Coffee Table Trays: Ideas & Inspiration

Dressing up the largest focal point of any living space, the sofa, the coffee table should be used for more than just a table for Friday night pizza or a place to store all the remotes. Instead, it should have as much style and presence as any of your home’s decor. And then, when you add a tray to keep the chaos at bay, you’ve got the perfect bit of foundation for styling and organizing. Let’s take a look at a list of great ideas and inspiration on how to style coffee table trays.

1. Simple & Clean.

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Use this simple and clean idea for your bigger coffee table. The tray becomes a box with more texture and height interest, some votives and fresh flowers, it’s such a quaint and lightly stylish way to decorate.

2. Loud & Industrial.

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This tray has a metallic look with an industrial vibe. And we love how that theme was taken throughout not just its foundation but the decor inside.

3. Playful & Young.

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There’s no rhyme or reason to this collage. Books and magazine stored for safekeeping, a bit of artistic accent and a place to keep your reading glasses.

4. Modern & Edgy.

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The tray in this room adds to the clean, slick and edgy nature of the space. Adding contrast and flavor, the coffee table wouldn’t look at interested or refined without the tray or it’s accompaniments.

5. Functional & Feminine.

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Not only is there a bit of feminine touches strewn throughout this scape, with the flowers and pink accents, but it’s also a super easy way to keep all your necessities at a hand’s reach. Matches for the candles, chapstick in a pinch and your reading material right here, all organized and ready to go.

6. Eclectic & Free.

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Not only is this entire living room lovely, the addition of the eclectic tray and decor pieces make for an entire room “ensemble.” We love the details.

7. Welcoming & Homey.

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Two trays can be better than one. Especially when they’re holding movie night treats for the entire family! Easily accessible but not strewn all over the table.

8. Masculine & Minimal.

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There’s something quite striking about this entire combination. The emerald tray playing off the soft wood being one of those compliments. The tray, there for more reasons than to just hold the books, acts as a simple, masculine piece of art.

9. Organic & Natural.

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For those that love a more natural look and feel, fill your coffee table tray up with beautiful, fresh plant or a homemade terrarium.

10. Contemporary & Bright.

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A little beachy, with a summertime appeal, the tray to this coffee table matches quite nicely. It’s preppy and very clean, perfect for a couple on-the-go.