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Decorative Trays For Entertaining Or Display

Updated on April 24, 2012

Decorative Trays

Decorative trays are great for formal dining as they bring a bit of glamour to any dinner service, they're also great for serving canapés in style. If you're someone who entertains a lot in a formal sense, decorative trays add elegance to any gathering where food or drink is being served.

You don't need to be a dinner party host extraordinaire to own decorative trays, maybe you want to just have them for display purposes. Either way there are many decorative trays to choose from and for any budget. It's nice to have beautiful items around the home, whether they be useful or not! In this case, decorative trays are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Decorative Trays

If you're looking for high end decorative trays you can expect to pay anywhere from $200 - $400. These items if looked after will last a lifetime, so it's not much of an outlay when you think of it in those terms. These kinds of items may not be for everyone, but for people who love ornate items that are statement pieces, they fit the bill perfectly!

Decorative trays come in a variety of different materials such as silver, mother of pearl and glass. As for styles, well there are an abundance to choose from. It all depends on whether you are buying a decorative tray for display purposes and / or to use. Some of the trays won't be that suitable for serving food or drink due to their design and shape.

If you're going for a decorative tray that is to be functional as well as visually pleasing, go for the flat styles that can accommodate plates, bowls, canapés and glasses.

Decorative Trays For Centerpieces

Decorative trays make great table centerpieces that can be used to dress a table in a simple but stylish way. Sleek thick candles or one large candle would look great on a tray centerpiece for an understated but inspired look. If you're looking for a centerpiece that isn't flower based, a decorative tray could be an alternative.

You don't have to pay hundreds of dollars to get a great looking decorative tray, it just means that if you're spending less, the quality of the materials aren't going to be as exclusive. You can still get something that looks great for display and is functional for a lower price. I've included some mid range trays to the right for inspiration!


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