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Tiered Tray Styling Ideas You’ll Love


Ideas for Decorating Tiered Trays

3 tier wooden tray with tall decor

Hello, friends. Decorating with tiered trays is such a fun way to add
personality to a space. They don’t take up much space and you can easily
change them out for each season. By using a few small items, you can make a
statement with a tiered tray. And you don’t have to spend a fortune! 

Today I’m sharing lots of ideas for decorating with tiered trays throughout
the year. 

tiered tray with pumpkins, persimmons, and dried hydrangeas

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For fall, I added some natural decor to my
3 tiered wooden tray. It only took a trip to the grocery store and then a few minutes to style it.

3 tier wooden tray with dried hydrangeas, pumpkins, and persimmons

I added persimmons, pumpkins, nuts, and eucalyptus leaves for a natural look.

dried hydrangeas and pumpkins on a wooden 3 tier tray

I have to admit, when I first saw the persimmons at the grocery store I
thought they were some kind of exotic tomato. They are like a tomato that
grows on trees and is sweeter. 

I haven’t made anything with them yet though. I really bought them for their
color. Is that crazy? I hope not. I love to decorate with produce, lol. 

I also added a few of my dried hydrangeas as filler and a copper tea tin for
some contrast. 

wooden 3 tier tray decorated for fall

And a vintage Thanksgiving postcard rests in a flower frog on the top tier.
Aren’t the colors pretty?

tiered tray with vintage Thanksgiving postcard

Here’s how I styled the same
3 tiered wooden tray
at Christmas.

3 tier wooden tray with Christmas decor

Valentine’s day is always fun to decorate. I added some
little preserved boxwood topiaries
and pink accents to my
2 tiered wooden tray
for this look.

2 tiered wooden tray with Valentine's day decor

For a summer theme, I added some seashells and beachy items to this
2 tiered wooden tray. 

2 tiered wooden tray with blue coastal decor

I styled this 2 tiered tray with some blue and white pieces along with a few
succulents. It’s nice for spring or summer.

2 tiered wooden tray with blue and whtie decor

blue and white decor on a wooden 2 tiered tray

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And I styled a
3 tiered wooden tray
for fall as well.

3 tier wood tray with fall decor items

In addition to some orange, amber, and copper accents, I added some
blue and white stoneware mugs
for a nice contrast. 

vintage amber bottles and blue and white mug on wood tiered tray

I love the way the vintage amber bottles look with the light streaming
through them. 

old silver, amber bottles, and books on wood tiered tray

old glass bottles and fall decor on wood tiered tray

old silver and creamer on 3 tier wood tray

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This tiered tray was part of my spring decor in the dining area this year. You
can see more of it

3 tiered galvanized tray stand with spring decor

Out on the deck, some dishes and napkins are stored in a tiered tray. All of the deck decor is HERE.

3 tiered galvanized stand tray with plates and napking

And this
tiered tray
was perfect for serving cupcakes at a graduation party a couple of years ago.
See more ideas for graduation and outdoor parties
HERE. (White enamel utensil caddy found HERE.)

galvanized 3 tiered tray with cupcakes

Here are a other few ways you can use a tiered tray:

  • hot cocoa items
  • Christmas ornaments and mugs
  • herbs 
  • succulents
  • bathroom items
  • teas and mugs
  • office supplies

The sky is the limit!

For more ideas on decorating tiered trays, visit these posts:

Do you use any
tiered trays
for serving or just for decor in your home? Leave me a comment and let me know
how you use them.

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three tier wooden tray with fall decor items


  1. Oh my gosh…. I love all of these! I will now definitely be on the lookout for tiered trays, even though I see them everywhere! Thank you for all this inspirational fun! I LOVE that piece in your dining room (I think?)with the double doors that open from the center. It is truly just beautiful!

    1. Hi Tina. I’ve actually had it for several years and don’t remember where it came from. Probably HomeGoods or TJ Maxx.

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