A pretty summer tiered tray-beach/lake theme is the perfect home decor for this season. It’s easy, pretty and brings the beach and lake right into your home.
If you are already into decorating tiered trays for your home or totally new to tiered trays, here is a pretty summer tiered tray-beach/lake theme idea to try with your summer decor.
What Is A Tiered Tray?
Tiered trays are two or three levels of wood, glass or even metal plate layers attached with a handle. They are a very popular decor item that can be changed out with the seasons or any theme of decor you may choose. They trays are decorated with small decor items.
Don’t have a tiered tray or want to know all about this popular home decor…. Here is my spring tiered tray post where I go into greater detail on the actual tiered tray and ways to use it. https://behomeinspired.com/2022/04/11/how-to-decorate-a-tiered-tray-for-spring/
Here are some different beach and lake items that I’ve thought of, which would look nice on the tray.
- Summer scented candles
All of these decor items remind me of summer days spent at the beach or at the lake. There are many other decor pieces that would work too. Just think about what you see and hear at the beach.
Need more ideas or summer themes to use? Check out my last blog post on Summer Ideas and Themes. https://behomeinspired.com/2022/06/23/simple-home-decor-ideas-and-themes-for-summer/
There are many different styles, shapes and even finishes of tiered trays. Some trays have wood finishes and others are painted. White and black are very trending colours often used. Some trays can be made from metal or even glass. If you don’t have a tiered tray yet, try using a cute tray which will work great to display summer decor on.
Where to Find Tiered Tray Decor
Look at thrift shops or secondhand decor stores for some great deals. You may have to dig though items but these smaller items often don’t cost much and there’s lots to choose from.
Craft and home decor stores would be another place to shop for home decor tiered tray items. Some of these stores even have decor designed specifically for tiered trays.
The dollar store is another place where I can buy inexpensive decor items to use on the tray.
If you are crafty and like to DIY things, try making some of the decor yourself.
Collecting items from nature is another fun way to gather decor items. I collected some sand and driftwood from the beach to use on my tiered tray. Shells are another item you may be able to find outside yourself.
Collect and gather all of the decor items you think may look good on the tiered tray. First look through your home and see what little things you may already have. It’s good to remember that most of the decor pieces are actually quite small. Varying heights are good though.
These are the summer decor pieces that I ended up using on my tiered tray. A cute mini white lantern that I found at the Dollar Tree. A mason jar decorated with white rocks and twine that was made by one of my kids. A reused jar filled with sand from our beach, shells and pieces of driftwood also collected from the beach. A couple different pretty summer scented candles I found in my home, a mini piece of art and two white ramekin bowls were also used. The wooden beaded garland was a gift and the piece of greenery came from Michaels.
How to Decorate the Tiered Tray
Gather together all the decor pieces you want to use on the tiered tray. This helps to get a good look at what you all have and what you may use.
I like to start with my larger items first and start placing them on the tray. Then I slowly start working down to the smallest items, ending with what I like to call the filler. This is the greenery, flowers or in this case the beach shells.
Tips to Decorate
Try using a variety of heights, when placing the decor in different spots all over the tray. This will add lots of visual interest to the tray
If the height of the decor item is too short, try lifting it up using a round object like a coaster, mini risers or a wood slice underneath it.
Miniature signs or a mini framed quote look adorable tucked in among the other decor.
Try using little sprigs of greenery in several places or one larger piece on the tray. A mini plant pot filled with greenery or flowers also looks great. Greenery just adds that fresh look to the tiered tray, similar to having green houseplants throughout the home.
Where To Put A Summer Tiered Tray
I have a special corner on my kitchen counter that fits my tiered tray just perfect. Tiered trays also look great displayed on a dining room table, coffee table, island counter or a dresser.
Tiered trays come in all sizes, so you can easily find a cute spot where one would fit.
Enjoy Your Pretty Summer Tiered Tray-Beach/Lake Theme
I hope that you enjoy making this pretty summer tiered tray-beach/lake theme decor project for your home. Hopefully you can find yourself a cute tiered tray and have fun decorating it for this beautiful summer season.
Until next time….enjoy the wonderful summer season.