35 Round Tray Décor Ideas for a Gorgeous Centerpiece

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Published: October 29, 2021
Updated: November 22, 2023

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas
A stunning centerpiece starts with the right curating of elements, whether it’s for a coffee table, a countertop, or anything in between. The easiest starting piece for any centerpiece is a round tray to create vignettes that look put-together.
Selecting the perfect round tray to suit your décor is a matter of style preference. For farmhouse interiors, you will see lots of pieces that have a rustic wood aesthetic and clay textures that add to the shabby chic character of the space. Timeless items such as hardcover books, vintage clocks, floral arrangements, candles, and wooden beads are just some of the staples that you can use to style your round tray. One of the great things about having a tray is that you can easily change out the décor to update the look of your home depending on the season and occasion. Bright florals and animal figurines are perfect to usher in the arrival of spring. Once fall weather arrives, you can switch out the florals for wheat or pampas grass combined with pumpkins. Flocked trees, reindeer, and mercury glass Christmas trees will transition your space from autumn to winter. So, grab your best round tray and get inspired from these 35 round tray décor ideas.

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Bunny Hop

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Photo: a_flann

Create a charming tray vignette by playing around with quirky items. Here, the tray features a pair of cute bunnies that seem to be hopping to a garden of fresh florals and plants. The varied heights of the bunnies give this tray a playful character while the flameless candles and sun ornament lend warmth to the composition.

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Spring Hare

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Kitchen Christmas Tray

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas
Update your kitchen tray just in time for the holidays with a collection of Christmas trees in various shapes and materials. The flocked tree in the center brings a touch of nature to the décor while the pinecones and a snowflake add texture and variety.

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Winter Mood

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Garden Texture

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

This round wicker tray is filled with mini potted succulents that bring nature’s colors and textures to your home. The pots and jar add a rustic touch to the vignette while the florals lend softness to this tray garden.

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Succulents and Birds

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Hygge Softness

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

This comfy interior is complemented by the round tray placed on the ottoman. Glass jars in warm, muted colors and neutral-colored books, beads, and latticed box subtly contrasts with the dark vase and echo the relaxing colors of the living space.

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Vintage Christmas

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Pair a vintage silver tray with soft Christmas décor to give your coffee table a dreamy, white Christmas look. The combination of a flocked tree and leaves, along with the textured boxes and beads evoke a winter wonderland vibe while the small candles bring warmth to the vignette.

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Flocked Tree and Books

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Broom Parking

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

The upside-down brooms placed inside a glass vase give this centerpiece a spooky Halloween vibe. The witch’s hat and “Broom Parking” sign add to the vignette’s quirky character.

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Spring Romance

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

This beautiful vintage metal tray, filled with fresh blooms and wooden birds, brings the romantic imagery of spring into mind. The plum-colored glass vase and tasseled wooden beads elevate the tray’s dreamy qualities and give it a soft, intimate appeal.

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Christmas Treats

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

You can recreate this cozy and nostalgic look by starting with a wooden log tray. Combine Christmas décor such as wooden trees, reindeer, and flocked greenery with an assortment of baked goods on a small cutting board.  The distressed textures paired with flocked ornaments and red accents give this farmhouse tray vignette a festive vibe.

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Harvest Basket

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

This shallow twig basket displays an abundant mix of wheat in a tin can, a woven pumpkin, and a candle in a pumpkin-shaped glass. Dried foliage is turned into the perfect fall garland and brings a rustic texture to the tray vignette.

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Autumn Tray

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Warm Textured Neutrals

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

This gorgeous centerpiece proves that textured elements can elevate the quiet sophistication of neutral décor. Here, the woven tray displays a pair of rustic pitchers. Fall florals and white books add a natural and clean touch to the composition.

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Rustic Greenery

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Cozy Reading Nook Tray

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Elevate your reading nook with an ottoman topped by a charming round tray. Here, the white oval tray features a small metal bucket and books that match the creamy neutral palette of the interior. The greenery adds a touch of nature and brightens up the cozy nook.

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Charming Bed Tray

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

The combination of lush florals, candle, and farmhouse clock atop a pile of books is a romantic of making your bed the coziest place to stay in.

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Whimsical Christmas Vignette

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Usher in the holiday season by adding whimsical details that make your space even more festive. Here, a wicker tray featuring a candle ring of foliage and berries is paired with a red truck decorated with flocked trees and a mini wreath.

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Books in Bed

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Make reading a memorable experience by placing your books in a beautiful wicker tray. Add your favorite scented candle and fresh flowers for a more romantic touch.

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Vintage Garden

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Enjoy a cup of tea and bring your garden straight into your living room by pairing your mug with a potted plant in a wire cloche. The fresh greenery and the Herb Garden scented candle will definitely perk you up on a rainy day.

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Tiered Fall Tray

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

This heartwarming vignette features a tiered wooden tray filled with treats, greenery, and pumpkins. The colors from the patchwork pumpkin lend a warm autumnal vibe to the vignette while the wooden beads, candles and round white pumpkins fill out and balance the visual appeal of the tray.

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Gorgeous Details in a Tray

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

The effortless composition in this wooden tray screams C-H-I-C. The pampas grass in the painted terracotta pot serves as the focal point of the vignette. Surrounding the terracotta pot are smaller accents that also add character including the black geometric candle holder, thin taper candles, miniature potted plant, and wooden beads.

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A Touch of Spring

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Florals in a large glass vase are a great way to bring touches of spring into your home. The height and volume of this flower arrangement easily make it the focal point of this centerpiece and is accentuated with smaller pieces of décor, like the candle lantern and wood ornaments.

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Zen Vibe

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Photo: revealmydiy

When it comes to creating a chic minimalist aesthetic, less is more. This coffee table vignette offers the perfect inspiration. The round tray, acting as the centerpiece, is an exercise in simplicity and elegance. It features just three items: a large textured vase filled with cotton branches, an incense holder, and a collection of wooden coasters. This tray creates a perfect asymmetrical composition when paired with the wooden beads in a clay bowl atop a book.

This minimalist approach to décor is a testament to the versatility of a tray as an accessory, as noted by interior designer Annuska Menoita. “A tray serves as a versatile accessory, merging form and function seamlessly,” she says. “In minimalist settings, it acts as a clutter-free focal point for seasonal decor or room accessories. Additionally, it can effortlessly transform into a serving tray for hors d’oeuvres, enhancing social gatherings around the sofa with friends. This dual-purpose functionality adds both style and practicality to your living space.”

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When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom

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Reflect the Warmth

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Using reflective materials combined with warm lights can make your Christmas coffee table centerpiece a delight to look at. Here, the round tray décor is composed of glass Christmas trees and mercury glass in varying color tones. The play of metallic sheens subtly bounces the candlelight around the room and lends the space a warm glow.

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Flocks and Metallics

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Blue, White, and Pastels

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Photo: stagerroz

Add some contrast to your favorite blue and white décor to create an eye-catching vignette. Here, the small blue jar is paired with blush accents coming from the pink jar and peony arrangement. The use of a neutral-toned book and wooden bird ornament tie the two colors together, making it look cohesive.

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Nature Fresh

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Bring your centerpiece to life with round tray décor that is sourced or inspired by nature. This gorgeous vignette features a collection of plants and florals in small rustic vases. The greenery is paired with a slab of rose quartz, wooden beads, and a candle on a round log.

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Christmas Vanity Tray

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Function and festivity combine to create a vanity tray with a dose of the holiday spirit. This chic vignette incorporates a couple of mini Christmas trees and a candle along with handwashing staples in glass jars atop a black tray. The tray mirrors the black accents found on the jars, small tabletop mirror, and festive sign.

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Textures of Christmas

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Add some texture and dimension to your centerpiece by playing with heights and colors that contrast with your coffee table tray. Here, the light woven shallow basket tray is paired with décor in dark colors. Interesting shapes and tactile qualities are added through the potted tree, geometric reindeer, and flocked pinecones.

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Sweet Vignette

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Charming and cute, this round tray vignette features nostalgic elements combined with vintage items. Here, a lovely arrangement of lavender florals along with the plush bunny and wooden beads bring sweetness to the composition while the antique clock and books give it a dreamy vibe.

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Bead Garland and Greenery

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Create a relaxing retreat by placing a curated tray on your bed. The wicker basket combined with the wood beads beautifully contrasts with the soft texture of the bedding while the green foliage gives the white space a vibrant boost.

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Winter Buffalo Break

Round Tray Décor Styling Ideas

Make each cup of java special by placing your coffee cup and utensil pitcher in a tray that celebrates the winter season. Here, the metal tray is filled with buffalo plaid pieces while the wood utensils in the pitcher add some warmth. The flocked tree is a great addition that brings variety and a pop of color to the black and white theme.

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