Want to add simple seasonal fall decor to any space in your home? Then follow these easy steps to create a beautiful fall tiered tray you will be proud to display.
Easy Steps to Style a Tiered Tray
Tiered trays are a fun way to add seasonal decor anywhere in your home. Just grab your favorite tray and some pretty decor fillers and you’re ready to go. Changing out your fillers creates a whole new look for each season. It’s so simple and inexpensive especially if you shop your home for items rather than buying everything new each season.
1. Select a Tray
You can use any 2 or 3 tiered tray you have or even use a flat tray if you prefer. There are trays in every style to match the vibe of your home whether it’s classic, modern or farmhouse. I used a 2 tiered galvanized tray that I’ve had for a while. I’d love a pretty wood farmhouse style but haven’t found one yet in my budget…ya know ’cause I’m cheap…and they are kinda expensive. Maybe I’ll find one around the holidays in HomeGoods. Fingers crossed!
2. Pick a Theme
Decide on a theme and color scheme for your tiered tray. Despite the warm temperatures outside the calendar says it’s now officially fall, so it was time to start some fall decorating around here. I decided on a neutral color scheme for my fall tiered tray so I could put it in any room in our home. Plus I just love the look of warm woods and twine with grays and whites together. Don’t you?
3. Choose your Anchor Pieces
Adding some larger anchor pieces doesn’t have to be expensive. I’ve been collecting Rae Dunn pottery for a while now so I just looked in my dining room hutch and grabbed a Thankful mug and small Gather canister. I did buy the Hello Fall sign for a couple of dollars but super budget-friendly.
Placing your anchor pieces on small blocks creates some height and interest. Once my three anchor pieces were in place I could have some fun with adding more fall decor items.
4. Seasonal Fall Decor
Have you made our simple no-sew sweater pumpkins that Anne shared? No! Well, what are you waiting for? If I can make them anyone can! I made a bunch out of Goodwill sweaters to decorate around our house this fall. Seriously so easy to make! I grabbed three small ones to add to my fall tiered tray.
They looked perfect mixed with that cute little guy in the front that I found at Vintage Market Days of Charlotte for only $4.
5. Add Filler
Decorative orbs & spheres come in different styles, textures, and colors and are a great decor staple to have on hand as a “filler”. Every time I write “filler” I think of creating your own flower pots…you know how the saying goes…you should include different plants to have a thriller, filler, and spiller. I guess the same principles apply to tiered tray decorating. Haha!
I added some neutral twine and wood orbs that I borrowed from a dough bowl we have displayed. Now I’ll either have to buy some more or put the half-empty dough bowl away. Finally, I added some wood beads for more texture and interest…I guess the beads are my spiller. Strings of wood beads are another decor staple that can be used in so many places and ways around your home.
6. Create a Vignette
Once your tray is complete where will you display it? A fall tiered tray would be a perfect centerpiece on a kitchen table or island, tucked on your kitchen counter, displayed on a bedroom dresser…really anywhere! I created a small vignette on a side table in our dining room with the fall tiered tray I made by adding a runner and a wood lantern. Another cute little no-sew sweater pumpkin & twine orb finished off this vignette. And now it’s starting to look like fall…at least inside!
Hope you got some inspiration to style a fall tiered tray. How will you style yours?
Other Fall Decorating Posts:
- Fall Porch Decor
- Fall Floral Wreath
- 6 Tricks to Decorate a Front Porch for Fall
- Simple Fall Decorating Ideas
- No-Sew Sweater Pumpkins
- Neutral Fall Fireplace Mantel
More Tiered Tray Styling Posts:
- Patriotic Summer Tiered Tray
- Decorating Farmhouse Trays for Spring
- Farmhouse Style Halloween Tiered Tray
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