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Be the Chicest Decorator with these Tiered Tray Decorations

Y'all have made it clear that you're as crazy about tiered trays as we are. So we thought, what better post to write than one focused on tiered tray decorations. We gathered together some fantastic small shops and wanted to share with you their spring, summer, and coffee bar tiered tray decor!

Tiered tray decor

Tiered trays have become one of the most versatile and stylish accessories in home decor. These multi-level trays can be used to showcase small objects and decorative items, making them perfect for adding seasonal charm to your home.

Whether you're looking to create a summer-inspired display, add some fresh spring touches, or even set up a coffee bar, a tiered tray can be the perfect starting point.

In this blog post, we'll explore some of our favorite ideas for summer tiered tray decor, spring tiered tray decor, and coffee bar tiered tray decor. So, get ready to elevate your home decor with these creative and inspiring tiered tray displays!

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Tiered Tray Decorations FAQ's:

Why are Tiered Trays so Popular?

Tiered trays were originally used in the 19th century for serving the light snacks and treats that accompanied afternoon tea. They pyramid shape of the tray it was considered elegant as well as space saving. Today, the tradition of afternoon tea is less common but – good news! – the tiered tray has found a new life as a great way to celebrate seasons, holidays and other special occasions.

How Do You Decorate a Tiered Tray?

Whether you have a one tier tray or a three tiered tray you're going to have so much fun decorating in just a few simple steps. Before beginning, you'll want to consider a theme, color scheme and design style. Try to find decor pieces of varying heights and stackable items. Consider putting smaller items together in baskets, bowls, or clear containers. Tiered trays are great places to add small greenery for finishing touches. Most importantly, your tiered tray decorations should reflect your unique style.

Tiered Tray Decor

When we started hunting for the perfect tiered tray accessories to share with you, we didn't have to look far. Etsy is full of tiered tray accessories for all seasons and holidays. Themed tiered trays have become a popular way to decorate. It is so easy to find decor for your tiered tray and Instagram is a great place to look for inspiration too. This is where we came across our friend Kelly who is our first shop to feature.

Spring Tiered Tray Decor

What says spring more than Easter decor and Kelly knows how to style a tray for spring and Easter.

One of our favorite Instagrammers from our Christmas and Valentine's tiered tray posts also runs an Etsy shop, and we thought we would start off by showing you Kelly's goodies.

Easter Tiered Tray Decor

Easter tiered tray decor

When we contacted Kelly to see if she'd like to be featured in our tiered tray accessories post, she jumped at the chance. We felt so blessed and honored to share her wooden sign. The black and white are classic, and it's excellent on this Spring themed tray.

Click our link and check out all her goodies at her Etsy shop. You won't regret it!

Spring is such a wonderful time of year because it brings renewal and lots of bright and beautiful flowers. When Bailey's Branches came out with their spring tiered tray decor, I couldn't wait to share it with you. Definitely a great addition to your spring and Easter decor.

Retro Decorations for a Spring Tiered Tray

Retro spring tiered tray decor

Look at how happy this set of spring decoration are for a tiered tray!

If you need something to brighten your day head over to Bailey's Etsy shop for decorations for your spring tiered tray. All her decor looks cute as decorations anywhere in your home as well as a coffee table or kitchen trays too.

And give her Instagram a follow @baileysbranches so you don't miss out when she creates new designs

Summer Tiered Tray Decor

Just as spring comes summer is soon behind and it welcomes ideas for tiered trays like lemons, and strawberries and holiday decor like the 4th of July in America. Here are summer tiered tray decor ideas that will bring summer fun into your home decor.

4th of July Tiered Tray Decor

Here is another tiered tray by Bailey's Branches. She has so many bright and cheerful designs in her Etsy shop. This patriotic tiered tray has summer and 4th of July written all over it.

4th of July tiered tray decor

Not only will you find loads of fun summer decorations in Bailey's shop but she is an artist at styling tiered trays. To make your tiered tray decorating easy, she offers bundles in her shop.

Check out this cute America sign here.

Summer tiered tray decor

Here is another adorable summer tiered tray decoration from Bailey's shop. The gnome on the top tier is so adorable. Her decorations are always so happy! I love the pop of color against the white tray which creates visual interest. You can find all the little signs for this tray here.

Strawberry Tiered Tray Decor

Summer tiered tray decor using strawberries
Photo courtesy: Little Bit Original

Nothing says summer like fresh juicy strawberries so when I saw Liz's strawberry decor, I knew I wanted to share it. What a delectable table centerpiece.

To find all of Liz's decorations check her out in her Etsy shop called Little Bit Originals.

Lemon Tiered Tray Decor

When decorating your tiered tray, consider adding a kitchen tea towel draping over the side. A towel adds a new texture will make the tiered tray more interesting.

Our friends at Returning Grace have loads of towels to choose from, like this lemon one, which would be adorable on a lemon theme tiered tray for summer.

Lemon tea towel for tiered tray

Add this towel to your tray or hand it on a hook like in this photo behind your tiered tray decorations. Isn't this tea towel beautiful?

Now that you have a towel idea, here is a beautiful lemon-themed tiered tray idea by my friend Sheila at Simple Joy at Home on Instagram. Sheila is always sharing lovely decorating ideas on her IG. She is a great one to follow. I love the tiny basket of lemons on the bottom tier.

Lemon theme tiered tray idea

Beehive Tiered Tray Idea

Here is a fun and adorable bee hive themed tiered tray ideas from Stephanie at Returning Grace on Instagram.

Bee hive themed tiered tray ideas
Photo courtesy: Returning Grace

Coffee Bar Tiered Tray Decor

A coffee station is a must, and a tiered tray allows you to keep all the necessities in one area. You'll need one of these chic tags in your coffee area or maybe one of Hazel Grey's other great items in their Etsy shop.

Coffee bar tiered tray decor

Sisters, Allison & Janice sent us these two wooden coffee tags, which look amazing on our coffee-themed tray.

Coffee Bar Tiered Tray Signs

Now let's look at coffee bar tiered tray signs by our friend Carlie at Flair and Grace Design Studio. This tiered tray look is perfect for your coffee bar area.

Coffee bar tiered tray decor

If you love wooden signs then this is the place to shop for coffee bar signs. All her coffee bar decor is so cute, and she shares many creative ways to style them. Here is where you can find these coffee bar tiered tray decorations and they come in a set that makes decorating so easy.

This three-tiered tray makes me want to create a coffee bar. LOL!

Coffee Bar Tea Towels for Tiered Trays

Another great decoration for a coffee bar tiered tray decoration is a tea towel. Remember Stephanie from earlier, who makes designed tea towels? Well, here is an idea that is pretty and functional. Add one of her tea towels to your coffee bar or tiered tray.

coffee bar tiered tray decor using a tea towel

What's a coffee station without a sweet tea towel nearby? Stephanie handmakes tea towels and even personalizes them as part of her shop. The flour sack tea towels add perfect spring charm to your kitchen décor. They would make a sweet napkin/place card on your Easter table, personalized with each guest's name.


In conclusion, tiered trays are a fun and versatile accessory that can add a touch of style and personality to any room in your home. They are definitely one of my favorite things. Whether you're looking to create a seasonal display, organize small items, or even set up a coffee bar, a tiered tray can be a great starting point. With so many different ways to style and decorate your tiered tray, the possibilities are endless!

We hope this blog post has inspired you with some creative ideas for summer tiered tray decor, spring tiered tray decor, and coffee bar tiered tray decor. For more tiered tray ideas check out these post:

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on creating your own unique and stylish tiered tray display today!

Happy Decorating!

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Beautiful post - so soothing and calm. Love the tiered ideas - I have a tiered succulent planter in my garden that I love!

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Thank you Jennifer! We loved styling them and partnering with some talented folks.