I was messing around with some colors for my future apartment and am really starting to love the sophistication of gold, black, and pink! It really suits my need of something “grown-up” but also girly. Plus, black is timeless! No one will be able to pinpoint the decade in which I decorated my home.
The key to decorating any space in my opinion is to stay away from trends and use classic pieces as your palette then add items such as a comforter or a rug that shows off your style. I’ve learned this not so much from decorating or clothing as I have from architecture. Seriously, how many times have you driven past a building and been like “ew, that’s definitely from the 1970s”? I’ve encountered this so often and I’m determined never to build something that anyone could possibly say that about.
Let me know your opinions on this pretty color scape!
I love perfume trays and jewelry trays. There’s just something really elegant about them. The first one I ever saw and became fond of was in “The Parent Trap” with Natasha Richardson. In the movie, Natasha had a beautiful bedroom that featured a vanity table filled with little lady-like trinkets and perfume bottles. I was completely in love! Ever since then I wanted something similar. I haven’t quite pulled off the look yet but give me some time and an unlimited budget and I’ll have it ready to go in no time!
4 Steps to a Perfume Tray
Step one: Find a tray with either a silver backing or a mirrored one. This one is by Threshold designs at Target and it’s $14.99! I love it because of the rhinestones around the mirror. Another great place to find trays like this is at antique stores or even thrift stores if you want something more elegant and time worn. Make sure to polish the silver first!
Step two: Select your perfumes that you would like to display on your tray. Personally, I do not like putting body sprays from places like Bath & Body Works on my tray because it cheapens the look a little. I have several designer perfumes and even a few celebrity ones that come in cute glass bottles. If you don’t have expensive looking perfume bottles I might suggest checking out those antique stores again!
Step three: Organize your perfume bottles according to height. I put the tallest in the back and the shortest in the front to give the tray the look of fullness and grandeur.
Step four: Add some bling! I love seeing little rings, earrings, necklaces and such displayed on a vanity. Since I don’t have a “vanity” necessarily, it’s just as cute to place them on your perfume tray (don’t overload it though). In this photo, I simply put my earrings and ring towards the side of the tray.
Voila! There you have it, a perfect perfume display. It’s so classy and reminds me of stepping back in time a little to the Victorian Era when the aristocracy only had things like this. Thank goodness it’s more affordable now!
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