How to Style a Perfume Tray

vanity_tray_parent_trapI 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!

vanity_tray_targetStep 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. perfume_tray


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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