A vanity tray is essentially a means of keeping your vanity accessories, which may include a brush or comb, a hand mirror, perfume or cologne, hairspray, and other similar items, readily available on the surface of the vanity, without the appearance of clutter or a disorganized space. By using a tray instead of placing these items directly on the surface of the vanity, you make the items transportable to another surface, should the need arise, you facilitate counter top cleaning, and you also make the placement of the items more deliberate, showing a keen attention to detail and organization that will set your bathroom or bedroom apart.
The creative use of mirrors in interior design is a popular trick used by most decorators. Not only are mirrors interesting, due to their reflective surfaces, they also help to create an additional sense of depth, making a room or space appear larger than it actually is. Using a mirrored vanity tray creates that same type of interest and new sense of depth on a flat, rather than vertical surface. Although the mirrored tray is not a new development, with today’s modern design sensibilities, it now has the potential to make a big comeback.
With all mirrored trays, the main surface will be smooth and reflective, however there are a surprising number of aesthetic variations available within that general guideline. First, consider the frame in which the mirrored surface is contained. This frame may be an ornate wrought iron design, an angular modern design, or may be made of hard wood, to name only a few design options, in order to match the vanity on which it will be placed. The surface itself can also contain variations. For instance, it is possible to obtain mirrored vanity trays that features engraved monograms and/or additional graphics. Several manufacturers and retailers offer this engraving service for an additional cost, allowing the purchaser to create a vanity tray that is entirely unique and one-of-a-kind.
In order to determine what style of mirrored vanity tray will be the most appropriate for your bedroom or bathroom, consider the design and pre-existing furniture in the given room. Some vanities even feature accessories that are specifically designed to complement their design.