4. The Serving Tray
The last step towards mastering the art of coffee table display is by equipping yourself with a serving tray. The piece adds another layer of dimension to your flat surface, while keeping all of your new contents contained and organized. We recommend placing your coasters, sculptural objects and those wandering remote controls inside the tray; that way they’ll be kept more discrete, but you’ll always know where to find them).
A sleek design made from solid wood will look good in any space, but a metal tray can add a bit of luster if you’re the flashier type. Remember though: keep it simple, and let the other styling objects run the show.