Although it may be simple in design, the humble tray table has a variety of uses in rooms across the house. The tray table’s universally useful flat
workspace, along with its traditionally smaller size and light weight give the piece a combination of functionality and flexibility not possible in heftier
In the living room a simple tray on an ottoman or coffee table can wrangle remotes and make a space look tidier by giving frequently used items a home that
is still very easily accessible. Alternately, if your family is big on movie nights, or just needs lots of portable table space, a TV table set with a
stand can be a seamless way to keep loads of extra workspace on hand without cluttering your living space. Folding TV tray tables are a flexible option
that generally has the tray attached to a folding set of legs, rather than a detachable tray sitting on a folding base, as with a butler tray table. And,
as the name suggests, TV trays are ideal for providing a place to eat or work while sitting in front of the TV.
Other popular tray designs include the folding tray table, rolling tray tables, and uniquely designed trays that can function as end tables or accent
pieces. The folding tray table is a classic design which has a shorter set of folding legs that make it the perfect height for breakfast in bed. Rolling
tray tables vary more in construction and may frequently have multiple levels of trays for additional storage. This option usually works well as a serving
piece for food and drinks, or even as a rolling minibar. Additional styles of tray tables also include options that are meant for outdoor use and could
nicely complement an outdoor patio set and be a helpful addition to an outdoor entertaining space.