A bar cart is a great accessory piece of furniture to add to any home. It’s small enough that you can tuck in a corner of even the tiniest apartments but it also can be very eye catching and add a chic and sophisticated look or style to your home. Bar carts are not just for your dining room, you can add a them to your living room, kitchen, family room, or even your office. A suggestion would be to have your bar cart where you and your guests spend the most time. There are so many really cute ideas on how to style a bar cart. Depending on what you like you can choose a style from vintage to modern.
How to style a bar cart.
- Shop for a bar cart that suits your style. Visit some local antique stores, or shop online for a variety of different bar carts. There are so many different styles from different metals, to multiple shelves, to different shapes, and you can definitely find one that fits your budget.
- Use pretty or attractive bottles. Only display bottles on your cart that look nice and are maybe your most popular, favorite, or higher-end liquors. But make sure you have a variety, vodka, gin, whiskey, tequila, etc.
- Shop for nicer napkins or coasters that go with the theme or your bar cart.
- Display and show off your nicer glassware or stemware. Homegoods has some really nice glasses that are really affordable too. Maybe shop for colorful glassware to add a pop of color, depending on what style you are going for.
- Set up your bar cart for no more than four guests. You don’t want to overcrowd your bar cart with glasses.
- Add some chic accessories to your cart like fancy straws, a fun wine and bottle opener, stirs, a cocktail book or two, a candle, a cocktails shaker and bucket, a liquor decanter, or an accessory like a gold pineapple
- If the bar cart you already have is kind of simple, add a fun, fancy or colorful large tray to dress it up.
- Don’t overcrowd your bar cart. You want it to look visually appealing and inviting to your guests.
- Depending on the season switch out a few things. For example, during the holidays add some red napkins or some festive straws.
- Add some color. A great and simple way to do so if before your guests arrive is to buy some pretty flowers, or add a few pieces of fruit.
- Remember it’s your bar cart, so add the things that you like. It’s your style and you will be serving drinks to your guests from it so really make it yours.
- Practice making some cocktails recipes and then invite some friends over to enjoy your new bar cart.
Shop some of these essential pieces to style your bar cart.
alsager bar cart – $200
golden key bottle opener – $25
whiskey decanter – $23
the new cocktail hour – $13
Here are some photo inspirations on how to style a bar cart.
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