Adding a bar cart to your home is one of those things that can really elevate your entertainment space, while adding a beautiful touch of decor. It adds extra storage space, and gives the opportunity to showcase those beautiful cocktails glasses and bottles.
If you have an empty, open space in your living area, this can be the perfect opportunity to purchase and style a bar cart. There’s a lot of ways you can personalize your cart, and if you’re feeling stuck, I’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to know when styling your own at-home bar cart.
The Bar Cart
Finding a bar cart that fits your current home decor is the first step. When shopping, you want to look out for the colour, material, size and shape so that it fits your home perfectly. Colours like matte black, gold and rose gold are really popular right now. I think these picks will have you falling in love by the minute.
Crate and Barrel – Adina Black Cart with White Concrete Shelves
This cart is giving off all those industrial/modern vibes. I love the mix of matte black metal framing with the white concrete block shelves. This would look great in any living space, especially when you play around with other decor elements like a record player and vinyls.
Urban Outfitters – Claire Bar Cart
This bar cart by Urban Outfitters plays with different shapes; implementing the circle design on the back really grabs your eye. If you like the look of a traditional rectangular bar cart, but with a twist, this is definitely the pick for you.
South Shore – Maliza Bar Cart (Gold and Glass)
This bar cart is the perfect accent piece for your living space. The gold framing and glass shelves bring an elegant and classy look, but still gives you the opportunity to play with additional decor.
Decorating The Bar Cart
As you’ve seen from the suggestions above, there are so many decor styles you can play with. Your bar cart should be personalized. It should be a representation of who you are, your personal design style, and of course your taste in alcohol. Although, there’s a few important things that should be on every bar cart. First, a few cocktail glasses and a shaker. Second, a tray to place your items and lastly, a few eye-catching bottles for display. Here’s a few of my favourite pieces:
CB2 – Eve Coupe Cocktail Glass
Crate and Barrel – Wyles Double Cocktail Glass
Williams Sonoma – Open Kitchen 700ml Shaker
Crate and Barrel – Hayes Marble Serving Board with Handles
Picking The Bottles
Its always safe to have one bottle of each liquor, but of course the decision is up to you. You can never go wrong with a bottle of whisky, vodka, rum, gin and tequila. I like to display nice bottles that can really elevate my bar cart. Some of my picks include:
Stalk & Barrel 100% Single Malt Whisky
Clase Azul Tequila
Now that you’ve put together your most important items, you can style your bar cart however you please. Remember the possibilities are endless. Here are some items you can use as decor on your bar cart.
- Record Player
- Plates & Bowls
- Fancy glass bottles
- Ice bucket w/ champagne