Adding a bar cart to your home is one of those things that can really elevate your entertainment space. Whether it be in your kitchen or living room, its a piece of decor that’s guaranteed to turn the heads of all of your guests. While it can be an excellent entertainment addition, it can add extra storage while giving you the opportunity to showcase those beautiful cocktail glasses and bottles.
If you have an empty, open space, 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.
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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.
West Elm – Fulton Bar Cart
This bar cart is the perfect blend of modern meets elegant design. Because it’s black it’ll fit to almost any room with neutral tones. Its wide, meaning you’ll have enough space to display all your favourite elements. The glass shelves really tie everything together. If you want your room to flow, try looking for a bar cart that’ll match your already existing dining set.
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.
CB2 – Peekaboo Acrylic Rolling Two Shelf
This is different then what you’d expect a typical bar cart to look like. Acrylic is making waves in the interior design industry and implementing it in your bar cart is clever. Acrylic pairs well with silver and glass, perfect for all your bar cart accessories.
Homary – Black Foldable Bar Cart 3-Tier 25.2″ Rolling Serving Cart with Handle
A sleek black bar cart acts as a show-stopper in any room. This piece is emitting a neutral, yet cool vibe. There’s so many ways you can style this cart, but I personally love how the white and grey furniture looks against the piece.
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. With that being said, there are 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.
Crate & Barrel – Moxie Optic Coupe Glass
CB2 – Tour Roly Rocks Glass
Williams Sonoma – Signature Gunmetal Bar Tools Set
West Elm – Foundation Trays
Showcase Those 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 the GP picks are:
No. 3 London Dry Gin
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
Clase Azul Tequila
Final Touches That’ll Make The Cart
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