Every adult home needs.... a Bar Cart!
Other than the necessities - a sofa, a bed, a dining room table.
What does every single home need? A BAR, OF COURSE and more than anything else it should be stylish.
A BAR, OF COURSE and more than anything else it should be stylish. You may not think you need one but having a space to entertain and get the party started is important and showing your guests that you can pour a drink like an adult.
The great thing is Bar Carts have come a long way - and you can put them right in a nook in your house with ease.
Here are a few of my favorite affordable options and some looks on how to style them.
GLAM WITH GOLD
MODERN + industrial
BAR CART ESSENTIALS
1. GET AN AWESOME BAR SET.
This should include a cocktail shaker with strainer, ice holder, jigger + mixing spoon for everything you need to make a delicious cocktail wherever you are.
2. DON'T FORGET THE ICE CUBES. Opt for some mason stones.
Chill drinks without diluting flavor
Handcrafted from all-natural soapstone
Nonporous, odorless and flavorless
A great gift for the whiskey aficionado
3. BRING THE QUALITY LIQUOR OUT.
If it's not top shelf, hide it. You want your guests to have the best of the best.
4. WITH GOOD LIQUOR, REQUIRES GREAT GLASSES.
Every adult home should have quality glasses and stemware for every occasion - wine glasses, champagne flutes, martini glasses, the old-fashioned glass and of course, shot glasses. Liquor takes on it's natural taste in the correct glass.
TIPS ON HOW TO STYLE
Keep your cart clear of clutter and show off only the prettiest bottles and glasses. Keep all your liquor bottles in one corner on one shelf and glasses on the other. Create clear separation keeps the cart clean and concise.
Add some color! If you don't want to get colorful glasses. Utilize the packaging from the liquor to create colorful visuals.
Don't be afraid to use books to show off. Stack the books wisely on the lower layers on the cart and arrange by color.
Add some fresh flowers on the cart or add a plant next to the cart. Adding some greenery disguises the bar and adds some life to your corner. This will up your instagram visual.
Don't forget to hang some nice art above your bar car. Don't ever be afraid to utilize the vertical space in the room to tell a story. You can display art or even cool packaging or frame a phrase you like that put you in party mode.
Another favorite of mine is to grab some neon lights on BAR light up letters and hang above the area. There's nothing wrong with calling out the bar in the space.