I don’t know about you, but I feel like bar carts are all the rage these days. It’s almost a staple in modern décor. I agree that every host with the most should have a great bar for entertaining. But you don’t need a fancy bar cart to create a great home bar area. I’ll show you how.
(image via Pottery Barn)
You can turn any piece of furniture into a bar. You just need the right accessories to jazz it up. I chose this Bombay chest to use as a bar when I removed it from my foyer. It sits in a corner of my dining room. But it could very easily sit along a wall in my great room. I see that many bar carts end up in the living areas.
Other than bottles of liquor, what do you need to accessorize a bar cart? Well, glasses are a must. I, being a Southern girl at heart, think that monogrammed rocks glasses are definitely perfect. And in order to keep your furniture from getting rings on it, I suggest monogrammed coasters or cocktail napkins. Oh, and an ice bucket. You definitely need an ice bucket.
Seeing as not everyone drinks liquor, you need wine on a well appointed bar area. And some nice wine glasses.
I like to display my liquor and mixers on a lovely tray. The one I use I grabbed at an antique market for $5. It’s a lovely, round, silver tray with scalloped edges. But you could also use a simple rectangular tray. Using a tray keeps drips and dribbles from getting on the bar top.
Here are some other interesting bar areas that are not carts.
(via The Everygirl)
(via Design Sponge)