Whether you’re living your best Mad Men life, hosting a swanky soiree, or just want to display your collection of tipples I’ve got tips to take your home bar from blitzed to glitzed!
Pick a location
If you like to host the occasional cocktail hour, bridal shower, birthday celebration, or holiday fete, an entryway console can easily double as a bar. Just clear the top, set out some glassware, your favorite spirits & mixers, and an ice bucket, and let your guests serve themselves.
If you’re looking for a more permanent bar fixture, your living room or dining room is probably the best place to keep a bar cart!
Think about color
For a curated bar style, consider featuring one or two colors to bring the look together. My Heckel Bar Cart has mirrored shelves and a gorgeous gold finish. Here we paired it with icy blue accents that pop against the warmer gold tones.
With the entryway bar, we went with a more subtle contrast. We balanced the warm browns and greens of the painting hanging above the console by incorporating similar hues in the lamp, garnish, and plant.
Feature your barware
Ever since the #Mixology craze there has been a marked improvement on the variety of barware you can find. You can get monogrammed, mirrored, novelty, and hand carved bar tool sets. With so many beautiful options, why not feature the set on the top of your cart?
Store your stemware
Keeping glasses ready at hand is always a good idea! If you’re a wine lover, consider getting a bar that can hang your wine glasses. This keeps dust from collecting in them, and as a bonus, they look great on display!
If you’re using a console table as a bar, make space to store 4-6 glasses on top. This is another opportunity to add color to your setup. You can even stack them in an appealing pattern, but that entirely depends on if you trust your guests!
Add a cozy seating area
The bar is often the center of the action at any event—consider adding seating close by! Not only does this give your guests a nice place to sit, but incorporating texture and soft materials creates an inviting environment and balances the style of a space.
Now you’re ready for a full house, and fun too! Snap pictures of your styled bar and tag @MyBobs. I’d love to see your take (and maybe steal some of your ideas too!)