Spring is here and that means summer entertaining is right around the corner. There are BBQs, holidays, graduations and even family get-togethers “just because” so you should consider having a bar cart in your home to help with easy entertaining. A bar cart can be moved to any room of the house or even outside to a patio for a mobile cocktail station. Not only is it a great way to organize all of your drink making essentials, a bar cart can make a gorgeous decor piece in your home. But it’s not as easy as throwing all of your booze on a cart and calling it done. Keep reading to check out some tips for creating the perfect bar cart in your home.
To start off, choosing the right vessel for your barware is probably the most important step. Your bar cart is going to be a big focal point in whatever room you decide to use it in, so it’s important that the style matches the decor style of the rest of your home. Whether that’s rustic, modern, or glam, there’s a bar cart to match just about any preference. Once you’ve decided on the perfect cart for your style, then it’s on to the fun stuff!
Bar carts feel a little more special than your usual liquor cabinet situation, so this is the perfect time to break out some special accessories. Plain toothpicks and straws can become fun accents in pretty colors and patterns. Even tap water can get an upgrade when placed in a gorgeous crystal cut decanter. Finding little ways to express your style through your barware will keep your bar cart functional and help give it style without cluttering with too many unnecessary decor pieces.
However, that doesn’t mean you should completely ignore non-drink related accessories. Adding a large accent on the bottom shelf of your cart, like one of these funky hand figurines, will draw the eye from to the cart from top to bottom. Plus, the gold will really make your bar cart pop! A stack of books or a small potted plant are also great ways to add a little variety and visual interest to your bar cart.
Finally, we can’t forget about the booze! Whether you’re serving up my simple sangria or a more complicated cocktail, make sure you have all of the ingredients necessary on hand so that no one has to make an extra trip to the fridge. That includes not only alcohol but also any garnishes and mixers you’ll need for your concoctions. In their blog post on the topic, the interior designers at Havenly suggest only displaying your prettiest liquor bottles on your cart. Searching for different colored and shaped bottles can be a fun way to build up a collection and try out something new.
Once you’ve picked your cart, found your accessories and assembled your alcohol your bar cart should be ready to go for all of your warm weather entertaining needs! Celebrate your new chic yet functional piece with what else–a drink! And keep checking back here for more decor tips and ideas.