Enjoying a resurgence in popularity, bar carts are more than just a way to transport your beverage components from one part of your home to another. Bar carts also provide an opportunity for you to display your personal flair and highlight items of beauty from around your home. Don’t simply stow a mishmash of bottles and drinkware on a cart in haphazard fashion. With a little intentional planning, you can create a bar cart that is not only stylish, but also truly functional as well as decorative.
Use ingredients as décor: A colorful bowl of green limes or a snack dish of nuts or candies can add beauty and interest as well as create a well-stocked bar cart. Carefully consider how items will fit together on your cart without crowding. You want to harmonize function and beauty when styling your cart.
Mix colors, styles and item heights: Unique decanters, stunning glassware, distinctive beverage bottles and other accoutrements can be carefully combined for a stunning effect. Judiciously arrange your collection of items on the shelves of your cart, considering the height, colors and features of the items you will feature. It may take a few shuffles to get items into an eye pleasant arrangement, but the end result is worth the effort.
Highlight the seasons: Enjoying a quiet cocktail hour at home or welcoming a few friends into your home to celebrate the holidays? Consider spiffing up your bar cart with seasonal decorations including themed cocktail picks, colorful napkins, brightly colored stemware and other items that highlight the season at hand. Such careful touches automatically add a touch of class to any drink service area.
Add natural elements: No matter what the season, a touch of fresh greenery, fragrant flowers or even bare branches can provide a sense of elegance and sophistication to your cart. And if space is tight, there’s no need to wedge in a large bouquet. A few simple stems can make a dramatic impact. Choose elements that are beautiful to you that highlight the season or your personal style. Wood, stone or other natural elements can also be incorporated through unique wine openers, cheese knives, trays, boards and other pieces.
Include statement glassware: Now is the time to pull out those treasured crystal decanters, lavish stemware pieces, beautiful pitchers and stunning snifters. Bar carts convey a dash of style, elegance and luxury, and this is surely the time to use your showy and unique pieces. Unique glassware will make your bar cart not only a functional piece but also an art piece, as well.
When styling a bar cart for a cozy home happy hour, remember a few simple steps. Include things that you love. Don’t be afraid to add a splash of pizazz. Carefully mix styles, colors and textures to create a bar cart that is not only functional but beautiful and a pleasure to use. Your home lounge area will be the most stylish space in your home when you feature a bar cart carefully appointed with dazzling accessories, fresh natural elements and other items that speak beauty to you.
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