If you love to entertain, or if you simply need a place to store bar tools and bottles of alcohol, you need a bar cart in your home. This way, you’ll have a dedicated place from which to serve drinks when you have guests over to visit. Not only that, but everything will be displayed in a festive manner that will make the occasion feel even more special, even if you are just pouring yourself a drink to relax at the end of a long day. Read on to learn what your bar cart needs and how to make it look its best.
Choose Your Cart
Before you can start equipping and decorating your bar cart, you’ll need to choose the cart itself, as its overall style will influence your other choices. You’ll find a wide range of bar carts from a variety of popular brands on the market today to satisfy every decorative preference, from ornate and elegant to sleek and modern. Take the time to think about how your bar cart will look with the rest of your decor. Even when you aren’t using it, it will still be on display, so you want to ensure it complements the rest of the room. Look for a cart with multiple shelves to maximize storage space.
Start with the Essentials
Once you have chosen your cart, it’s time to build your collection of bar tools. Start with items you’ll use most frequently, like an ice bucket and scoop, cocktail shaker, strainer and a selection of glassware for various beverages. Try to choose items that look like they go together, or buy a complete bar kit to keep the style cohesive. You’ll also want to stock your bar cart with some basic liquors and liqueurs, like vodka, rum, triple sec and peach schnapps, for example. Don’t forget to include non-perishable mixers, like club soda, tonic water and shelf-stable juices.
Spice Things Up a Bit
Now that you are armed with the essentials, you can start to have some fun styling your bar cart. Your guests will likely want to chat while you make their drinks, so display some items that can serve as conversation starters, like mementos from your most recent trip. To create an elegant atmosphere, try some soft candles, but be careful not to burn yourself! Fresh flowers in a small vase or glass can give your bar cart a festive look as well.
Style Your Bar Cart at Wickmans Furniture
Here at Wickmans Furniture in Agoura Hills, we have a large selection of bar carts for you to choose from, and we also have a variety of decorative items to complete the look. We invite you to visit our showroom today to start getting some inspiration for your bar cart. Our home design experts are always happy to help you find the perfect items for your home, so don’t be shy about chatting with us!