Want to put together one of those beautiful bar carts you’ve seen all over Instagram but aren’t sure how? Keep reading!
We’ve got you covered with different styles to choose from, everything you need to achieve the look, and special tips and tricks that will have your friends swooning over your bar cart in no time.
There is an infinite number of styling options you can choose from, depending on your budget or the event you’re hosting. From neutral countryside vibes to bold and modern looks, there’s something for every time you’re hosting a small get-together or larger event. The best part is, there’s no wrong way to style! You can keep it sleek and simple or load up with tons of accessories.
Here are our five foolproof ways to put together a show-stopping bar cart:
Leaving some space for flowers is an easy way for beginners to liven up their bar cart. Flowers make the cart feel like an intentional part of the room.
According to Architectural Digest, fresh flowers or any kind of greenery are a fantastic way to incorporate the outdoors and add some life to your bar cart. You can achieve this by adding smaller, unique arrangements for your event or making space for a long-term house plant. Pro tip: If you’re serving premade drinks, find an arrangement that mimics the same vibe your drinks offer!
Minimalism is an excellent option for many bar cart enthusiasts, but don’t be afraid to kick it up a notch with your color scheme! One of the best ways to build a gorgeous setup without going overboard on accessories is by sticking with one color palette and running wild with it. It’s an especially ideal option when styling for any seasonal event, and it eliminates a lot of the guesswork.
3. Gorgeous Glassware
Often, drinkware is an afterthought when putting together a bar cart. However, the accessories can take a lot more thought and preparation than what you’re actually serving your drinks in. So paying close attention to your glassware is a great way to elevate your bar cart game.
According to ELLE Decor, opting for glassware pieces in brighter hues or statement shapes can instantly make your bar cart stand apart from others. Whether you’re serving drinks in martini glasses, champagne flutes, or on the rocks, there are many stunning options to choose from. A good rule of thumb is to have three to four different styles of glassware on hand.
4. Out Of The Box
Now that you’ve got your statement glassware, it’s time to move onto statement shelving. Who said all bar carts have to be rectangular? Try mixing it up with a round or circular shape! The bonus to using a uniquely shaped cart is that it serves as a beautiful piece of furniture in your space even when you aren’t using it. Beautiful and versatile? Yes, please!
Lights, camera, action! Adding a light element to your bar cart is preferred indoors but essential for any outdoor event. Adding light to your bar cart shows guests they’re welcome to stop for a drink and sets the tone for a great day or night. Try using a customizable cinema lightbox, retro neon sign, fairy string lights, candles, or your favorite lamp to illuminate your cart.
What are some of your favorite bar cart must-haves? Have you tried any of these styles? Drop us a comment below!