Bar carts don’t always live up to their potential, with function beating out form more often than not. (Their main purpose is right there in the name, after all.) But by adding in a few key accessories (and a little extra thought), your bar cart can truly become a focal point.
Bring in Fresh Flowers and Fruits
Leave space for a bouquet of flowers or a bowl of delectable fruit like Julie Blanner did here. The addition of living things feels intentional and will do wonders in making your cart feel like it’s a part of your room’s design.
Pair It With A Statement Wall
A lucite bar cart may seem bold and dramatic on it’s own, but setting it next to a statement wall infinitely ups the drama. We also love the idea of leaving the top of your cart empty to use as a serving spot. Impromptu mimosa party, anyone?
Don’t be Afraid of A Little Colour
Most glassware you’ll find is devoid of color, but taking the time to find a few statement pieces in brighter hues will instantly make your bar cart stand apart from the others. We love the pink and yellow glasses in this bar cart belonging to Leslie Martin of See Love Covet.
Go for the Gold
Michelle Shen of AM Dolce Vita blog achieved a high-end look by keeping her cart clear of clutter and showing off only the prettiest bottles and glasses, not to mention that adorable gold pineapple.
Keep It Simple
If an overly-styled look isn’t for you, here’s an idea: Taylor Sterling of Glitter Guide masterfully created this simplistic vignette by limiting the liquor bottles to one corner and using the rest of the cart to show off beautiful books and knick knacks. Brilliant.