So, I’m really into bar carts right now. It’s the combination of finally having become 21, a love for fancy cocktails, and a time in my life where more and more I get the change to be in charge of decorating spaces as “mine,” which gives me a lot of excitement and pride. If a well put-together room or a heavily theme-d party gives you great joy like they do me, I suggest getting on the bar cart train and its endless decor opportunities. They make for great little projects you can use lots, but only take up a little bit of space, just a corner of your kitchen or living room. Check out these 10 bar cart decor options for a statement piece that’s fun to make and will wow your friends.
1. The Classic
To get started, here is a look at the basic bar cart style and set up: around two shelves, pleasingly covered in your drink making essentials. There are glasses hanging from a rack or lined up alongside the bottles for quick access and maybe a decoration or two to give the look something extra. The cool golden antler here perfectly matches this bar cart’s light and classy color scheme, pulling everything together. If you just want to go with the classic option, stick to a look like this for the basic bar cart decor.
Another way to create your bar cart is to curate a collection of glassware. Most bar carts will have some kind of cups, maybe a set of matching wine or cocktail glasses. This option takes that small piece of decor much, much farther. Cover one of your shelves completely in glassware for every occasion. It’s automatically useful, and the cool colors and pretty designs make it a decoration in itself.
Add some life to your bar cart with greenery! Adding plants to each level of your cart is a great way to bring about a cohesive design. You can do something as simple as a vase of flowers, or go farther like this cart does by incorporating a variety of plants. Those tendrils hanging down off the top shelf give it such a warm and romantic look, like ivy growing up the side of a house.
4. Wall Hangings
For an even more carefully crafted decor, expand beyond just the shelves of your cart to the wall behind it. Hanging up cool prints or pictures behind wherever you want your cart to sit makes the whole area into a well crafted space you’ll love to look at. Pick out a few small pieces similar in color that can stand together or go for one larger piece that covers the whole space above. Try to connect the hangings to your cart with a similar theme or color scheme.
5. Sleek Design
Maybe you want something a little more glam and a little more clean, rather than having bottles stacked up and bright colors all over the place. Well, this decor option has you covered. Rather than going for a cool mis-match look, the glasses and bottles are all either glass or silver. There are no needless decorations. Everything is necessary and where it should be, and it all goes together perfectly for an effortlessly sleek set up.
I really just love trays, man. They’re cute. They’re useful. It’s like a little picnic in every room. And on a more related note, they’re perfect for bar cart decor. They provide color, decoration, and style, while also helping to organize all the items you’ve got covering your shelves. If things seem out of sorts and cluttered on your bar cart, all you have to do is set them up nicely on a try and suddenly you’ve got a design.
7. Shelf Decorations
It is nice to have some superfluous decoration taking up room on your bar cart, especially if you have extra space not covered up by essentials. It makes your shelves look fun and cool and turns your bar cart into even more of a decoration piece, contributing to your room’s awesome style. And you can use whatever you like! Pictures, plants, books. This awesome cart has a globe on a shelf, giving it a super eclectic look we love.
8. Bottles on Bottles on Bottles
Who needs decoration when you’ve got alcohol? If you’re looking for a decor that is still cool and classic, but takes virtually no effort from you, line your bar cart shelves with bottles of alcohol, even the empty ones. For the most part, you won’t be able to tell they’re empty and their unique designs will still look cool lined up with the others. What will really help you out here is quantity.
9. Less is More
Maybe you’re just getting started out on decorating your bar cart and you want it to be perfect as you go. Maybe you’re a person who doesn’t drink a ton besides the occasional glass of wine, but you still want the decor of a cart in your home. If so, this option is the one for you. Just by carefully placing a vase of flowers, a few glasses, a few bottles, and a cute sign, this cart has been perfectly turned into an awesome piece. It doesn’t take an insane amount of money or items or alcohol to make a cute cart.
10. More is More?
But if you’re interested in having a lot on your cart, it sure doesn’t hurt either. All you have to do is make sure it’s organized and decorated in a way that doesn’t lead to your design looking cluttered. This bar cart has it all going on, but it still looks like someone took the time to carefully curate each piece, rather than throwing it all together haphazardly. Do it right and you’ll have a total winner.
Your cart, like any piece of decor in your home, is a reflection of what you love. Stay calm or go wild, just cover the shelves in whatever fills your heart with happiness and your cart will turn out awesome. If you’re stuck on how to get started, these ten options give you a taste of the cutest bar cart decor out there. Try modeling yours after one of these, and you’ll be headed on the right path to your perfect set up.