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5 Inspiring Styles for Decorating Your Bar Cart

Inspired By: Gold, Glitz, and Elegance

I love the idea of outfitting a boldly colored bar cart like this green one with all-gold accessories. Brushed gold here, metallic gold there, and some glittery gold sprinkled around. Hang some pretty, fashion-focused artwork on the wall and throw down an elegant rug. It's festive, feminine, and a whole lot of fun! And I think Daisy Buchanan would approve! (Shop this bar cart here.)

Four more bar carts after the jump!

Inspired By: Rustic Industrial

Maybe you live with your guy or your tastes just aren't that girly. Here, eclectic vintage glassware mingle with a mason jar shaker atop a just-rustic-enough cart. Illuminate the cocktail corner with an industrial, railroad-inspired light. Mix it up with an antler bottle opener and silhouette-style artwork. Then balance it all out with classic stripes and wood coasters. It's warm, inviting, and just masculine enough. (Shop this bar cart here.)

Inspired By: Kitsch and Carefree Girlishness 

This bar cart setup is eclectic enough to be borderline bohemian, but playful enough to throw labels like "bohemian" to the wind. It centers around a small, bright bar cart that plays host to thrifted glassware, floral coasters, a shiny gold cocktail shaker, and slightly silly bottle openers. Colorful artwork and a patterned rug top off the fun-loving space where drinks don't take themselves too seriously. (Shop this bar cart here.)

Inspired By: Bygone Eras' Parlors and Salons

From the salons of Belle Epoque Paris to the parlors of Downton Abbey, this anachronistic bar cart would pull all the best pleasures from favorite past places and puts them right at the fingertips of any old soul. Victorian would be right at home next to Jazz Age; vintage alongside antique. Copper and oil rubbed bronze steal the show, backed up by agate coasters, an oriental rug, gold-foiled glassware, and old signs. (Shop this bar cart here.

Inspired By: Glass and Gleaming Silver

For a more sleek space, start with a brushed silver and glass bar cart. Then dress it up with matching items – like etched glassware, clean-lined bottles, and shiny silver bar tools. Throw in something matching, but unexpected – like rough silver coasters. And choose one color to add in accents for a bold statement, like a vibrant crimson. (Shop this bar cart here.)

Which bar cart setup is your favorite?

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Jacqueline said…
Those his and hers silhouettes are so cool. I don't even have a bar; I just want them for my room! I love Grease :)


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