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The Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up a Stylish Home Bar

Have you always wanted to know how to set up and style a home bar? Getting a stylish home bar requires more than just buying glasses, bottles of liquor, ice and bartending supplies. It is the combination of all these items that will create the ultimate home bar look. In this guide we will discuss the essentials and finer details that combine to create a stylish home bar.

SEE ALSO: 6 Easy Ways To Carve Out A Dining Area In A Small Space

The Bar Cart


You can’t have a chic living room without a bar cart, trust us! If you find room to place one, they make an incredible dedicated area for mixing a drink, and they’re welcoming enough that guests feel comfortable walking up and making their own. You can fill it with your barware, drinks, but also accessories, flowers and other elements that pair well with your overall décor.

The Console Table


Transform your favorite console or sideboard into a home bar by topping it with a tray. Corral your bottles, decanters, bitters, and glasses on top of the table, and store your essential bar tools in a nearby drawer or in a vessel. If you lack space or don’t want to create a dedicated area just for your home bar, this is a great option!

The Subtle Tray


You can easily turn the surface of any console, sideboard, bookcase or bookshelf into your own home bar. Simply arrange it by category with spirits on one shelf, glasses on another, and so on. If you don’t have too much free space on these surfaces, you can use a stylish tray that can hold your favorite spirits. Surrounding art and wall décor will help keep your bartending tools from being the focal point of the room if that’s not your desired look.


The Built-in Wet Bar


Have a bona fide wet bar (bar with a sink) in your home is the perfect chic way to add a home bar in your home. In addition to all the other bar essentials you’ll need, with this bar, you should keep a bar towel handy and place a small trash can under the sink, in case you’re washing glasses or using fresh ingredients.

Foundation Spirits

The first rule of stocking your bar is to choose spirits you enjoy. The second rule is to not try to do it all at once. Liquor is expensive, so start small. That said, the most classic and popular drinks include a handful of spirits. So we recommend these basics:

  • Gin
  • Bourbon Whiskey
  • Scotch Whisky
  • Tequila
  • White Rum
  • Dark Rum

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