Here are a few tips for organizing your bar cart to step up functionality and style.
First, opt to hang your glasses. If you have wine or champagne glasses with a thin step and longer base, you can hang these glasses from the bar cart. This saves you room on the cart and helps optimize space.
Keep your bar cart clutter-free. Your bar cart may feel like it’s impossible to keep clean and organized if you have a lot of extra spirits, glasses, and accessories around. The best rule of thumb to keep in mind is to have what you often use easily accessible and store away the items you don’t regularly use. For special occasions, you can plan ahead and add an item or liquor to your cart while still keeping it free of clutter.
Another way to add a pop of style and color to your bar cart is to decorate it. Just like you’d decorate a table, counter, or bookshelf, consider a vase full of flowers, a basket with your bar or drink mixing tools, or even a bowl to hold small items. Consider these ten effortless yet stunning kitchen décor ideas to inspire and spark how you should arrange your bar cart.
Don’t have a bar tray? You can use a console table, TV stand, extra dresser, cube organizer, or extra butcher block with cabinet space to create a section for your bar items. Simply having a designated bar space can elevate your at-home drinking experience.
While designing, play around with color, texture, and warmth. Choose pieces you love that stand out to you while supporting causes you care about.