A well-stocked bar cart is the epitome of convenience and effortless entertaining, which makes it an obvious *must-have* during the summer season. Wheel it out onto the patio during your next dinner party or pool soiree and wow your guests with your mixology skills. Whether al fresco dining for you is on an apartment balcony or a backyard porch, an outdoor bar cart is just the thing to keep the soda chilled and the mini bar within easy reach. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to get your bar cart out of the living room and ready for every pool party you’re planning this summer. Grab a spiked lemonade and scroll down to see how we’d style a bar cart for a boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC OUTDOOR BAR CART
Style your boho cocktail bar cart with natural elements like cork coasters, woven placemats and plenty of trendy cacti. Set it all up on a driftwood-inspired bar cart with lots of metallic barware and marbled paper plates for snacks. Add colorful touches like a pineapple candle, a turquoise bowl full of citrus for garnishes and a batch of spiked lemonade.
Leif Tasseled Neon Stripe Tea Towel ($28), Target Fashionable Fruits Pineapple Candle Sugar Melon ($15), Mark and Graham Copper Cocktail Shaker ($89), Oliver Bonas Gold Cacti Tumbler ($8), California Lustre Cactus Drink Stirrers ($16, set of 6), H&M Metal Bowl ($13), H&M Straw Placemat ($10), Twine Pearl Drink Dispenser ($84), West Elm Jardine Bar Cart ($300), Poketo Table Tiles Coasters ($20), Leif Marbled Paper Plates ($8),
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST OUTDOOR BAR CART
Bring on the tropical vibes in a bright and modern way. Style a black bar cart with green and orange accessories and let the good times roll. Add a set of bold green cocktail glasses and a bright orange wire lantern to give your bar cart extra personality. Keep the styling modern and streamlined with geometric accessories, awesome copper paper plates and an on-trend toucan napkin for everyone.
Artland Savannah Double Old Fashioned Glass ($30, set of four), Viski Raye Crystal Red Wine Decanter ($36), Dot & Bo Presbury Plant Holder ($52), Oliver Bonas Coral Bulb Wire Candle Lantern ($28), Leif Rosegold Stripe Paper Plates ($8), H&M Paper Napkins ($3, pack of 20), Z Gallerie Lucida Tray ($50), Viski Raye Crystal Faceted Glass Pair ($28), Crate & Barrel Hobbs Bar Cart ($269), Oliver Bonas Bloc Stripe Knotted Throw ($110)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY OUTDOOR BAR CART
Style a modern black bar cart with lots of glam accessories and a few flirty polka dot pieces. Bring the party by adding a handled tray that can also be used to carry drinks to all the beach babes chilling by the pool. Accidents happen, so skip the fancy glassware and stock up on hot pink acrylic wine glasses to save feet from any broken glass. Keep a lidded basket full of straws and napkins and finish the look off with a gilded decanter and the ever-necessary gem speaker to crank the tunes.
Oliver Bonas Set of 4 Pineapple Spoons ($28), Leif Pressed Lace Serving Tray ($100), Epic Products Wine Glass ($48), Designlovefest for Cheeky Paper Plates ($4, pack of 30), Consort Ring Stopper Decanter ($225), H&M Bottle Stopper ($6), Easy, Tiger Cocktail Glass ($12), Leif Tangiers Lidded Basket ($48), H&M Paper Napkins ($3, pack of 20), Oomph Bar Cart in Black ($1815), ban.do Giant Gem Speaker ($63)
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