Besides your costume, the second best thing about #adulting on Halloween is the spooky, “blood”-infused cocktails. So it only makes sense that your bar cart also rise to the occasion. After all, what’s more Halloween than a giant crystal skull decanter filled with vodka? Maybe some matte black glassware. And a touch of rose gold, of course. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to give your bar cart an eerily elegant makeover, fit for any Halloween get-together. Grab a galaxy donut hole 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 HALLOWEEN BAR CART
Every bar cart deserves a good dose of glamour, and all that glam is even better with a spooky, dramatic edge. Nail the boho-chic vibe with lots of texture: a bouquet of fresh flowers, a black branch candlestick, or even a little feathered friend. Don’t be afraid to use some of the space around the cart too. Add interest to the wall space above the cart with a batty garland and then finish off the look with some creepy apothecary jars full of drink stirrers and candy.
Hollar Zak! Plastic Goblet ($4), The Holiday Aisle Halloween Metal Bat Banner ($38), H&M Tapered Candles ($10, set of four), H&M Metal Candle Holder ($38), Target Halloween Grey and White Owl ($24), Target Halloween Glass Apothecary Jar ($5), Threshold Metal, Wood and Leather Bar Cart ($130), H&M Paper Napkins ($3), Bormioli Rocco Cassiopeia Glassware ($21+, set of six), Target Halloween Spider Decanter and Tumblers ($62, five-piece set)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMAL HALLOWEEN BAR CART
Abracadabra and alakazam… give your bar cart a chic makeover with just a few magical touches. Cheers to a spellbinding concoction of dancing skeleton dessert plates, a skull candy dish, a cheeky marquee light and more. Keep the styling modern and streamlined with plenty of metallics like a shiny copper cocktail shaker, mixed metals candlesticks and a bold gold faux pumpkin.
CB2 Spindle Metal Taper Candle Holders ($40+), Spritz Halloween Boo! Balloon Kit ($5), Target Halloween Skull and Cross Bones Spirits Decanter ($30), Zara Home Orange Lines Tumbler ($10), Pottery Barn Party Skeleton Appetizer Plate ($50, set of four), Midnight Manor Skull & Crossbones Light-Up Marquee Sign ($16), Crate and Barrel Orb Copper Shaker ($25), Spritz Halloween Skull Candy Jar ($15), Target Privilege Oval Bar Cart ($137), Grandin Road Solid Gold Pumpkin ($39), Crate and Barrel Boo Paper Lunch Napkins ($7, set of 20)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY HALLOWEEN BAR CART
Halloween doesn’t have to be the typical black and orange. For a preppy-chic bar cart, go more glam than gore with a black-and-white color palette and pops of gold, purple and pink. Finish the look with a few quirky accessories, like a cheeky crow and chic lanterns full of glitter pillar candles.
Gerson BOO Marquee Letters ($60), Crate and Barrel Halloween Cat String Lights ($35), Kate Spade New York Two of a Kind Mask Bottle Opener ($40), Pottery Barn Skull Glass Decanter ($40), Midnight Manor Crow With Gold Crown ($10), Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Stripe Pumpkin ($40), Safavieh Bar Cart ($320), H&M Clear Glass Candle Lantern ($25), H&M Large Pillar Candle ($6), Sagaform Spectra Wine Glass ($33), Target Halloween Stemless Wine Glasses ($32, set of four)
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