Whether you’re a skilled mixologist or a lover of good wine, nothing makes a space seem more grown-up than a well-stocked bar cart. The onset of warmer weather means colorful spring cocktails are in season, so it’s time to get your home bar in tip-top shape. Be ready to host at the drop of a hat with a perfectly styled bar cart that’s full of all the essential tools, like stylish cocktail shakers or cheeky bottle openers. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to give your bar cart a stylishly refreshing makeover fit for every fabulous fête. Grab a fruit bellini 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 BAR CART
Stir up a batch of sangria and style your own boho cocktail bar cart with natural elements like agate coasters, a gem bottle stopper and a hanging planter. Set it all up on an antique-looking circular bar cart with lots of gold barware. Add homey touches like a candle + matches, and a dash of quirky humor with an eclectic bottle opener.
West Elm Faceted Lanterns ($35), Forn Sagaform Spectra Champagne Glass ($30), Society Gold Cocktail Shaker ($30), Brit + Co Agate Slice Coasters Kit ($39), Go Home Scalloped Chiller With Leather Handle ($188), H&M Scented Candle ($10), Global Views Crosshatch Decanter ($149), Lulu & Georgia Cheers! Matches ($6), Jonathan Adler Brass Squirrel Bottle Opener ($98), RabLabs Lia Bottle Stopper ($64), Lulu & Georgia Fonteyn Bar Cart ($391)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST BAR CART
A bar cart is a fun place to really show off your style, and if you love the minimal look, you can’t go wrong with a lucite cart. Fill the shelves with black, white and gold accessories, but don’t forget a little color. Add a set of colorful cocktail glasses or a vase of flowers to give your bar cart extra personality. Keep the styling modern and streamlined with geometric accessories and anything dipped in gold.
Crate & Barrel Marble Coasters ($20), Artland Ripple Double Old Fashioned Set ($30), Canvas Home LLC Dauville Pitcher ($35), Kohl’s Sophisticates Ice Bucket ($46), Lulu & Georgia Hexagon Bottle Opener ($44), Lulu & Georgia Golden Molecules ($64, set of two), Lulu & Georgia Ira Bar Cart ($334), Jayson Home Hex Wine Rack ($68), H&M Scented Candle ($18), Target Melamine Handled Serve Tray ($13), Crate & Barrel Corbin Cocktail Glass ($10)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY BAR CART
Having a bar cart in your living room is a bold move, so why not go big? Style a mint green bar cart with lots of glam accessories and a few flirty polka dot pieces. Bring the party by adding a clear acrylic tray that can also be used to carry drinks at your next get-together. Then add a few quirky coasters for the perfect amount of sass. Finish the look with a few pretty and gilded decanters and the ever-necessary pineapple tumbler.
Jonathan Adler Aviaria Coaster Set ($78), Kate Spade Two of a Kind Gold Dot Shaker ($50), Zazzle Black Polka Dots Kitchen Towel ($18), Rosanna Chez Elle Decanter Booze ($54), Paper Eskimo Paper Straws Gold Crush ($5), Target Large Metal Marquee ($30), W&P Design Pineapple Tumbler ($99), CB2 Format Clear Square Tray ($40), Domino Easy, Tiger Drinks Coaster ($12), Lulu & Georgia Hoppity Gold Rabbit ($38), Dot & Bo Minty Fresh Bar Cart ($359)
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