13 Tips for DIYing a Coffee Bar at Home
Nothing ruins a caffeine break like running to your local coffee shop through the freezing rain. As the days grow shorter and temperatures start dropping, why not skip the outdoor excursion and make your own coffee bar? Here are 14 brilliant ideas for creating a little coffee corner that will keep you warm throughout winter.
1. Repurpose a Vintage Cart: The best way to use a vintage cart in your home is to turn it into a coffee/breakfast station. Place an espresso machine and white mug cups on the top shelf and add some Anthropologie ikat latte bowls and gold glassware to complete this dream coffee/breakfast station. (via Decor Pad)
2. Reclaimed Wood Coffee and Tea Shelf ($75): It doesn’t take much to make your own coffee corner, especially if you have this handmade wooden shelf, which displays your hanging mugs beautifully. Spell out C-O-F-F-E-E with these monogram mug cups.
3. Bookshelves Turned Coffee Bar: Move over, books. We need some space for coffee making fun. (via Crazy Mary)
4. Stacked Dishes Galore: Apparently this is the fancy coffee bar in Martha Stewart’s house — if it’s good enough for Martha, it’s good enough for us. (via The Inspired Room)
5. String A Garland or Two: Short on space to devote to your coffee bar? A coffee corner is an easy way to repurpose a bare corner. Set an espresso machine in the corner and store your beans and mugs alongside it. Add a cheerful garland, and you’ll have the cutest cafe.
6. Add a Pop of Color: Brighten up your coffee bar with furniture pieces in your favorite color. Add some colorful mugs and patterned sugar jars for maximum color effect. (via Caught In Grace)
7. Black & White Decor: What could be more chic than a black and white design theme? Decorate your coffee bar with a few black and white printed photos and fun shapes made out of black tape. (via SF Girl By Bay)
8. Mini Coffee Closet: Do you have a spare cabinet or tiny closet? Why not convert it into a hideaway coffee nook? (The Kitchn)
9. Espresso Cup Gallery: This is South African architect Lari Levy’s coffee bar, or should we say, espresso cup gallery. If you have this many unique espresso cups to show off, installing shelving above your coffee bar is a must. (via Poppytalk)
11. Chalkboard Wall: Don’t you love the chalkboard wall on this coffee/breakfast bar? We think the wooden shelves add a great rustic accent. Have your French press and chemex ready and you’ll be sure to impress all your coffee geek friends. (via Thrifty Decor Chic)
11. Spotlight Colors & Patterns: Let your tea and coffee containers be the star of your coffee station with a few simple glass shelves. (via A Diary of Lovely)
12. Extra Storage Space: If you’re short on space, maximize the storage space under your DIY coffee corner with a few wire baskets to keep it organized and clean.
13. Add Fun Prints and Objects: Arrange your favorite art pieces, cookbooks, decorative plates and more around your espresso machine for a unique, aesthetically pleasing look.
Are you ready to DIY your own coffee bar this winter? Tell us about it in the comments!