Better Than the Cellar: 25 Ways to Store Your Wine Collection
So, it’s Wine Wednesday here at Brit HQ (and tomorrow is Wine Thursday, followed by Wine Friday, and so on). To celebrate we’re rounding up some of our favorite wine racks that you can buy or DIY. Whether you have an extensive collection or you’re just starting out, there’s an storage solution for you. Once you’ve gotten your collection organized, it’s time to imbibe! Might we suggest these wine slushies or maybe a delicious sangria?
1. Reclaimed Wine Rack Set ($138): Made from recycled shipping palettes, these unique racks not only hold your favorite bottles, they also have space to store your glasses below.
2. Stacked Wine Storage ($30): This geometric wine rack can either be hung on the wall or stacked on a shelf. Plus, you can combine multiple units (each of which store five bottles) to create a unique sculpture all your own.
3. Oenophilia 6 Bottle Climbing Tendril Hanging Wine Rack ($30): This hanging holder is reminiscent of a grape vine, which we find rather fitting. It’s also available in chrome.
4. PVC Wine Bottle Holder: Take a trip to the plumbing aisle of your local hardware store to create this geometric wine rack. We can also imagine how great it would look with a couple coats of spray paint. (via Adventures in Creating)
5. Wood & Metal Industrial Wine Rack ($99): For the budding collector, this 28-bottle rack will keep your wine club shipments organized. We also love how well the mixed materials—wood and galvanized steel—work together.
6. Wood Plank Wine Rack: If you’re comfortable with your power tools, this DIY wine rack is for you. Simply bore holes big enough for the bottle necks at an angle, and you have a rack that’s ready to hang. (via Camille Styles)
7. 6 Bottle Wave Wine Rack ($70): This gravity defying wine rack holds your six favorite bottles (or at least the ones you plant to drink next) in a wave-like arc on your counter or bookshelf.
8. Bali 12-Bottle Wine Rack ($60): If you want something with a bit more color and movement, we recommend this wave inspired wine rack in a bright lacquered red.
9. DIY Roof Tile Wine Rack: Who would have thought terra cotta roofing tiles could be turned into such a creative wine rack when combined with an old dresser. We’d love to see this with a fresh coat of paint. What color would you use? (via Vine Dawgs)
10. Wine Enthusiast Urban Wall Wine Rack Display ($50): Keep those corks wet by storing your vino on its side. We love that this wine rack stores almost a full case and makes great use of vertical space in a small apartment or home.
11. Lacquer Wine Rack ($39): If you want a minimalist storage solution, this white 6-bottle unit is your best bet. It will fit perfectly on a bookcase or bar.
12. Plumbing Pipe Wine Rack: Go for an art installation look wit this wall-mounted, DIY wine rack made from plumbing pipes and flanges. Just be sure you measure correctly so your bottles don’t fall through the cracks. (via Rachael Ray)
13. Iron Design Company Wine Rack ($250): Don’t be fooled, this wine rack is actually made of metal, not fabric. It’s pricey, yes, but it’s also a work of art.
14. Nambe Wine Rack, Eclipse ($225): We’re not exactly sure how those bottles don’t fall out of this wood and metal wine rack. But we’ll trust in the designers to keep our vino safe.
16. Bottle Riddler ($50-$100): Designed to mimic the traditional riddler racks used in making Champagne, these wooden slat racks add a touch of weathered charm to your home.
17. Jakob Wagner Wall-Mounted Wine Rack ($59): The brilliance of this design is that the holders are adjustable and can hold regular wine bottles, slim-necked dessert wines, or even champagne bottles.
18. DIY Countertop Wine Rack: If you want to try your hand at a woodworking project, might we suggest starting with this one? It’s a great beginner project that can easily be customized. And because the instructions come from a hardware store, the materials are all easy to source and there’s an easy-to-follow diagram. (via Lowe’s)
19. Wall Mount Honeycomb Wall Rack ($40): We love this mid-century-modern-inspired wine rack—without the traditional mid-century modern price tag, of course!
20. Houdini Wine Rack ($15): If you don’t always have a wine stash at your home, consider this wire rack which folds flat for storage and fits just four bottles. Of course, you can always snap multiple racks together if your collection expands.
21. DIY A-Frame Wine Rack: Plywood, hinges, and bright cord are all it takes to make this simple folding wine rack. And when you’re out of vino, you can fold it up and stash it away. (Not that we would recommend running out of wine!) (via A Girl Who Makes)
22. Under Cabinet Chrome Wine Rack ($32): If space is at a premium make use of the area under your cabinets. Plus, you’ll be able to grab a glass and a bottle in one fell swoop.
23. Bicycle Wine Rack ($29): A mobile option for those of you who need to take some wine to go, this leather “rack” straps on to the crossbar of your bike. Just don’t drink and ride. (You can find tons more bike gadgets & gear here.)
24. InterMetro Wine Rack (from $169): If you’re serious about starting a collection, and maybe someday a wine cellar, invest in one of these racks that can store up to 36 bottles of wine. When everything is single stacked that is.
25. FedEx Tube Wine Rack: We’ve got a special delivery for you! Those triangular FedEx boxes made for shipping golf clubs or other long, skinny items are shockingly perfect for wine storage as well. Just cut the box into shorter sections and stack away. (via Make)
How do you store your wine collection at home? Tell us in the comments, and stay tuned later this week for our fun DIY version.
The idea of home took on a whole new meaning as soon as sheltering in place and lockdowns became a regular thing in 2020. And it wasn't all bad. We got back to cooking at home, bonding with our partners/families/housemates and pets, and we did a bit of redecorating. In fact, home decor and furniture sites saw huge growth (more than a billion global visits in March 2020 alone) as a result of the pandemic.
The New Hygge<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4NDU0MC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyNDc3NzY4NH0.b5mMkAr53ylATx1FegOBQ82rORssRzwzb5mnDnh9v2I/img.jpg?width=980" id="018a4" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="83ebde83c7fe24dc26f3daaa7b1af7b2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="1100" data-height="1650" /><p>"2021 will be about creating connections to each other, to ourselves, to nature," says Etsy's trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson. "We're embracing <em>friluftsliv</em>, the Norweigan concept of getting outdoors – think of it as the new hygge." That means turning your home into a nature haven, with <a href="https://www.brit.co/easy-to-care-for-indoor-plants/" target="_blank">indoor plants</a> that clear the air, provide peace of mind, and hint to the great outdoors, especially giving us a boost during grey winter days.</p>
Spaces Reimagined<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4NzkxNy9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzODU5Mjc5Nn0.WgkbktVSlXqGCnNT2UhoIliWO5XiIcre48caYgoPK1Y/img.jpg?width=980" id="76852" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="ca514cb2b31357e78a497bda001dcb12" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="3200" data-height="4800" /><p>"We added workspaces to our living rooms, classrooms into our kitchens, and gyms to our bedrooms," says Isom Johnson.This year, she says we're reimagining our homes and incorporate pieces that help restore balance to our multi-functional spaces. (On Etsy, there has been a 399 percent increase in searches for wall or foldable desks, a 159 percent increase in searches for Murphy beds, and a 134 percent increase in searches for room dividers.)</p><p>"Halls and entrances now have a new function: sanitize ourselves before entering the rest of the house, plus a place to store loose items we don't want to bring into our clean areas," says Alexa Backal, head of design for <a href="https://casai.com/en?currency=USD" target="_blank">Casai</a>, a boutique travel rental company, which brings us to a new Covid-era of design.<br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>SHOP FOR THE HOME</strong></p>
Grandmillennial<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4OTc1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNTQwMTY5Nn0.nZqEgs6NFRmJrw9e-dos53XWsY423940LmI9iMSxV6A/img.jpg?width=980" id="9fa52" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="a65d79167844cfcb8385749390e443f2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="1920" data-height="1440" /><p>From cottage-core to crochet to neoclassical design, millennials are feeling nostalgia for (and coveting) their granny's decor in what some are calling <em>Grandmillennial</em> style. "I think Grandmillennials and sustainability actually go hand in hand. This trend is all about younger generations who love design and decor that we might culturally view as "old lady" or grandma-ish," says Alessandra Wood, VP of Style at online interior design service <a href="http://modsy.com/" target="_blank">Modsy</a>. That means ruffles, Victorian wallpaper like William Morris prints and antiques, anything you'll find at a flea market or your grandma's garage!</p>
Art Deco<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4MDc1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMjQ3NjMwM30.RvCyBBpv0YcYWCM-6Zwr3tPOEAG7QHTdSz3UzhgimSg/img.jpg?width=980" id="31b79" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0ad097073d69d3108491bb37d1a39c80" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="5087" data-height="3634" />
Photo: Marius Chira<p>"Art deco is here to stay in 2021," says <a href="https://nylonconsulting-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=13SlMtNZ76DV52bZyncUCPPsHCtfpzs3A1r9yZk0xJSo-831740962&key=YAMMID-22079569&link=https%3A%2F%2Falexanderdohertydesign.com%2F" target="_blank">Alexander Doherty</a>, interior designer based in NYC and Paris. "Art deco design works very well in contemporary decors because of its sleek minimalism and the quality that comes from the pureness of lines. It is the mixture of what is old and new that gives a space character." After all, it is the roaring '20s!<br></p>
Joyful Botanicals<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4MTAxNS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NzkxMTg1N30.p669TTpFJHTRZqoemHVmQKRjW2s2VAfjHgWXmARn7JM/img.jpg?width=980" id="b257d" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="34ccde6398e515c833739e0b86c8cf37" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="2400" data-height="2833" /><h1></h1><p>Get ready to embrace blooms in winter and beyond. Botanical walls, bedding, upholstery and more are making a big comeback. Barbara Karpf, founder and president of DecoratorsBest, says wallpaper like this <a href="https://www.decoratorsbest.com/products/york-garden-party-mural-ri5190m-wallpaper" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">York Garden Party Mural</a> ($128) are an affordable way to add drama to your home. "Murals are art in their own right. They cover the wall and provide unique art at the same time," she says.</p>
Flexible Design<img type="lazy-image" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTE4MTI1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNjEwMTY0Mn0.8FFkw5ekcndjbALUND8nW-vcKMqjjAFMJcjtFu4WVVk/img.jpg?width=980" id="2a5e4" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="1cc77c1b0fcce3a4f67d32cbaf8d158b" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="3000" data-height="4500" />
Photo: George Ross<p>"I am seeing a lot of enclosed kitchen spaces as opposed to large family room/ kitchen areas that are open to the rest of the home," says CEO and cabinet designer <a href="https://nylonconsulting-dot-yamm-track.appspot.com/Redirect?ukey=13SlMtNZ76DV52bZyncUCPPsHCtfpzs3A1r9yZk0xJSo-831740962&key=YAMMID-22079569&link=https%3A%2F%2Fpeacockhome.com%2F" target="_blank">Christopher Peacock</a>. But within the closed kitchens are more open plans and less built-in cabinetry. "An eclectic organic feel of mixed textures and materials is very welcoming and bistro like, and this is certainly popular," says Peacock.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>SHOP FOR THE HOME</strong></p>