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20 Essentials for a Chic Home Bar

Whether you’re having guests over for drinks to ring in the New Year or you’ve just decided to devote a corner of your home to your fave cocktails, you need to be sure that your bar is the best one on the block. We’re talking creative coasters, delicious mixers and so much more. Take a peek at these 20 essentials for the perfect home bar.


1. Bar Cart: A bar cart means you have a bar in the living room, the kitchen, the dining room and wherever else you decide to roll it. The party never has to stop when you’ve got one of these guys. (via Brit + Co)

2. Bar Tray: Thinking you don’t have room for a cart? A tray can just as easily do the trick. (via Honestly WTF)

3. Mason Shaker ($29): Just whip out this dandy cap, ask for a mason jar and you’re in business as the bartender.

4. Gold Leaf Cocktail Glasses ($56 for 4): Gold is chic and makes each drink feel special. Get these shiny glasses for your glam home bar.

5. On The Rocks Set ($34): We’ll bet that not many of your friends have real whiskey stones in their home bars. Save their drinks from diluted whiskey by slipping one of these rocks in them.

6. Ice Bucket ($95): Okay, this might be a major splurge, but it also make for some fabulous DIY inspo.

7. Deco Barware Collection ($79): Jigger, tongs, fruit knife, bottle opener… yup, the gang is all here.

8. Geometric Swizzle Sticks ($30 for 10): These colorful, glittery swizzle sticks wanna take a ride in your drink. How can you resist that pop?

9. Turquoise Tea Towel ($32): Get this bright splash of turquoise for mopping up those little spills. We think we’ll take two.

10. Mingle Decanter ($50): Now that you’ve got those fancy gold glasses, why not pick up a gold-striped decanter to complete your bar?

11. Star Chambray Cocktail Napkins ($38): These pretty little napkins will have you (literally!) seeing stars.

12. Jolly Old Brit Mixer ($13): A spicy, bold rum mixer (which also tastes delish with whiskey or vodka, just sayin’ from personal experience) is just what you need to warm you up on a snowy night.

13. Cities Coaster Set ($16): Travel across the world during happy hour with these pretty coasters, designed by our besties at Rifle Paper Co.

14. Birch Paper Straws ($5 for 25): When you’re going chic, you don’t exactly want polka dots on your paper straws. Try a birch design instead.

15. Corkscrew and Bottle Opener ($8): We mustache you a question. Do you have a corkscrew as cool as this?

16. The Cocktail Club ($23): Whenever you have guests for cocktails, it’s always a good idea to know what you’re serving. Read up on the latest recipes in this pretty cookbook.

17. Organic Mole Bitters ($25): Add the flavors of chocolate and spice and everything nice to any cocktail with these bitters.

18. Tricuterie Cutting Board ($119): These handmade cutting boards will bring a little southern Cali to your home bar.

19. Geometric Stirrers ($21 for 12): We’ve got a gold geo sighting, guys. We’ll definitely be adding these to our own home bars asap.

20. Bottle Opener ($76): It’s 3D printed, it’s gold enrobed and it’s inspired by the ancient Egyptian style of Cleopatra. What more could you ask for?

Do you have a chic home bar essential to share? Share it with us below!

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*