Today’s post is an updated version of Home Bar Styling Ideas featuring new finds and classic favorites.
Home bar styling ideas reach beyond a portable card table or kitchen countertop. A home bar serves up more than just cocktails when the spirits, wine, glassware, decor finds and beverage accouterments are stylishly displayed on a bar cart, accent cabinet or table, bookshelf, inside an antique armoire or atop a mid-century modern credenza.
Let me expand on that thought.
The mix and the marvel is in details, proportion and placement. Styling a home bar works off the same principle applied to styling a coffee table.
X marks the center spot which is the prime location for a medium or low height object placement. The outer areas balance the method with graduated heights to continue the flow and engage the eye.
Cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories house well in vintage candy dishes.
Take the party and the home bar styling ideas outside.
You can’t go wrong with classic blue and white porcelain vases and accents.
The secret to successful entertaining is creating an ambiance of effortless elegance. This image exemplifies just that as the simple yet elegant touches set the tone and the style for an evening of sips and toasts.
Garnish your home bar with a hint of whimsical.
Mix and mingle classic accents and barware essentials with modern with vintage, metals, colors, textures, and patterns. Unconventional pieces shake and stir up interest. I use a vintage creamer as a jigger, and it never fails to start the “where did you get this?” conversation.
Art, stunning glassware, liquor, wine bottles and decanters heavy on color and pattern, a bouquet of fresh flowers or greenery in a vase, jar, or bottle, and one front and center conversation piece pull the look together.
Console, cabinet, chest, or cart- cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.
The Eye Match Set, Black
Before many of us became smarter and healthier and the laws of the land changed, the ash tray was part of the cocktail bar landscape. A vintage ash tray repurposed as a cocktail spoon or stirrer holder makes a great conversation piece.
Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.
The essential pop of color welcomes style home.
In Spirits of the Holiday Style-
Dollar store nickel-plated serving trays make a lovely presentation and prove budget-friendly. I use these trays for everything from serving trays to cocktail napkin holders to coasters.
The art of farmhouse style courtesy of casually elegant pieces.
Super cute idea for a farmhouse style home bar shot glass or jigger.
Home Bar FYI:
Shot glasses range in size from 1 to 1¼ to 1½ ounces.
A pony shot equals 1 fluid ounce.
A jigger equals 1½ fluid ounces.
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A small plastic framed gold Federal style mirror with a significantly lower price may be of decorative interest to you.
Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.
Southern entertaining and the home bar go together like Tabasco and tomato juice.
Take the home bar styling ideas outdoors. Cocktails on the front or the back porch strike a chord of Southern charm. I love how a bit of imagine results in an outdoor grill becoming a Bloody Mary bar accessorized with vintage serving pieces of silver, crystal, pottery, and porcelain.
A Mardi Gras mambo always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.
A candle holder is a stirrer holder is a candy dish is a …
Everything old is new and in style again.
Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.
Entertain these home bar styling ideas for a finished result that’s one part glamour, one part personal style, and one part fabulous now being served.
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