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.
Badash Crystal Chelsea Ice Bucket
Artland Milano Cordial Glass – Set of 6
Cocktail stirrers, straws, mixology tools and accessories house well in vintage candy dishes.
Westmorland Argonaut Pink Milk Glass Footed Candy Dish
Take the party and the home bar styling ideas outside.
Garber Ice Bucket
A Weathered Sea Captain Oil Painting Reproduction Print
Rope Bar Ice Bucket
Claw Bottle Opener
You can’t go wrong with classic blue and white porcelain vases and accents.
Amanda Reynal Interiors
Godinger Dublin Goblet – Set of 4
Blue Pane Framed Print
Marbled Swirl Ginger Jar – Blue/White
Porcelain Helmet Canister
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.
Martha Stewart – Photography by Paul Costello
Dorset Toasting Flutes, Set of 2
Gold Rim Coupe Glasses
House & Home
Ellis Art Print 23 Beautiful Antique Sea Ocean Red Coral
Artland Inc. Iris Ruby DOF Glasses – Set of 4
Viv All Purpose Big Wine Glasses, Set of 8
Red Rectangular Lacquer Serving Tray
Red Murano Glass Bowl w/ Infused Flakes
Vintage Stieff Historic Newport Decanter Tags – Set of 4
Antique Silver Sentiment Pitcher
Hammered Straight Pitcher
Garnish your home bar with a hint of whimsical.
Vintage Irish Mist Liquor Soldier Decanter
1960s Vintage Jim Beam White Bowling Pin Decanter
Beethoven’s Fifth Whiskey Decanter with Pour Spout
Katrina Dog Shaped Liquor Whiskey Decanter
Vintage Political Decanters
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.
Disaronno Limited Edition Roberto Cavalli and Versace
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.
Mong 3 Drawer Accent Chest
Console, cabinet, chest, or cart- cheers to the glamorously chic home bar, stylish and responsible entertaining and the holiday sip and social season.
Uttermost Amaranto Gold Serving Tea Cart
Lagasse Bar Cart
Rondo Crystal Whiskey/Liquor Rectangular 25 oz. Decanter
Pryce Gold Glassware
Two of a Kind Less/More Jigger ~ kate spade new york
Vintage Heisey Paneled 22 kt Gold Accent Candy Dish
The Eye Match Set, Black
Hollywood Regency Brass Shell Ashtray Dish
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.
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Anchor Hocking Fairfield Green Glass Pedestal Bowl
Making spirits bright this holiday social season starts with the well-appointed home bar.
House & Home
Better Homes & Gardens
Allison Elebash Interior Design
Clear Wine Bottle Rack
The essential pop of color welcomes style home.
Double Old Fashioned Glass 9.4Oz Edo Kiriko Design Cut Glass Kasane Yarai
Set of 6 Whiskey Neat Note Cards – Lana’s Shop
DecMode 18 in. Aluminum Wine Cooler Ice Bucket
Rattan Rectangular Tray with Rounded Corners and Cutout Handles
In Spirits of the Holiday Style-
Colvin 2 Door Accent Cabinet
Desmond Resin Glitter Sitting Reindeer
Godinger Serpentine Gallery Tray
Badash Crystal Rimini Gold Serving Tray
Ruby Etched Decanter
Renaissance Holiday Santa Pitcher
Red Tumblers with Gold Jewel
Crystal Stemmed Wine Glass
Workman Publishing Holiday Cocktails Book
Candy Dish Collection from Godinger
Holiday Gatherings Tartan Plaid Appetizer Plates Set of 4
Rothwell Butler Console Table
Casual Tier Console Table
Britta Optic 3-Gallon Punch Bowl
Woodland Tree Gold Beverage/Cocktail Paper Napkins
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.
Waiting on Martha
Royal Brierley Honeysuckle Crystal Bowl
The art of farmhouse style courtesy of casually elegant pieces.
Cattle Graze I Hand Embellished Canvas Art Print
Gold Metallic Double Bulb Scroll Table Lamp
Henriksen Coastal Inspired 2 Door Bar Cabinet
Torched Copper Ice Bucket
Tuscany Classics – Whiskey 3pc Set
Black Marble Board with Copper Finish Edge
Super cute idea for a farmhouse style home bar shot glass or jigger.
kate spade new york All in Good Taste Piping Hot Creamer
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.
Vintage Hotel Waldorf Systems Jackson China Pitcher Creamer
Slesinski Design Group, Inc.
Pine Cone and Crystal Table Lamp
Stag Cocktail Shaker
Angus Cocktail Tumblers
Ken Fulk Retriever Jigger
Bliss at Home – Bloglovin’
8 Oak Lane Black Bamboo Bar Card
Leopard-Print Wine Cooler
Leopard Velvet Lumbar Pillow
Small Gold Mirror Ornate Americana Federal Style
A small plastic framed gold Federal style mirror with a significantly lower price may be of decorative interest to you.
Better Homes and Gardens
Molly Bar Cart
Maddox 2 Door Accent Cabinet
Crystal Dublin Ice Bucket
Villeroy & Boch Boston Rose Claret, Set of 4
American Brilliant Period Water Wine Liquor Decanter Carafe
Shelly Rectangular Glass Pitcher
Bert the Peacock Gold Spoon Rest
Suave Glass Pitcher || Twirl Decanter || Odette Handcut Glass Decanter
Crinkle Pink and Gold Bowl
Prowl Gold Cocktail Stirrers
Louisiana lagniappe reflects a sense of home state home which reflects a sense of my personal style.
Arthur Court Alligator Ice Scoop
Silver Crocodile Tray
Croco Ice Scoop
Arthur Court Alligator Pilsner Glasses
Crocodile Decorative Box
Laveau Crocodile Skull
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.
Bali Collection Glass Carafe, All Natural Handwoven Rattan Wrapping
Band Round Glass Pitcher
Be Social Monclava Double Old-Fashioned Glasses – Set of 4
Southern Comfort Set of Four 22K Gold and Aqua Riverboat Highball Tumblers
Cane Mixing Bowl by Mason Cash
Silver Accent Tray
A Mardi Gras mambo always adds Louisiana style to the mix and the mingle.
Two-of-a-Kind Mask Bottle Opener – kate spade new york
Rubi Wine Cooler, Brass
Giada Acrylic Wine Glass – Green – Large
Vintage Culver Mardi Gras Jester Glasses
Grassingt Clear 14 oz. Acrylic Every Day Glasses
Glass “Elixir” Bottle
Emerald Collection Diamond Plates from Coton Colors
Thirstystone Appetizer Pick, Fleur de Lis
A candle holder is a stirrer holder is a candy dish is a …
Vintage Gold Crown Candle Holder
Everything old is new and in style again.
Breene 2 Door Accent Cabinet
Jack Nicholson @ China Town Framed Print
Zhori Midcentury Modern Bar Cart – Holly & Martin
Drake Metallic Double Old-Fashioned Glasses
Burl Wood Rectangular Tray
Mid Century Orange Party Bowl
Franklin Double Old-Fashioned Glass
Lion Wine Bottle Holder
Cocktails and conversation take place around unique home bar pieces.
Godinger Wooden Airplane Cheese Board
Airplane 5 Piece Bartool Set
Harrison Round Tray
Steady-Temp 8 oz. Martini Glass
Alsten Pillow – Ralph Lauren Home
Vintage Military Hats Ashtray
Pointdexter Silver Cocktail Picks with Hat Set of 6
Faux Wood Ice Bucket with Lid
Hammered Candy / Nut Bowl
Stovetop Sugar Free Candied Nuts
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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