Decorative home bar accessories lend style to the mix – a visual garnish if you will.
When it comes to the home bar, the addition of decorative accoutrements serve to visually enhance the mix and the mingle area designed and designated for inspired gathering.
On one of my pre Covid-19 treasure hunts I found this Canadian Mist Royal Canadian Mounted Police decanter. Dave the Builder was in tow, and he echoed my enthusiasm about the find.
When the Canadian snowbird couple came to visit this past December, the decanter immediately caught their eye(s) and initiated conversation.
Winter months and cozy at home times make for cozy prime warm beverage drinking times- another great option for a home bar set up.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Kritsada Panichgul
When the thermometer hits 70°F and above in the South, it’s prime tea drinking time, y’all.
I’ll set up an iced tea cart quicker than you can say one lump or two.
Peach-Basil Iced Tea
Southern Living – Photo: Iain Bagwell
Live and in person retail therapy has taken on a whole new look these days.
Ground shipping (a ton of stores and sites are offering free shipping) is available, and goodness knows we’ve gotten abnormally brilliant at this order online-pickup curbside service thing.
Another option is virtual window shopping.
Virtual window shopping paired with in the style sourcing keeps me in the retail loop and the decorating ideas flowing.
Not to mention it’s an excellent way to pass the copious amounts of time on your hands.
Time on your hands it better than germs on them, n’est-ce pas?
Designer Anthony Gianacakos transforms an otherwise rinse and repeat rental kitchen into a style spot with painter’s tape, chalk paint, and style inspiration compliments of the color, the tile, and the graffiti traits of Lisbon, Portugal.
In many rental properties space is a luxury.
Design and decorating creativity steps in to save the day and the floor space by utilizing a wall shelf as a home bar.
The $$$ option.
Moroccan Blue Wooden Wall Shelf – Aged Blue
The $$ option.
Feroz Faux Tiger Gold Rug-Loloi X Justina Blakeney Collection
The $$ option.
Jonathan Adler Tiger Valet Tray
The $ option.
It’s a jungle out there.
Love Who You Want – ‘Mister Tiger’ Plate
The Absinthe French Match Strike catches my eye for use as a holder for cocktail stirrers.
I love using pieces for unexpected purposes.
This porcelain milk pitcher (creamer) from H&M will make a super cute vessel for measuring shots, jiggers, rocks, and double pours.
A standard single-mixer/shot/jigger pour is 1.5 ounces.
A standard rocks pour is 2 ounces.
A standard double pour is 3 ounces.
Fresh or faux, an arrangement of flowers in a whimsical vase takes a classic decorating combination in a fun direction.
Vintage Artificial Peony Silk Flowers Bouquet
A and B Home Visage Cement Vase
Pastel panache under the big top is a great a theme to work with.
FLYING BALLOON Embossed Colorful Crystal Glass Candy Box with Lid
Flea Market Style Magazine – Styling: @kinassauerstyle – Photo: Edmund Barr Photography
DIY projects turn out some of the most unique items such as this cigar box serving tray.
Cut the lid to fit inside the bottom of the box; glue in place.
Spray box with sealant.
Drill holes and screw handles to box.
Attach adhesive bumper pads to underside.⠀
Water Tower Decorative Container
An antique cabinet updated with DIY TLC and transformed into a statement piece such as this one featured by Domino adds such character to a space.
Be it cart, accent cabinet, table or countertop, decorative home bar accessories that catch the eye, start a conversation, and bring a hint of whimsy stock the well-appointed home bar hospitality station with distinctive style and personality.