It seems like 2017 was the year of the bar cart! We saw more of our customers coming in looking for these this year than any other year, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a stylish way to display your best drinkware and sprits, and bar carts are usually easy to move from room-to-room thanks to wheels at the base – which means easy party set up for a host.
Selecting your bar cart
When picking out a bar cart for your home, the first thing to think about is which material you want. Do you prefer one that is predominantly gold and glass, silver and mirror, rattan, iron, or clear acrylic? Would you like one that is stationery, or one with wheels? Two or three tiers? There are several looks to go with, though no matter what you choose, you’ll end up with a functional and pretty piece for your home.
Styling your bar cart
Once you’ve brought a new bar cart home, the next step is styling it. Sure, you could line up all your liquor bottles and call it a day, but put a little more pizzaz into it and you can transform your bar cart to bar ART.
Don’t: Be too cluttered. Quality over quantity! Put your nicest bottles on display, plus your finest pieces of drink ware and perhaps garnishes, like a few limes in a bowl. This should be a place to show of your prettiest party pieces, and not turn into a place where you just stash anything and everything cocktail-related.
Do: Think about levels and layers. Designer Jonathan Savage in Nashville, with the same acrylic bar cart as we showed above, added height with orchids, and used books to create visual interest at the base of two levels, then added drink ware and tools to fill the rest of the space.
Do: Think seasonal! We love how Jenny at Shop Society Social warmed hers up for the holidays with a sheepskin rug, gold details, seasonal garnishes and gifts.
Do you have a bar cart from the Kellogg Collection in your home? We want to see it! Tag us on Instagram and we just might regram you.