Looking for a Little DYI Inspo? Here Are 5 Easy Ways on How to Style a Bar Cart

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Oh yes, one bar cart, so many possibilities! Showcase your favorite glassware and spirits, coffee, or even plants by learning how to style a bar cart.

If you’re a big of entertaining (like us), then you’re aware that drinks, cocktails, or a wide variety of beverages must be served in style. So a little bar cart definitely comes in handy when your family and friends are over to hang out. It’s one of the must-have essentials in your home because it’s super versatile and space-saving, especially if you live in a small space. However, bar carts are not only for drinkers, it can also be used as a coffee cart, snack cart, plant cart, a bathroom cart to keep your bathroom essentials organized, or even a nightstand. Here are tips on how to style a bar cart.

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Add Your Plant Babies

Adding fresh flowers and small indoor plants can instantly make your bar cart look chic and lively. It’s an easy way to add a dose of happy color to your space, as well. You can consider growing a windowsill garden of herbs, such as basil, mint, or rosemary for your drinks or cocktails. However, if you’re not a drinker, you can use your bar cart as a home for your plant babies. Plus, you can also store your gardening tools on it.

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Balance High and Low

One of the key elements to make your bar cart look flawless and proportioned is to balance the high and low elements, such as the vase of flowers, glassware, and spirits.

Style According to the Season

One of the simple ways on how to style a bar cart is to stick to the seasons. Since winter season is here, style your bar cart as a hot cocoa or warm drinks station filled with cute mugs, cocoa ingredients, marshmallows, biscuits, cookies, and anything that will keep you warm during the colder months. You can stock your fave books underneath too! Since summer is a season of entertaining, style your bar cart with different fruity drinks and spirits.

Another tip on how to style a bar cart is to mix and match trays that will blend well with the season, such as a rattan tray for the hot summer days or a DIY floral tray for the spring season.

Unify Your Bar Cart With Shiny Decanters

Make your bar cart chic by transferring drinks into pretty glass decanters. Trust us, nobody will know that you bought that bottom-shelf bottle of vodka. Another trick to make your decanters stand out is to go for a less is more style. It will make your eye-catching decanters the focal point, and it gives your bar cart a high-end look.

Use Ingredients as Décor

One of the easiest ways on how to style a bar cart is to use ingredients, such as citrus fruits, as décor. You can also add a vase of fresh blooms or snacks like candies and walnuts. It will add pops of colors to your plain bar cart.

Aside from learning how to style a bar cart, it’s also important to choose a bar cart that fits your storage needs. For wine drinkers, you may want to choose a bar cart with a built-in wine rack and hanging storage for glasses. Plus, consider the style of the bar cart and your home’s style, such as a bar cart made of warm wood would go perfect with a midcentury interior. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Cheers!

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