The Ultimate Guide to Creating the Best Home Bar Decor

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Looking to transform your home into the ultimate hangout spot? Look no further! In this article, we will explore the best home bar decor ideas that will instantly turn any space into a stylish and inviting gathering spot. From hidden treasures to statement chairs, Egyptian energy to tropical vibes, we've got you covered with a wide range of creative and unique ideas to elevate your home's bar area. Get ready to take your entertaining game to the next level with these captivating and innovative design tips. Let's dive in!

Hidden Treasure

modern bar decorCreating a multipurpose wall is the easiest way to design a home bar without major construction. This hillside Malibu home designed by Silvia Kuhle and Jeffrey Allsbrook of Los Angeles–based Standard Architecture has a modern organic design. The inset niche shelving is from RH, Restoration Hardware, and the wallpaper from Gucci in the Tian print serves as the backdrop.

Inject Personality

home bar ideas, gold three tier bar cartFrom the moody wallpaper and high-sheen metals to the artwork reminiscent of the 1920s, Rise Interiors gives this impressive bar area an Art Deco style.

Give Yourself Room to Lounge

Every drink tastes better when enjoyed in a comfortable setting—so turn your home bar into a cocktail lounge. Snag a couple of cozy armchairs, an ultra-soft rug, and a few plush throw pillows—and you’ll be well on your way to crafting your own cozy speakeasy.

Statement Chairs

yellow bar chairs bar decorThe summer home of Daryl Simon and her husband, Irwin, in Bridgehampton, New York, is far from a traditional Hamptons house. The game room’s bar area features stools by Pierre Paulin in a Maharam fabric, countertops from DuPont, custom cabinetry painted in Philipsburg Blue by Benjamin Moore, and pendants by Lumfardo.

Egyptian Energy

wooden modern barTo give this pass-through hallway a sense of purpose and personality, Doniphan Moore incorporated a beverage station and wet bar. “Attention was paid to every surface,” he says. “From the lacquered Macassar wood veneer cabinets inlaid with brass to the silver leaf hand-painted paper with engraved symbols that conjure a sexy Egyptian vibe with what I think is a very unique use of color and materiality.”

Conceal Your Bar Inside a Cabinet

If you don’t want your bar to be prominently displayed in your home, tuck it away behind cabinet doors. The doors will conceal your bar, turning it into a party trick—when guests arrive, you can peel back the cabinet doors to unveil your bacchanalian masterpiece.

Color Splash

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A Warm Welcome

Florida home barThe Florida apartment of interior designer Fawn Galli has a modern and tropical flair. The high-rise apartment’s water views complete the urban but colorful four-bedroom apartment. The bar overlooks Lake Boca and is clad in handmade tiles and raffia paneling. The table lights are by Verner Panton, and the vintage planters are by Willy Guhl.

Mixology Zone

classic home bar decorIt wasn’t called “happy hour” for nothing. The joyful patterns and saturated color combinations in this dream Hollywood house create a jocular overdose (we can’t speak for alcohol content). Here, a gold-lined Caesarstone counter is complemented by vintage Jean Royère stools in a Loro Piana mohair, all boldly encased with wallpaper by Bullard for Cole & Son.

Hints of Blue

cinema room and home barThis London house designed by Adam Hills and Maria Speake, who together run Retrouvius, created a Georgian-style home using mostly repurposed materials and textiles. In the bar area, the vintage chairs and pillow are upholstered in fabrics made by Dashing Tweeds. The drawers are fashioned of salvaged teak originally used for flooring. Bottoms up!

Cocktail O’Clock

living room barThis bar moment in a 1920s Toronto house (redesigned by Colette van den Thillart) was the fresh look the homeowners were going for in their living room. The gold cabinet offers a bit of glam, while the vintage chair creates an air of sophistication. (Because we know you’ll ask) the wallcovering is Le Paradis aux Mille Fleurs by Pierre Frey.

Marble on Marble

modern barThe owners of this home believe that the bar is the center of the home. “The marble bar and wall grab your attention and draw guests into the entertainment,” says Julie Dodson of Dodson Interiors.

Stain it Dark

Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Styling by Hilary Robertson / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

Add a bar to your home library to create a space that's built as much for after-dinner drinks with a good book as entertaining. This spacious home library from Leanne Ford Interiors has wraparound wood paneling in a rich stain. A small section of bookshelves was donated to house a small home bar with a counter, simple stools, open shelving, and a pair of armchairs and a bistro table nearby that creates a private club cocktail lounge feel.

Stick to Black and White

Alvin Wayne

Stick to clean lines and shades of black and white to create a contemporary home bar that works in an urban setting. Interior designer Alvin Wayne created this home bar corner in an NYC apartment using a sleek black table stacked with bottles, lit with a sculptural Serge Mouille wall sconce, and decorated with an abstract black-and-white painting.

Keep It Long and Linear

Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

This home bar is recessed into a niche that might once have been a closet and finished with white tile, cool marble-effect quartz, stainless steel appliances, and blue cabinetry that matches the walls of the room for a cohesive look. A long bar shelf that runs from wall to wall adds elegance and display space for bottles and glasses.

Keep It Light

Design by Martha O'Hara Interiors / Photo by Troy Thies

This bright basement bar in Medina, MN is decorated in shades of blue and white. Comfortable upholstered bar stools, brass accents, and plenty of storage and counter space create space for entertaining friends and practicing mixology skills.

Mix Open and Closed Storage

Maite Granda

This Florida dining room home bar has a mix of open and closed storage and an adjacent living wall that energizes the contemporary space.

Use Freestanding Cabinetry

deVOL Kitchens

This British basement bar came together with kitchen cabinetry outfitted with a wine fridge and glass-front upper cabinets to display and store bottles. The countertop is styled with cocktail accoutrements and decorative objects like an antique candelabra to add ambiance.

Mix Materials

Design by JLF Architects / Photo by Audrey Hall

This modern rustic home bar is set in a large picture window and finished with a mix of materials that give it texture and interest, from the reclaimed wood surround to the floating glass shelving.

Dress Up the Butler's Pantry

Whittney Parkinson Design

Whittney Parkinson Design turned a butler's pantry into a stylish home bar with dark blue cabinetry, brass fixtures, glass shelving, and vibrant blue flowered wallpaper.

Use Your Garnishes as Decor!

small orange home bar with tropical bar cartLimes are a home bar essential, but aside from being a great cocktail ingredient, they also brighten up a space. In this tropical oasis designed by Kevin Isbell, the bowl of limes speaks to the real greenery as well as the floral curtains.

Employ Strategic Task Lighting

modern home barTamsin Johnson Interiors embraces the cavernous nature of this small, windowless room by opting for moody materials and colors, from the black marble backsplash to the khaki-toned paint. As a result, it feels mysterious and romantic—plus, the strategic task lighting makes it extra functional.

Add Tropical Vibes

Louis Duncan-He Designs / Eymeric Wilding Photography

This basement home bar has a tropical lounge vibe, with botanical wallpaper, a mix of dark finishes and bright velvet barstools, and a round table and chairs for game nights.

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Add a Flat Screen

Brophy Interiors

Brophy Interiors hung a large flat screen on the wall of this home bar in Rancho Mirage, CA, creating a spot for watching sports events with a cocktail in hand.

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  • Spiff Up a Bar Cart

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Sometimes a home bar is nothing more than an elegant bar cart, equipped with essentials and styled with flair, like this one from Emily Henderson Design.

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  • Add Retro Curves

    Hub of the House Studio / Photo by Bret Gum

    This curved white home bar from Hub of the House Studio has a retro feel, with its all-white finishes and graphic dot wall cabinet for a punch of color.

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  • Outfit a Covered Patio

    Design by Bartone Interiors / Lissa Gotwals Photography

    Create an indoor-outdoor entertainment space by adding a home bar to a screened porch or covered patio. This home bar from Bartone Interiors is conveniently located along one wall of a covered patio that straddles indoor and outdoor spaces.

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  • Create a Focal Point

    Kate Marker Interiors

    This home bar from Kate Marker Interiors is simple and modern, with a mini wine cellar that provides bottle storage and creates a focal point.

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  • Use Glass Shelving

    Design by @marksimmonsinteriors / Instagram / Photo by Caroline Sharpnack

    Use glass and mirrored finishes to make a small home bar feel larger. This home bar from Mark Simmons Interiors features glass shelving to display glassware and mirrored siding to create the illusion of more space.

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  • Keep It Dry

    WRJ Interior Design / Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

    WRJ Interior Design created a simple home bar by placing a collection of bottles and glassware on a large tray on an antique wood cabinet to the side of the stone fireplace in this rustic living room, and hanging a pair of animal portraits on the wall above to define the space.

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  • Stay Neutral

    Envi Interior Design / Photo by Audrey Hall

    Neutral finishes and mixed materials give this living room home bar from Envi Interior Design a calming feel.

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  • Try Industrial Style

    Design by @studiothomas / Photo by Peter Eklund

    This home bar from Studio Thomas has industrial style vibes, with a palette of black, white, and gray. Contemporary glass shelving mounted on the subway tile backsplash create an open and airy feel, while black hardware and accents add a graphic touch.

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  • Choose Black Cabinets

    @kelly.e.stone / Instagram

    Painting your home bar a dark color is an affordable and easy way to give it a moody, luxurious feel. This home bar from Kelly Stone Interiors has sleek black painted cabinetry and a mosaic tile backsplash that give it cocktail bar energy.

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  • Use the Under Stairs

    Envi Interior Design / Photo by Audrey Hall

    The space under the stairs can be an ideal spot to tuck away a home bar that won't encroach on the rest of the room. This under-stair basement game room home bar from Envi Interior Design has a patterned tile backsplash that defines the space.

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  • Add a Colorful Rug

    Design by Martha O'Hara Interiors / Photo by Troy Thies

    A hot pink runner breaks up the cool tones of this basement bar from Martha O’Hara Interiors.

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  • Go Vintage

    Design by Maestri Studio / Nathan Schroder Photography

    Maestri Studio created a small and stylish home bar with a decorative vintage bar cabinet that complements the wood-paneled dining room.

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  • Add Color

    Studio Peake

    You don't have to spend a lot of money or sacrifice space to set up a charming home mini bar. Studio Peake housed bottles and a tiny ice bucket in a tray on an antique side table in a quiet corner that doubles as decor when not in use. A quaint vintage lamp and colorful artwork finishes off the vignette.

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  • Go Bold With Blue

    @jenniferbacksteininteriors / Instagram

    Navy is a crowd-pleasing color choice for a home bar that pairs well with white countertops. This classic home bar idea from Jennifer Backstein Interiors has a glass-front beverage fridge and gold finishes to elevate the look.

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  • Add Farmhouse Vibes

    My 100 Year Old Home

    My 100 Year Old Home created a simple home bar set-up in the corner of the farmhouse dining room by topping a weathered chest of drawers with a silver tray, some glassware, a selection of favorite spirits, and a table lamp.

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  • Add Chalet Vibes

    WRJ Interior Design / Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

    This living room at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort from WRJ Interior Design is a modern rustic take on a classic Swiss chalet, with a large home bar to the left of the fireplace that is designed for entertaining.

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  • Use Rustic Wood

    Design by Kibler & Kirch / Photo by Audrey Hall

    This rustic home bar from Kibler & Kirch has a mix of dark wood finishes and a play of patterns that gives the space a log cabin feel.

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  • Mix Warm and Cool Finishes

    Envi Interior Design / Photo by Audrey Hall

    Mix warm and cool finishes to add contrast to your home bar. Envi Interior Design mixed warm flat-front wood cabinetry with a rich stain that highlights the wood grain with a cool gray horizontal stacked tile backsplash and silver finishes in this rustic chic Montana home bar.

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  • Add in Metallic Elements

    @papermoonpainting / Instagram

    Mixed metallic finishes add a touch of glam to a home bar. Paper Moon Painting chose a silver backsplash and bright gold accents to add bling to the home bar in this bright modern space.

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  • Blend Vintage With Modern

    home bar ideas, wood bar with drink fridgeEmily HartTucked into a small alcove, this stylish bar space pairs earthy red oak wood cabinetry, a wicker shelf, and vintage-inspired art with sleek appliances, glassware, and hardware.

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    Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish,, Unique Homes Magazine, and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.

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    Delineate With Paint

    @allisonsextoninteriors / Instagram

    A painted wall accent is an easy and affordable way to add color and define your home bar from the rest of the space. Allison Sexton Interiors chose an arched design in a soft shade of pink to complement this home bar perched atop a midcentury dresser.

  • Finish Off Your Bar With Art

    Art is a great way to finish off any space—your home bar, included. So once you’ve stocked up on entertaining essentials, make space for a few pretty pieces. Sneak small prints and illustrations onto your shelves. Or mount a massive painting on the wall above your bar.

    Add a Curved Bar Counter

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Tessa Neustadt

    This white and wood home bar from Emily Henderson Design occupies a corner of this downstairs living space. The rounded edge of the bar counter preserves flow, while adjacent double doors leading to the outside give it an indoor-outdoor feel.

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  • Paint Your Bar a Playful Color

    Your home bar should be a fun and lively place, so set the scene with a playful color. Snag an unusually vibrant bar cart, line your bar with colorful wallpaper, or paint your cabinets a fun shade you can’t find anywhere else in your home.


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    Weave in Modern Bar Stools

    home bar ideas, silver bar stoolsDouglas FriedmanBar stools are more than seating, they're an essential design element in a home bar. To complement the modern lighting fixture and geometric bar design, interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard goes for a pair of elevated silver stools.


    Don't Settle for One Statement Piece

    home bar idea, blue cabinets and gold backsplashR. BRAD KNIPSTEINWhile you may typically stick to one focal point per space, the home bar is the place to let creativity run wild. Take a design risk with a striking backsplash, lighting, cabinet colors, and whatever your heart desires. Here, interior designer Linda Sullivan does not shy away from attention-grabbing elements — most notably the geometric tiles in metallic antique gold.


    Mix and Match Your Glassware

    Streamlining your glassware is a classic choice for a reason: It makes shopping simple and keeps your space looking sleek. But mixing and matching can be a whole lot of fun. So if you find yourself drawn to a few different glasses, buy them all and display them side-by-side. Despite their varied silhouettes, the glasses should look great together—they are made from the same material, after all.


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    Install Your Own Beer Tap

    If your drink of choice is a pilsner, a lager, or an IPA, take your home bar to the next level by installing your own beer tap. Connect the tap to a keg filled with your favorite brew. And treat your guests to a freshly poured pint every time they come over.


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    Give Your Guests a Place to Sit

    If you have the space for it, build an eat-in bar. (Or should we say, a drink-in bar?) A counter and some barstools can transform your home bar, making it feel more like a getaway than a cozy spot in your home.


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    Turn Your Tray Table Into a Bar

    With a little imagination, an ordinary tray table can become a striking bar cart. Whip out your favorite tray table, line it with drinks and drinkware, and turn it into a flexible home bar. The beauty of this approach is that your home bar will double as a serving tray, allowing you to carry drinks to other rooms whenever you need to.


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    Snag a Basic Bar Tool Set

    If you plan to take cocktail-making seriously, cover your bar tool bases and buy a bar tool set. Snag something stylish enough to display on your home bar. You’ll thank yourself for the investment the next time you need a bottle opener, a shot glass, or a cocktail shaker.


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    Stock Up on Excellent Cocktail Books

    Every artist needs inspiration, so make sure you have a wide selection of cocktail books in your bar. Not only do they provide great reading material for your guests, but they can also be used as decorative pieces to enhance the look of your bar shelves. Treat yourself to more books than you think you'll need and let them inspire you as you create your next masterpiece.

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    Keep it Classic with a Rolling Bar Cart

    You can never go wrong with a timeless bar cart. Choose one that complements your décor and it will seamlessly blend into any style. Opt for a bar cart on wheels and you'll have the flexibility to entertain anywhere you want, effortlessly moving the cart to wherever the party begins.

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    Stick to Compact Appliances

    home bar ideas marble black splash and blue cabinetsSara Ligorria-TrampThis elegant wet bar, located next to the family's media room, has everything you need to make delicious cocktails for movie nights. It includes a wine fridge, ice maker, sink, and even a small dishwasher for easy clean-up.

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    Turn Your Drinkware into Stylish Decor

    Your home bar isn't just for drinks, it's also an opportunity to showcase beautiful drinkware. Invest in glasses, cups, and mugs that you truly love, and proudly display them on your bar shelves to add a touch of elegance to your space.

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    Install a Convenient Prep Sink

    home bar ideas, wet barMadeline TolleWhether it's for making ice or washing glasses, a bar sink is a highly functional addition to any home bar. As interior designer Jaqui Seerman shows us, you don't need a lot of space to install a bar sink.

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    Add Greenery to Your Bar

    Looking for a way to showcase your plant collection? Your home bar can be the perfect spot. Pair your favorite barware with trailing vines and stylish cacti to add color and texture to your bar, breathing life into your space.

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    Embrace Maximalism

    home bar ideas, gold and mirrorsDouglas FriedmanDesigner Martyn Lawrence Bullard brings a touch of luxury to this stunning space with a mirrored backsplash, gold sconces, open shelving, and purple velvet bar stools.

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    Create Bar Seating

    home bar ideasJuan Pablo Castro, Design by Mr. Alex TATE DesignIf you don't have a lot of counter space, don't worry. You can transform a slim table into a small bar counter and fill it with your favorite liquors. Add a few bar stools for seating, and keep a nearby bar cabinet for additional storage.


    Convert a Closet

    closet transformed into a barStacy Zarin GoldbergTransform a closet into a functional home bar by adding cabinetry, shelving, and a lighting fixture. This chic design will make you want to keep the doors open and showcase your setup.

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    Utilize Vertical Space

    home bar idea, wine rack and fridge and dark blue cabinetryMel Willis, Design by Durbin DesignMake the most of vertical space by installing upper cabinets for additional storage. This not only provides practicality but also gives the illusion of a larger area. If you want to create the feeling of more space, consider adding a mirror backsplash.


    Add Gold Accents

    home bar ideas pink cabinetMolly CulverFrom lighting and hardware to tabletop decor, gold accents bring a touch of glamour to any home bar. Follow the lead of Sara Malek Barney from BANDD/DESIGN and incorporate gold-rimmed glassware, a gold ice bucket, and a cutting board with gold accents for a cohesive and stylish look.

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    Transform Your Favorite Credenza

    Your home bar doesn't have to be limited to a cart or cabinet. If you have a beloved credenza, turn it into your stylish home bar. Simply top the credenza with a well-stocked serving tray or mount liquor-lined shelves above it for easy access to your favorite drinks.

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    Create a Bar Next to Your Staircase

    If you're short on space, consider placing your bar next to the staircase. This often neglected area can be challenging to decorate, but it's the perfect size and shape to accommodate a barware-lined countertop and glassware-packed shelves.

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    Showcase Your Go-To Liquors on a Serving Tray

    Make your life easier by organizing your favorite liquors on a serving tray. Keep all your essential glasses, tools, and ingredients together in one convenient spot. Storing them on a serving tray not only looks stylish but also allows for easy transportation to different rooms.

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    The Midcentury Bar

    gridded walnut paneling and glazed ebony tiles envelop the bar in subtle geo­metricsDouglas FriedmanIn this midcentury Dallas home designed by Meredith McBrearty and architect Ryan Street, the bar is cleverly integrated into the dining room, creating an interesting focal point. The attention-grabbing black Moroccan tiles combined with walnut paneling and cabinetry draw people's eyes to the area, where they can also enjoy video work by photographer Gregory Scott on the neighboring wall.

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    Cozy Up in the Library

    library barNick JohnsonIn this Connecticut home redesigned by Thom Filicia, a doorway to another room has been transformed into a stunning home bar. The sisal carpeting extends into the space, while the mirrored walls and glass shelving make the small mixing station bright and inviting. The pendant is from Vaughan Designs, and the English clawfoot bench and artwork belong to the clients.


    The Cabin Bar

    amy meier michigan lake house tour barAnnie SchlechterAt this Michigan cabin designed by Amy Meier, stitched leather stools and vintage Swedish lamps welcome guests to gather around the oak bar after a day at the lake. The use of reclaimed materials like the barn wood ceiling and oak-and-paver flooring adds rustic charm and character to the space.

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    The Farmhouse Bar

    a sexy tortoiseshell wallpaper and antiqued gold shelving dress up an alcove bar for cocktail hourAlison Gootee

    The Sleek Bar

    dark glossy cabinets in a bar with brass hardware and countertops and backsplashBrie Williams

    The Retro Tasting Room

    turner pak atlanta tasting roomMali AzimaWhy settle for a bar cart when you can have an entire tasting room? This retro-chic space designed by Melanie Turner and architect Yong Pak in an Atlanta manse features polished gold Warren Platner chairs, cork flooring, and a carved mahogany table that pay homage to French Art Deco.

    The Alcove Bar

    headlining an arched bar alcove gracies teal stonyford wall­paperLaurey GlennJanie Jones's Birmingham cottage features an eye-catching bar alcove with playful Gracie's Stonyford wallpaper as the centerpiece.

    The Poolside Bar

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    The Kitchen Bar

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    The Sunroom Bar

    a striped and curved ceiling and seagrass carpet and floral upholstered furnitureDouglas FriedmanWhat could be better than enjoying a cocktail outdoors or with a view of the garden? This Connecticut home designed by Miles Redd features a built-in bar in the sunroom. The addition of a trompe l’oeil tent decoration enhances the curved ceiling, while the chairs and sofa covered in Sanderson's rose-printed Chelsea fabric create a charming and inviting atmosphere. Ceiling artistry by Agustin Hurtado.

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    The Loggia Bar

    palm beach preservation patioStephen LeekThis jaw-dropping outdoor space was designed by architect Maurice Fatio in 1928 and restored by designer Susan Zises Green in 2016. It features a covered bar and ceiling fans, allowing for enjoyable drinks on the patio even in the hot Florida sun.

    The Secretary Bar

    marika meyer home bar secretaryAngie SeckingerTextile and interior designer Marika Meyer transformed an antique secretary desk into a stylish home bar in her Washington, DC-area home. The shelves, once filled with books, now store glassware and collectibles, creating a functional and beautiful space. The secretary can also double as a desk while working from home.

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    Keep Cocktail Picks Handy

    No cocktail is complete without a garnish, and cocktail picks are essential for keeping those garnishes in place. A proper cocktail pick will ensure your drink looks perfect when served and can also help retrieve any garnishes that have settled to the bottom of your glass.

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    Store Cocktail Glasses Upside Down

    One of the most practical ways to store stemware is upside down. This prevents top-heavy glasses from toppling over and avoids the collection of dust inside the glasses. You won't have to rinse them every time you want to use them—simply grab and enjoy.

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    Take Your Bar Cart Outside

    One of the advantages of a bar cart is its portability. Make the most of this feature by taking your bar cart outside. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or enjoying drinks on the patio, bringing your bar cart outdoors is a great way to elevate your outdoor entertainment. Consider dedicating a second bar cart exclusively for your backyard needs if you frequently entertain outside.

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    Use Storage Shelves as Decorative Elements

    When it comes to creating storage space in your home bar, don't limit yourself to traditional cabinets. By installing sleek shelves above your bar, you can not only provide storage but also transform them into stylish decorative elements. Showcase your bartending essentials in an aesthetically pleasing way.

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    Use a Cutting Board as a Serving Tray

    Having a serving tray on your bar is always a good idea. It adds a touch of sophistication and allows you to easily carry drinks around your space. Instead of purchasing a new serving tray, repurpose a beautiful cutting board and use it as a stylish alternative.

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    Add a Cute Neon Sign

    If you want to inject more fun and personality into your home bar, consider adding a cute neon sign. This playful addition will create a vibrant atmosphere and set the mood for your bar, whether you prefer a kitschy, cozy, or classic style.

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    Transform an Unused Corner

    If you're unsure where to place your home bar, look for unused corners or bare walls. These often overlooked spaces might be too small for other furniture or decor, but they can easily accommodate a bar cart, small bar cabinet, or a compact console table topped with a serving tray.

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    Invest in a Beautiful Decanter

    If you're a wine enthusiast, treat yourself to an elegant decanter. This sculptural piece will not only enhance the aesthetics of your home bar, but it will also improve the way you serve and enjoy your wine.

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    Get a Striking Ice Bucket

    Adding an ice bucket to your home bar is a great way to elevate the experience of popping champagne. Choose a stylish ice bucket that complements your bar's decor and keep it on display, even when you're not enjoying bubbly.

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    Repurpose a Buffet

    This bar area designed by Living With Lolo features a long buffet as the anchor, with floating shelves above for both display and storage. This simple yet affordable solution allows you to create a dedicated cocktail area in various spaces like basements, dining rooms, living rooms, or small spaces.

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  • Install Simple Shelving

    In this light and bright kitchen bar corner designed by Velinda Hellen for Emily Henderson Design, a trio of inexpensive wood shelves supported by white metal brackets provides storage for glassware. It maximizes vertical wall space and adds a decorative element to the bar corner.

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  • Add a Wine Storage Room

    This modern home bar in West Fargo, ND designed by Martha O'Hara Interiors showcases sleek black, wood, and antique bronze finishes. The bar area also features an adjacent climate-controlled wine room with glass doors, ensuring easy access to your wine collection.

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  • Create a Stylish Bar Cart

    A well-styled and stocked bar cart can serve as a functional and space-saving focal point in a smaller home. Forbes Masters showcased this concept by placing a home bar cart on a blank wall between windows in an Oakland, CA high-rise apartment. The addition of decorative tasseled mirrors above the bar cart enhances the style and defines the space.

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  • Coordinate Glassware with Cabinets

    This glossy home bar designed by Ashley Whitaker presents a perfect blueprint for displaying a collection of glassware. The cobalt and lime glasses in the bar collection beautifully complement the deep marine cabinets.

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    Add Personal Touches

    In this Palm Beach bar designed by Phoebe Howard, swiveling vintage barstools feature seats embroidered with a duck design, which represents the home's longtime nickname, "The Duck's Nest." This personalized detail adds charm to the bar area.

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    Make a Statement

    Rather than sticking to the black-and-white color scheme of the room, the homeowners of this space opted for a bold variation around their home bar. The ample storage ensures that all the necessary drink fixings are easily accessible.

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    Stick to the Essentials

    If you don't have enough space for a full home bar, consider creating a cocktail corner instead. This setup, located close to the sink, allows for easy cleaning after enjoying your favorite drinks.

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    Add a Window

    Experience the joy of a swim-up bar at home, even if you don't have a pool. Oversize windows allow the party to continue inside and out, allowing guests to enjoy the summer weather with a cocktail while the family cook prepares dinner.

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    Bring a Bucket

    If you prefer to prepare your drinks in the kitchen, investing in a small ice bucket can make the process more convenient. You can easily carry the bucket from room to room, saving you from countless trips to the freezer.

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    Customize Storage Space

    Turn a windowless space in your home into a modern home bar by adding built-in shelving, cabinets, and even a sink. This design by Studio Osklo maximizes storage and provides a streamlined look while allowing for taste tests and socializing.

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    Add a Mirror Backsplash

    Tuck mini wine fridges into enclosed cabinets and surround them with a central wine cubby to create a stylish and functional display in a narrow space. The smoky mirrored backsplash adds a touch of sophistication to this design by Mallory Kaye.

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    Keep Records Nearby

    Store your liquor and barware near your record collection to ensure a good time. In this rustic cabin designed by Leanne Ford Interiors, the retro atmosphere of the space complements the displayed records.

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    Get Creative With Doors

    In a Texas home by Meredith McBrearty, a porthole door adds a nautical feel to the swanky bar within the study. The unique door choice enhances the overall design.

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    Bring Drinks in on a Tray

    If you don't have space for a full home bar, consider transferring your liquor and glasses onto a serving tray or a Lazy Susan and placing it on a console table or desk in the living room. This makeshift home bar setup, as demonstrated by Lathem Gordon, adds a touch of convenience and style.

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    Channel a Speakeasy

    If you're dividing a room into separate zones, create an actual divider by incorporating a counter. The color-blocking technique used by Reath Designs sets apart the two "rooms" and adds a vintage touch to the bar area.

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    Get Playful

    In this basement wine cellar designed by Meredith McBrearty, the retro aesthetic provides a cozy and comfortable ambiance, perfect for lounging and sipping. The moveable sconces add a playful element to the design.

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    Add Western Saloon Vibes

    This Montana ranch bar designed by Kibler & Kirch embodies the charm of a Western saloon with its dark carved woodwork, fringed leather barstools, and vintage-style pendant lighting.

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  • Build a DIY Bar Cabinet

    A Beautiful Mess showcases a bright and colorful home bar designed as a second dining room. The setup includes a chunky wood table, bench seating, a Turkish kilim rug, and a DIY bar cabinet with ample storage and display space.

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  • Build a Mini Wet Bar

    If you're an amateur with intermediate skills, consider transforming a niche into a small home wet bar. This DIY project by Daly Digs features cabinetry, open shelving for spirits, a small sink, and additional hidden storage.

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  • Use a Vintage Rattan Cart

    A vintage rattan bar cart adds a touch of nostalgic charm to a simple home bar that can be easily moved around the house or outdoors. This design by K Shan Design showcases a fully stocked rattan bar cart as a decorative element in a Southern California living room.

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    Add an Arch

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    The design team at Mindy Gayer Design Co. created a stunning arched home bar. The bar features a floating wood shelf and is beautifully complemented by a glazed tile backsplash, marble countertops, brass accents, and soothing painted blue lower cabinetry.

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  • Choose a Mascot

    White Sands

    For this cheerful Southern California home bar, White Sands selected a neon flamingo as their mascot. The bar is complete with candy pink cabinets, under-counter glass-front drink refrigerators, and floating wood shelves.

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  • Add Window Shelves

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    In this home bar niche designed by Emily Henderson Design, slim white-and-brass bar shelves are suspended from wall to wall in front of a window. These shelves provide storage without obstructing light or views.

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  • Install a Wine Fridge

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    Creating a luxurious atmosphere for your home bar is as simple as adding a compact wine fridge. This home bar niche, designed by Joy Street Design, showcases a dramatic black-and-white backsplash, a white countertop, black open shelving, and a stylish wine fridge that ensures your favorite bottles are kept at the perfect temperature.

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  • Invest in Custom Millwork

    small home barStephen Kent JohnsonDesigned by Studio Shamshiri, this home bar is like a little speakeasy. The sliding doors open to a spacious serving bar, allowing you to save space when not entertaining.

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    The Ideal Corner

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    The Gold-Leaf Bar

    jean louis denoit french laundry roomChristopher TheurerIn this Paris apartment designed by Jean-Louis Deniot, a silver-and-gold-leaf bar doubles as the laundry room. The bar fixtures are by Margot. The original musically-themed friezes over living room doorways bring lyrical contrast to modern works of art throughout the rest of the apartment.

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