It has been a couple of months since I’ve shared a “6 Ways to Style” post and I’m back with a fun one! Don’t dismiss this post if you’re not into cocktails or don’t consume alcohol. This was actually requested by a reader who doesn’t drink. The question was “how do you style a bar cart without using alcohol?”… well- I’m sharing 6 ways to style your bar cart this spring! Some involve cocktail items, while others incorporate a fresh perspective on what a “bar cart” can actually hold. Click through for the post.
Everything in each vignette is shoppable… just click each item in the photo or use the links below each collage to find the source!
Usually I’m not much of a minimalist, but I really enjoy the simplicity of the vignette above! I think it’s the unique shapes paired together, striking art by my friend Josh, and the brass cart… these three items all have a lot of character on their own and when styled together- it really works well.
You might remember Jacqueline’s clear acrylic bar cart styled for spring- it felt super glam to me and I had to include it in the roundup. If you’re not into entertaining or alcohol, try using the cart for books, plants, and art!
Perhaps my favorite thing about the coastal option is the textural art… it has a coastal vibe without screaming “beach”. This is another option for those who don’t serve or consume alcohol. Think of it as a beverage cart or hydration station- sparkling water, a pitcher of still water, and fresh fruit would be perfect in guest suite or dining room.
This might be my favorite vignette from the entire post- ironically, it’s the least expensive bar cart! I really love the hunter green color, the leather handle detail, and simple shape. I’m also saving my money for that gorgeous floor lamp. It’s just so perfect!
My trick for making modern spaces seem warm & welcoming is the addition of wood. This natural wood bar cart feels soft and inviting, while maintaining a clean, modern shape.
Should I buy that dog artwork? I seriously considered not posting this one because selfishly, I want the entire thing (but mostly the art). Haha! If you’re styling a bar cart without booze and barware, think of it as a side table or console… books, baskets, trays, a floral arrangement, and plants are all things that make it feel well designed.
You could even devote a bar cart specifically toward one item or category- like plants. Remember my outdoor planting station that I also used for entertaining last summer? It works great for barware too.
All of this to say- a bar cart doesn’t have to be for a “bar”… it can truly hold whatever you’d like! The key is to think of where it will live in your home and what the space could use for function or form. If you’re interested in more “6 Ways to Style” posts, I’ll link some below…
- 6 ways to style a bench
- 6 ways to style a dining room sideboard
- 6 ways to style a fireplace mantle
- 6 ways to style your nightstand
- 6 ways to style an entryway console
- 6 ways to style your front door