Bar Cart Styling 101


I think bar carts are such an amazing accessory to any party, and when styled well they are a decor piece in themselves. They add a special something to any living room, and are super convenient too! Why not invest in one for your next party or soiree? Here are some tips to help you get started.

First, you need to invest in a bar cart. There are so many out there as they are currently very trendy. You can go all out and get a fancy, vintage looking cart, or if you are like me, you can invest in something more modern and simple. The reason I like something a little more contemporary looking is because this way it can be styled to look really feminine for when I am entertaining, or when my husband has the guys over for one of their poker nights, it could be made to look masculine as well. I feel simpler designs are more versatile.

I LOVE glassware and couldn’t ever have too many different kinds of glasses and tumblers. I feel they add a touch of elegance to any bar cart. Also invest in a few good decanters. They are great for storing whiskey and scotch, and they are so beautiful to look at.

I’ve added some art books for variety, and a tall Chinese porcelain urn for height. Don’t be afraid to play with different colours and textures; injecting your own personality into the styling is what will make your bar cart unique. I also think some fresh, beautiful flowers are a must!


Lists of bar essentials:


  • Martini glasses
  • Tumblers
  • White wine glasses
  • Champagne flutes
  • Shot glass set
  • Decanter
  • Pitcher


  • Serving tray
  • Ice bucket
  • Bar tools
  • Bottle stopper
  • Ice scooper
  • Bar spoon
  • Corkscrew
  • Stir sticks
  • Bottle opener


  • Coasters
  • Books
  • Candles
  • Cocktail napkins
  • Straws
  • Prints/Artworks


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