Trend Alert: Bar Carts
We are seeing a surge of interest for Bar Carts recently! If you enjoy a regular tipple of your favorite spirit, you may want to consider adding a bar cart into your home! But don’t be fooled – bar carts add a decorative and stylish touch to any space so even if you’re not a big drinker – bar carts could be a good addition for your home too. Aside from this, bar carts are super practical too and we love adding these into our projects! Let’s take a closer look!
What are Bar Carts?
Bar carts are sometimes called “drinks trolleys” which perfectly describes what they are! They are glamorous drinks trolleys, often with multiple tiers that look like serving trays but are all connected via the main structure and supported by wheels at the bottom. Bar carts are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials, there is something for every taste and interior design style!
Why we love it!
We love using bar carts in our interior design projects because they can be used for different purposes. While they are typically used for storing drinks, glasses, and ice buckets for entertaining guests, you can easily use bar carts for personal and everyday use as well. We love suggesting bar carts to clients as a way of bringing a stylish and practical item to living rooms or dining rooms!
Best Uses for Bar Carts
There are many ways you can use bar carts in your home. Here are some of them!
Our favorite way to use bar carts is within the kitchen or dining room, to add an extra decorative touch to these spaces. Stock up the bar cart with your favorite spirits, wines, or sodas. On another section, you can even add tumbler and wine glasses so it’s all ready for your next drink. You can easily move the bar cart around when required so give the cart a home in a corner or on a feature wall!
Alternatively, you can use bar carts in the living room to keep your favorite spirits within arms’ reach.
What to watch for.
While bar carts are great additions to kitchens, dining rooms, and even living rooms, there are some considerations to take into account when thinking of using them in your home.
The biggest aspect to consider when searching for a bar cart is the quality of materials. As the number of items stacks up on the cart with bottles and glasses, it is important to have confidence that the piece will not break or cause bottles to topple over. Read product reviews, search for other homeowners on Instagram that have purchased the item (use the Tagged function on the vendor’s profile), and visit a store if possible.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
Adding a bar cart to your home is a fantastic way of storing your favorite drinks (whether they be alcoholic or not) while adding a flair of your personality. There are many ways you can make this trend last for many years.
Firstly, it is important to consider where the bar cart will be used and explore the other finishes already used here. Do you have gold accents or another metal finish? This could inform the finish of the bar cart you choose for the room.
Next, you should consider what shape you prefer. Bar carts are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and to make this trend last in your home, you should choose one that you can continue to use year after year. If you prefer a timeless design, then choose a rectangular-style bar cart. Or if you like to have contrasting decorative features in your home, a specialty shape like circular, could be for you!
Above all, you should choose a bar cart that you absolutely love, and will continue to love for many years to come, even if you move home or redecorate. Keep this in mind when shopping!
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