With the holidays approaching, we’re inspired to do an interior seasonal spruce up, complete with festive accents and useful decor. After all, guests will soon be arriving, and we want to welcome them with a warm and inviting space. And nothing says cheers to the holiday season like a beautifully decorated and well-stocked bar. It can be difficult, though, to find the right piece for your space and transform it from a libation station to a sophisticated statement piece. So, we’ve found some versatile bar options, all of your mixing and serving essentials, and a few extra pops of fun decor. Here are the bar necessities!
Bar carts have definitely become an at-home staple. We love how a gilded, glamorous option adds a holiday-appropriate pop to a space, but if something more subtle is your style, this wooden, mid-century cart will look fantastic in any interior. Or, take the bar cart to the next level with a bar cabinet complete with ample storage and fabulous gold trim.
This golden bar cart is a glamorous way to offer libations to visiting guests. We love the mirrored top and bottom pieces, and its relatively small size makes it ideal for any space. Plus, being on wheels, it’s beyond easy to transport to a different room or even an outside terrace! This, at West Elm, is $399. Details here.
If you’re searching for something a bit more subtle, this warm walnut option with clean lines and handy wheels is for you. Not only is there a ton of space for all your bar cart goodies, this piece will also fit into a Mid-Century interior flawlessly. This, at West Elm, is $299. Details here.
Need something a bit more sophisticated for your space? We love this lacquered bar cabinet complete with tons of storage space, including spots for wine bottles and glassware. Close those cabinet doors, and you’ve also got a fabulous accent piece! This, at Anthropologie, is $1,998. Details here.
A bar is nothing without the necessities, and these stylish, yet practical options also double as gorgeous decor. From unique glassware and a glam cocktail shaker to gold and marble cocktail-mixing musts and to-die-for coasters, we love these essentials for creating a festive and refined bar. Even a seasoned bartender would be impressed by this set up!
Beautiful glassware is a necessity with or without a bar, and we are obsessed with this set. Simultaneously unique and classic, these sleek glasses with an angular silhouette are a simply stunning way to say cheers! This set, at West Elm, is on sale for $32-$44. Details here.
Spanish Wine Glass Set: These stemless Spanish wine glasses are made out of 100% recycled glass. We’ve held them, drank from them and undoubtedly think they are tops. Made by Newly, a company devoted to high-quality items that are gentle on the Earth with items made from 100% recycled goods! Buy them HERE as a set of 6 for just $58. (Orders ship by November 28).
Whiskey Tumbler Set: Made by the same company, Newly, which makes the above stemless wine glasses, these whiskey glasses are also ones we’ve tried out and drink from regularly. Made from 100% recycled glass, they have just the right amount of weight and are sold as a set of 4 for just $35. Find out more details here.
If you’re more into mixing cocktails than sipping wine, this ultra-glam cocktail shaker is ideal. Totally gorgeous, useful and holiday-appropriate, we can’t get over how stylish this bar necessity is! This, at Anthropologie, is $38. Details here.
Don’t stop there! Complete the cocktail mixing station with these sophisticated essentials. We love how this set adds a glittering touch to the bar while being entirely useful and pretty enough to showcase. This, at West Elm, is on sale for $63. Details here.
Coasters are an absolute must when setting up a bar, but they can also be a fun pop of decor. These geode coasters come in a set of bright colors and unique shapes making them fantastic for any time of the year. These, at Anthropologie, are $14 each. Details here.
Lastly, spice up the bar cart with a few bonus decor pieces that are equally beautiful and practical. We love the idea of mixing metals, metallics and bright patterns to create an elegant, yet fun set up. These extra pieces will not only add a touch of sparkle to your bar, but you’ll also get a ton of use out of them for serving, celebrating and creating new drinks. Cheers!
Serve up those drinks in style with this chic and on-trend marble and copper platter. Not only is this ideal for serving, but we also love the idea of sitting this piece on the bar for some added accent decor. This, at Pottery Barn, is $119. Details here.
No bar is complete without fun and festive glasses and these patterned options are a fabulous option. They add a charming bohemian feel without going over the top. These, at Anthropologie, are $10 each. Details here.
Complete your at-home bar with the Essential Cocktail Book. With over 150 recipes, including the most popular modern drinks, you’ll get a ton of use out of this little blue book. Plus, it looks fantastic on the bar. This, at Anthropologie, is $19.99. Details here.
Go forth and toast the holiday season with these at-home bar necessities!
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