Bar carts were designed to serve a pretty great purpose in my opinion: a piece of furniture outfitted for holding and serving drinks. They’ve become a staple piece for a living or dining area and I’m all here for it. I mean truly, what’s better than a beautiful piece of furniture to hold all of your favorite wine?
With all of the gorgeous bar carts and cabinets out there, there’s really no excuse for not accessorizing your piece to the fullest. I’ve put together some bar cart styling ideas using some of my fave pieces–from the bar cart itself to the smaller accessories like stemware and cocktail picks. Each and every item you choose will add up to create your own unique look!
Other than the below ideas, you can also always leave room for fresh flowers, seasonal decor, or fresh cocktail ingredients (think: citrus, jalapeños or mint). Don’t be afraid to have fun with it. Cheers!
The Best Bar Cabinets & Carts
There are so many different options out there, but these five have to be some of my favorite pieces to start with. The bar cabinets offer a bit more storage while still having shelves to style, and the bar carts lend much more room for styling with some of the best bar cart accessories listed below.
The round shape on this cane bar cabinet is everything. Not only does it serve as beautiful storage for your glasses and bottles, but I bet this piece would be a conversation starter every time you have guests!
The mix of wood, white, and brass on this bar cart is fun yet classic. There are so many options for how to style this one with its three tiers and stemware rack.
Crafted from mango and oak veneer, this bar cabinet would make a beautiful addition to your living or dining area. The double doors open up to the perfectly organized storage area for all of your stemware and bottles.
This is the bar cart that we have in our dining room! I love how neutral it is and think the rattan texture adds something special. The bar cart also comes in black and tan if you’re looking for something a bit more moody.
For a more budget-friendly option, this rattan bar cart is such a good choice! The tropical vibes bring warmth to any space. Style the bar cart with glassware and accessories to really make it your own.
The Best Bar Cart Glassware
Once you choose your bar cart (or maybe you already have one and are just looking to refresh), the next step should be selecting glassware that you love and will be excited to pull out when your guests arrive.
The diamond pattern on these glasses adds such a sophisticated look to any cocktail. They’re such a great price, too!
An oldie, but a goodie. You truly can’t go wrong with adding any Schott Zwiesel wine glasses to your collection!
The texture and shape of these have me hooked. Each one is slightly different for easy stacking on your bar cart or in your cabinet. Bonus: your guests won’t be mixing up their drinks with these since each one is slightly different!
These Estelle Glasses are popping up everywhere lately, and rightfully so. They come in so many pretty colors if you’re looking to add a bit of flare to your bar cart.
Every bar cart deserves a nice decanter. This can hold a bottle of your favorite tequila or bourbon all while sitting pretty on your top shelf.
The Best Bar Cart Accessories
Last, but definitely not least—bar cart accessories! This is where you can really get creative and have fun styling your bar cart.
These brass cocktail necessities are so chic with the marble holder to keep them neat and tidy.
This wine rack comes in both black and brass and is such a good staple for your bar cart. Take your wine Wednesdays up a notch by filling it with all of your favorite wine.
Cocktail shakers are a must have accessory for styling your bar cart. Not only is this one pretty, but it’s also so practical and will get plenty of use.
If you’re ever in need of inspiration and want to mix up your usual cocktail recipes, try this book. It has so many fun recipes and looks so cute sitting on a bar cart.
This white scalloped bowl would be so perfect sitting on a bar cart filled with lemons and limes. Don’t be afraid to mix in fresh ingredients like citrus or mint as part of your decor. Plus, the price is so hard to beat, it’s a no-brainer.
Use these brass bee cocktail picks for your next happy hour. They would work for olives in martinis or fresh fruit in your margaritas – plus, they just step up your bar cart game.
I love this antique take on a classic ice bucket. This would look so good styled next to the matching cocktail shaker!
Your guests will adore these cocktail napkins – I mean, how cute?! Set these on your bar cart for extra detail.