It’s no secret our bar cart has quickly become my absolute favorite thing in the house to decorate & style! Honestly, ours should just be called a “wine cart” because that’s about the only kind of alcohol I store on ours! LOL but that’s the thing I love most about bar carts…they are so VERSATILE! You can use it for whatever you want…a dessert table, mimosa bar, hot chocolate cart, movie night cart filled with all the popcorn & candy! That’s the great thing about them, the possibilities are seriously endless!
For spring I was craving simplicity, so I stripped my cart down to the basics. I wanted to keep it very clean looking & simple. But I thought it would be fun to do a post all about bar car essentials + styling one!
Let’s first talk essentials! These are usually things I keep on my cart at all times…
- Wine/alcohol-whether your like me & just want to keep things simple a cart isn’t complete without a bottle of wine..or 3! Ha! Or whatever alcohol of your choice!
- Glassware-this could be anything…wine glasses, champagne flutes for a mimosa bar, moscow mule mugs, coffee mugs for your desert/cocoa bar!
Shop some of my favorite glassware
- Coasters/napkins/straws-I like to keep a neutral set of coasters out year round on ours except when I’m decorating our cart for a specific holiday…I always swap out for some festive napkins & straws!
Here are some of my favs
- Bar tool set & cocktail shaker-so like I already said I mostly use our cart for a wine cart when I’m not decorating for a specific holiday…but if you plan on using your cart as a traditional bar cart then you’re definitely going to want a little bar tool set and cocktail shaker!
Here are a few that I like
Now that we covered most of the “essentials” let’s get to my favorite part…decor!
- Florals of some sort are an absolute must! Whether that fresh flowers or faux eucalyptus stems! I always have some sort of floral on our cart!
- Candles/diffusers-who wouldn’t love a little spa cart??
- Extra plates or dining room storage
- Baskets-for extra storage space
Shop some of my favorite bar car decor
I hope this helps give you the inspo you were needing to create your perfect little cart! Here’s a few pictures of how I’ve decorated my cart for some of my favorite holidays…
I absolutely LOVE our cart but here a few more of my favs
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