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Bar Cart Decor: 5 Essential Items to Make Your Bar Cart the Most Stylish Part of Your Home

For years now, a bar cart has been an essential piece of home decor. You're able to put one in your room of choice, whether it's your living room or dining room, and have an easy home bar set up that is perfect for entertaining and adding an extra statement to your space. Whether you have plenty of room or are decorating a small space, styling a bar cart with all of your favorite barware and decor is not only fun, but also incredibly easy to do.

We've rounded up our five favorite bar cart decor ideas that are as useful as they are visually appealing.

1. 14 Piece Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker Set


This kit gives you nearly all of the bar cart accessories you could possibly need. It comes with a 550ml cocktail shaker with a strainer, a dual capacity jigger, 4 straw stirrers, a cocktail muddler, ice tongs, a mixing spoon, 2 liquor dispensers, a wine opener/bottle opener, and one wooden stand to display everything. It keeps everything neatly in one place which makes it ideal to display on your bar cart.

2. Ice Bucket


Bar cart styling wouldn't be complete without a high-quality ice bucket! The majority of cocktail recipes call for ice, so having this on hand to fill before your company comes over gets everything close together on the cart for easy mixing. Not to mention it still looks pretty sitting on your cart even when its not in use.

3. Glassware


This is totally your preference based on what you'd like to have on hand and what you enjoy drinking. Include your favorite cocktail glasses, wine glasses, martini glasses, heck, even margarita glasses if you want. We love this whiskey glass set that comes with lowball glasses and a decanter though because it's a timeless choice you'll keep with you for years to come. It looks so much more high-end than its affordable price point too.

It's also ideal to have bar accessories like this that are easy to offer guests a quick drink when they come over for a happy hour or a nightcap.

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4. Wine Rack


Why hide your nice wine bottles in the pantry? Put them on your bar cart to display and have ready to go for quick and easy access either when friends come over or when you're wanting to pour yourself a nice glass of red at the end of a long day. If you already have glasses on display and a corkscrew included in your cocktail kit, you'll have everything you need all in one place.

5. Add Your Personal Touch


It's a nice gesture before hosting a get-together to have a living accent on the top shelf of your bar cabinet or cart. Whether you fill your vase with fresh flowers or minimalist greenery, it adds some height and dimension next to the bottles of alcohol. Not to mention, you could even have herbs on hand to use as garnishes or for mixing into your favorite cocktail recipes with your muddler. This is your chance to get creative and add something pretty to your cart full of useful tools and booze!

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