A bar cart is a versatile addition you never knew you needed – until now. These stylish workhorses can tackle so much more than just happy hour libations. Watch the video and read on to get inspired with new ways to use this trendy but timeless entertaining staple.
For the Coffee Lover
Stock a bar cart with a coffee maker, a carafe of hot water, and a variety of coffee pods, tea bags, and cocoa packets to stay cozy all season. Keep small vessels of cream and sugar up top for easy use, and store the extras below. Add a bowl of fruit for snacking or a pretty plant to fill in empty space, and use S hooks to store mugs on the wine glass racks so you’re ready for a toasty treat any time.
For the Bibliophile
Now any room can have a reading nook by incorporating a bar cart as your own little home library. Use bookends to store larger titles upright on the lower shelf, and keep your favorites handy up top. A stylish desk lamp provides extra lighting right where you need it, and you can keep your favorite drink at the ready hanging in the wine glass racks.
For the Creative Spirit
Encourage creativity by keeping craft supplies out in the open and ready to use. Store larger items in bins and baskets, and smaller supplies in bowls or cups up top for easy access. Finish the look with a bright desk lamp and an eye-catching clock. A bar cart with modern styling and a bold color will be right at home in a child’s bedroom or playroom, or steal this idea for your personal crafting space.
For the Morning Routine
Vanity without a vanity? It’s totally doable. Top a bar cart with a large mirror, jewelry holders, soaps, and tissues. Use tall glasses in the bottle holders to store everyday toiletries and cosmetics. A bar cart with an open design also lets you hang a towel on the handle and shower poufs on S hooks under the top shelf so you have everything you need for a solid start (or end) to your day.
For the Music Lover
Turn any room into a music room. The rich natural browns of this Mid-century modern bar cart and portable turntable make for a unified look that’s ready to rock. Store your favorite LPs and CDs on the ample shelves, and get creative with the wine glass racks by stashing bottles of your favorite soda, drinking glasses, and headphones for the ultimate sonic sanctuary.
For the Bedroom
For a stylish alternative to a nightstand, a bar cart is ready for service right next to your bed. Use a natural table lamp for nighttime reading and a vintage-inspired alarm clock so you’re up and at ’em on time. There’s plenty of room for a small keepsake box to store essentials and display treasured photos or flowers.
For the Professional
Small desk? No problem. Make the most of your small home office with a bar cart that also offers enclosed storage. Store books and supplies on lower shelves or in cabinets. The convenient rails around the exposed shelves keep everything in place, and classic desktop accessories help you stay organized. Use the open top for electronics and a fan to keep your cool while you’re working hard.
For the Foliage
Who said your garden had to be outside? The clean look of glass shelves draw all eyes to the greenery, and ceramic wildlife makes for a fun touch that won’t destroy your green thumb’s hard work. Mix sizes and textures of real or faux plants in unique containers to create dimension and interest for your little indoor jungle.
No matter how you style it or where you use it, a bar cart is a contemporary and fashionable way to add extra storage and function to your home. You’ll toast to its genius (and your clever uses for it) for years to come.