How to create your own home bar
Many people love a night out on the town. Hopping from bar to bar, drinking delicious cocktails and enjoying the company of friends, significant others and other like-minded strangers who are ready to get caught up in conversation. While it’s always nice to get out of the house and enjoy these things, wouldn’t it be great if you could achieve the same ambiance in the comfort of your own home? The idea of putting a bar in your house, whether it’s in the kitchen, basement or other area of your living arrangement, can be a fun project that inspires exciting nights in with friends and family. It can enhance your current living space effortlessly, acting as the main focal point of your house.
Don’t let the idea of crafting your own, unique and cozy entertainment space in your home intimidate you. Creating a home bar can be simple and totally achievable with these tips:
Scope the scene
Is there any specific area in your home that’s empty and ready to be taken over? Or, do you have to make arrangements for other furniture and accessories to make the space for the bar? Decide where the home bar would make most sense before you start brainstorming any other ideas.
Pick out your furniture
Beyond the bar itself, you need to decide what kind of furniture will make up the rest of the area. Traditional bar stools and subtle lighting with fading pendants makes a classic touch. You can also add lounge chairs and other seating based on the amount of space you have to work with. Keep surface area in mind too – the more space your guests have to set down their drinks, the more comfortable they can feel.
Set the mood
Lighting is a major mood-setter, but that’s not the only thing that can make or break the home bar tone. Dark walls or accents in deep shades like charcoal, plum or maroon can add romance to the space.
Don’t forget the accessories
The right accessories make a huge difference in the look and feel of the bar area as well. Make sure there’s a large mirror set right behind the bar for the traditional look – this can also make the space feel more expanded. Candles can help set the tone and freshen up the space as well.
When it comes to bar accessories, make sure you’re stocked up on the drinkware and cocktail utensils to impress your guests and keep them satisfied.
Stock the bar
From liquor and mixers to beer and coffee, the bar should always be stocked to entertain. Grab your favorites to keep in the bar at all times so you’re always ready for a nightcap. If you want to make things more fun, consider curating your own cocktail menu with unique, custom drinks that your friends and family will love.
Home projects can be intimidating when you’re on your own. Why take on the task by yourself when you can recruit some expert help? A personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors can come to your home for a free consultation to check out your living space and provide tips and designer expertise to get the project going. During your meeting, you’ll go over all of your ideas as well as the goals you want to achieve in creating your dream home bar. Your designer will assess the area and develop a plan to get the ball rolling. Soon, you’ll be mixing and sipping your own custom cocktails that your friends and family will crave every weekend.