Creative Ways To Use A Bar Cart

Creative Ways To Use A Bar Cart




Here at Vintage Style Living we love good old fashioned bar carts and the multiple functions that they provide. Bar carts are the new chic and trendy vintage home accessory that everyone should have in their home. They are great for your cocktail parties, providing an extra work surface in the kitchen, or can be used as a dessert cart and are great for creating extra storage



What To Look For In A Bar Cart




When looking for your perfect bar cart here are a few things to remember. Bar carts are meant to be efficient so consider the space that you’ll be placing it in. The best bar carts to have are the mobile ones, which makes them easy to go from indoors to outdoors when entertaining. You’ll also want to look for bar carts with a metal finish so it will hold up to the elements if you're using it outdoors. Now let’s take a look and see how you can style your bar cart. 



How To Style Your Bar Cart For Your Cocktail Parties



When a bar cart is styled right it creates functionality and beauty in any space, large or small. One of the most important things to remember is to keep the clutter to a minimum. The cart is meant to make and serve cocktails so be sure to leave an open workspace on top of the cart. We like to group items by themes having the hard liquors, mixers, and glasses together. If you have a large cart you can use trays as dividers to keep things organized. If you have a smaller cart it’s better to plan out your drink menu and just have the necessary ingredients on the cart. Place fresh flowers on top and monogrammed glassware to add a personal touch.  Here are some great examples that you can use to style your own bar cart for your next party.


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The Transformation Of The Bar Cart


There are so many ways to use a bar cart in your home when you’re not using it for entertaining. Here are some great ideas that we have found so you can transform your bar cart into almost anything. One of the first things that I saw that I just loved was the espresso cart. This is ideal for kitchens that lack counter space and it’s a nice way to display your espresso machine and accessories. 



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Transform your bar cart into a dessert cart for your next party.  What a great idea for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday party, baby shower, or even a wedding. This is a stylish and classy way to display and serve your favorite desserts. Here are just a few ideas on how you can transform your bar cart into a fabulous dessert cart that will be the hit of the party.  


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Bar carts are wonderful to use for creating extra storage in any room of your home. They make great side tables to store your favorite books and collectibles on. The photo below shows how you can use a bar cart as a side table for almost anything. The antiques and the vintage bar cart sets the mood for this room. 


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Create your own spa retreat in your bathroom just by adding a bar cart and transforming it into a luxury spa cart. Place your favorite candle on top along with a tray with bath salts, body scrub, and essential oils. On the bottom rack place towels and there you have it your very own spa retreat cart. 


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As you can see, there are so many possibilities with the good old fashion bar cart. We are so glad that these are back trending hotter than ever and wonder why they ever went out of style in the first place. A bar cart is truly the epitome of how style and function come together as one.  We hope that this inspired you to add a bar cart to your home’s décor or start using the one that you already have.


We always like hearing from our customers and would love to know how you decorate your bar cart.




Happy Decorating,

Vintage Style Living