Bar carts are an attractive way to offer unique storage and display opportunities within the home. They can house anything from decorative pieces to glassware that can’t be stored elsewhere, to linens in a guest bath.
Bar carts can be used to corral actual bar items (glassware, alcohol, and garnishes), or used as an occasional table in living space. We have even seen them creatively posed as guest room nightstands or bathroom etageres. The carts offer great versatility with the tiered shelving and are easy to move given their wheels. We use bar carts the most frequently as a console table to display books, photographs and decorative accessories.
We like to find carts that have unique detailing such as a metal frame that mimics the appearance of bamboo. This small detail adds sophistication to a simple piece. Mirrored shelves are another great detail. The mirrors reflect light and make everything on the shelf look sparkly and bright.
If you are placing drinks and glassware on the cart, be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand. We also recommend placing the cart in an area where a sink is easily accessible. This makes it easy to dump out any unwanted liquid before making a fresh beverage.