With a wide variety of home decor styles and aesthetic tastes, there are a number of options to choose for an at-home bar. While there are many people who host parties and use their bar for entertainment purposes, others enjoy the decorative aspect of the decanters, bottles, and glasses. We think a home bar should serve both needs: you should be able to have your bar and enjoy it, too. We’ve rounded up several inspiring (and re-creatable) bars that easily mesh with popular home decor styles.

This shabby chic armoire adds a feminine rustic touch to its surroundings. Offering a large amount of storage, the tall cabinets allow for a sweet display of vintage glassses and bottles. A home bar of this kind would be extremely simple to assemble, requiring an old amoire, a collection of glasses, and all of your bar accessories.

In a whimsical display, this primary-hued bar is great inspiration for an eclectic nook. Combining traditional and retro decor styles, the arrangement is placed above what looks to be a dresser or built-in shelves. We like how this cozy home bar is easily adaptable to any available space.

In stark contrast to the quirky vignette above, this modern display features clean lines and a refreshing pop of orange. The otherwise neutral room avoids monotony by employing different shades of gray and recurring circular shapes. The orange-hued cocktail glasses (displayed upside down) effectively use vertical space while maintaining a modern, minimalistic appearance.

This home bar features a subtle combination of modern and vintage, and masculine and feminine elements. The Lucite chairs add ethereal symmetry to the unique, weathered dresser. A beautiful-meets-functional ensemble that effectively combines light and dark elements to produce a very chic home bar.

Here, another previously-loved item gets a second chance: a vintage trunk! This D.I.Y. bar (at right)would be a charming solution for apartment dwellers or vintage lovers. To make this rolling trunk bar, visit Apartment Therapy for instructions.

For a similar effect, an antique suitcase can be repurposed to serve as a bar cart (below). Vintage glasses, decanters, and a tray complete the look. Visit Curbly for more ideas like this one.





Lastly, this flea market amoire is transformed by a fresh coat of paint and shiny glassware. The bold lime green color choice pairs strangely well with the muted mint green walls, creating a retro palette that somehow still feels modern. The colorful bottle caps evoke a fresh, playful vibe, which complements the timeless chrome accents seen throughout.

Tell us, do you have a bar in your home? What do you think of these D.I.Y. ideas?


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