Home Bar Ideas And Inspiration

Home Bar Ideas And Inspiration

9th May 2024

Posted by Alice Ewens on 9th May 2024

The home bar is very much in! We're mixing up the perfect cocktail of inspiration and motivation with these top decor ideas for all budgets and styles.

Maybe it's because the 70s and the 1920s retro vintage looks are back in. Maybe it's because of the pandemic when we all spent far too long staring at the shed and missing the pub. But the home bar is a hot trend right now, no longer relegated to the realm of your parent's dodgy home brew or heavy-on-the-Gin mixes. Cocktails and mocktails are a booming business and, with the cost of living biting many of us in the margaritas, loads of us are looking to do drinks at home.

The home bar can be as big or as small as your space and budget allow. It's a great idea for the box room you've currently got full of old boxes. But a mini bar can work just as well as a statement drinks trolley or cabinet. You could even opt for an outdoor option! We've pulled together some gorgeous inspiration ,with our top Furniturebox picks, to get the cocktail/juice bar of your dreams, whatever your taste and budget.

The Spare Room Home Bar

If you've got a box room that you have no idea what to do with, maybe a spare room home bar is the answer? A counter lined with bar stools plus a dining table or sofas for more relaxed entertaining can be a great socialising space.

Furniturebox's Pick

Pair of teal blue velvet bar chair stool with fluted back and gold legs

Our Juniper blue velvet bar chairs with gold legs would be the perfect addition to your spare room bar! The statement mix of bold jewel-toned velvet, fluted back and angled gold legs is a maximalist must-have.

The Bookshelf Bar

By far the easiest and most accessible way to add a bar space to your home is to repurpose shelving. You can fix floating shelves to a wall, add shelving to an alcove or have a free-standing bookshelf. All will provide plenty of storage space for bottles, glasses and accessories. An upcycled French dresser is also a great alternative for a more rustic and unique look.

Furniturebox's Pick

industrial black metal and wood box shelves for modern home bar decor

Our Ashton black metal and wood box shelves would add some industrial flair to your bar area, whether you recess them into a wall or leave them free-standing. Pair with a velvet or faux-leather sofa for the ultimate speak-easy vibe.

The Drinks Cabinet Home Bar

For something a little more sedate, a smaller sideboard or cabinet makes a perfect home mini bar. Go for sleek black metal cabinet for a sophisticated look, or opt for a more colourful metal cabinet for a more whimsical look.

Furniturebox's Pick

Black metal and ribbed glass sideboard cabinet with 2 doors and interior shelves

Our Urbi Medium Black Metal Cabinet would be perfect as a drinks cabinet. There's plenty of space inside to store bottles and glasses, and plenty of flat surface on top to prepare your drinks. Tuck into a corner or make into a statement focal point of a room.

The Garden Home Bar

Nothing gives ‘cocktails by the pool’ vibes more than an al fresco bar. Whether your budget allows for a fancy pool-bar inspired garden room or a converted shed Tiki bar, it’s a surefire way to bring those holiday feelings home. Dress a shed-bar with fairy lights, a firepit or tiki torches, potted palms, a few flamingoes and bold tropical colour palettes to capture all the fun of drinks in the sun.

red metal tolix style stools at a kitchen island

Our Colton Tolix-style red metal stools will add some colour to your bar area. They're durable and stackable, too. The perfect perch for sipping mojitos at sundown. Make sure these are kept under cover as, though they are metal, they're not specifically designed for outdoor use.

The Coffee Bar

A home bar doesn't have to be about alcohol. A juice bar, tea table or coffee station are equally lovely ways to dedicate a space to your favourite beverage and socialise with friends and family. Warm neutrals will always give off coffee shop aesthetics, and more colourful palettes would look amazing for a juice bar.

bar table with 2 matching bar chair stools in cream and oak for a home bar

Our Rye cream and oak wood bar table with 2 matching bar chairs would make an excellent coffee station. There's room on the tabletop to store your coffee machine or teapot and mugs. Some dedicated shelving above could house all the extras we love to keep on hand. And, there's room to sit and enjoy your morning brew. Perfect!

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