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How to Style and Stock a Bar Cart

Who doesn't love a bar cart? They are functional, beautiful and if it has wheels, like mine, mobile. Add a lamp, a flower filled vase or a bowl filled with citrus fruits. You can find crystal decanters at charity shops by the bucket load! I found my cart, a marble and brass beauty, at a charity shop. You can really find nice vintage ones with really clean modern lines. I entertain weekly so mine is always in use, but even when it's not, it just elevates the room. I have had it in the dining room and more recently it has been moved to the living room. Today's liquor manufacturers understand that we want beautiful packaging. Just like a luxurious lipstick or perfume bottle. This works out well from a design and decor point of view. You can seek out a bottle of any colour, shape, or size that your heart desires. In styling my cart I love using mirrored trays. Small pretty trinket trays, and gold rimmed bowls, all hold the essentials. I also love some fresh flowers in a small vase instead of the fruit bowl if I won't be entertaining. A lamp is always a nice touch especially if your bar cart is beside an armchair, as mine is below.

And don't get me started on bar accessories. Novelty bottle openers, beautiful jiggers in different metal finishes other than stainless. I could go on and on. I have also included some pictures of my dining room side board that was recently turned into a bar station. so if you don't have a bar cart don't worry.