July 13, 2024


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Tips On Styling Your Home Bar

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It’s obvious, we Brits love a drink and we are not afraid to admit it. The growing trend of people pimping their house out is still rife. Whether that is creating a garden office for working from home or creating a home bar where you can invite your friends and family over. More people are doing this, but worryingly, only about half of the people creating these bars are actually doing it right. It takes a lot of planning, attention to detail, equipment and finesse to have a perfect bar. In this article, we will go through some simple steps to help you style your home bar.


Create The Perfect Space

Setting up the right bar is more than just having a designated tray with a few whisky glasses and a bottle. You certainly don’t need random glasses everywhere that you can’t find when you are trying to entertain. No, you need to find a designated area where it allows you the space to fit all the accessories in the bar.


Place The Main Attractions

One of the main points of having a home bar is to have it well stocked and having everything well displayed. To get started, you should have the essentials such as vodka, rum, tequila, gin, whiskey and any other preferences that you may have. It’s also great to be able to fit a fridge in there so you can fit your mixers and wines in there such as soda, tonic, cola and other essentials. For decoration, you should look to add some wall art prints so that it all ties together, you can get some great bar-style wall prints.


Have The Right Glassware

Have you ever been to a bar and been served a glass of wine in a mug? No, and the same goes with your home bar. There are many different types of glasses with different textures, sizes and styles, so it’s key to have the right style for your bar. If you’re going for a vintage or rustic looking bar, then you should opt for thicker vintage glasses. If you are wanting something more modern with a granite top, then opt for something a little more minimalistic. If you are making cocktails, you should at least buy some coupes for martinis.


Have Essential Bar Tools

Why go through all that effort of building a home bar and not having the essentials to make a drink. When you have all the tools it makes it much easier to practice your flare and make the perfect serve. At a minimum, you will need speed pourers for all your spirits, a jigger to measure out, a bar spoon, a mixing glass, a Boston shaker, a strainer, a corkscrew and a bottle opener and peeler. This way you can have all the tools of the trade and be as prepared as a professional bar.


Don’t Cheap Out On Ice

Ice is an essential part of a drink and ice should be in your bar. The ice from an ice tray will not cover everyone’s drinks. If you have a fridge with an ice dispenser then this could do but it’s always a good idea to have a proper ice dispenser as they produce much better cubes that won’t just disappear when you shake a cocktail together.


Now you have the essentials, it’s time to decorate the bar. Many trending places are all about botanicals and greenery to add a bit of lux, so why not look at adding some plants or botanical wall art to the scene. Before you know it, you will be sipping a martini at your own home bar, enjoy.