The Ultimate Comprehensive Guide to Styling the Bar Cart

November 24th, 2020

Bar Carts are timeless decor pieces, whether you enjoy a quiet drink at the end of the day, are a cocktail connoisseur, drinks novice or entertain regularly. It is both a stylish statement piece and a functional storage solution for any home, plus the versatility is endless! 

Bar Carts were actually Tea Trolleys during the Victorian Era Prohibition Period and it was only after Prohibition in the 1950's that Bar Carts became an essential component of at-home entertaining and were at the centre of the daily cocktail hour. Today, the bar cart is all about personalisation — creating a station that is not only a practical home to all your essential bar tools, drinks & glassware but an opportunity to show off your design flare.

So how do you continue this timeless tradition by creating your own Bar Cart set-up at home?
In this article we share the essential components to creating a beautiful Bar Cart that boasts both functionality and style.

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SHOP BAR CARTS

Leather Minibar with Bar Tools - Suzie Anderson Home
Leather Minibar with Bar Tools - Suzie Anderson Home
Leather Minibar with Bar Tools - Suzie Anderson Home
Leather Minibar with Bar Tools - Suzie Anderson Home
Leather Minibar with Bar Tools - Suzie Anderson Home

Leather Minibar with Bar Tools

$1,885.00
Mason Drinks Trolley | Rattan
Mason Drinks Trolley | Rattan

Mason Drinks Trolley | Rattan

$512.00
  • Muddler
  • Corkscrew
  • Bottle Opener
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Cocktail Mixing Glass
  • Jigger & Measuring Cup
  • Strainer
  • Pour Spout
  • Bar Spoons
  • Citrus Peelers
  • Mixing Sticks
  • Small Paring Knife
Cocktail Muddler | Beechwood - Suzie Anderson Home
Cocktail Muddler | Beechwood - Suzie Anderson Home

Cocktail Muddler | Beechwood

$16.25
Speed Opener | Stainless Steel - Suzie Anderson Home
Speed Opener | Stainless Steel - Suzie Anderson Home

Speed Opener | Stainless Steel

$9.75
Hexagon Bar Decanter - Suzie Anderson Home
Hexagon Bar Decanter - Suzie Anderson Home

Hexagon Bar Decanter

$284.00
Carafe - Hexagon Bar IV - Suzie Anderson Home
Carafe - Hexagon Bar IV - Suzie Anderson Home
Carafe - Hexagon Bar IV - Suzie Anderson Home
Carafe - Hexagon Bar IV - Suzie Anderson Home

Carafe | Hexagon Bar IV

$227.00
SHOP ALL BAR TOOLS

When it comes to Glassware, we recommend sticking to a similar design in different shapes and sizes for a streamlined look. Aim to showcase 4-6 Glasses and tailor according to what your favourite drinks are, such as a pair of whisky glasses, tumblers or stemless wine glasses.

Ambrogio 3 Piece Whisky Set - Suzie Anderson Home
Ambrogio 3 Piece Whisky Set - Suzie Anderson Home

Ambrogio 3 Piece Whisky Set

$209.00
Bedside Carafe & Tumbler | Clear Frill - Suzie Anderson Home
Bedside Carafe & Tumbler | Clear Frill - Suzie Anderson Home
Bedside Carafe & Tumbler | Clear Frill - Suzie Anderson Home

Bedside Carafe & Tumbler | Clear Frill

$198.00
Ambretta Champagne Glass - Suzie Anderson Home
Ambretta Champagne Glass - Suzie Anderson Home

Ambretta Champagne Glass

$15.00
Petoni Dots Tumbler | Golden Yellow - Suzie Anderson Home
Petoni Dots Tumbler | Golden Yellow - Suzie Anderson Home
Petoni Dots Tumbler | Golden Yellow - Suzie Anderson Home

Petoni Dots Tumbler | Golden Yellow

$37.50
SHOP ALL GLASSWARE

When it comes to selecting your Bar Cart accessories, choose a few key pieces that tie in with your overall decor theme, colour scheme, or accenting detail, such as Gold Rim Glass Detailing, Marble or Rattan materials or Vertical or Horizontal lines. If you have a two tier cart, utilise the lower tier to store your bar tools and glassware & use the top for a accessories such as Cocktail Recipe Books, napkins, coasters, vases, picture frames, decorative objects or candles. We recommend having a maximum of 3 of your favourite bottles of Alcohol on display and put away anything that looks out of place or cluttered in your storage cupboard. 

If you are sticking to a particular decor style, here are some accessory recommendations below:

Hamptons
: Ceramics, Mirrored objects, picture frames, elegant marble or silver trays and natural collected elements of coral, shells and driftwood.
Parisian: An array of leather books, porcelain figures and vases, silver or gold picture frames, crystal vases & decanters.
Classic Contemporary: Curated coffee table books, pretty mirrored or pewter trays, objet d'art, small decorative sculptures and mouth blown vases.
British Colonial: Natural and travel collected elements, Fresh Foliage or Palm Leaves, Magnifying glasses, Trophies, and wall-mounted botanical-framed specimens or prints.

Nut Bowl | Bar II - Suzie Anderson Home
Nut Bowl | Bar II - Suzie Anderson Home
Nut Bowl | Bar II - Suzie Anderson Home

Nut Bowl | Bar II

$204.50
Lancaster Hip Flask - Suzie Anderson Home
Lancaster Hip Flask - Suzie Anderson Home

Lancaster Hip Flask

$159.00
Liberty Valet Tray - Suzie Anderson Home
Liberty Valet Tray - Suzie Anderson Home
Liberty Valet Tray - Suzie Anderson Home

Liberty Valet Tray

$113.50
Verdigris Antiqued Round Tray - Suzie Anderson Home
Verdigris Antiqued Round Tray - Suzie Anderson Home

Verdigris Antiqued Round Tray

$122.50
SHOP ALL ACCESSORIES
Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails
Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails
Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails
Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails
Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails
Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails
Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails

Spritz Fever: Sixty Champagne and Sparkling Wine cocktails

$29.99
Behind The Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels - Suzie Anderson Home
Behind The Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels - Suzie Anderson Home
Behind The Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels - Suzie Anderson Home
Behind The Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels - Suzie Anderson Home
Behind The Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels - Suzie Anderson Home
Behind The Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels - Suzie Anderson Home

Behind The Bar: 50 Cocktail Recipes from the World's Most Iconic Hotels

$24.99
The Modern Gentleman - Suzie Anderson Home
The Modern Gentleman - Suzie Anderson Home
The Modern Gentleman - Suzie Anderson Home
The Modern Gentleman - Suzie Anderson Home
The Modern Gentleman - Suzie Anderson Home
The Modern Gentleman - Suzie Anderson Home

The Modern Gentleman

$19.99
The Curious Bartenders Gin Palace
The Curious Bartenders Gin Palace
The Curious Bartenders Gin Palace
The Curious Bartenders Gin Palace
The Curious Bartenders Gin Palace
The Curious Bartenders Gin Palace

The Curious Bartenders Gin Palace

$39.99
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021
The Champagne Guide 2020-2021

The Champagne Guide 2020-2021

$60.00

Lighting is essential when it comes to shaping the mood of your design and there are also a few elements to keep in mind when matching your lighting with your decor style. To create ambience, relaxation and intimacy in your design, focus on including some low-level lighting options such as tea lights or pillar Candles for a warm glow. For a touch of luxury, focus on a embellished statement Candle with a beautiful design such as Cire Trudon Candles. To create an elegant, sophisticated look, include a Slender Nickel or Pewter Decorative Lamp Base with a neutral linen shade. If you have limited space, try a mounted Wall Sconce or place the bar cart under a Crystal Chandelier and watch the bar cart come to life.