How to Style a Bar Cart (Practical but Pretty)

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Besides the convenience of crafting a cocktail on demand, I like having a bar cart because it adds extra storage in a stylish way. The trick is to keep your bar cart from getting messy.

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I see lots of pretty pictures and pins of fabulously styled bar carts. But I need mine to be practical as well as stylish. I use mine to store wine glasses, shot glasses, alcohol bottles and other odds and ends every day. My bar cart isn’t just for looking good in pictures. It adds extra storage space to my already bursting-at-the-seams kitchen.

Here are my tips for styling your bar cart for the everyday.

1. Use a tray

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This simple wooden tray keeps my random assortment of shot glasses, wine glasses and mini liquor bottles looking organized. It corrals everything together, so items stay put.

2. Line up bottles

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Bar carts have to have some booze, right? Well, the trick to keeping all of those bottles from looking messy is to line them up in  neat rows. So simple. But it makes a big difference.

3. Use containers

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Containers, such as mason jars and bowls, are great for storing smaller items on your bar cart. For example, I use a mason jar to keep all my straws in order.

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When it’s not in use, I also use a glass ice bucket to store wine corks.

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That’s all it takes to keep your bar cart looking good every day.

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Do you have a bar cart? How do you style it?



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