Looking for a way to add a little style to your living room? One trend that we’re loving right now is creating a chic bar cart that works as both a decorating and entertaining piece. If you aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to stylizing a bar cart, we’re here to help. Take a look at our infographic below and learn how to style a bar cart with ease. BONUS: All the wine and liquor options displayed here give back to charitable causes, so you can pour it forward.
What You’ll Need
–Bar Cart: Target has some great options
–Flutes + Glassware: we shopped from The Little Market which is a nonprofit founded by women to empower women
–Floral Elements: plant, flowers, or some realistic faux greenery
–Shaker + Barware: choose from silver, brass, copper, or wood to match your cart
–ONEHOPE Wine: mix and match your favorite varietals
–Liquor Assortment: we selected 3 brands that all give back to nonprofits
–Letter Board: Amazon has a wide variety to choose from
–Artwork: Not necessary but definitely an added bonus to complete the look!
Bar Cart Styling Tips
Find the space: First thing you’ll need to do is find a space for your bar cart and take some measurements. There are a number of shapes, sizes, and materials to choose from when it comes to selecting a bar cart, so once you find the ideal place in your living or dining room, you can purchase the cart of your dreams.
Buy the pieces: Now that you’ve purchased your bar cart, it’s time to buy the materials to style it! If you don’t already have the glassware, cocktail shaker/kit, letterboard, and vase, we recommend shopping around for some options online or in store! If you can, try and purchase from other like-minded companies that give back. For example, the glass pitcher you see above is from The Little Market, where our purchase supported female artisans at Chabi Chic in Morocco. For less expensive accessories, shop for the pieces you need at Target, Amazon, HomeGoods, Marshalls, or Ross. You’ll be surprised at how much you can find at a reasonable price!
Choose a fun phrase for your letter board: We recommend going with an eye-catching pun or quote that your friends will love. A few options to choose from are: “Everything happens for a riesling,” “Wine is my spirit animal,” “Does running out of wine count as cardio?,” “Let the evening be gin,” “When life gives you limes, make a margarita,” “Sip sip hooray!”
Select your wines that make an impact: To purchase your ONEHOPE Wine, shop online and buy a few of your favorite bottles that can add a pop of color and variety to your cart. Choose from our mini sparkling wine bottles, our famous glitter bottles, rosés, whites, or reds to add to your bar cart.
Find liquor bottles that give back: For our stylized bar cart, we selected 3 alcohol brands that all give back to nonprofits. The bottles we chose include Absolut Elyx Vodka which provides clean drinking water through the nonprofit Water for People, Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum which supports Bacardi’s Disaster Relief Fund, and VIVA XXXII Tequila which donates to organizations that prevent animal abuse.
Organize your accessories: When it comes to styling a bar cart, we always say less is more. Don’t over complicate your cart with too many liquor bottles or barware accessories. Try placing taller bottles and accessories in the back to create some dimension, and aim for a few inches of space between each item or grouping of accessories.
Next, play around with placement, but we suggest keeping items that go together close by. For example, on the first level of our cart, we included floral/living elements, wine bottles, and some fun glassware including a colored pitcher and champagne flutes to complete the top. On the second level of our cart, we added 3 liquor bottles, moscow mule mugs, a shaker and muddler, and some bottled simple syrups with the letter board in the center. We kept all of our wine accessories on the top, and our cocktail accessories on the bottom.
Show Us Your Bar Cart on Social
Ready to get stylin’? Once your bar cart is all set up, snap a picture and share it with us on social by tagging ONEHOPE for a chance to be featured on our page! We can’t wait to see how you’ve styled your bar cart that gives back.
The ONEHOPE Wine Team