Bring real bar style and function to your home, whether you enjoy classic cocktails, immaculate pours, or you’re a true wine enthusiast. With ideas that range from simple to maximalist and simple to modern, we’ve rounded up 30 approved designers home bar ideas to inspire your next DIY home project.
While you might keep things neutral in other rooms (with a modern kitchen or minimalist living room), the home bar is a great place to mix things up. An eye-catching backsplash, bright colors, striking lighting or unique artwork are just a few ways to inject personality into your designs. According to interior designer Mary Patton, the essential items of a wet bar in the home are counter space, glass storage, and an outlet for the wine fridge. “However, if you’re renting or seriously short on space, a well-appointed bar cart will do just fine.”
We foresee colorful cabinets, bold design choices, and over-the-top hardware taking over kitchens in 2023, all of which translate to the ultimate home bar. Following design trends for 2023, Patton foresees continued interest in designated bar and mini bar areas. “During the height of the pandemic, home bars and lounges were my number one design request from home owners,” he says. “Since then, people have realized that they like to stay at home, host and entertain.”
Keep scrolling to find inspiration to fit your space, big or small. Added bonus: we sprinkled in budget-friendly ideas (hint: rolling bar carts and nearby convertibles).