Bring the style and function of a real bar into your home, whether you enjoy classic cocktails, a neat pour or you’re a true wine enthusiast. With ideas that range from simple to maximalist and rustic to modern, we’ve rounded up 30 designer-approved home bar ideas to inspire your next DIY home project.
While you may keep things neutral in other rooms (with a modern kitchen or minimalist living room), a home bar is the perfect space to mix things up. An eye-catching backsplash, vibrant colors, statement lighting or unique artwork are just a few ways to inject personality into your design. According to interior designer Mary Patton, home wet bar essentials are counter space, storage for glasses and an outlet for a wine fridge. “However, if you are renting or very short on space, a well-styled bar cart will do just fine.”
We foresee colorful cabinetry, daring design choices and overstated hardware taking over kitchens in 2023, which all translate into the best home bars. Keeping with design trends for 2023, Patton predicts a continued interest in designated bar areas and mini bars. “During the height of the pandemic, home bars and lounges were my number-one design request from homeowners,” she says. “Since, people realize they like to stay 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 closest conversions).