There is no reason why your living room or dining room can’t double as a bar. One of the simplest ways to do this is to purchase a bar cart. In the last few years bar carts have become very trendy, picking up speed thanks to the popularity of Mad Men, which takes place during an era when bar carts were a household (and office) staple.
For a playful 1960’s take on the bar cart, try the Miss Marple, a charming bar trolley with a circular profile serves as a subtle statement piece in almost any room and suits any decor.
If you prefer to keep your alcohol tucked away but readily accessible, the BDI Corridor Bar Cabinet will serve you well. The interior is perfectly set up to store all elements of your bar from glasses to bottles and shakers. The louvered doors of this mid-century modern piece keep everything neatly inside. With its handsome design, it will no doubt catch eyes.
Stools and hightables are classic bar staples and easy to incorporate into a room. Slim high tables and chairs like the Satine Barstool and Hyka Barstool can easily be tucked into an under-utilized corner and can perform double duty as a place to sit and enjoy a drink or a quiet place to work when you aren’t entertaining. Pub tables like the Crystal can also double as standing desks, which can serve as a nice alternative to sitting while working.
There are many clever ways you can have a room perform double duty, and it’s all about picking the right furniture that allows you to do so. When it comes to creating an at-home bar all it takes is one or two clever pieces to transform the room into a multi-functional space.