Guide to Styling a Bar Cart

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Guide to Styling a Bar Cart

Bar carts are a popular and versatile addition to any space. Their functionality serves as a convenient space for spirits and mixers as well as a showcase of style and creativity. You don’t have to be a mixologist to have a stylish, eye-catching bar cart in your home. The occasional cocktail drinker or even a coffee enthusiast, can also create a functional space for their favorite beverages. 


*Choosing the Right Bar Cart*

Selecting the perfect bar cart is the first and most crucial step in styling one. You'll want to consider both aesthetics and functionality. Here are some tips:

Size: Determine the available space for your bar cart. Ensure it fits comfortably in the designated area without crowding the room. Clear Modern’s clear acrylic bar carts are available in three sizes providing customers with options.

Material: Choose a material that complements your existing decor. Lucite is a great addition to any interior home style due to being clear and sleek. The Savoy Bar Cart is a clear acrylic piece that fits any interior design style. If you want to elevate your acrylic bar cart, try the Chambery Acrylic Bar Cart which is available in silver or gold accents.

Style: Opt for a style that matches your home's overall aesthetic. Classic, vintage, industrial, or modern bar carts are all available options. An acrylic bar cart or even a glass bar cart is the perfect addition to any aesthetic.


*Stock Your Bar Cart*

Once you've chosen your bar cart, it's time to stock it with the essentials. Here's what you'll need:

Spirits: Select a variety of your favorite liquors, such as whiskey, vodka, rum, and gin. Don't forget to include some mixers like vermouth, tonic water, and bitters. 

Want to keep your bar cart alcohol free? No worries, style your bar cart with coffee essentials or unique décor!

Glassware: A variety of glassware, including cocktail glasses, wine glasses, and highball glasses, adds a touch of elegance. We love unique glassware or color glassware across an acrylic shelf. It can elevate the look of your bar cart and provide the functionality of storage.

Bar Tools: Your basic bar tools can really stand out on an acrylic bar cart. Choose basic bar tools that work with your aesthetic. Basic bar tools such as a cocktail shaker, jigger, muddler, strainer, and a bar spoon are essential for mixing drinks. Are you a coffee barista? Add coffee essentials such as a French Press, glass syrup dispenser, unique espresso glasses and storage jars.

Garnishes: Fresh fruits, herbs, and cocktail garnishes like lemon wedges, mint leaves, and maraschino cherries are both functional and decorative.

Ice Bucket: Keep a stylish ice bucket on your bar cart to ensure you're always ready to chill your drinks.


*Accessorize and Decorate*

This is where you can let your creativity shine. Your choice of accessories and decor elements will personalize your acrylic bar cart and make it stand out:

Barware Accessories: Add style with decorative coasters, cocktail napkins, and even custom drink stirrers or metallic spoons.


Art and Decor: Hang artwork or mirrors above the cart to create a focal point. A vase with fresh flowers or a small potted plant can add a touch of nature. You can even add seasonal touches like pumpkins or spring florals.

Lighting: Consider incorporating decorative lighting, like string lights, a small table lamp, or a stylish pendant light, to create ambiance.

Trays and Containers: Use trays or containers to keep things organized and visually appealing. These can hold your glassware, spirits, or even a decorative bowl of citrus fruits.

Personal Touch: Include personal items or collectibles that reflect your personality, such as vintage cocktail or mixology books or unique glassware.


Styling an acrylic bar cart is an enjoyable way to showcase your personal interior design style and elevate your home decor. By choosing the right cart, stocking it with essentials, adding tasteful accessories, and maintaining it with care, you can create a stunning and functional addition to any space. An acrylic bar cart isn’t just a piece of furniture; it's an expression of your style and for making cherished memories with friends and family.

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