38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

It’s one thing to buy a bar cart. It’s another to decorate that bar cart. Because no amount of “bar cart ideas ” Pinterest perusal can prepare you for the task at hand: You have the furniture equivalent of a clean slate sitting in front of you, full of potential, just waiting to be adorned with all kinds of trinkets that are equal parts practical and adorable. You did the research to determine what kind of cart you wanted—now you have to figure out what the hell to put on it.

I bought a bar cart the moment I moved into my current apartment. Because bar carts are very adult , you know. And no veritably mature home is complete without one, you know. But after I bought the thing, it sat in the corner of my apartment accumulating dust. I just couldn’t figure out what to do next.

I’m not the kind of person who owns a shit-ton of alcohol at any given moment; once a bottle of wine enters my apartment, it’s typically consumed within the week—so I couldn’t rely on the tried-and-true method of loading my bar cart with liquor and libations. I owned a few nice-looking wine glasses, but they’d already found a home on the open shelving in my kitchen. There was no obvious next step—until I realized some shopping was in order , that is. 

Once you accept that having an adorable bar cart in your home isn’t simply a matter of buying one and crossing your fingers that the immense “bar cart ideas ” Pinterest research you did will magically translate into a perfectly decorated piece of furniture, things become a lot easier. Because the internet is chock full of cute glassware, barware and other relevant accessories that will make your bar cart a lot cuter—and they’ll probably elevate your hostess game, too.

So give the Pinterest-ing a rest (or give our truncated guide to decorating a bar cart a quick skim), and get to shopping. No amount of procrastination will convince that bar cart to decorate itself. (Trust me on this one.)

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Willow Flute, $11.20 at Anthropologie

Colorful champagne flutes are always a good place to start.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

The Mixology of Astrology, $15.99 at Urban Outfitters

Because every beginner bartender needs some kind of guide to cocktail creation. And really, why not let the stars guide you on this one?

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

DOIY Design Hestia Corkscrew, $20 at Urban Outfitters

Undoubtedly the most elegant corkscrew you’ve ever laid eyes on.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Antique Silver Sentiment Wine Bottle Cooler, $89 at Pottery Barn

Netfilx and chill? More like Netflix and chilled. (Silly puns aside, your guests will surely be impressed by the fact that you own a mother-fucking wine bottle cooler.)

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Time Passes Mini Ashtray, $6 at Urban Outfitters

Ashtrays can be great for storing crystals—and decorating bar carts.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Boxed Cocktail Glasses (Set of 4), $24.95 at Crate & Barrel

Because if you don’t already own an array of cocktail glasses, now might be the moment to stock up.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Mystical Hand Etched Flask, $16 at Urban Outfitters

Consider your bar cart an excuse to get that cute flask you’ve been eyeing.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Celestial Coaster Set, $40 at Anthropologie

You know what’s about as adult as owning a bar cart? Owning coasters. Protect your furniture and make your home more Instagram-friendly at the same time by snagging some cute ones.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Stainless Steel Bar Tools (Set of 5), $49 at West Elm

Everything you could possibly need in one, single kit—because how else are you supposed to know you need a tall, spindly spoon?

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Triton Tumblers (Set of 4), $25.60 at Anthropologie

Iridescent glassware is always a good decision.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Mid-Century Cocktail Stirrers (Set of 4), $24 at West Elm

Not only will these adorable cocktail stirrers elevate your bartending game, but they’ll also keep your guests from mixing up their drinks.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Gold Pineapple Cocktail Shaker, $79.95 at Williams Sonoma

Every bar cart deserves a cocktail shaker. And this cocktail shaker is really, really cute.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Quarry Geode Bottle Stopper, $11.95 at CB2

Wine bottle stoppers are always a good idea—and if they make your bar cart cuter, so be it.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Bad + Boozy Stemless Wine Glasses (Set of 2), $16 at Urban Outfitters

There’s nothing wrong with a little decorative personality.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Himalayan Salt Ice Cubes (Set of 10), $14.99 at Williams Sonoma

Himalayan salt is the new black. And these would look great on your bar cart.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Fallon Mug, $24 at Anthropologie

If you’re a Moscow mule fan, these cooper mugs are a must.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Two-Fold Brass and Marble Coasters (Set of 4), $69.95 at CB2

Most coaster options—because as we established before, coasters are equal parts cute and fun.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Fresh Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler, $24.95 at Crate & Barrel

A wine cooler that will never leave your space feeling cluttered.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Deco Bar Tools Set, $79 at West Elm

An excellent way to store your bar tools. (And honestly, some of them don’t stand up very easily, so this is super clutch.)

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Sugar & Cloth Rectangle Paper Napkins (32 Count), $9.99 at Amazon

Your glasses are cute. Why not make your napkins cute, too?

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Pineapple Tumbler, $19.99 at Bando

In case you’re more into tumblers than you are into flasks. (Your cart—your call.)

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Spun Light Pink Double Old-Fashioned Glass, $8.95 at CB2

It’s pretty damn hard to go wrong with millennial pink glassware.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Copper Bar Tools Set, $79.95 at Williams Sonoma

A rose-gold cocktail set for the person who prefers pink (or pink-ish) everything.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Not a Dream Ashtray, $10 at Urban Outfitters

Starting to see how a cute ashtray could fit into your bar cart aesthetic?

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W&P Porter Straws (Set of 4), $18 at Anthropologie

Sleek straws—and a pipe cleaner to keep ’em fresh. Nice.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Celine DOF Glasses (Set of 4), $44.80 at Anthropologie

Glasses that practically demand to be celebrated with.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Red Rose Flask, $14 at Urban Outfitters

Another flask. Because come on, flasks are fun.

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Marble Steel Bar Tools, $14.99-$19 at West Elm

Everyone needs a corkscrew, and everyone needs a bottle opener. Why not make ’em cute—and coordinated?

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Metal Stemless Wine Glasses, $16 at West Elm

In case glass isn’t really your thing.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Sugar & Cloth Paper Straws (125 Count), $9.99 at Amazon

Perfect for parties.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Essential Corkscrew Bottle Opener, $14 at Urban Outfitters

In case you like your corkscrews as tongue-in-cheek as you are.

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Glimmer Ring Coaster, $6 at Anthropologie

These coasters are sleek and generally budget-friendly—a total bar cart win/win.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Block Party on Ice Bucket, $34 at Bando

Where else are you going to store your ice?

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Gold Star Disco Tumbler, $10 at Bando

A sippy cup you’ll never feel weird bringing to parties.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Love Potion Glass Decanter, $19.99 at Modcloth

This “love potion” decanter is whimsical enough for Alice in Wonderland. And really, how cool would it be to own a decanter?

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Karma Living Artful Entertaining Cocktail Shaker, $25 at Modcloth

A cocktail shaker that’s so cute you’ll be looking for excuses to host—just so you can whip it out.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

Shell I’ll Be Glass Market Set, $12 at Modcloth

If you’re a wine drinker, it pays to have wine glass markers. And these colorful mini shells are incredibly cute.

STYLECASTER | 38 Items No Bar Cart Is Complete Without

All According to Canned Cocktail Shaker, $29.99 at Modcloth

A cocktail shaker that will surely fit into your Pinterest-inspired aesthetic.

 

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