Why choose bar furniture for your home? Trends and ideas for decorating your home
During the 20th century, one of the star accessories for home decoration emerged in the United States: the home bar cabinet. Since then, this element conquered the hearts of many people in Spain, becoming an indispensable piece of furniture for the living rooms of any home during the 60s and 70s.
This type of furniture was intended to be the container where to store and expose alcoholic beverages and all its related accessories (glasses, glasses, tongs…). A kind of bar that was placed in the dining room of the house and which was usually accessed in any private celebration.
Nowadays the furniture-bar is back to burst with force as a decorative trend. Therefore, from Molins Design we have prepared some of the most original and current ideas to make the design of your furniture-bar unique, magical and unrepeatable. Do you want to discover them? Let’s start!
Key factors for a designer bar cabinet
Before choosing the design of your furniture-bar you must take into account certain factors that will help you to integrate it correctly into the decor of your home.
The first thing to think about is the location of your small bar at home. Depending on the chosen room and the available space, you can choose one type of bar cabinet or another. As a general rule, these beverage storage elements are usually located in spaces adjacent to the kitchen and living room, forming a place of passage for any guest.
The second factor to consider will be the size of your furniture or bar counter. In the world of decoration, size does matter. Therefore, you must take into account the dimensions of the furniture-bar you want, as well as its total storage capacity and even the size of your bar.
Thirdly, just like any other decorative piece, you should think about the style of the bar cabinet, so that it combines perfectly with the rest of the elements of the room. Normally, the mini-bar has a traditional, retro or industrial design. All this, depending on the functionality you want to give it and the prominence it will get within the interior design of the home.
Ingenious ideas for home bar furniture
Here is our list of the 7 best bar furniture ideas for your home. Which one do you choose?
1.- Reuse a side table
The tables with rotating shelves are still the most beloved furniture-bar. In them you can easily place bottles and glasses at different heights, recreating a unique and aesthetic design element that would combine in any living room.
2.- Bar furniture for living room in the shape of a trunk
One of the latest trends in home bar furniture are the trunks. These pieces of design can be converted into the perfect furniture to store and expose our drinks and many other cocktail accessories.
Undoubtedly, a most ingenious and bohemian idea that you can place in your living room without going unnoticed.
3.- A bar cabinet for the living room
If you have enough space you can opt for a large bar cabinet to store inside it everything you need to prepare your favorite cocktails. You can use rustic or vintage style cabinets, depending on the style of your home, and even provide a type of furniture reminiscent of a bookcase.
It is up to you whether you want your drinks cabinet to stand out or be hidden among the rest of your living room décor.
4.- Modern bar furniture with shelves
Watch this idea! Turn a ladder-type shelving into a bar cabinet for your home. The truth is that we love this proposal, because in addition to being fashionable, it serves to give a second life to unused furniture in the home.
Use the shelves to place and store your favorite drinks. Surely, it will become a unique piece of interior design of your living room.
5.- Use a table with a tray
For the most comfortable, the ideal option is to place a bar cabinet next to the sofa, using a tray table. Being small and coquettish, you can enjoy a glass of wine whenever you want.
We love the mini-bars made of wood and scissor legs, although tables with lacquered steel trays are also in trend. You decide!
6.- A side table with removable module and wheels
The best proposal to feel like a real bartender. With a side table that has several removable modules, to have everything at hand, you will get a splendid home bar furniture. In addition, if you add some wheels, this living room accessory can be moved to any space and meet all your needs.
If you decide on this idea, don’t forget to add some stops on the wheels to prevent the bottles from moving during transport. And enjoy!
7.- Bar cabinet with bar
Undoubtedly, the furniture-bar par excellence. If you have enough space, our recommendation is that you consider the option of placing a mini bar at home. There are furniture that include spectacular bars in which to prepare your favorite cocktails, in addition to functioning as a leisure area and meeting point with friends and family.
Choose this model if you want to offer a relaxed and elegant atmosphere to your home, in addition to turning this accessory or storage element into the protagonist of your living-dining room.