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Make Your Happy Hour At Home Count — Home Bar Decor Ideas

(5 min read) Whether you are a fan of colorful fruit cocktails or serious ember liquids, a home bar would be a perfect addition to your home oasis. Sleek and fun, home bars can be perfect eye candy to make your home look luxurious and inviting.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Fun little bar with some marvelous beach vibes. Image source: Link.

A Real Bar

This probably sounds like it takes a lot of work, but when you really think about it the bar counter is just a supported wooden board, right? On that note, a built-in bar isn’t such a huge investment, especially considering the payoff it might have. Your bar can also be used as a breakfast counter, a separation between two rooms, and much more. Not to mention that once you’ve built in the counter, all you’ll need are a few easy bar stools and a bar cart or two. Once you’ve got those, the happy hour can officially commence!

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Nothing can replace that real bar aesthetic. Image Source: Link.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Stylish and grand real bar in your home. Design by Lauren Liess, Image Source: Link.

Add A Mirror

Even if you add just a tall mirror stripe on the side, you can be sure that it will look amazing in your bar area. It will make your bar look more commercial and it will make it appear larger in size. Glass shelving will also fit in perfectly with the mirror, giving it that polished and sophisticated look. This particular type of bar decor is perfect if you are building a bar area that will be a part of your dining room. In this case, your bar is supposed to stand out, but overrule the rest of the space, so this particular mix of glass and mirror will work like a charm.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
A mirror will always create that illusion of a bigger space. Image Source: Link.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Fancy retro cocktail bar with some terrific mirror placements. Image Source: Antiques Atlas

Wall Bar Is A Thing

Wooden floor cabinets, brass bar carts, and even repurposed dressers are all great. However, if you would like to have a bar, but your home is too small, a wall bar is just the thing for you. It has all of the essentials of a regular bar, but it won’t take up any of your space. All you have to do is choose the right design and fill it with the right liqueur. This particular type of bar will work best as an integral part of your dining or living room.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Wonderful, easy-to-make wall bar. Image Source: Link.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Minimalistic wall bar with a cork catcher system. Image Source: Link.

A Wet Bar Isn’t Difficult To Build

In fact, you don’t even have to build anything all that special. If you’ve already opted for a particular look, but you would like to have a small sink there as well, then do it. A built-in sink is easy to fit into any kind of countertop, but you are probably more worried about the water installation anyway. However, there are plenty of easy solutions on the current market that will surely fit your particular style and bar decor.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
The wet bar is done in gorgeous pine green. Image Source: Link.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Lovely little wet bar. Image Source: Link.

Mosaic Will Make It Unique

Sure, you want your bar to have that commercial design, but you don’t want it to be a shiny clone of the rest of the bars you saw here and there, right? Even the simplest mosaic pattern will make your home bar look stunning. Whether you opt to put it on the countertop, add it as a backsplash in your wet bar, or mount it on the wall behind is of no importance. Mosaic will work its magic anywhere.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Gorgeous mixed media mosaic bar counter. Artist: Wendy Schroeder. Image Source: Link.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Modern stone mosaic bar.

Your designated bar area should exude style and exclusivity, but it should also look pleasant and alluring. We are well aware that all of that can be a hard combo to accomplish and maintain, but we hope our advice helped nudge you in the right direction.

Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Make Your Happy Hour At Home CountHome Bar Decor Ideas.
Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Make Your Happy Hour At Home CountHome Bar Decor Ideas.
Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Make Your Happy Hour At Home CountHome Bar Decor Ideas.
Home Bar Decor Ideas and Decor Trends
Make Your Happy Hour At Home CountHome Bar Decor Ideas.

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37 Comments

  1. Renata Feyen
    December 4, 2022 at 6:19 pm — Reply

    Those are great ideas. At first, before reading, I thought you’d need lots of space for a bar, but you proved me wrong

  2. Heather
    December 4, 2022 at 6:26 pm — Reply

    These are some lovely examples of home bars. I think I can adapt some of them for my own use.

  3. Maureen
    December 4, 2022 at 8:24 pm — Reply

    We don’t have a built in bar at our home but I have a few family members that do and they are absolutely great! One has a tiki bar and it’s a popular hang out because it feels like you are somewhere else. I have not heard of a wet bar though but not I know! I didn’t realize that adding it around a faucet in the house make it that. I suppose that makes sense for folks that want to maximize space.

  4. Luna S
    December 5, 2022 at 12:01 pm — Reply

    There are a lot of gorgeous ideas here and I really love those green seated bar stools. Thanks for sharing all of these ideas.

  5. Talya Stone
    December 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    I love the idea of a home bar – maybe we will squeeze a small one in when we redo our living room. Some fabulous inspiration here!

  6. Beth
    December 5, 2022 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    These are all great looks. I really enjoy the monochrome gray layout.

  7. Kelly Anne
    December 5, 2022 at 6:02 pm — Reply

    Oh yes adding mirror will make your bar look more modern and it will make the bar look bigger. I wish I had enough room for one.

  8. Sienny
    December 5, 2022 at 7:46 pm — Reply

    So so cool all the deco ideas shared here, I’m in love with almost all the photos shared here. I wish you own a bar at home too. Cheers

  9. Rosey
    December 6, 2022 at 1:32 am — Reply

    The wire stools do make the room look bigger. I really like the look.

  10. Melanie E
    December 6, 2022 at 3:38 am — Reply

    Home bars are really popular at the moment. I do love the variety of styles that are available to choose from.

  11. Diana
    December 6, 2022 at 5:21 am — Reply

    What wonderful ideas. I love the retro looking cocktail bar and the one that is wooden with the hanging copper glasses. They look fantastic.

  12. Melanie williams
    December 6, 2022 at 11:42 am — Reply

    This is really giving me so inspiration, as we are planning to remodel next year. Love those stools with the velvet and the bar is very cool too x

  13. Tammy
    December 6, 2022 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    These are some of the fanciest bars I’ve ever seen! What a way to upgrade…who would ever want to go out for a drink?! Love the designs and styles.

  14. Lyosha
    December 6, 2022 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    I don’t really drink but I love a bar aesthetics. I would love to have one at home, especially with lovely worked walls. It doesn’t have to have alcohol in it, right?

  15. Clarice
    December 6, 2022 at 7:19 pm — Reply

    Wow! These are great ideas. I agree with you that mosaics will make it unique. We’re actually planning to add it as a backsplash in our wet bar. Thank you for sharing this.

  16. Kat
    December 6, 2022 at 7:19 pm — Reply

    Those decor ideas for a home bar are really interesting. I will definitely share these to my friend who is renovating her place.

  17. Jasmine Martin
    December 7, 2022 at 12:31 am — Reply

    I have always wanted a home bar. This for sure motivates me to get one for my home too.

  18. Rhian Westbury
    December 7, 2022 at 5:45 am — Reply

    We don’t drink all that much but I still want to have a really nice home bar, mainly for entertaining. We have a small one, but these ones look so impressive x

  19. Laura Side Street
    December 7, 2022 at 8:30 am — Reply

    Ooh I would love a stylish little bar area in my home but alas I don’t have the space right now

    Laura x

  20. Melissa Dixon
    December 7, 2022 at 9:08 am — Reply

    I love these home bar ideas, they are so cool. I need one in my home but I just don’t know where it would fit. Time to make some room!

  21. Melanie E
    December 7, 2022 at 6:18 pm — Reply

    I really do love the variety of home bar options there are available. They can look great in the home.

  22. Renata Feyen
    December 7, 2022 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    Some of these really look great – a happy hour at home will be a lot cheaper too lol

  23. Alita
    December 8, 2022 at 1:27 am — Reply

    Wall bars are a great idea. I have been planning to add some in my home.

  24. Samantha Donnelly
    December 8, 2022 at 3:57 am — Reply

    What amazing home barr ideas, I would love a few of these in my home, sadly I just do not have the space

  25. Annette
    December 8, 2022 at 9:10 am — Reply

    These are great! I really like the one that hangs on the wall, with a place for all the corks. Decorative, and functional!

  26. Khush
    December 8, 2022 at 9:47 am — Reply

    These are some cool ideas. I will love to have one home bar area as well.

  27. Whitney Stewart
    December 8, 2022 at 12:08 pm — Reply

    I’m not much of a drinker myself, but I love the idea of having a bar inside the house. Because like you said it doesn’t HAVE to be used for serving alcohol; I’d make the perfect breakfast nook or counter for smaller, intimate gatherings if you don’t want to use the whole space. Someday I hope to have one for such purposes!

  28. Paula Richie
    December 8, 2022 at 2:27 pm — Reply

    I love the bar decor. Themixed media mosaic bar counter would look lovely in our home.

  29. jupiter hadley
    December 8, 2022 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    Adding a mirror to any space is such a good idea. It really opens up an area and brightens up a space – especially a bar!

  30. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    December 9, 2022 at 2:39 am — Reply

    Those are all wonderful bar decor ideas to have in your home and the designs are wonderful.

  31. Alita
    December 9, 2022 at 8:40 am — Reply

    I love these ideas! I think they are so cool. I have been planning to put a bar in my house!

  32. Odette
    December 9, 2022 at 9:08 pm — Reply

    As we all like to congregate in the kitchen area, all these ideas look really cool. So many variations and options!

  33. Marysa
    December 10, 2022 at 9:10 am — Reply

    These are all so interesting and creative! I love the hexagonal tiles without a solid border. It would be fun to have a home bar.

  34. Elizabeth Williams
    December 10, 2022 at 10:25 am — Reply

    These are some great ideas of how to have a home bar. I love the addition of mosaics and the wall bar is great for making the most of space.

  35. jupiter hadley
    December 12, 2022 at 3:25 am — Reply

    Having a bar at home feels so glamourous! Having a mirror can really open up the space as well – so many great ideas here!

  36. Kira
    December 13, 2022 at 1:18 pm — Reply

    Oh wow how fancy having a bar at home . I’d definitely be tipsy most of the evenings for sure 🙂

  37. Stacie
    December 22, 2022 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    I really need to do something more with our home bar. Thanks for the inspiration!

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