How to Style a Bar Cart

The bar cart has become the latest on-trend essential for home entertainment. What could be better than a transportable cocktail centrepiece? Revamping your bar cart for the seasons is both fun and personal. This is where you can showcase your personal style.

Now that spring is here, all the colours of the season are everywhere. And with summer just around the corner, you are probably already changing your decor.

One very popular item that can be lightened up for spring is your bar cart. If you already have a bar cart, changing it for the seasons is easy and fun. And if you don’t have one, you can check your local home decor store, as all things spring and summer are now in stock.

Here are a few things to consider for your “Spring Bar Cart Revamp”.


You’ll want to start with the kind of bar cart best for your home. There are many options out there. Rattan is the latest trend in home decor and it fits right in for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. If you go for a more elegant style, you may want a brass or glass cart. A chrome and glass combination is very contemporary. Which model suits you best?


Start with the cart decor. Bring in props for your cart style. Items that are just for a statement will elevate the look of your bar cart. For that spring theme, think along the line of fruit baskets or bowls of lemons, big bunches of spring flowers, jars of candy, and of course the bar tools. You will want to have a serving tray to place your drinks on, and joyful napkins as well.

Barware tools are lovely items for display, but they can also be necessary for making the perfect drink. You’ll want a shaker, muddler, opener, stirrer, strainer, ice bucket and tongs for your cart.

Another way to style is to just keep it simple. There are times when you may only want a seasonal beverage, glasses and the barware accessories needed to make a delicious drink.


Is your favourite colour your theme? You can match your cart to your room with coordinating hues.

A special occasion? A family gathering, dinner party, Sunday brunch, birthday party? Maybe your bar cart is simply part of your decor. Now that spring and summer are all we can think about, maybe a tropical theme will be the ticket.

Your personal style and the event you are hosting will guide you on your re-vamp.


When you style a bar cart for a season, you would also want to consider showcasing a seasonal spirit or beverage. To me, a springtime spirit brings to mind the delightful flavours that can be found in Lemoncello, Cucumber Gin, Marionberry Vodka, and Rose Wine, for example.

Also, when buying your spirits, pick bottles that look gorgeous when displayed. Even if you’re not a fan of that particular liquor yourself, you can always “refill” the “display-worthy” bottles with your preferred scotch, whiskey, vodka, gin, brandy, tequila, or rum.

Pick wines that you plan to drink in the next 3 – 6 months. Why? Well, any wine that you plan to hold for longer than that should be stored on its side.

And as spring merges into summer, it’s all about lighter spirits, colourful cocktails and fruity beverages.


The bar cart is the ultimate indoor – or – outdoor accompaniment to your home and garden. Who says your bar cart has to sit inside, or in the same old spot all the time? Maybe give it a new location. Dining room, living room, study or even the kitchen. A coffee bar cart works wonderfully in the kitchen and offers a chance to be creative with morning delights. Once you place your bar cart into a new room, it will want to take on a new look. So, go ahead and revamp for the season.

Your bar cart serves a special and distinct purpose, but it should also be a piece that you love looking at.