Do you remember when I used to post about home decor? I haven’t done that in ages so I understand if you don’t. I’ve been so focused with food lately (because hello, food is awesome) that I’ve completely ignored my love of styling my home. I was inspired by my Gin And Tonic post from the other day to show you how I’ve designed a bar area in my dining room.
Here are a few general thoughts that I had in mind when I styled this bar area:
- Keep it simple and uncluttered.
- Show the favorite liquors that have pretty bottles (it’s styling so of course it has to be pretty).
- Coordinate the liquor with the accompanying glassware.
- Knick knacks add flavor to any drink.
Hmm, I guess we need to buy more Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whiskey. That’s my dad’s favorite. (My husband just pointed out that we actually have a whole spare bottle ready to go. That would probably have been good information before I took the pictures.)
My grandmother gave us the decanter and matching glasses.
How cute is this dainty candy dish? I filled it with glass faux candies so I could avoid eating them. An empty candy dish isn’t as much fun and please don’t eat the fake ones. 😉
Ah, my favorite part of the bar! I keep the Tanqueray bottle in the fridge since that’s my go-to liquor and keeping it cold helps slow down how quickly the drink gets watered down by melting ice.
My husband and I are not big drinkers but when we entertain we like to make sure that we have what people love, so we have a much bigger stash behind closed doors. Remember rule #1? I personally don’t like cutter. This is simple chic bar styling, if you ask me. 🙂
You can style a bar area on any budget. Have fun with it but don’t actually put your knick knacks into anyone’s drink.