How To: Style & Sass-ify A Bar Cart

March 14, 2013


You may have seen on my Instagram last week, the Home Goods gods (woah, say that one 4 times fast) shined on me and brought me this ah-ma-zing gold bar cart. I've been searching for a reasonably priced and preferably gold bar cart for what seems like forever. You know that moment when you finally find what you've been looking for... and it's always when you absolutely least expect it? This was one of those moments. Much like love, the perfect home decor pieces find you at times like this.
Needless to say, it didn't take me much time to decide she had to come home with me. And then I took a stroll to the pillow and mirror sections.....


Once I brought my bar cart home, I immediately moved my previous tray and started styling. It's taken a few switcharoos to get it right, but I'm satisfied with how it turned out (for the moment). Like I always say, home decor is never done. So let's get styling.


First and foremost when styling your bar cart, remember to be true to your style and taste. Add fun, quirky accents that mean something to you. For example, if you aren't throwing huge parties every weekend, use the bottom shelf to display pretty books, purses, etc. 
It's all in the details. I like to have flowers displayed somewhere on my cart at all times. This adds a pop of color and fun. I also love fun straws and decanters.



Like I said earlier, make the bar cart your own. I don't host huge parties on a regular basis, so as of right now I don't need to use my bottom shelf for glassware storage. Instead, I display my pretty coffee table books and my Chanel. Which is decor in itself!



Displaying fake (yep, I said it!) limes is one way I decorate my cart. Design elements like this can get expensive if you're using real fruit. And I love the idea of limes being on my cart all the time, so I found these limes at Home Goods and I think they bring a major cute-factor to the cart.


Obviously, display your favorite alcohol so it will always be ready when needed. Use colorful books to lift objects and balance the space. I've also seen books used to lift/display glassware. That's something to try!



Get creative with your bottom shelf (if there is one). I eventually would like to change this up and better utilize the space for storage, but for now I like my books and bag.


Find glassware you love and display them around straws, pretty napkins and a shaker (or ice bucket if you have it). My 'LOL' plate from Pottery Barn is one of my favorite accessories, so I thought it would be perfect for a bar cart. These design elements really make the bar cart shine and actually useful (which is the point, right?).



Well, there you have it. Much simpler than you thought, right? If you have any questions about how I styled my bar cart, don't hesitate to contact me! :)

19 comments:

  1. Love this! I've been searching for a bar cart for quite some time now and have yet to come across the perfect one! Looks fabulous!

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  2. Totally sassy! I love it!
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  3. I love venturing into Home Goods for a chance at serendipity. Great styling, by the way, as with all things on your blog! XOXO

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  4. Love this! So beautiful, I definitely want to try and copy this! Home Goods always seems to have the best stuff! :)

    AKB
    asouthernbrunette.blogspot.com

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  5. Saw this cart at Marshalls here as we don't have Home Goods. Btw I featured you on my blog today as the instakrush because I love your interior styling. Such pretty pics.

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  6. Love it! I can't wait to have a bar cart in the future - I hate that all of our bottles are stored on top of the fridge (ah, college) when we could have a cute cart to hold all of our drink supplies in!

    leopardspot-theblog.blogspot.com

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  7. I am seriously in LOVE with this bar cart! I ended up buying an old shelving unit at a rummage sale and painted it white for my cart. Great styling tips!

    www.lifeisaredcarpetblog.com

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  8. I just recently moved into a new apartment and trying to fill up the space...a bar cart seems like a great way! LOVE this!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

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  9. Love, love this bar cart stylin. Stylin aint easy so thanks for sharing such great tips. I'm SO with you on the Home Goods moment. I searched for weeks for a cart for a client and they aint cheap! Finally found one that was affordable and used it here: http://www.livelaughdecorate.com/2013/03/vintage-glam-part-deux.html
    Looking forwarding to following along with you lady. Great style.

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  10. That was such an amazing find! So jealous! Your bar cart looks fantastic and I love your LOL plate! So darn cute!

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  11. Great find!!!! I love it :)

    elizabitti.wordpress.com

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  12. I have so been looking for a bar cart too! SO jealous you found one at Home Goods! I love how you styled it! I think it looks just perfect! : )

    Kayla
    www.lovelucygirl.com

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  13. Love how you mixed fashion into your bar cart. That Chanel bag definitely must be on show!
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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  14. where did you get your mirror? it is gorgeous!

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  15. omg. I have been looking for the same thing! I hope to find me bar cart soon. :( yours looks gorgeous though! I love it!

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  16. I love this so much! I have never been to a Home Goods store and I just realized we don't even have one in New Orleans. Maybe I'll have to head towards Pensacola JUST to visit one. LOVE your bar cart! x

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  17. Definitely why you get thus several blog comments. Ultimate Reading Order

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