How To Style a Bar Cart

March 30, 2015


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You’ve probably seen images of the bar cart online- or if you have a stylish friend, probably in their apartment. The bar cart is an essential piece for someone who entertains in their home often. It’s a fun way to organize your alcohol and glasses to make it easier for entertaining, as well as it serves as a fun styling feature for home decor. Once I created a Word Document for my future apartment planning, it wasn’t long after that I began scaling other blogs for bar cart styling tips. Its kinda crazy how many hours I spend on interior design websites and plan out what I will eventually buy to decorate my home with… When I tend to “window shop” and add items to my cart, it ends up totally just around $1,000 and sometimes over… and that doesn’t include the price for the actual alcohol to go in the bar cart. Yikes! It most likely has to do with the high quantity of Kate Spade and Lulu and Georgia items I pick out. Regardless if I had a big-girl-job, or not, that amount isn’t realistic. There is definitely a way to style a bar cart that is way cute and affordable, without relying on designer names.

 Version One: $987.30


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Overall, I have a very eclectic personal sense of style, but when it comes to home decor I’m drawn to minimalism and hints of girliness (that primarily being pops of gold and pink- my favorite color combo). If you look on Instagram and on other blogs, you’ll mainly find items like these and the cost will be quite steep. Fret not! For, I myself cannot afford to spend that much, and went on a search for similar pieces (also very cute) that followed the same aesthetic, but did not cost an arm and a leg. Because let’s be real… who can really spend that and not feel guilty?

Version Two: $226.77


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For this second version, I shopped mostly at Target, Walmart, Christmas Tree Shop, and The only hesitancy I have with shopping a these kind of stores (disregarding Etsy), is that they do not have as good a quality. I suggest checking out your local Goodwill store before going anywhere else. Not only will you save a lot of money, but you will also be more sustainable. Besides, then at the end of the day you will have a bar cart that is unique to you.

 p.s Don’t forget to add fresh flowers to your bar cart to liven up the space!


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