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Your Bar Cart Should be Fully Stocked; Here’s What’s in Ours.



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If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last year, it’s that an empty bar cart won’t suffice.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found that it’s always better to be fully stocked (not just for obvious decor reasons) than to be sorry about it later when guests arrive. We wouldn’t want them to see a sad, empty cart now, would we? 

The best part: Bar carts aren’t just for entertaining! They are a timeless, functional accent that saves you in cabinet storage, all while giving you the ultimate excuse to show off some of your favorite serving pieces.

Cheeky cocktail classes, shakers, pitchers, and more are all permitted on the bar cart. There are no rules to this! Styling your newest home staple piece should be easy, and if you get a little stumped in decoration, that’s why we’re here.

If you’re an avid cocktail creator, then you probably know these are the essential tools that are necessary to complete the perfect bar cart. 

  1. Cocktail glasses
  2. Shaker 
  3. Mixing glass
  4. Strainer
  5. Booze

Investing in a good bar cart comes with the responsibility of finding eye-catching decor. We took the liberty of using one of our ceramic pitchers in the form of a vase as a fun way to elevate the cart and bring some more color to it. 

We always keep this bar cart fully stocked and ready to go with classic pieces. Sticking to a simple color scheme like gold and glass allows us to play with pops of color, like a rotatable floral arrangement and colorful napkins. Could you have guessed that blush pink was our go-to? 

If given the option, we encourage finding a two-tiered bar cart. With time, your collection will only grow larger, so some extra layering is helpful in order to keep all your goodies in one spot. Our top layer is strictly for easy-grab essential pieces, and the bottom is where we keep the good stuff. As you can see, we salvage every inch in the cart. You know what they say, the more the merrier! 

Now, if you REALLY need extra storage for unsightly items, think about investing in a bar cabinet. This is where you can decorate the top, and hide any items you don’t want to see in the actual closed cabinet.


Since no one made a bar cart rulebook, you can really play around with it and make it your own. If you’re unsure where to start regarding styling, we’ve got you covered. 

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