Bar carts are so much more than just a spot to store alcohol.
With little effort and a small budget, you can turn a simple bar cart into the conversation piece of your home!
You can find bar carts in almost every style, from minimalist to modern, chic, funky, colorful, and vintage.
Let’s dive into the best bar cart decorating ideas and the coolest styles and colors to elevate your space.
In this post, I’m going to show you 23 incredible bar cart ideas that you can easily recreate:
- Bar cart inspiration for every style
- Essentials every bar cart needs
- How to style your bar cart like a pro
- The best accessories for bar carts
All the bar carts you’ll see below are carefully selected and under $150!!
Best Bar Cart Ideas
1. Funky Shape Bar Cart
This funky shape bar cart is perfect for decorating an empty living room corner that needs some love.
Style a gold bar cart with art and colorful prints for a chic look.
2. Bar Cart with Wine Rack
Bar carts with wine racks are ideal for having all your alcoholic beverages in one place and making your bar cart look together.
3. Bar cart with wood and metal
This wood and metal bar cart must be one of my favorite Amazon finds ever!! It’s under $100, and the quality is so good.
The combo of metal and wood is perfect for an understated yet put-together bar cart situation.
4. Round rolling bar cart
Perfect for smaller apartments, this round rolling bar cart won’t take up a ton of space. The combo of glass and gold looks super chic, and it’s big enough to store your bar cart essentials.
5. Rustic bar cart
Wooden accents make your place look homier, and I’m here for it!! Although the bar cart above is DIY, I did find a similar option that is budget-friendly.
6. 3 Tier Dark Wooden Bar Cart
A 3 tier bar cart is the best for maximizing storage. Use the top for decor, the middle for bartender accessories, and the bottom for your liquors and mixers.
7. Black metal bar cart
Gosh, this matte black bar cart is so cool! This bar cart is great to achieve a minimalist and modern vibe in your home.
8. Gold with Glass Bart Cart
There are many different ways to style a gold bar cart, and I love this feminine and chic style.
You could equally make a gold bar cart more masculine by pairing it with dark accessories and decor.
9. Bar cart for small space
If you have minimal space in your apartment, go for this compact bar cart! Because it has 3 tiers, you will still have plenty of space for all the bar cart necessities.
10. Silver Bar Cart
Love silver accents in your living room? Me too! I’m constantly torn between going for silver or gold accents in my living room.
Silver works beautifully with gray, neutrals, and pops of color like green.
11. Bar cart with vintage look
A bar cart is the type of furniture you can have a little fun with! Many of us pick our large furniture like couches and dining tables in basic colors.
That’s clever because doing so gives you the chance to go a little crazier with smaller furniture like bar carts.
This bar cart with a vintage look is surprisingly affordable (just at the $150 limit) and is a real showstopper.
12. Trendy metal bar cart
Metal doesn’t have to be cold! Especially in a living room with colors, a metal bar cart can bring out the right balance.
13. Rose Gold Bar Cart
For a bit of fun in your apartment, this rose gold bar cart is a must-have. Style it with earthy and light colors for a stylish look.
14. Simple white bar cart
If you love a Scandinavian minimalist aesthetic, this white bar cart is a great choice—style with other neutral colors and a little pop of color here and there.
Complete your bar cart nook by hanging some art on the wall behind.
Bar cart styling ideas
15. Bar cart art
Style the top of your bar cart with two art prints. For the coolest look, go for two frames in different sizes. Plants or faux greenery also do well as bar cart decor.
16. Marble Tray
Keep the prettiest bar cart items on a marble tray. What to put on it? A shaker and measuring cup, your favorite liquor, and two cute glasses.
17. Eucalyptus vase decor
Eucalyptus vase decor is so stylish! It looks good everywhere, including on a bar cart. These faux eucalyptus stems are great to style with a white vase.
Bar cart accessories
18. Wine rack
If you have a bar cart without a built-in wine rack, this rack is perfect for the bottom tier of your cart.
These wine racks also come in different colors, for example, a chic gold.
19. Decanter set
Whether you drink whiskey or not, a decanter like this looks so chic on a bar cart. Place this decanter set on the top of your cart for a sophisticated look.
20. Bartender essentials
A simple quality shaker, strainer, and measuring cup are essential accessories on every bar cart!
21. Semi vintage champagne glasses
I’ve seen many cool bar carts with these champagne glasses, and I love how chic it looks.
These semi-vintage champagne glasses come in a set of 6.
22. Tray for liquors
Group your liquors and mixers in a classy way with a cool tray.
23. Cocktail recipe wall art
This cocktail recipe wall art isn’t only practical; it also looks super cute to have on your bar cart.