Happy Thursday! I feel like this week flew by – maybe because I took Monday off 😉
A couple of weeks ago I got my bar area finished-ish. I feel like bar styling is never really done, but the space finally has a complete look that I’m really happy with.
Ikea Stockholm Mirror
I have been eyeing this mirror from Ikea for some time. I loved the size and style of it and thought it would work really well above my bar. For the size of the mirror it really is a steal at $99. The bar is situated in our living room, and since we don’t get a ton of natural light I thought adding a large mirror to the wall would brighten up the space as well.
I bought the cabinet from Target about a year ago. It adds a ton of extra storage and while the price was still affordable, it was a different look than the typical Ikea furniture I’ve bought over the years. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Ikea furniture, but it is nice to mix a match pieces and slowly but surely upgrade my living room furniture.
I think styling a bar is similar to styling a mantel or bookshelves – it’s all about layering. By adding different textures, objects and colors you can create a unique space that is also functional. When I first started styling my bar, I knew I wanted a lucite tray. I found mine at Target and it was under $20. I think it gives a chic look without adding clutter.
P.S. That cute “Up” drawing is the b-day card Theo made for me 🙂
I got the wine rack from Worldhouse Market a million years ago. Well, more like 5 or 6, but it feels like forever ago. It was one of my first “grown-up” purchases in the very first apartment Theo and I moved into together. So it not only serves a function, but is also sort of nostalgic. Kinda funny that something like that can bring back memories.
The books were both gifts from Theo. We love trying new cocktails and these both have some fun/fancy recipes. Most of them call for a ton of ingredients, so they aren’t your everyday cocktails, but every once in a while we’ll try one out.
I try to keep fresh flowers as often as possible. They just make me happy. And for $5 a week – I’ll take that extra bit of happiness.
So that’s my bar. I think it’s pretty simple. It sometimes takes a while to acquire all of the accessories (and like I said you’re never really done) but that’s all part of the fun. You can always add and take away things and change it throughout the year. I’m actually really excited for the upcoming holidays, because I have lots of ideas for this area.
What’s your bar must have?