Going out to the bar was fun once upon a time, but then you grew up and preferred drinking at home in your pajamas, and honestly, nothing could be more perfect. But you're going to need a killer set-up, and a cabinet full of booze just isn't going to cut it. Whether you have an actual designated home bar, or just want to turn part of your kitchen counter into one, we've got ideas for how to make it total goals.
A sleek wood bar gets us every time. Accent it with brass and we're totally swooning.
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This seriously sexy bar goes all out with gold accents and we are HERE for it.
Want the most 'grammable bar set up ever? You need blue palm print wallpaper.
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Use a section of your kitchen counter as a bar. For extra space, add shelves on the wall — they can hold glassware, or decor items.
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Dark blue paint and a brown wood/rattan console create the moody bar of our dreams. Also, we are so here for the pineapple decanter.
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Your living room, or Don Drapers office? A black-and-white patterned room divider ups the mid-century modern vibes.
These Moroccan tiles give an exotic feel to this home bar. You could play around with color, but blue is classic, sleek, and sexy.
Illumination from the floor and behind wood shelves brings out the varied textures of the terra-cotta walls and vaulted ceiling in this killer wine cellar.
Match your home bar to your favorite drink — a minty mojito. Accent with white and fresh greenery.
No bar? No problem. Serve your drinks out of a converted armoire.
This bamboo bar has a mirrored tile backsplash, which helps maximize light. And turns the space into an instant party.
A vintage bar cart looks even more glam thanks to gilded edges. Top it with modern decanters so it doesn't feel too dated.
If you've got a generic built-in bar unit, you can play around with wallpapering the back. It'll help add some character .
Easiest decor hack ever — just hang a mirror above your bar set-up. It'll feel more polished and put together, without having to put a lot of effort into it.
No worries if you don't actually have a space for a home bar. Let your kitchen island double as one.
Bring the outdoors in and, fresh flowers, even mini trees. If you drink enough, you might feel like you're actually in nature.
Even the tiniest bar can become seriously statement-making with bold color and pattern. These blue and green stripes are unexpected and insanely fun.
If your home has super thick windowsills, use one to act as a bar during parties. Fresh air + flowing drinks = peak summer.
A bar set-up looks majorly gorg thanks to glossy lacquer. Choose a bold, jewel tone, like navy, for extra drama.
Because we know you're using your booze way more than your books. An antique bookcase doubles as a bar in this Manhattan apartment.
Use a vintage credenza as a bar. It'll add retro charm to your home, and work as a media stand if you need it in the future.
A roped bar cart adds nautical vibes to a room. But don't worry if coastal isn't your thing — it can also just add some cool texture.
If you want a bar without spending any money, check out this hack. This bar set-up is actually an old desk placed against a wallpaper backdrop.
Use your console table as a bar by filling a wicker basket with your alcohol and glassware. Place it on top for easy serving, or move it to wherever the party is.
This island-inspired bar is the party — but it's actually just a simple console table. Poufs, themed decor, and alcohol for days makes it far less simple than it actually is.
An étagère is classic but still modern, and can easily be turned into a bar. Add lacquer trays so it feels even more fresh.
A Dutch door off this living room opens to a closet-size serving bar. This way, you can keep it closed up and save space when you're not entertaining.