Need a spot to chill after a long tedious day of work? Perhaps there’s no other place better to reenergize your mood other than your living room bar.
A bar in the living room. This concept has been around for so long, in one or other ways. Only now you have it in the more sophisticated themes and designs.
Depends on your needs (and budget), you can always have small or big home bar. You may want it as a mini bar. Others want a portable or movable watering holes. Still the others wants hidden bar cabinets, perhaps.
Overall, all you want to have are available out there both as a knock-down products or as a custom products –stuff created just for you and your needs. The following are some awesome exceptional living room bar ideas to inspire, in case you still has no clues as to how to update or install your home bars.
A simple bar cart idea for small living room
The living room feels too small for a fixed living room bar? Then you need to consider this unique bar idea.
All you need to do is finding a right bar cart for you collections of liquors, wines, glasses, mixers, or other regular bar stuff.
And now you’re ready to enjoy the evening with your portable bar cart –and make your friend impressed.
Bookshelves and portable bar counter
Need another portable and affordable bar setup for the living room? If your bookshelf is out of service (as you have a new one), you can always repurpose the shelf.
For example, you may use it as a bar feature in your living room. Reuse the bookshelf as your wine racks, favorite liquors, or other.
Find a table or, even better, a small bar counter and the chic tropical bar stool, like the following example, to complete the setup.
Repurpose the linen closet into a bar for your living room
If you want something unique for your living room, you might need to repurpose the linen closet.
If you have unused linen closet, instead of using it as alternative junk spots, you can turn it into a charming bar cabinets.
Empty the closet and install in it some shelves for your beverages, wine, and liquors. Live it up with some mirrors and don’t forget the small fridge to chill your drinks. Neat and cool, isn’t it?
A living room and terrace, wet style
It always is cool to have a wet bar in the living room. But, of course, if budget won’t be a concern to you. As this type of living room bar may need deeper pocket than the previously listed bar ideas.
With a wet bar, you’ll need ample room and a more detailed plan. As you have to put a fixed bar counter and even a sink and faucet.
But, once all the setup is completed, you surely won’t have to go out just for a drink, as you already have a most gorgeous bar in the house, just like this living room bar and terrace.
Nook bar for the living room
Some living rooms have nooks, and some nooks might not nook visually good for our eyes. But, just with your ingenuity, you always can turn the downside into a showstopper. That’s it, by turning them into your elegant bar cabinets.
For the purposes, you need to install cabinets and shelves, of course, after you update the nooks with new coats of paints.
This way you help to get rid of the unwholesome nooks’ appearance and turn them into your precious bar which surely make you proud.
A wooden cart bar for small living room
If In the first list you meet the classic metal cart for an elegant small living room, you meet again with another cart, but this time in simpler design and setup.
Here, the cart also works well for a small living room. For the purposes, you don’t have to buy a brand new one. Find the cart on a second-hand store.
You have lots of options which should be in line with your overall living room themes. Here’s one example of them, a wooden cart bar.
Small bar idea for living room, with butler tray
Still like to find yet another affordable bar idea for the living room? Here we have another one for you. This time you need a butler tray.
A butler tray should enough for your needs of a handy small bar for the living room. It usually comes in wooden materials, though you may find them in metal or else.
Along with movability, the tray also flexible enough for any room setup. In this occasion you have a butler tray bar and terrace setup. Nice.
Bookshelves for Good drinks and good books
One of the most common furniture in a living is your bookcase. Now, if you love good books and drinks, you may combine both in your bookshelves.
Up on the list you also utilize a bookshelf as bottle racks for your living room mini bar this time you blend books and drinks in one single bookshelf.
This bookshelf practically is an all-in-one mini bar, you even have the wine racks and the mini bar table above them.
Dresser’s top for you bar
Among several important furniture in a living room, you may want a multifunction storage system which works well for all room’ sizes, a dresser.
A dresser, with the simple design, can hold any of your personal stuff in some of the drawers. From the aesthetic view, a dresser also serves as a good point of interest.
If you feel that you need to add something visually attractive for the top, you may use the spot as your bar counter, where your drinks and barware sit and ready to accompany you in your free time.
Room partition and also bar counter
Bored with simple living room bar setup? This time use room partition as your bar features, where you can enjoy a drink from the living room area or from the kitchen.
This luxurious room partition might wort to consider, if you need an inspiration. The partition is a combination of cabinet and a nook, flanked by two shelves for the glasses and decanter.
The metallic finishes of the cabinet’s doors lend a contemporary look into the living room. It also looks classic in combination with the marble structure of the nook (where the sink sits).
Credenza as practical bar counter
Once a credenza played important in the home of Italian noble men. They served as the transit station for the food.
The servant needed to taste the food for any poisons before being served to the noble. (That’s the word credenza, belief, came from).
That’s why you almost always see credenzas in the dining rooms and the tops still play the role as transit station. In a modern open layout room, you may see a credenza from your lounging area.
In this idea, you use a credenza’s to as bar counter, where you can place your drinks and barware neatly, like this following example.
Small rustic wine rack tiny living room
When the living room is too small for a dresser or any kind of of cabinetries, but you need a stylish bar counter, you need to consider this idea.
In this living room setup, you only need to install a lightweight wine rack, where you can store your choice of favorite drinks.
The light-floating design of shelve won’t eat much of your room, it also suits well for a minimalist living room.
Leather-covered tray for a simple bar-themed living room
When the shelf isn’t installed yet, the cabinet either –much less the bar counter, but you have to entertain some friend in the house, then you need to consider to try this this elegant living room bar idea.
This time you only need a coffee table and a tray. That’s it. Put your favorite drinks or wine on the tray and your makeshift counter bar is ready.
See the example here. The key is finding the right tray. In this case, you have a leather-covered tray, which always looks elegant on any types of coffee tables.
Side table with hidden cache for your favorite drinks
Need a hidden compartment for your favorite drinks? You should have this side table. It’s small, neat, and full of surprise.
Your friends won’t even think that the minimalist side table is also serve as your cache of favorite drinks.
When you open the side table, you’ll find some neat shelves where rows of glasses and liquors or wines. Like to surprises a friend or two? Put this side table in your living room.
Console table for light and airy living room
For a small living room owner, a console table is a staple. Most often than not, you’ll find this furniture in the living room.
Console tables along with dressers or sideboards (or credenzas or buffets) are all wall-hugger which would fit well for small or big living room.
All are better as alternative watering holes for the adult family. But this time you have a charming minimalist table console to help you enjoy the time with all its superb stuff.
Retro living room with corner mini bar
Like to have something awesome for your classic living room? Here is an unconstructive corner mini bar for your Art deco living room.
Peaked between 1920s up to the beginning of WW II, the style served as a transition point between classic and modern era –and as you can see here, the style is full of fluid elegant line but at the same time also feels modern with the simple layout.
Here you find an elegant entry point to an Art Deco entry living room. For a treat, you can see corner mini bar where you can enjoy the time from the living room and terrace.
Rustic bar cabinet for living room
Back to the rustic themes, if you love the beauty sides’ wears and tears on stuff, then you need to try to have rustic theme in the house.
Rustic beauty comes from unpolished or even from worn out things. This theme is now popular, [probably from its romantic and comfort atmosphere they inspire.
Here is an example of antic wine rack to bright up your rustic-themed living room. The cabinet’s top also provides space for any of your barware.
Modern cabinet bar for the living room
From the antique cabinet bar, we move forward to the modern era, where you also can find some of practical and also visually attractive for us contemporary people.
You don’t have heavy and curvy features on the previous antique cabinets here. The simple lines and practical approach of modern designs eliminate those stuff which, for the minimalist, is enough.
This modern cabinet bar works well for any modern up to contemporary homes. Put one in your living room and surprise your friends with the contents.
Elegant and luxurious home bar idea
This elegant living room bar, we hope, enough to satisfy your needs of an elegant home bar for your luxurious living room
The dark wall tall cabinet and shelves are big enough to offset the size of the living room, even making it a gorgeous accent of the white-dominated living room.
The massive home bar cabinet will be the home for your barware, glasses, decanter, mixers, and all your favorite drinks’ collection. Like this one?
Home bar with unique shelving
So far, most of the shelving designs outlined in this list are of simple horizontal shelves. But you can always find the one with unique shelving on it.
In this example, we offer you a home bar with chevron shelving. Instead of having horizontal shelves, you have slanted shelving areas.
The result is this chevron-themed home bar cabinet. In combination with the regular horizontal counters, the shelves provides ample area for your drinks and wines –they also look visually good.
Contemporary minimalist bar for living room
Minimalist style, one of a modern themes, has massive fans these last decades. It’s probably from the practical and down-to-earth approach –and still has distinctive beauty in it.
This home bar offer you both of modern and minimalist look. It also fully functional, with no frills whatsoever –suitable if you want neat and clutter-free living room.
This wet bar combines natural and industrial materials. Its countertops are marble, above them are metal shelves. The herringbone floor completes the setup.
Living room with Hidden bar
Surprise your friends with their favorite drinks from a hidden bar. They’ll be delighted.
Up in this list you have similar theme. Remember the side table with hidden bar? This time you hide the bar counter behind rows of doors. Closet doors to be precise.
For the purpose, you may turn unused closet and put the shelves and cabinet in it. See the example for details.
Living room bar with classic blue cabinet
Gold and blue go together, just like this luxurious small wet bar setup. Here the designer combines the contemporary geometric wall accent with fluid classic lines of the shelves and cabinet.
To amplify the classic atmosphere, the elegant vintage blue color is coated to the cabinet. The gold layers on the shelves are the charming accents.
The bar, though small, is equipped with sink, and also serves as a wet bar, where you can host your friends in a chic and elegant vibe.
A touch of class with small portable home bar
Again we bring you a small slightly portable home bar for you. Slightly portable? Yes, as you personally cannot move the bar and you need a hand to help moving it.
But, after all, this classic transition cabinet should have a place in your classic-modern living room.
The dark clear-finished cabinets has a certain strong characters which is enough to amplify your living room elegance.
Under the stair bar idea for an Industrial-eclectic living room
Now it’s time to have bar in your industrial-looking living room. As we all know, this contemporary theme is also has fans among the contemporaries.
As part of minimalist style, this theme is probably the most minimalist –with all the naked structure and no-nonsense basic furniture.
Even so, you can always blend the theme with other themes, like this under the stair bar setup. You have an eclectic blend of industrial and rustic themes. The result is this warm and neat home bar.
Glam cabinet bar for a comfortable living room
Add a little glam in the living room. The options are abundant, and this tall charcoal bar cabinet is only one of them –also one of the classiest.
The yin-yang concept of the doors, bring in an Eastern peace. The color itself offer strong contrast to the other neutral-colored background.
The long legs, all in gold colors, inject glamorous touch to the charcoal black cabinet –complementing the golden decanters inside.
Bar cabinet and shelf in tropical theme
Now we move to the equatorial sides with this bar cabinet idea. If you miss the lust green surroundings and balmy atmosphere all year round, this tropical bar cabinet can help to sooth the feelings.
The cabinet setup includes a bar cabinet with soft natural color of woods and plaited bamboos.
As the background is floral wallpaper which, probably, reminded of Art Deco eras where green atmosphere was an important features. Blended together, they inspire a soothing tropical atmosphere in the living room.
Living room mini bar with pop of colors
Don’t want a big glam wet bar in your living room? If you want to stay minimalist but still want the drinks available in anytime, this minim bar is your one best alternative.
As you see it, it won’t have you to tear down any part of the living room. All you need is finding the right space for it and that’s it. You have a charming minimalist mini bar.
When neutral colors dominate the room, splash it with pops of colors. In this example, you may find the vibrant color on the bar stools. Along with their functional task, they also offer a point of interest for your visual attentions.
Sleek Solid wood bar cabinet for living room bar
If, previously, you meet a sleek contemporary mini bar with vibrant industrial bar stools, this time we go back to the classic theme with solid wood materials.
Unlike the prefabricated materials, wood always give you warm and comfortable air, bots as home structures or their furniture.
And those effects are all shine through this elegant wood mini bar. The color of the wood grains, clearly-coated, stand out elegantly against the neutral grey background of the living room.
So, now it’s time to wrap up. Those lists are by no mean a complete living room bar ideas for you. There are lots of other ideas out there. But here we try to offer you a glimpse to the awesome living room bar, from the cabinet, table –small or big.
The furniture aside, there’re also some tips to update your existing mini bar. We hope you enjoy this listicle. Stay healthy.