How to Decorate Your Home Bar

If your home has a little home bar you want to it too look official – like a place that is reserved for entertaining. You don’t want it to look like a second guess or a place to throw mail, paper and other clutter. Also, if your bar is well put together you will be more inclined to use it.

Bars come in many different styles, shapes and sizes. Some are free-standing, some are pushed against the wall and others are simply walls with holes that ct like room dividers.

No matter what style your home bar is the real key is to give it a theme. That way you can tell it from one room to the next. Popular themes are Old Wild West, Rustic Prairie, German Beer Pub, Sixties Mod, English Pub, Space Age (think Stanly Kubrick 2001), James Bond Sportsbar, Carribean bar.

Make sure that you have nice BarStools that people can comfortably sit at when they visit your bar. A bar rail is also a nice touch. If you purchase your Bar Stools online make sure you pick up a discount code from a site like to save some money.



If you are a collector you can use the bar to display anything – like antique cars, dolls, or sports team memorabilia. One of the biggest touches you can give a bar has to do with kitsch. Decorate it with campy antiques for a unique effect.

You might also want to think about the color of your bar. You can use a bar to mix, match with or balance out with other colors in the room. If you really are into decorating you can make the bar the focal point of a room A bar that is red and black and glittering with mirrors is likely to get everyone’s attention immediately.

You can also create all kinds of dramatic effects around your bars. You can add recessed lighting or Christmas lights. You can also add old fashioned Tiffany lights or novelty lights to give it a special glow. You could also consider adding a disco ball, feathered diode centerpieces and clocks with moving images. Lava lamps also add nice lighting and kitschy effects to bars as well. A dimmer switch on your bar prevents it from glittering too brightly when you would rather not draw a lot of attention to it.

If you have an ugly looking bar you can reface it with bamboo sticks to make it look like a Hawaiian bar. Some people have even inset full aquariums in the body of their bar to make it more interesting.