How to Make Your Home Bar Look like A Lounge Bar

If you have a bar at home you might be wondering how to pep it up a bit with design details that can make it seem a little more authentic and fun.

One way to do this is decorate with amusing retro or novelty lamps. For instance you can get a large nickel plated lamp in the shape of a metal martini glass that has an oversized plastic olive with a deep red pimento light bulb inside that is designed by Chicago artist David Krys for about thirty bucks. You can also get Tiki figurines with lights inside of them or little rice paper lamps with Polynesian themes that have mood lights that change color inside. Lava lamps in neon colors are also a great retro color that can add a lot of atmosphere to a place.

Another way of making your home bar or wreckroom more lounge-like in flair is to add a jukebox. You can splurge on the real thing or you might opt to buy a mini CD jukebox that acts like a CD player that you can place anywhere in the room.

You could also consider buying a novelty item like a clock in the shape of a Martini cocktail that has a glass stem that swings back and forth. Both Budwieser and JHack Daniels make retro neon clocks that help light up your walls so that they look like the ones at the local Hardrock Café. You can also get neon signs advertising famous places and brands. A good example is the Corona Lime Neon LED sign that features a glowing yellow Corona bottle next to a piece of glittering lime.

You also can’t go wrong with fogged mirrors that have famous brands etched in them. For instance Harley Davidson makes a mirror that looks exactly like it’s famous logo and shield.

Vintage-style metal, canvas or paper signs that feature cocktail images from the thirties, forties, fifties, sixties or seventies are also a nice touch. Look for funny ones that say things like “Time Flies When You are Having Rum.” Hanging pictures of Vargas Girls or posters of famous beers or liquors like Budweiser or Jack Daniels is also the classic thing to do when decorating in this style.

If you are lacking inspiration visit your favorite pub. Look at what is on the walls and that can also give you some inspiration.

How to Decorate Your Home with Harley Davidson Decor

Harley Davidson suits a lot of different decorating eras including the fifties, sixties, seventies and nineties. The style suits all steam punk, Goth and biker themed rooms as well as ones from the fifties and sixties.

The company Harley Davidson makes a lot of different completely interesting knick knacks that can give any room that biker feel.

Not many people are aware of this but you can actually buy Harley Davidson furniture. They make handsome fifties style metal and leather seats that are embossed with images like skulls or the Harley Davidson oil can logo. You can also get pub tables and shield bar style stools. Unique to the Harley Davidson product line are their solo saddle bar stools which have beautiful saddle seats with stitching and studs just like on a motorcycle.

The company also makes a beautiful rolling cooler for storing beer and wine and a unique old-fashioned folding chair plus step stool where the metal and rubber stairs fold inwards into the chair structure.

Harley Davidson is also known for its clocks, mirrors and lighting including its famous fifties style round clock that lights up in neon blue. They also make quite a few clocks that feature Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page look-a-likes perched on their face. They also have reproductions of the genuine motor oil logo done up a big fifties and thirties style clocks as well.

The company also makes lovely door mats, many of them in rubber. They are black cut out mats that look a lot like wrought iron.

Another nice accessory made by the Harley Davidson company are hooks for hanging things that look like the famous Harley Davidson belt buckles.

Even your kitchen can be tricked out in Harley Davidson gear. The company makes a very beautiful cutting board that has the classic logo on it in black. It is made out of tempered glass and has brushed aluminum handles. Of course the Harley Davidson crowd can be quite hard drinkin’ so the company also sells all kinds of beer steins, beer coasters, pilsener beer glasses and beer openers with the company logo on it. You can also get Margarita glasses and drink glasses with the tribal Harley Davidson logo on it. The company also makes an ice bucket and plenty of metal and plastic signs that would look handsome hanging in any retro fifties or nineties style biker style bar or goth style bar.