Why go out when you can stay in and have just as much fun? By creating your own wine bar at home, you can make any evening a classy and fun celebration, and choose the vibe yourself. Be the envy of all your friends and family with these great wine bar ideas.
The place to start is by choosing a theme or a motif for your wine bar. Whether you opt for a rustic or modern motif, or whether you vibe it like a chic wine bar or a country pub, make your design decisions around that theme. That’s not to say that it has to be all matchy-matchy, but it should flow together nicely.
Below are eight best home wine bar ideas for homeowners:
1. Mood lighting
One way to create beauty and mood in one element is by using the lighting in your wine bar area. Install a unique light fixture, and put it on a dimmer so you can adjust the lighting to suit the mood of the evening.
2. Wine fridge
If you’re going to have a wine bar, you better do it right. Whether you have red wine or white wine, a wine fridge is a must for ensuring all of your wines are maintained at the correct temperature at all times.
3. Wine rack
For those wines that you don’t want in the fridge, a wine rack can add a touch of style to a wine bar, while still being functional.
4. Wine glasses
Why hide away your wine glasses when you can showcase them? It is a space saving option to hang your wine glasses under a cupboard instead of putting them inside. This saves cupboard space for other things, and is a trendy way to store the glasses
5. Wine storage
Give yourself some drawers, shelves, and cupboards! This will ensure that all the supplies you need to stock your wine bar with will have a home, so it never has to look cluttered and messy.
Speaking of which, don’t forget to stock your bar with all the necessities – a decanter, corkscrew, hand towels, and coasters to mention just a few things. There’s no point in having it if you’re not going to make it functional.
6. Install a sink
Although it will cost a bit more, installing a sink in your wine bar will make it much more functional. It doesn’t have to be a big one, nor does it have to be anything too fancy or imposing. Just a small sink to make the space easier to work in.
If you have a lot of space to work with, you may want to add in some more kitchen-like elements like a fridge, an ice maker, or a small dishwasher to make the space more functional.
7. Comfortable seating
A wine bar wouldn’t be complete without seating. Having comfy stools to sit around on can bring together the concept of the wine bar, making it cozy to hang out at, and they don’t take up much space either. The stools can be pushed to the side, or hidden under the lip of the counter when they aren’t in use. A fun tip for decorating: find stools that accent the theme of your bar, it will give it the extra detail needed to make your space look like it’s right out of a magazine.
Don’t be afraid to get some art, a vase, a fake plant, or some decorative wine- or alcohol-related paraphernalia to spice up your space. Just remember though, you don’t want it to look too cluttered, so don’t jam every shelf full of odds and ends.