Bar corner in the house

Bar corner for evenings with friends

In the seventies, the bar cabinet was a must in fashionable furnishings, in particular, among middle-class families.

Today, create a small convivial space, like a corner bar, allows you to make homes even more comfortable and welcoming, especially if you often organize evenings and home parties, in the company of friends and colleagues.

Who said that the corner bar can only find a place in large and spacious living contexts?
The new models of space-saving cabinets and the smart solutions latest generation allow you to set up a comfortable and attractive drink corner, even if you don’t have many square meters.

Here are many ideas to find the alternatives that best suit your tastes and needs.

Corner bar at home: where to place it?

Before choosing the accessories and the style of the corner bar, let’s start by identifying the area of ​​the house that will contain it.

As a rule, it is placed in the living room or in kitchen; here, guests can take the opportunity to enjoy an aperitif and a delicious appetizer before dinner, as if they were directly at the counter of a restaurant.
At a later time, they can be accompanied to the lunch area to continue the evening with friends.

A home bar corner furnished in livinginstead, it is dedicated to an after-dinner digestif or an evening drink in total relaxation.

Bar corner in the living room, from

We can also set it up in theoutdoor. A garden bar corner it can be used all year round; just place it under a canopy, a pergola or a gazebo.

Likewise, it can be placed on the terrace. In this case, it will be sufficient to equip yourself with a small heating system and roller blinds; the important thing is that it is placed in a secluded area that is not passing through and does not create clutter.

Bar counter for home with matching stools in large environments

Once we have identified where to place our drink corner, we can focus on the accessories that will be part of it; starting from bar counter for home, to be accompanied by comfortable stools. The recommended dimensions for the counter are 120cm long and 35-40cm wide.

The stoolsinstead, they must be at least 110 centimeters high, so that you can use the counter comfortably, both sitting and standing.

Which style to focus on
Counters and seats can be chosen in line with the decor of the room or in stark contrast, to get one visual detachment of great impact.

Bar corner with lacquered wood counter

There are many solutions to choose from. In an environment with Nordic style, we can insert a white lacquered wooden counter to be combined with wooden stools with a light essence such as birch.

Wooden bar counter, from Maisons du mondeWooden bar counter, from Maisons du Monde

In a context from classic flavor, a living wood counter, that is, not worked or lacquered. It is possible to range from dark shades, such as ebony and mahogany, to the more delicate ones of juniper or oak, enriched with amber and honey reflections.
In this case, stools with upholstered seat are indicated.

The bar counter casa can also be declined in the version in rough wood, with ribs and knots in plain sight. An idea particularly appreciated by lovers of shabby chic, who can have fun embellishing it with jugs and wicker baskets to decorate with ears of wheat or seasonal flowers.

Bar corner with ultra-modern counter

In contrast, a counter with an in steel it is suitable for creating a tasteful corner drink contemporary and minimal.
Steel bar counter, from VondomSteel bar counter, from

A particularly spectacular example is the bar counter of the Faz collection that Ramón Esteve designed for Vondom.
Its shape resembles that of quartz crystals.

Nonetheless, you can choose to recreate a bar corner with a vintage style.
Steel, in fact, goes well with high stools, always metallized, with seat in colored leather; a strong reference to the American bistros of the 1950s.

Bar counter with a baroque flavor, by Modenese GastoneBar counter with a baroque flavor, by Modenese Gastone

The roundup is closed by the home bar counter marble to be combined with seats finished in leather and precious upholstery; the perfect solution for a sumptuous furnishings.
Baroque details, magnificent marble and natural stones characterize the house bar counter Bella Vita line of Modenese Luxury

Trolley and liquor cabinet for small environments

Even those who do not have many square meters can set up a small corner bar at home in which to enjoy a drink at the end of the day, preferring some space-saving strategies.

One of these is to aim for a tray with folding legs to be placed in a niche or in an unused wall of the house. Alternatively, you can prefer the classic e timeless trolley.

Classic truck, from mackenziehoran.comClassic truck, from

The passepartout solution? The model with double glass compartment, where to place bottles and glasses of various shapes, e chromed structure, in gold or silver, easily integrated into any type of furniture. Aesthetics but also practicality.

The presence of the wheels allows you to move it from one room to another, according to the needs of the moment.

Is there really little space available? One too simple shelf of a bookcase or a sideboard can be transformed into an elegant and functional bar corner.

Just place the right number of bottles, glasses and bowls on a tray, where you can serve chips and snacks, and you’re done.

Liquor cabinet

If, on the other hand, you have a few centimeters more, you can use a liquor cabinet or to a bar organizer cabinet with compartments and compartments that allow you to keep everything in order and within reach. The new models are designed to be performing and captivating in design.

Wooden bar cabinet, from WewoodWooden bar cabinet, from Wewood

An example above all? Mister, the solid wood bar cabinet, with flap door, designed by Daniel Duarte for Wewood.

Space-saving bar cabinet

Another space-saving complement is Upper Class Icecubes, the bar cabinet in wood and glass and chromed steel frame by Kare Italy

The two adjustable shelves offer a large surface to order glasses and bottles.

Space-saving bar cabinet, from Kare-Design Space-saving bar cabinet, from Kare-Design

Why not have fun creating a DIY bar cabinet?

Pallets, wooden planks and old shutters are perfect for giving life to ideas of various shapes and sizes, to be left exposed or by creating hidden solutions.

Another valid alternative is to create a niche on an unused wall that will turn into a practical built-in bar corner.

Complements and extra bar equipment

Not just bottles, glasses and snack containers: just follow a few small tricks to get an even more functional and comfortable corner bar. How?

We can take advantage, for example, of the shelves and shelves that counters and bar furniture are normally equipped with for storage accessories and tools necessary to develop cocktails with a unique flavor. Unmissable measuring cups, strainers, juicers and blenders for preparare drink fruit-based, shaker, mixing glass and bar spoon, respectively to shake or mix the different ingredients.

Many jars for the corner bar at home

And then: jars, preferably glass, suitable for containing spices, cane sugar and pre-cut fruit, a tall glass to have straws and teaspoons at hand, spray caps to apply to the various bottles, corkscrews, ice bucket and tongs and coasters.

Other access to the corner bar

Alternatively, you can install wall shelves to arrange everything you need.

Shelf for corner bar at home, from AmazonShelf for corner bar at home, from Amazon

If the square meters at our disposal allow, we can also place a small one mini bar and a sink, for a home bar corner complete with everything. In the absence of space, however, you can bring fresh drinks directly from the kitchen refrigerator when needed.

Lighting for the corner bar

Also pay attention to the lighting. Among the solutions of great impact we find the binary systems with three or four suspension lamps in plexiglass or LED spotlights, for lovers of minimalism.

Bar corner lettering, from trendecors.comWritten with built-in lights for bar corner, from

Finally, why not make our bar corner easily identifiable?
Just insert some luminous writing, print or themed stickers.

The extra idea? A dart board, classic or electronic, with which to have fun challenging your guests, between one sip and another.

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