I’m gearing up for a seasonal change by styling a bar cart three ways for summer. I’m noticing lots of bar carts in magazines and on Pinterest in almost every room of the home. It’s common place to find them now on patios and porches as well. When you have a piece of furniture that has multi uses, what’s not to love? Of course, we’ll always love the original inspiration for the bar cart too.
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For outdoor bar cart ideas be sure to click over to my post, Relaxing Patio Style With Blue And White Accents. This rattan bar cart is a convenient spot for serving drinks and keeps dishes within easy reach on the patio.
Bar Carts are available in so many different shapes, styles, materials and colors. If you can imagine it, then it’s probably out there somewhere. I really like this rattan bar cart because of its neutral color, beautiful texture, and simple design. I should also add, it looks great indoors or out.
Styling A Bar Cart Three Ways
Each look is light and airy for summer with accessories that fit in easily with the surrounding family room.
Vintage ironstone jars are always fun to mix and group together. I’ve been working on this collection for a while buying one piece at a time. The adventure is in the hunt.
The lower shelf is serving as temporary storage for our outdoor pillows that we use on the patio. Looking to update your pillows? See how easy it is to make covers with coordinating fabric by visiting my post, Ideas For Making Easy Pillow Covers With Ties.
Storage For Liquor
When it’s time for entertaining, I love organizing liquor bottles in this vintage zinc drawer with a handle on one end. I like that is tall enough that I don’t have to worry about anything falling over.
Don’t you just love the rich patina of this piece? To me it says elegant rustic!
For the lower shelf I’m going big with patio flowers. They’re enjoying a little break from the extreme outdoor heat and add a healthy dose of color to the room. Get a similar look by grouping household plants or add a bucket of hydrangeas.
Blue And White With Orange Accents
The final look has a bit of everything, but you know me, I can’t pass up the opportunity to decorate with blue and white. This time though, I’m also mixing in little bits of orange. The terra cotta pots, the mat on the framed print and the detail on the decorative bowl all have shades of orange.
Speaking of the framed print… This last minute addition provides height filling in the empty space between the dough bowl and the top shelf of the cart.
I like finding new uses for wooden dough bowls, such as holding an arrangement of terra cotta pots and saucers. These are the same terra cotta pots from my DIY Aging Terra Cotta Pots post. The only thing missing is a tiny orchid nestled in with the pots. Wish I had thought of that one sooner.
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Shop The Look
- Bar Cart (similar to mine)
- Dough Bowl
- Terra Cotta Pots
- Blue Ball jars
- White Tray
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- Country Living Decorating With White
Thanks so much for stopping by to see my ideas on styling a bar cart. I would love to know which look you like best, so leave me a comment.
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