Cin Cin – the (home) bar is open

Say goodbye to the drinks trolley and hello home bar! It comes as no surprise that thousands of people per month are searching online for stylish home bar inspiration, with it being top of the wish list in 2021.

Since you’re going to need a killer set-up that goes beyond a well-stocked cabinet of your finest wines, swoon has some chic home bar ideas to inspire you.

Stylish storage solutions:

If you’re short of space and need to use an area in your lounge or dining room, simply add some built-in shelving or floating shelves as the centrepiece of your display for the perfect backdrop to show off your gin collection and cocktail glasses.

If you have a larger area you can utilise, a storage unit will do just the trick, adding further dimension to the room. If you’re considering a more elegant look, why not blend a rich timber design to compliment the room?

Creative impact.

So, once you’ve established your home bar area, it’s time to embrace your inner creativity. After all, it needs to appear seamless to the rest of the room.

If you’ve designed a home bar that has its own area, seating should form part of the design plan. Adding two or three bar stools will not only add authenticity to your home bar design but give it that much-needed finish it needs. For a more modern look, industrial styling is well and truly back. The Thibaut is an obvious choice to add functionality and sentiment. For a more vintage look, the honeycomb-inspired Coombes bar stool oozes uniqueness and beauty.

Now to the little touches. Mirrors are the easiest way to brighten an area. Simply hang a mirror as your backsplash above your bar set-up and it will instantly feel more polished and ‘together’. A couple of our favourites include the hexagonal brass Nemo or the opulent Verso to give your room the illusion of space and an all-important Deco-esque charm.

And don’t forget to spruce up the shelves with plants (in varying heights), artwork and of course, cocktail recipe books.

Get it lit.

Finishing your home bar with the right lighting is a must. A pendant light will create stand-out and complete the look, adding a modern feel. If you’re looking for simplicity, the Midi geometric copper-plated steel pendant is hard to refuse. Alternatively, opt for a spherical shade – the Capella is a must-have spotlight which will fit effortlessly into any room. Top tip: If you really want to recreate that pub or bar vibe atmosphere, remember to opt for low wattage bulbs.

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Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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