A tray with high sides placed on a stand makes an excellent bar. Placing a mirror behind it shows off all the pretty bottles and different colored liquids. Add a cozy armchair and voila - instant relaxation.
Backless barstools line this contemporary U-shaped bar and stand at the ready for entertaining family and friends. Pendant lights provide ambient lighting in the space, which is located next to the spacious living room.
No room for a full bar? No problem! Flip a clear cylindrical stand upside down, fill it with something seasonal, then top it off with a small tray. Next, with a sturdy foundation to start with, layering spirits and glassware on top of the tray to create a makeshift tabletop cocktail bar.
A beautiful wood stand-alone bar graces one corner of this living room turned masculine lounge. The room has plenty of seating at both ends, with style to spare, making it a perfect space for entertaining family and friends.
A bar table can provide a cool space to have a drink without taking up too much room in a small space. This DIY outdoor bar table is made of 2-by-4s that are cut into same-size blocks and glued together, then attached to a stand made of metal pipes and fittings, says Amanda Giles with DesignFix, a California interior design company. The metal stools cost under $85 for a pair.
Angelica Henry cleverly designed this gorgeous bar area with custom sliding, barn-like doors that work to conceal its inner workings when not in use. The wall unit's glossy black finish and decorative glass panels replicate the free-standing serving area, both acting together in allocating functional space right off the foyer.
This kitchen features a spacious wrap-around breakfast bar with black counters and a built-in sink. A grand white range hood stands out against the cherry wood cabinetry creating an elegant focal point in the space.
When the retractable stainless steel and glass panel is closed over the staircase, sleek metal barstools are placed on top to provide seating at the bar. The see-through panel creates a funky sensation underfoot while standing or sitting in the space.
A neutral color palette allows the rich hardwood floors and crisp white cabinetry to stand out in this open, transitional kitchen. A trio of dark wood barstools provides an eat-in space to enjoy a casual meal.
“Cake stands are a fun way to add height and layering,” says interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga. She then tied the red in the cake stand to the bottom level with Asian foo dog statues. For texture, use plants and glassware, like these vintage hobnob glasses. Don’t forget the greenery, either, with houseplants and low-maintenance plants, like the bird’s nest fern on the bottom level and a glass cloche terrarium with a succulent.
A neutral color scheme and bright lighting accentuate the spacious layout of this eat-in kitchen. The traditional look of the cabinets and range hood are livened with contemporary bar chairs in a bright blue hue. Darker tiles in the backsplash stand out and compliment the copper range hood cover and the dark base of the pendant lights.
Natural light and light neutral tones give this open floor plan an even grander, spacious look. Warm, red-toned stairs stand out against the beige walls and gray marble floor. A brown leather chaise creates a seating area over a black and white graphic rug. The space moves to the kitchen entry featuring a brick-based bar with cream leather barstools.