Home Bar Decor Ideas for the Hostess With the Mostess

home bar decor ideas

If there’s one thing I love to indulge in at the end of a long day, it’s a good cocktail. There’s also nothing better than marking a special occasion or family gathering with a homemade drink. Plus, it’s no secret that I have a deep love for all things wine (I do live in wine country after all.)

For those three reasons, it just made sense to incorporate a home bar into our space, and I have to say that I’m so happy we went for it.

Whether you have your own happy hour space or you’re simply looking for ways to spruce up your bar cart, these home bar decor ideas will give you a good dose of inspo. If there’s one big takeaway, it’s to have fun with this area in your home. It’s all about entertaining and enjoying yourself, so be sure the space gives off that feel.

Oh, and if you love keeping things as neat and tidy as I do, I’m also including a handful of home bar organization ideas as well. Cheers!

Home Bar Decor Ideas

home bar decor ideas with floating shelves
home bar decor ideas and organization

The Art of Mixology

Every good bartender needs a few cocktail books handy. This is one of our favorites, and it just so happens to have a really cute cover.

the art of mixology book

Death & Co. Cocktails

This is another go-to cocktail book in our house. It’s filled with everything from the classics to more unique takes.

death and co cocktail book

Wood Cutting Board

Having a cutting board near your bar is always a good idea, but I also think it’s cute to set one out on your countertop or a floating shelf.

wood cutting board

Wine Bottle Holder

This wine holder has enough slots to hold five bottles and makes every wine tasting experience feel all the more special.

wine bottle holder that rotates

Marble Footed Serving Board

Do everything from slicing limes to mixing drinks on this marble serving board. Once you’re done, it’s the perfect spot to house any of your drink making essentials.

marble footed serving board

Glass Serving Tray

I couldn’t pass this glass serving tray by—it has such a timeless look and would feel so special to pull out when hosting family and friends.

glass serving tray for drinks

Square Marble Bowl

Set anything from dried citrus to olives or bar snacks in this little marble bowl.

square marble bowl

Marble Mortar and Pestle Set

For those times when you need to muddle ingredients for a drink, this mortar and pestle set will come in handy. It scores bonus points from me for being aesthetically pleasing.

marble mortar and pestle set

Brass Picture Frame

Picture frames are a decor staple, and who’s to say you can’t incorporate a couple in your home bar? I’ve been eyeing this dainty gold find, which is from Target of course.

gold picture frame target

Home Bar Essentials

Metal Bar Coasters

These gold coasters give off major speakeasy vibes, which I absolutely love for a moody home bar experience.

gold metal bar coasters

Crystal Bitters Bottle

I’m a big sucker for decor that doubles as something practical, which is definitely the case when it comes to this bitters bottle.

crystal bitters bottle

Hatch Cocktail Shaker

Of course every home bar needs a quality cocktail shaker. I’d recommend going with one that’s pretty enough to leave out!

cocktail shaker

Nick & Nora Glass

We leave some of our favorite glassware out on the floating shelves in our bar area, which not only comes in handy but also looks so festive. These Nick and Nora glasses would be great to have on hand for a variety of drinks.

nick and nora cocktail glasses

Brandy Snifter Glass

This is another classic glass you can’t go wrong with. I love that you can buy a single glass or purchase them as a set of six.

brandy glasses

Double Old Fashioned Glasses

And of course every well-stocked bar needs some old fashioned glasses! Double their use by using them as juice or water glasses if you’re low on storage space.

old fashioned glasses


These colorful dried flowers can be used as garnishes on cocktails—an easy way to level up your serving game!

edible flowers for cocktails

Crystal Mixing Glass

Whether you’re prepping drinks for a crowd or want to batch-make a couple cocktails at one time, this glass offers the perfect spot for mixing.

crystal mixing glass

Woven Ice Bucket

Hosting on a hot summer day? Make sure your drinks stay ice cold by utilizing this adorable bucket. After your get-together, set it on a shelf in your bar area to serve as decor.

rattan ice bucket

Home Bar Organization

When it comes to bar organization, so many things will depend on your exact layout and how much space you’re working with. However, I wanted to share a few items that I have and love as well as some new finds that caught my eye. These picks would add a useful touch to any bar area—and a bonus is that they’re actually cute to look at!

home bar organization ideas

Wire Storage Basket

We have wire storage baskets just like this inside of our bar cabinets to keep bottles of liqueur organized.

wire storage basket

Wooden Lazy Susan

If you’re struggling to keep your space tidy, opt for a lazy susan. They are so much easier to use since they rotate (so you don’t have to reach far to grab what you need!)

wooden lazy susan tray

Copper Lazy Susan

This copper version was also too cute not to include—I’d honestly set it on my countertop as well as use it for serving!

copper lazy susan

Handwoven Basket

Keep your fresh fruit confined in a cute way with this handwoven basket (which comes in three colors.)

handwoven fruit basket

Acrylic Organizers

Trying to tidy up while sticking to a budget? Acrylic organizers are also great, and these can be sourced right from Amazon.

plastic organization bins
I hope these home bar decor ideas help you put together a welcoming and fun ambiance!
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Hi! I’m Erika and I live in Sonoma County with my high school sweetheart and two kids. Follow along to find home inspiration, delicious recipes, and the inside scoop on all things wine country.

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