Stocking and styling your bar cart a la Jos. A. Magnus is about the accessories and the aesthetic. When it comes to bar cart styling, you’ll want to create a sophisticated space that is both functional and decorative. Below are a few tips for creating a visually stunning bar car that you and your guests will love.
Consider Your Space and its Size
Before you start styling your bar cart ask two important questions: 1) where is the cart going? and 2) how will it need to function? If you have a small, modern space you may choose a sleek and compact metal bar cart that takes up very little space. If you have a large, more traditional space you may choose a large wooden cart that accommodates more bottles and more accessories.
Choose Quality Bottles
The main focus of a bar cart is – of course – the bottles. Opt for high-quality glass and beautifully designed labels. Each Joseph Magnus bottle is designed to reflect the superior quality of its spirits. Any of them will add class to your bar cart.
Include Essentials and Make Them Match
A cohesive and well-coordinated bar cart should be stocked with essentials for cocktail-making – and they should all match. Add a set of barware – shaker, jigger, strainer, etc. – that shares the same design and finish to add unity and visual clarity to your cart. Selecting tools and accessories that share a similar look and feel to create a polished and harmonious bar cart display.
Add a Touch of Green
A simple, but unique way to bring life to your bar cart is by adding greenery. A small vase of fresh flowers or a potted herb (try mint or rosemary) adds a pop of color and a fresh aroma, while also acting as a source of fresh garnishes.
Display Your Glassware
Displaying bottles alongside high quality glassware adds a decorative element. Look for glasses with elegant designs or unique shapes to add a touch of sophistication.
Accessorize with Details
Small details can make a big impact. Adding a candle, a decorative tray, or a set of cocktail napkins can elevate your bar cart and make it feel like a high-class space.
All this said, the best accessory for your bar cart is a bottle of award-winning, premium bourbon or gin from Joseph A. Magnus. Find one at a retailer near you . Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest from Jos. A. Magnus.