A good hostess knows the invaluable role that a beautiful and well-stocked bar cart plays in a successful holiday party. Festive bar carts set the stage, provide your guests easy access to drinks and refreshments, and store and maneuver as needed throughout the night. But perhaps the most exciting part about having a bar cart for the holidays is getting to show off your style! There are so many ways you can style your bar cart for the holidays, and it’s important to keep color, texture, shape, and theme all in mind. Today on the blog we’re sharing some of our favorite holiday bar carts we’ve seen over the years as well as four fun ways you can style your bar cart with Kathy Kuo Home this season. Here’s to a cart full of cheer!
Keep it simple with a white winter wonderland bar cart.
Styling a bart cart perfect for the holidays doesn’t need to be kitschy. One look we love is a sleek and sophisticated silver and white palette reminiscent of an untouched, snow-covered city. If you’re going for this clean and simple look, keep clear of the traditional holiday goodies (i.e. garland, ornaments, and ribbons), and instead opt for clear bottles and glassware and crispy white trays and bowls for serving snacks and candies. Consider adding a touch of blue or frosted glass for some additional wintery detailing. Serve up some gin and tonics, and your bar cart will be a refined arrangement your guests will surely remember. Shop the look below!
Keep it cozy with a rustic cabin bar cart.
Want a holiday full of rustic charm? Choose a handful of natural wood accents for your bar cart and combine with a deep and rich palette of browns, blacks, and golds. The palette we chose below includes antique golds and brasses with hints of a silver shimmer perfect for the season. An antler motif gives thoughts of holiday reindeer and snow-laden cabins. When choosing your libations for this look, offer a selection of flavorful and warming whiskeys or rich and indulgent red wines. Your guests will feel comfortable, cozy, and right at home. And if you need more inspiration, check out our Woodland Cabin lookbook!
Keep it glamorous with a glittering gold bar cart.
Having a bunch of your girlfriends over for a holiday party? This time of year calls for celebration, and this fun and whimsical look (with a drop of Hollywood Regency) is just what you need to get the party going. The pink and gold palette offers a feminine flair that works for both Christmas time and New Years celebrations, and the crystal accents we chose add a modern glam statement to the bar cart. Pick up your favorite champagne, put out some cheese and crackers, and say cheers to the perfect holiday girl’s night!
Keep it cool with a modern yuletide bar cart.
One of our favorite looks this holiday season is the unexpected modern approach. Start with a simple black, white, or acrylic base, and layer in chic gold serveware and figurines (we’re OBSESSED with the polar bear we chose below), dark colored barware, and bold pops of color (we went with a very classic holiday red, but don’t limit your creativity!). We also added in some greenery via succulents for fresh, Scandinavian-inspired styling. Shop the look below!
Feature image via julieblanner.com. Let us know your favorite look in the comment section below!
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