There’s nothing like sitting down at your home bar for a nice cocktail after a long week of work. Whether you’re your own or with a group of friends, there’s no better place to decompress than in the comfort of your own home.
And, with just a few small touches, you can make your home bar the liveliest spot on your block. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few ideas to take your home bar to the next level.
Satisfy your competitive urge with games
Pool tables are a mainstay in bars across the country, and they can even serve as a fantastic addition to a home barroom. But, not everyone is a pool hall wizard. Luckily, there are plenty of other games out there.
Table games like foosball, air hockey, and table shuffleboards are classic options. You can even go big and add a pinball or vintage arcade machine to your bar. Or, if you’re not feeling up to making such a large addition to the room, you can simply add a collection of board games you can easily pull out when everyone wants to game.
Get creative with the lighting
Lighting can set the mood for a room. Whether you want to make the atmosphere lively or low-key, there’s a lighting fixture there for your home bar.
Neon lights, for one, are always a great choice. Imagine your home bar is a part of your man cave. There are any number of man cave neon signs out there, from vintage signs simply saying “bar” to ones repping your favorite team.
Add some creative wallpaper
Wallpaper is back. And, just like lighting, it can set the tone for your barroom if you choose the right type.
For example, maybe you want to give your home bar the feel of a 1960’s lounge. Floral wallpaper can help you achieve this vibe as long as it matches the rest of the decor. Darker wallpaper, in contrast, can set a more subdued mood.
To decide what wallpaper fits your barroom best, take a quick assessment of the lighting and decor. Once you have a feel for whether a lighter or darker wallpaper fits best in the room, just follow some wallpapering best practices to make your barroom stand out.
Show off your adventurous side with a beer cap map
There has never been a better time than now to be a fan of American beer. Craft breweries are a staple in seemingly every community these days. Why not show off all of the ones you’ve tried?
Beer cap maps allow you to add a beer cap for every state in the country. If you want to show off that amazing West Coast IPA you tried in California, you can add the beer cap to your map. The same goes for the Stout you tried in Massachusetts.
You can even buy maps of individual U.S. states. You’ll always have an excuse to try the newest brewery in town.
Liven the space up with house plants
Lately, it feels like everyone is becoming a plant parent. It’s easy to understand why. Plants are an easy way to improve interior design without a lot of effort.
You can bring a touch of nature to your barroom with the addition of any number of houseplants. Going back to the example earlier about a 1960’s lounge, a luscious Monstera plant can have you dreaming of the tropics in minutes. Or, if you’re going for a more minimalist design, a Bird of Paradise plant can grow tall without requiring a massive pot.
Be Bold. Be Unique.
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