How To Create An Indoor / Outdoor Cocktail Bar

Every home needs an indoor or outdoor cocktail bar area, so let's get the party started!

Whether you are building a statement outdoor bar, curating a dazzling drinking corner in the garden or bringing the wow factor to your living area, this useful guide will show you how to make an enviable cocktail bar for all! With plenty of designs to choose from, we will explore some fabulous ways to make your scheme stand out from the rest. Even better, we have put together some stunning looks so that you can recreate them in your indoor or outdoor space. Read on to discover which design could be perfect for you. It's time to make your dreamy cocktail bar come to life!


Indoor Idea: Disco Diva

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Image featuring the Pikes At Rockett St George Stunning Shard Mirrored Bar Table | Click To Shop

For those who love a naughty drink of an evening, a disco diva scheme is always a good idea! Whatsmore, if you are hosting a glorious gathering with friends, you will need a ravishing corner to hang out in. For this reason, we love dazzling disco decor as it creates the wow factor in any space. After all, the way that a space designed really sets the tone for a party...

If you really want to create the feeling of a bar in your home, the Pikes Mirrored Bar Table is the perfect way to do this. Featuring plenty of space to store and display, this home bar can be placed in any corner and will become the focal point of your room. Remember to have fun with your display and introduce quirky treasures into your cocktail area, nothing is too out there for a disco diva! Now, once you have curated all of your ravishing accessories, it's time to think about your mood lighting which is a key feature for any party space. Warm side lighting and twinkling fairy lights are ideal for any occasion! Finally, consider the wall behind your bar. This is where the eye will be drawn to so you could do something totally show-stopping and design a fabulous feature using wall art.

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Get The Look | Disco Diva Cocktail Bar

Products Featured:

  1. Drink Drank Drunk Print
  2. Pikes At Rockett St George Stunning Shard Mirrored Bar Table
  3. Lost In Music Art Print
  4. Pikes At Rockett St George Disco Ball Cocktail Sharer
  5. Black Disco Tray With Handles
  6. Naughty Corner Metal Sign Wall Art
  7. Pikes At Rockett St George Black Rum Punch Bottle
  8. Pikes At Rockett St George Cosmic Pineapple Cocktail Glass

Indoor Idea: Timeless Glamour

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Image featuring the Vintage Champagne Glass With Gold Rim | Click To Shop

For any cocktail corner, you'll want some lovely storage to display your drinks and tipples of choice. So, we say for a glamorous yet practical bar space, you will need a snazzy shelf and dazzling drinks trolley to elevate your cocktail corner. Moreover, if you are going for a scheme that is timeless and elegant, consider soft gold tones, luxurious accessories and dusky pink touches for a playful edge.

For your wall display, use the Small Brass Wall Shelf to store your glassware in style. A simple hanging shelf will allow you to access your glasses easily whilst giving the feel of a cocktail bar to any corner. Additionally, don't forget to style with quirky art, a low hanging pendant and of course some bar stools! Finally, your home bar would not be complete without a drinks trolley. For any scheme, we love the Antique Shoreditch Copper Drinks Trolley! This compact and fabulously functional piece will never fail to impress in any space.

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Get The Look | Timeless Glamour Cocktail Bar | Featuring image via @mydarkhome_

Products Featured:

  1. Cocktails Metal Sign Wall Art
  2. Vintage Champagne Glass With Gold Rim
  3. Woven Glass Cocktail Shaker With Gold Lid
  4. Antique Shoreditch Copper Drinks Trolley
  5. Ornate Globe Pendant Ceiling Light With Brass Leaf Detailing
  6. Blush Lovers Art Print 
  7. Midas Bar Stool

Garden Idea: Terracotta Dreams

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Image via Extraordinary Interiors In Colour By Jane Rockett & Lucy St George

To create the charming allure of a Morrocan rooftop, go for warm pinks, plenty of texture and ravishing rattan materials. This design is an ultra-divine setup for a drink in the sunshine with friends and makes for a boldly beautiful corner of any garden, balcony or patio. If you love pink as much as we do, you'll know how happy these terracotta tones make us feel, they are totally dreamy! Moreover, this serene colour palette makes for a feeling of escapism in your outdoor space.

Once you have chosen a few rattan accessories, a dash of monochrome and a hint of pretty pink, you're nearly there. Now, if you are building an outdoor bar area, the Blonde Rattan Bar Stool makes the perfect stylish seat (if covered from the weather elements!). Whatsmore, every bar needs handy storage space and our Oak Shelf With Cast Iron Brackets is wonderful for holding the Organic Wine Glass and Cocktail Glass With Gold Rim. With all of these delightful details, you have yourself a statement space for all to adore!

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Get The Look | Terracotta Dreams Cocktail Bar

Products Featured:

  1. Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection - Emanuella 
  2. Rockett St George Exclusive Paint Collection - Broderie 
  3. Organic Wine Glass With Gold Rim
  4. Organic Cocktail Glass With Gold Rim
  5. Blonde Rattan Bar Stool
  6. Beige Stripe Linen Cushion
  7. Glass & Brass Lantern
  8. Diamond Print Outdoor Garden Rug
  9. Roda Mustard Stoneware Small Side Plate

Please Note: Some products featured in this outdoor edit are not specified for outdoor use, so please consider taking your accessories inside during bad weather. As such, these pieces are perfect if you have a sheltered area or outdoor garden room. 


Garden Idea: Boho Monochrome

Classic and a great all-rounder, a boho monochrome scheme will bring a characterful edge to your garden space. Striking and ultra-stylish, pairing black and white accessories sets the perfect mood for your outdoor cocktail bar. Even better, this style can be achieved by simply pairing a few key pieces that make a statement.

So, if you have a seating area, patio or balcony, start to think about how you will want to store and display your drinks for the ultimate home bar experience. For your drinks area, why not create a minibar or a sideboard using pallet wood?! This way, you'll have somewhere to perch, especially with our fabulous Black Rattan Outdoor Bistro Bar Stools, which bring a beautiful Parisian flair to any garden. On top of this, the Alfresco Rattan Outdoor Bar Drinks Trolley is the ultimate feature for any cocktail corner outside! These two weatherproof beauties are oh-so imperative to a glorious gathering in effortless style. What's not to love?!

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Get The Look | Boho Monochrome Cocktail Bar | Featuring image via @our_home_inthepeaks

Products Featured:

  1. Black Rattan Outdoor Bistro Bar Stool
  2. Large Rustic Stone Effect Lion Head Planter
  3. Alfresco Rattan Outdoor Bar Drinks Trolley
  4. Circles Outdoor Reversible Garden Rug 
  5. Le Feu Ground Eco Fireplace
  6. Craig & Rose Chalky Emulsion Paint - Zeitgeist 
  7. Vintage Cut Glass Hi Ball With Gold Rim
  8. Vintage Cut Glass Tumbler With Gold Rim
  9. Mono Pattern Tassel Throw

Please Note: Some products featured in this outdoor edit are not specified for outdoor use, so please consider taking your accessories inside during bad weather. As such, these pieces are perfect if you have a sheltered area or outdoor garden room. 


The All-Rounder: Sumptuously Sexy

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Image featuring the Antique Style Gold Metal Drinks Trolley | Click To Shop

It's all in the detail! Whether you are styling your indoor or outdoor space, we have some sexy accessories to bring a fabulous allure to your scheme. So, to give the feeling of a retro meets modern speakeasy bar, be sure to pair plenty of black and gold pieces together. Moreover, using your dazzling drinks trolley as your centrepiece creates plenty of opportunity to make your space stand out from the rest. Don't forget to showcase your quirky treasures as well as your drinks and glassware to create more impact in your space. We love the Gold Shell Planter and Gold Lips Short Stem Vase to create the wow factor on any sideboard or serving cart. Once you have introduced some unique pieces, this will bring together a corner that is perfectly curated and ready for any occasion!

Party In Style...

To finish off your sumptuously sexy cocktail bar zone, you must make sure that you have everything you need to party in style. From using the Gold Shell Planter as a beautiful bottle holder to keeping your statement Gold Metal Bamboo Corkscrew on display, every home bar should be functional and fun in equal measure! By mixing truly one of a kind pieces with your bar essentials, this will make for a cocktail area to remember! So to impress your guests, the key is to be playful with your presentation and then... let the good times roll!


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