Here at Rockett St George, the home bar is essential in all of our homes. Firstly, it helps create a fabulous focal point and display feature for all your favourite booze. In addition, a home bar is brilliant for entertaining when loved ones come over. Therefore, a chic cocktail corner is a must, whether you’re throwing a stylish soiree or simply relaxing with an evening G&T. However, the benefits of the home bar don’t stop with entertaining. A beautiful bar area provides the opportunity to play around with styling and make a statement. As the perfect place to showcase glassware and other party essentials, the home bar adds playful personality to any interior. So, don’t be afraid to add quirky ornaments, plants, books and treasured mementoes to your bar. To help inspire you, we’ve curated 6 home bar accessories and ideas that introduce wow factor to happy hour at home!
Home Bar Drinks Trolley Ideas
Products featured: Circular Art Deco 3-Tier Drinks Trolley: £250.00, Antique Copper Shoreditch Drinks Trolley.
If you don’t have space for a full-on bar in your home then a drinks trolleys is a great solution! Above all, a beautiful bar cart is a versatile alternative that can be moved around your home. As a result, you can style yours anywhere from the kitchen to the living room, or even outside when entertaining. Moreover, as a top interiors trend from recent years, a bar cart promises to add effortless style to your interior. So, go for gold for instant glamour or opt for another fabulous finish from the many different designs available. For example, we love marble for an incredibly luxe look, while copper designs create the perfect balance between warmth and style!
‘Bar carts introduce a splash of glamour to any living space and can be truly personalised to suit your individual style. Decorate yours with eBay or fair finds and add in soda siphons, vintage glasses and beautiful glass decanters. I've styled my drinks trolley next to my cocktail chair in the living room. I just love the glamour it adds to my decor. There's nothing better than sitting there with my girlfriends having a good catch up over a cocktail ... or two!’ Lucy St George
Home Bar Utensil Ideas
Products featured: Leopard Bottle Opener & Corkscrew: £32.00, Gold Insect Beer Bottle Opener: £25.00 , Antique Gold Snake Bottle Opener: £22.00.
Utensils are essential for any cocktail corner and are a must-have addition when it comes to home bar accessories. From corkscrews to bottle openers, these are the practical pieces that no bar can be without. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be a stylish addition to your bar area… So, don’t settle for standard barware when you can make a statement! We love adding a playful touch with quirky animal utensils. For instance, our Leopard Bottle Opener & Corkscrew adds wild cat glamour. Similarly, the Antique Gold Snake Bottle Opener promises to bring serious sass and style to your bar. In short, these key utensils combine functionality with fabulous design flair to create the ultimate home bar experience!
Gorgeous Glassware For The Home Bar
Products featured: Organic Cocktail Glass With Gold Rim: £14.00, Goblet Glass: £9.00, Organic Highball Glass With Gold Rim: £10.00.
Glass Jug With Natural Rattan Weaving: £32.00, Set of 2 Rose Pink & Gold Champagne Coupe Glasses: £21.95, Glass Tumbler With Black & Natural Sleeve: £8.00, Set of 6 Numbered Water Glasses: £32.00, Woven Glass Cocktail Shaker: £25.00.
No home bar is complete without a gorgeous collection of glassware! Firstly, it’s the perfect excuse to show off any vintage finds or glamorous cut glass designs hidden away in cupboards. Moreover, glasses are an essential component of cocktail making so should be kept close at hand. From champagne coupe glasses to tumblers, highballs and everything in between, your collection deserves to be displayed! As a result, we love the idea of embracing open shelves full of glassware in your beautiful bar area. Alongside cocktail and wine glasses, other gorgeous glass home bar accessories and ideas include cocktail shakers, jugs and carafes. Fill yours with a refreshing tipple or leave empty for a fabulous display feature!
Wine & Champagne Home Bar Accessories
Products featured: Gold Octopus Wine Bottle Holder: £30.00, Rustic Cuvee De Prestige Champagne Bucket: £110.00.
Another brilliant home bar accessory that we couldn’t be without is the wine cooler. Although ideal for displaying alongside the rest of your stylish bar supplies, these are incredibly useful for all entertaining. So, whether you’re hosting a dinner party or throwing a garden party outside, a champagne bucket will keep your bubbles perfectly chilled. Designed with a vintage finish, our Rustic De Cuvee Champagne Bowl & Wine Bucket are ideal for any home bar. In the same vein, we love a quirky wine holder for adding depth and drama to your worktop. For example, the Gold Octopus Wine Bottle Holder is a gorgeous, individual way to showcase your favourite bottles of wine. Often, it’s the unique pieces that set your home (and bar) apart so anything that adds personality is a winner!
Creative Cocktail Books & Accessories
Products featured: Gin Made Me Do It: £9.99, Flask In The Good Book: £15.00, Shaken: £15.00.
Once you have all your bar accessories sorted, it’s time to turn your attention to recipes. With thousands of delicious cocktail recipes out there, adding recipe books will bring a professional touch to your home bar! Most importantly, these will help inspire you to experiment with new recipes. However, they also look great at the centre of your display! Take inspiration from Ian Fleming with Shaken, the official 007 Cocktail Book that celebrates cocktails that Bond would be proud of. Or embrace your love of botanical cocktails with the brilliant Gin Made Me Do It book. In addition, some of our favourite home bar accessories and ideas extend beyond just recipe books... For example, for super exclusive soirees, the incognito Flask In The Good Book adds style and flair to drinks on-the-go!
Finally, no bar cart is complete without a few beautiful bottles! To help inspire your collection, here's a few favourites from our fabulous Co-founder Lucy St George...
'To Booze or not to booze... there are so many drink options now and my cart is full of drinks I love (that also happen to be in the nicest bottles). Some of my favourites include, Chambord, Hendricks and Absolute. However, there are also some lovely non-alcoholic alternatives such as Seedlip and Aecorn that look great on a bar cart!' Lucy St George