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Make Your Home Bar the Life of the Party

Transform an empty corner of your home or your outdoor patio into a fun, stylish and comfortable area to relax and entertain. Ultra-chic bar stools and bar furniture make a great addition to your kitchen, game room, finished basement or your outdoor deck or patio. A good bar furniture design takes into account your available space, your existing decor, and the way you want to use your home bar.

Designing the Layout of Your Home Bar

Take into account the practical constraints of your future bar space. Do you have plenty of space for a long bar counter with built-in cabinets? Or would a small collection of pub tables better fit your room? How high will your bar table or pub tables be? The height of your bar or pub table determines whether bar stools or counter stools make appropriate seating.

What is the primary purpose of your home bar? A comfortable place for you and family or friends to relax, or do you plan to entertain large groups at your bar on a regular basis?

If you love throwing sports-themed get-togethers, you may wish to incorporate a home entertainment cabinet into the space so you and your friends can watch the game. Do you plan on hosting elegant wine tastings in the comfort of your own home? Be sure to consider wine storage solutions, including wine cabinets, wine racks, and bars with wine storage. Seek out cabinets and shelving that will organize your collection nicely.

Here are a few great design theme ideas to get you started:

The Sports Bar

Turn your home bar into the best spot in town to catch the game. Celebrate your love of sports with entertainment and home bar furniture that recalls the ambiance of your favorite neighborhood sports bar.

Choose casual, swivel-seat solid wood bar stools or counter stools. Add a distressed finish and comfortable leather upholstery for an authentic touch. Complete the look with solid wood pub tables or an antiqued cherry-finish bar cabinet with a game-board top, wood display shelves for sports memorabilia, a solid wood entertainment cabinet or TV armoire, and posters and pennants featuring your favorite teams.

The Classic Pub

Create a welcoming, traditional atmosphere with home bar furniture that evokes the feel of a cozy, corner-pub table. Select richly upholstered, traditional solid wood bar stools or counter stools with classic European styling in a glossy dark finish, and matching wooden pub tables or a wooden bar.

A solid wood buffet or cabinet creates attractive storage space for bottles and glasses. Add leather club chairs and tufted leather ottomans centered around a beautiful wood coffee table. Add a handsome, ventless fireplace for an extra dose of genuine pub ambience.

The Chic Retro-Modern Club

Entertain in swinging style in your very own hip, retro-modern martini lounge. Select a sleek, contemporary glass and metal bar, or chic aluminum tables. For bar stools, choose from 1950s classic or retro-style vinyl and chrome, plush and colorful easy-care contemporary microfiber, or stylish indoor-outdoor aluminum.

Accessorize with metal wall sculptures and fun, funky, modern side tables. Add contemporary cabinets and modular shelving for stylish extra storage. Puffy poof chairs can create a great place to lounge, and a retro jukebox-style CD player will keep your party music playing long into the night.

The Traditional Wine Bar

Impress your guests with a home wine bar worthy of a true connoisseur. Choose a handsome, wood wine bar with classic styling, and match it with sleek, simply styled wooden bar stools or counter stools with luxurious leather seats. Add distinctive, solid wood wine cabinets, marble-topped wine tables, or elegant wrought iron wine racks to organize and display your wine collection beautifully.

The Contemporary Wine Bar

Create the ambience of an upscale, contemporary wine bar in the comfort of your own home with designer-quality, contemporary wine bar furniture. Opt for a gleaming glass and chrome wine bar, and sleek aluminum tables. Add chic chrome or aluminum bar and counter stools, contemporary glass shelving, and beautiful wine cabinets and serving trays featuring striking wine-related artwork. Contemporary framed art prints with a culinary theme make an elegant finishing touch.