10 Creative Ways to Use a Bar Cart in Any Room
They’re not just for entertaining! A bar cart is a super-versatile piece of furniture that can add extra storage space virtually anywhere in the home. Here are 10 smart and stylish ideas to try.
A bar cart is the perfect size to use in a small nursery or in a living room to store everything you need for baby. At an arm’s reach, have all of your supplies available in the area of your home you tend to baby the most.
On the top shelf, fill cotton baskets with diapers, extra swaddle blankets and creams. On the bottom, a big bin of plush toys, extra clothes and a few fun books are ready for when your baby wants to play.
If your bathroom doesn’t have a lot of built-in storage, roll in a bar cart to help your space feel organized and uncluttered. A copper crate is filled with a lot of extra toilet paper so you never run out. Extra bath towels are folded and stacked on the bottom shelf.
On the top, add a lively plant to clean the air in the bathroom. Keep things tidy with individual bins for cotton balls, cotton swabs and make-up brushes.
No need to worry about your lack of counter space when you have a hip bar cart to turn into a coffee station. Like your favorite cafe, fill the cart with ingredients that add a special moment to your morning. Fresh cream and flavored syrups are my favorite luxurious additions to a cup of coffee.
The bottom shelf holds extra beans, tea and more coffee mugs.
Any avid crafter knows that keeping tools and materials organized is the only way you’ll keep using them. Use a two-level bar cart to have all of your favorite mediums at an arm’s reach when in your craft room. Don’t have a craft room? A bar cart can be rolled from room to room. Keep it in the spare bedroom and then roll it out to the dining room when you’re ready to get creative.
Soft bins on the bottom level keep ribbons and yarns organized. Hanging cups create more storage space by using the sides of the cart. Small items, such as washi tape, look put together on a pretty ceramic tray.
One of the hardest places to keep organized in the home, the entryway is a great spot to park a two-level bar cart. The space between the bottom shelf and the floor is the perfect size to keep your favorite everyday shoes. A wicker basket on the bottom shelf holds extra scarves for chilly mornings.
The top shelf gives you surface area for a nice-smelling candle and a bowl to drop your keys when you get in from a long day at work.
Create a lot of extra storage in the kitchen by rolling in a funky bar cart. Utilize the top shelf for the items you use every day such as cook books, dry groceries, salt and pepper and kitchen tools. Drape a few kitchen towels over the side of the bar cart for easy access.
On the bottom shelf, place those large appliances and pieces that you use every so often, such as a toaster and a heavy casserole dish. Extra silverware, all ready for guests, is stored on the bottom shelf as well.
The easiest way to ensure a productive work day is to walk into a clean and organized space first thing in the morning. In front of your calendar and cork board, place a bar cart filled with your office essentials. Pens, scissors and extra paper are all put in their place on the top shelf.
The bottom shelf is the perfect place for a few shade-loving plants, extra paper and files.
Are you a plant lover? Then this bar cart is for you! The two layers of shelves and thin rods on the side give you more than enough spots for all of your pretty plants. Place the larger ones that need more light on the top shelf. Mix up the type of planters you use — anything from copper to ceramic to terra cotta will create a bohemian aesthetic.
On the bottom shelf, style all of those smaller plants that will thrive with less light. Small plants can also be hung off the side of the cart by planting them in buckets that have attached hooks.
Next to your favorite seat in your living room, use a bar cart to keep everything you need for a readathon or binge-watching session at your fingertips. A pretty lamp and air-freshening plant are must haves. Some romantic candles and a spot for a cup of coffee are the next two style items on my list.
A big stack of good books next to a comfy blanket are the final two things that are go-tos to have next to a living room couch.
The most difficult things to organize in a home with kids: toys! I love using a bar cart for toy organization because you can wheel it from room to room, and each child can have their own cart for their own toys. Plastic bins and collapsible baskets are must-haves to gather all of those small pieces and awkwardly shaped toys.
A coat hook hung at kid level makes the space feel like their own. The trick is to style the toys on the cart to look slightly messy. Kids will never put things away as neatly as an adult would, so embrace the mess. As long as most of it gets back on the cart and not on the floor, it’s a win in my book.