There's no season quite like Christmas to entertain family and friends and as an appealing addition for when guests visit, we've curated some of the most beautiful inspiration to make your luxury home bar come to life.
From a chic corner bar in the kitchen to a secret cabinet for cocktails or a space in the living room for seasonal sips, staying in over the holidays has never looked so good and we’re confident once you add a home bar to your interior, it will become a favourite element of your decor all year long.
The statement bar
Features our Longbridge Pull Handle in our burnished brass finish.
Sure to have you coveting your own cocktail bar, add a little drama in the kitchen with a stand-alone set-up inspired by Jean Stoffer Design. From luxe gold floating shelves to the unique curved ridged cabinet beneath, the look is undeniably chic and the perfect place to serve your guests drinks over the holidays - or any other time of the year for that matter.
Designed by St Giles Furniture, this statement berry-toned space complete with mirrored backsplash and brass adornments presents a boutique hotel aesthetic sure to make entertaining at home feel like a luxurious escape - the only question is to shake or stir?
Cocktails at home
Features our Kingsheath Cabinet Handle in our satin nickel plate finish.
This elegant alcove setting by HW Interiors balances style with utility to create the perfect home bar space. Teaming a marble backsplash and a single shelf with navy cabinetry to present a modern feel, a duo of wall lights and hardware in matching finishes elevate the design, with the simplicity of glass decanters and a champagne bucket effortlessly dressing the space.
A lesson in luxe home bar decor, we adore this timeless design from Nicole Hogarty Designs. Opting for bespoke cabinetry to create your bar is not only a wonderful way to maximise the space available but also to ensure the area works with the rest of the room. Whether you’re hosting a relaxed family gathering or a seasonal soiree, enjoy after-dinner drinks no matter the occasion with an understated living room bar area.
The kitchen bar
For open-plan kitchens, integrate a decadent corner bar by sectioning off the area with a crittall-inspired frame like this striking design by Hetherington Newman. Presenting the illusion of a room within a room, this style works beautifully for contemporary interiors and when placed next to an island with bar stools, who needs a reason to go out for drinks?
Raise the bar in the kitchen with a deco-inspired mirrored wall as the backdrop to your bar area like Jean Stoffer Design. Display bottles and glassware on high-level shelves and keep worktops free to experiment with your own cocktail recipes. To give bar cabinetry a point of difference from the rest of the kitchen, decorative brass grille panels not only highlight the bar area but also make a discreet display for wine collections.
Features our MIX Diamond Knurled Pull Handle with Backplate in our satin nickel plate finish.
A drinks cabinet, but not as you know it. This symmetrical space by HW Interiors proves that sometimes less is more and whilst the kitchen is perhaps the first place that comes to mind when planning a home bar, a pantry, utility room or converted walk-in cupboard all work just as well.
Features our Bakes Cabinet Handle in our burnished brass finish.
A drinks cabinet, but not as you know it. This simplistic design by Guild Anderson proves that sometimes less is more - and whilst the kitchen is perhaps the first place that comes to mind when planning a home bar, a pantry, utility room or converted walk-in cupboard all work just as well.
If you've been contemplating the addition of a home bar but space is on the slim side, we're confident this sophisticated setup by Elliott Biddle Interiors will inspire you to create your own dedicated space. An effortless way to bring the home bar to your kitchen or pantry, transform built-in shelving into a dedicated stylish display of timeless glassware and bar essentials.
The whiskey room
Features our MIX Diamond Knurled Knob in our satin antique satin lacquered finish.
Features our Bromford Cabinet Knob in our burnished brass finish.
These lavish whisky rooms by Sophie Paterson Interiors conjure visions of sophisticated post-dinner party cocktails and conversation. For a truly luxurious look, it’s all in the materials so choose brass and marble paired with rich heritage hues. When it comes to creating an inviting ambience, it’s all in the lighting - spotlights with dimmer switches often work best to set the mood.
Luxury home bar tips
If you’re feeling inspired to incorporate your own luxury home bar, discover our top tips to get the look.
No.1 For a more petite space, consider updating the interior of a kitchen cabinet to create secret drinks storage.
Features our Bromwich Cabinet Handle in our burnished brass finish.
No.2 The addition of open shelving not only gives you a place to store bar accessories, styled well, it becomes a feature of the room too - and speaking of styling, group glassware together, add a few of your favourite cocktail recipe books and make the most of the tools to mirror the look of a boutique bar.
No.3 Keep stemmed glassware to hand with a hanging wine rack and for worktops and counters, a tray is an excellent way to keep bottles of spirits organised.
Features our Brindley Hanging Wine Glass Rack in our burnished brass finish.
No.4 Open-fronted cabinets are an elegant way to showcase your collection of glassware or wine, give it a lavish feel and opt for decorative grille panels to add texture to your cabinets.
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