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Home Bar Ideas for Christmas

Celebrating Christmas will be different this year. At last, we can invite family and friends to our homes and enjoy the festivities together once more. Children can open presents together, families will be playing games and delicious food will be served. At Christmas, we all make that extra effort to come together, so this year why not turn your home into the ultimate happy place and create your very own home bar – the perfect spot for entertaining at home this Christmas. Read on to discover some home bar designs and how you can create your very own winter escape.



Where Should You Put Your Home Bar?

Building a home bar can be as big or small a project as you like. Last summer, many opted to put a home bar in their garden – which is a fantastic idea for the summer, but during the winter months, you may want to rethink your bar’s placement. A garden shed or an orangery is the perfect place for a home bar in winter. 

If your outdoor space is large enough to have outbuildings, perhaps you could convert one into a pub bar. You could kit it out with sumptuous leather seating, like the Hepburn armchair, for a traditional, cosy pub feel, serving mulled wine that will warm your guests up this festive season.

A home bar doesn’t have to take up a whole room though, incorporate one into your kitchen and consider a kitchen island with its very own tap! Even a designated shelf large enough to mix cocktails in the corner of a room, or a drinks trolley in your living room will fit the bill, and there are tons of home bar shelving ideas out there if you fancy bouncing around some ideas and getting creative. If you’re struggling to find a bar that is the correct size, our bespoke panelled bars will ensure you get that perfect fit.


How Do You Decorate Your Home Bar?

There are a ton of home bar décor ideas on Pinterest for you to browse through, and If your home bar is going to be a corner of one of your rooms, then coordinating it with the rest of your interior is key to get it to blend in. For industrial interiors, try a home bar with a wood and metal combination, for a vintage inspired home, try dressing it with foliage alongside pretty jars and bottles to complete your interior. For minimalists, go for something clean and simple to complement the rest of your décor. Bar stools are always a great addition to any home bar, and we have plenty to suit many different tastes and styles. 

If you have a larger dedicated space for your bar, like a conservatory, you could give it its own theme, our yacht inspired furniture range is perfect for a luxe home bar, the Belfast Swivel Chair and the Langley Coffee Table are the perfect combination of 1930s continental style. Our top hat pendant lights will liven up your bar area, too. Suspend them above your bar for the perfect ambient lighting for winter.



How Do You Kit Out Your Bar?

Glassware, cocktail shakers, pourers and measures are all essential equipment for stocking up your bar, not to mention spirits, wines and mixers. With all this, you will be entertaining guests in no time in your very own home bar, experimenting with festive flavours such as orange, nutmeg, and spice to keep your guests warm. A wine rack is a handy tool for storing all of your equipment and has space for bottles and glasses, keeping your bar neat and tidy. Style some novelty mugs on your shelf for added Christmas sparkle!


Give Your Bar the Wow Factor

A neon light, a festive garland, or a cool seating area will make your bar that extra bit festive at Christmastime. A simple bench, bar stool or painting will help spruce up your bar area and give it a new lease of life. Keep it cosy with whiskey decanters and add an urban edge with champagne buckets.


For more home bar design ideas, browse our website or view one of our customer’s home bar creations, where you will find plenty of ideas and inspiration. Whichever way you decide to home bar this Christmas, do it in style with Peppermill.

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