Once upon a time, bars at Indian homes were a distant dream. However, that is now a thing of the past! Modern homes and homeowners need a place to catch up with family and friends or unwind alone in the comfort of a home bar after a long day. However, one needs a perfect setup with the right lighting, music and atmosphere, a cabinet to hold the drink bottles and glassware as well as comfortable seating to elevate the mood. Whether it’s camouflaged in a corner, in a prominent place or merged with the décor of the room, here are 10 smart and unique ideas for home bars that can fit perfectly into Indian homes of any size or style.
A spacious home bar is ultimate luxury, and here, it is enhanced manifold with the stunning setup. The rustic feel of the bar is perfectly achieved by the dominant use of wood, a brick wall in the back-drop, hanging lanterns and a huge replica of a boat on the wall.
With the smart use of a mirror on the wall, even a small corner of the home can be transformed into an elegant bar. Bottle holders below, glass rack above and then glass hangers at the top – flaunt classy style with this simple bar design in a small corner.
A surprise bar on the partition dividing the living room from the rest of the home is the perfect option for city apartments where space comes at a premium. The limitation of space shouldn’t restrict your imagination. Take inspiration from here and create an urbane bar complete with two high stools right the middle of the social area in your home.
Imagination and creativity work wonders when it comes to designing a home bar within the limited space. Here, a narrow section in the multi-utility dining unit is dedicated to the bar, thus fulfilling the dream of having one at home. Slanting bottle racks and glass holders are inviting, enticing you and your guests to enjoy relaxed evenings.
The sparkling shine of glass on the wall and the mirror behind the shelves fantastically display the bar collection to add depth in a small space and double up as room décor. The reflection of the mirror has a stunning visual impact and increases the amplitude of the room – perfect for impressing and entertaining guests.
The ultra-contemporary design plays well in this clean and compact built-in home bar with separate high bar table paired with sensational red chairs, which add drama to the simple décor of the room.
Bring home the bar so that you can enjoy the feel of professional bars without having to step outside your front door. Built-in cabinets to hold the bottle and glassware, high chairs near the bar table and neon lights that transform this space into a retro theme bar. You can resize and redesign the cabinets depending on the available area, but keep the retro theme of the bar to liven up your home.
The space limitation of modern homes challenges you to think out of the box to optimise space. Frame the window with shelves to create your home bar, where you can sit to enjoy your drinks with a view. Bottle racks, long cabinets, drawers and the colourful lamp make for a chic and stylish home bar that is comfortable and organised. Add a collapsible table, which doubles up as a window shade when it’s not in use. When pulled down, it will provide a beautiful view from the window and serve as a table for resting your drinks.
Refurbish an antique cabinet into a sophisticated bar unit and display it with pride wherever you wish to keep it. The vintage charm of the cabinet hides bottles and glassware behind closed doors and inside its drawers. Accessorise the bar unit with antique pieces, and then uplift the glam quotient of the space with the right lighting to elevate the décor and feel of the home bar.