Interior Design Trends – Cool In-Home Bars

We’re not sure if folks, adults especially (and hopefully), are drinking more or simply looking for a cool new place to imbibe but, in-home bars seem to be one of the hottest interior design trends this year. From basements to kitchens and from bonus rooms or lounges to outdoor areas, a Google search for “design trends in home bars” will result in articles with anywhere from “8 Top Trends” to “221 Best Home Bar Images” on Pinterest. (Make sure you log out of Pinterest first, or the link won’t work.)While we certainly have no opposition to viewing more than 18 dozen images of in-home bar designs, that’s quite a bar-ier for a busy designer to overcome. (See what we did there? LOL)With that in mind, we offer half-a-dozen in-home bar images that we can only describe as… Awesomely kewl!In-Home Bar Images We LikePerfect for a small space, such as a basement, this wet bar, and its black and white palette are full of urban edge and crisp lines, as seen on “Restored by the Fords”, on HGTV.interior design trends 2-05Once again, if space is an issue (which happens fairly often), a recessed bar may be the perfect answer, especially when the wood being used complements the hardwood floors of the room. ( saving bar designFor blending a bar into an existing space, the slim railing in this design visually separates this midcentury bar and lounge while maintaining an overall open look. An orange banquette is a fun pop of color in the space. (HGTV)blended in home bar design“Just because bars are hidden away in the basement, does not mean that basement bars do not deserve a great look. Creating simple but classy bars in the basement is a trend that is quickly catching on. We are finding that more and more homeowners are spending more money on the right design. This involves a more streamlined design that focuses on the base cabinets only and the countertop space needed for seating.” ( bar designWhen space and functionality collide, you sometimes have to fit an in-home bar where you can. Here, creativity serves a purpose; to smoothly integrate your desire to meet the needs of the homeowner. ( bar designWhen possible a full-service bar design can make a huge impression on homeowner and guests alike. The full service in this home includes a full-size refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, and even a pass-through window out to the patio. (HGTV)full service in home barNo value judgments here. After all, it’s not like we think homeowners are suddenly drinking too much. But, it has to be said, the trend toward in-home bars really is pretty cool.Looking for more new interior design trends, marketing tips, and ideas? Get in touch with TD Fall today.