Whether your in-home bar is in the basement, adjacent to your living room or part of your decked-out outbuilding, it should have some clever and creative decor. If bar decoration ideas have you stumped, we’re here to help. We’ve created a list of eight possibilities you can easily put together before your next gathering.
First on our list of bar decoration ideas are LED lights. You can use these in a multitude of ways, but one of our favorites is to run them under the countertop edge to provide the hidden but fun source of light. You can also run a line before your mugs, glasses and alcohol bottles. The light shining through the glass will give your bar a soft glow.
Depending on who you are and what your tastes are, there are countless images you can frame to add a personal touch to your bar. Frame the poster for your favorite movie, concert set lists or even worn-out vinyl from your favorite band. If you’re a sports enthusiast, you can frame and hang the jersey of your favorite athlete or add the team’s pennant to your wall.
If you and your friends are avid gamers of the board and card game persuasions, add games to your bar. Frame the rules so you never have to worry about losing them. You can also add a whiteboard and dry erase markers so your friends can write their own rules or embellish the existing ones.
This is one of the most fun bar decoration ideas. If you have the space, paint a wall with chalkboard paint, provide different-colored chalk and watch the masterpieces come to life. This is great way to keep your bar area family friendly; a floor to ceiling chalkboard wall is reachable for adults and children alike.
Whether they’re brewery signs or signs from the area you live in, vintage signs are a great way to add a little local color to your bar. Look for unique signs with funny sayings, brewery mascots or classic characters. Metal signs will be easier to mount, but don’t let that stop you if you find an old poster or flier – you can still frame those and hang them up.
Mason jars have been gaining popularity for years now and they make great beer glasses. These bar decoration ideas are easy-peasy and as simple as arranging different-colored glasses on a shelf with lights behind them or spray painting them in metallics to add pops of silver, gold and bronze to your bar.
Another great decor element is beer steins. These traditional glasses are usually embellished with story panels or quirky characters. They are perfect conversation pieces and give any bar a rich, traditional element.
If you love bottled beer, you definitely need to invest in a beer cap map. Save the caps from your favorite brews and pop them into the map to create a fun display in the last of our bar decoration ideas. You can fill a map of your state or even a map of the United States. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is where to place your cap.
If you keep these eight bar decoration ideas in mind when you furnish and embellish your in-home bar, you’ll be in good shape. Don’t forget to keep Frankenmuth Brewery craft beer on hand, too!
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