4 Ways to Make Your Bar More Personal

Building your own home bar is one of the ultimate ways to personalize your home. You get to decide exactly where you want it located, how you want things to look, and what materials you use.

But sometimes, finding a way to make your home bar more personal – without losing the design – can be a challenge.

If you’re looking for ways to personalize your home bar, here are 4 ideas:

Choose a Theme

Theming your bar is a great way to bring something that’s important to you into a space you want to spend time in. Your theme can be anything from a favorite sport or team to a favorite place, TV shows and movies to special hobbies.

No matter what it is, as long as you have a personal connection to it, incorporating your theme will help make your bar space more personal.

From memorabilia to photos, and even simple color schemes and furniture, finding a way to bring your love of your theme into your bar can be fun. 

Add Small Touches

Want to make your bar personal without going overboard? Adding a few little things here and there can bring your individual personality and preferences into your bar without it being in everyone’s faces.

If you want to pay tribute to a favorite sports team, hang a framed jersey on the wall or add some signed memorabilia to one of the display shelves. Even small touches such as having coasters made with pictures of the team’s home stadium can bring in that personal feel without feeling like it’s too much.

Remember Your Preferences

Sometimes, personalizing your space isn’t so much about what you do like, but is more about what you don’t like.

As you’re planning your bar space, think about the things that make you happy and that would make you want to hang out in a space. If you’re not into traditional bar stools but would be down with sitting in a tall armchair, then you know what type of furniture to look for.

The same goes for the items you choose to stock your bar with on a regular basis. When your glass is always full of gin and tonic, there’s no real need for you to keep a bunch of beer steins around. And if you don’t drink martinis, accessorizing with a shaker and martini glasses is just a waste of money and space.

Think in Color

Color is a really powerful tool in memory and mood. Certain colors can help you feel more invigorated or more relaxed, depending on which you choose, and using color strategically in design is important.

If you’ve got a color you really love – or one you really don’t like – using it in your bar design can make your space feel more personal without bringing in a specific theme or decorative item.

Love blue? Choose blue cushions for seating, blue decorative accents, and even some blue lighting. You get a space that makes you happy without having to select a particular focal theme.

Quality Parts to Build Your Bar

Building your own bar is a big undertaking, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. With the high-quality, American-made products from Hardwoods Incorporated, your job just got easier!

If you need some more guidance, check out our Bar Building Resources page for a whole bunch of tutorials and guides. Still stuck? Email us at info@hardwoodsincorporated.com, or call us at (301) 665-9505 or (240) 285-0565.

Thank you for choosing Hardwoods Incorporated.

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08/08/19

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