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How to furnish a bar corner at home


In the seventies it was unthinkable not to have a home bar corner, a space around which to welcome friends and organize parties and aperitifs. Today the corner bar has changed its appearance, taking on new forms and finding its intended use also as furniture dedicated to the most private moments and family relaxation.

Creating a modern bar corner is possible even in the smallest houses: let’s see what are the home bar corner ideas, which style to choose, the tips and examples to create a bar corner at home.

How to create a bar corner at home?

There are many solutions to create a corner bar at home and they adapt to every type of home, from the largest to the smallest, and to every style of furniture.

First of all, it is important to decide in which room to place the corner bar. The main solutions are a corner bar for the living room, in the kitchen, on a balcony, outdoors or, for those who have it, in the tavern or attic.

Obviously the position of the corner bar in the house will also depend on the use you plan to make of it: for pre-dinner aperitifs, the ideal is to place it in the kitchen, for a moment of relaxation after dinner in the living room, if instead you often organize parties the wet bar will look good in a separate wing of the house.

Once the position has been decided, we can move on to the realization. The solutions are different: on the market you can find home corner bar ideas already assembled and furnished, or you can choose to create them independently through built-in solutions, in masonry, or by creating a bar corner in the house in plasterboard.

The important thing is to always keep in mind that to create a bar corner you need to start from a space of at least two square meters for the single bar cabinet, to which you can add the space dedicated to any stools or furnishing accessories.

What to put in a bar corner?

Once you have decided where to place and how to make the bar, you can move on to the furniture. First of all, the bar cabinet must be inserted, the heart of a lounge bar corner.

There are different types of home bar cabinets, from the smallest and most compact with everything you need to create a small corner bar inside to larger ones also equipped with a bar counter and stools.

In addition to the bar cabinet, the mini bar, sink, shelves and stools are also fundamental, to match the style of the counter and bar cabinet.

In a large room you can choose to insert a curved counter, while in a narrower one it is easier to opt for a linear home bar counter. The material with which the cabinet and the bar counter will be made depend on the style of the room in which they are placed.

If you do not have space for a real counter, the alternative is to choose high bar tables to be placed next to the bar cabinet or to create a home bar corner with sofas and a low table.

The styles of the corner bar

The ideas are many and suitable for all needs, especially as regards the style of the corner bar.

There are those who prefer a modern home bar corner, made with a lacquered bar cabinet with a minimal and contemporary design, those who prefer a vintage style and wooden bar furniture that recall the authentic bar corners of the seventies.

The style also depends on the area in which we place the bar corner: in an attic a shabby house bar corner creates an informal and relaxed atmosphere, while in a tavern it combines a vintage house bar corner, but also an industrial design bar corner or rustic.

Obviously, the style of the bar cabinet must reflect the style of the room in which it is installed and on the market there are different solutions for every need, from the modern bar corner to bar furniture with pop or retro elements.

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