A home bar is a perfect place to entertain friends and have conversations. A well made bar can also become a focal point in your home. Imagine your friends enjoying themselves in your home and having conversations while listening to music. Small heaven at home!
Following a theme is a great way to personalize and give it your very own touch. What are your hobbies? If you are a racecar fan, collect model cars and posters of your favourite cars. You can personalize your bar by getting the cover of bar stools in the color of your favourite car.
Blend your theme with the rest of the decor that you have. Whatever theme you choose,try to ensure that your bar follows the same theme as the rest of the house and of the same fashion as the furniture. Oak wood is really good for furniture.
Paint the bar area. Choose your favourite colours. If you are going for a youthful and funky look, a dull yellow or jungle green will create the perfect look. Dull red is also a good colour if you want a sophisticated look.
The next most important thing about bars is the lighting. The kind of lights you use can either give it a sophisticated look or a sports bar like look. Pick yellow lighting over white. For sports lighting place them preferably in the cabinets as it gives a moderate effect. Go for indirect lighting instead of direct to prevent any disturbance to the eye.
Add some seating to the bar. No bar is complete without bar stools. A good arrangement gives the bar a nice look. You can either get them fixed on the floor or place them next to the bar counter. Bar couches are also super comfortable and most home bar owners like them. Always shop around for couches or get your carpenter to custom make one to your liking.
Decorate your bar with accessories. Beer dispensers at the bar or souvenirs on the shelves are going to add a character to the decor. If you love photography you can fill the bar with your favourite photos and add also an ice bucket and shakers.
Add some fun to your bar by placing a TV screen in a strategic position. You can also add a dartboard to give it a nice look. Keep adding new things to your bar to give it that personal touch.