7 Surprising Uses For Bar Carts That Don’t Involve Alcohol

published Aug 31, 2019
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I’m a self-proclaimed bar cart fanatic. I can’t help it—they come in so many gorgeous shapes and materials, from rattan to cane, faux bamboo to you name it! Plus, bar carts are actually quite versatile. Sure, they’re a pretty way to store bottles of wine and cocktail mixer sets, but they can also serve so many other purposes around the house. Check out the innovative setups below for an excuse to purchase yet another one.

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Showcase your stuff

Bar cart? How about accessories cart? We love how Teresa Caruso of Money Can Buy Lipstick used a gorgeous gold bar cart to store favorite coffee table books, trinkets, and other special items worthy of being displayed front and center. Keeping the items color-coordinated ensures that your cart won’t look too busy or overwhelming.

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Store your cosmetics

If you’re big on makeup, you may need some extra space for all of your fave products. A bar cart provides plenty of shelf availability, and wheels make it easy to roll all of your supplies into the bathroom when it’s time to get ready. Charmaine Dulak of Love, Charmaine used boxes and dividers to keep all of her brushes and powders organized and easy to grab.

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Put a twist on a nightstand

If you’re having trouble finding a nightstand that you absolutely love, consider placing a bar cart by your bed as an alternative. Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay styled her cart with fun and functional pieces, all made super eye-catching by the cart’s woven material.

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Create a coffee bar

Your coffee deserves just as much love as your wine! Tabitha Blue of Fresh Mommy Blog actually custom built this gorgeous industrial piece, which holds everything she could ever need to make a mean cup of joe.

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Stock your bathroom

Who says you can’t place a bar cart in the bathroom? Lauren Elizabeth of House of Hire uses hers for towels and toilet paper. It’s an excellent option if you don’t have under-sink storage.

Make getting ready more efficient

Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess also put a rolling cart in her bathroom, placing items she uses every day up top. Getting ready early in the morning can involve way fewer banging cabinet doors!

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Upgrade your living area

Monica Dutia turned a woven bar cart from Serena & Lily into an adorable side table next to her sofa. The piece adds coastal flair to her space while holding living room essentials like coffee table books, magazines, and a set of coasters.