Spice Up Your Basement Bar: Ideas for a Beautiful Bar Space
Create a seamless flow from the basement living area to the bar, and vice versa, for a cozy and intuitive vibe in the basement overall. Dark columns here frame the bar space to set it apart create a special feel
An accent wall (link to homedit article on accent walls?) makes for an immediate attraction to an eat-in area by the basement bar. Bonus: They’re back in vogue. Love the combination of this cool color with roughened wood details, too.
A reclaimed wine rack made out of wooden pallet pieces is both clever and space-saving. This adds a unique touch to your basement bar, providing both form and function
Add a bold, contrasting color onto the actual bar. This provides immediate visual appeal and an innate focal feature (and, therefore, attraction!) amidst the basement kitchenette.
Incorporate a flat-screen TV directly into your basement bar design scheme, and you’re on the fast track to instant success in the enjoyment factor of your guests. Don’t forget the comfortable seating if you go this route, though
Lighting, lighting, lighting…and more lighting. This is key to visually opening up a basement bar and creating an attractive nook. Also, it must be said, you can never go wrong with a retro wall clock in a basement bar. Ever.
Industrial details – like these galvanized pipe corbels under the bar counter, for example – go a long way in creating a cool yet relaxed vibe for your basement bar. A chill hang out place, where different is good
Mismatched lighting, like the similar-but-different pendant lamps hanging over the basement bar here, is a fairly subtle way to introduce quirk and beauty at the same time
If modern is your aesthetic, keep your basement bar on the same style wavelength. Make it modern by throwing on a stainless bar counter and some white industrial bar chairs, for example.
For a new construction basement bar or one where the bar is there but it’s woefully outdated, consider modernizing with some bright touches. A glass front mini fridge and this mirrored subway tile backsplash, for example, fully update this basement dry bar.