How to Style a Bar Cart Without Alcohol

Last year, I was in Marshall’s with my mom (which is dangerous because we always end up with a cart full of goodies) when she spotted this rattan bar cart on major sale.  I initially hesitated because I didn’t have a place for it and besides that, four kids and a bar cart don’t really go together. But, after some convincing, I decided to take it home with me and it’s definitely ended up being a versatile piece.  I love how light it is plus it has wheels so I can easily move it from room to room as needed.  When we entertain, I love decorating it with all the essentials but for everyday, I’ve struggled a bit when it comes to the best way to style it.  Then, last week, I found these woven baskets in Target on the clearance shelf and I grabbed them without hesitating.  I originally planned on using them in my boys’ bedrooms for toy storage but they’re a bit delicate and I realized that wasn’t the best idea.  So, I opted to try one of them out on this bar cart and I’m just loving it!  This basket plus this new lamp I recently scored at Home Goods are giving this corner in my living room a little pick me up and it’s making me realize you can elegantly style a bar cart without alcohol!

Here are a few more ideas on how to use a bar cart:

  • as a nightstand
  • as a dessert display
  • in a nursery as a changing station
  • as a bookshelf
  • in a home office for supplies
  • as a coffee station
  • as a plant stand
  • in a bathroom for extra towels
  • as a beauty cart to organize and display all your cosmetics

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