Everything’s Better with a Bar Cart

Melissa George - polishedhabitat.com

A bar cart is one of the most versatile accent pieces you can buy for your home. Not only are they stylish, they also add lots of storage! While I love a bar cart that is set up as a home bar, you can use them in any room of the house.

If you’re always running out of places to put things in your bathroom, a rolling bar cart saves the day.

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The mirrored shelves of the Gold Cole 3-Tier Rolling Bar Cart will add a a dash of glam to any bathroom. The top is ideal for bath products, perfume, or even jewelry. Bath Salts, Bubble Bath, and Bath Crystals look great when gathered on a Serving Tray. There’s even enough room left for a pretty Marble Candle, because bathrooms should look and smell good!

With the pretty things up top, the lower two shelves can be put to work. Hide the ugly items you’d like to clear off the counter, like hair tools and supplies, in a decorative basket. The cart handle is the perfect spot to hang a hand towel.

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A bar cart can also transform any space into a mini-library. Have you ever added new books to a shelf only to forget them? We use a bar cart for books and magazines that are in queue to be read. Now we know where to look when we’re ready to read.

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The bottom shelf of the Gold Lucas File Storage is ideal for incoming magazines. On the top shelf, I kept some space open for two of my favorite things: decor and wine!

The White Enamel Frame showcases a favorite print, while a serving tray doubles as a wine station. A small throw over the handle will make your reading session cozy. What’s better than being curled up with a good book and a glass of wine?

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No space for an office or craft room? No problem! A bar cart can corral your paperwork and supplies. Adding a file organizer to the top keeps paperwork accessible, but still looks chic.

Group craft supplies like washi tape and glue on the middle shelf. Try putting them in a modern planter to add even more style. Notebooks, thank you cards, and coloring books work well grouped together in a basket on the bottom shelf.

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Don’t forget to put the handle to use. Using simple S-hooks, you can multiply the storage of your cart!

Is your mind spinning with new ways to use a bar cart now? I have one more bonus idea! What if you added one by the front door as a mini-mudroom? Boots could live on the bottom shelf, gloves and hats could go in a basket, and you could even designate a spot for incoming mail!

Next time you have an organizing or storage challenge, a bar cart could be the answer. Try it, you might just like it.


  • Velena

    I have one very simple that has fallen apart. Do you have any idea how i can use the parts.
    Best regards Velena

  • Evelyn B

    Well, I can’t get over all the things you can do with a cart!! You picked the one I would have picked if for no other reason than it has three shelves. It looks good and whatever you put on it will look good too! Loved your metal file folders idea – you are just great with your ideas and making it work! Thanks for sharing a fun idea. I’ll look for a cart and see what I can do with it. Still need a place for my tissue paper that I can get to easily and often. I never did get a really good paper wrapping station. What do you do with tons of rolls of paper? Love your ideas.

  • Evelyn B

    Great Ideas! I like the cart idea period! Ever since I saw your tissue paper on a cart I’ve been trying to figure out how and where I can put one that will help me. I started wrapping Christmas presents and had to hunt for my tissue paper. Need to have it handy like you do and in a designated spot. Thanks so much for all the ideas for a rolling cart!!

  • Ara LeFrancois

    I think all the ideas are great! We have a small house and storage is at a premium . Lots of new ideas to put to use can’t wait to try them out . I especially liked the bathroom cart .

  • Dee

    I will never look at a bar cart the same way. I love each look. But I think my fave is the bath storage. Although it might be the reading nook. LOL. I sound like you. But it’s all good.

  • Sarah Vogel

    Genius!! I love ALL the ideas!!! Who knew bar carts could have more than one function??


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