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1. Use a two-tiered serving platter to organize your coffee essentials.
A two-tiered serving platter, or even a three-tiered platter, will add both beauty and function to your coffee bar. See how beautiful a metal serving platter like Stone Gable’s can be when filled with blue and white coffee accessories.
Here’s a simpler example via Vans Foods, with a white two-tiered serving platter, that fits well with a streamlined coffee bar.
2. Put coffee beans, sugar, and other ingredients for the perfect coffee in pretty canisters.
Grab a few canisters and put cute labels on them. Fill them up with coffee beans and whatever else you like in your coffee. This charming coffee bar by Dear Lillie includes two white canisters with chalkboard labels for decaf coffee beans and regular coffee beans. On a shelf in the coffee bar, three glass canisters are filled with cocoa, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.
3. Use a tray to corral your coffee bar accessories.
A stylish tray is sometimes all it takes to give your home coffee bar an organized look. Put your mugs, spoons, and canisters on one tray and it will look like one item rather than several items spread all over. See more at Driven by Decor.
4. Have spoons available for stirring. Extra credit if you find special ones to set them apart from your other spoons.
You don’t want to have to walk to your utensil drawer every time you want to stir a little cream in your coffee! Give your spoons an intentional spot in your coffee bar: a pretty jar, a cute mug, or a small tray will do the trick. These cute stamped spoons would be a great addition to any home coffee bar!
5. Add a piece of art that screams coffee.
Choose something that makes you smile and makes a reference to coffee in some way, if you’d like. Not only will the art piece add charm to your coffee bar, but it’ll also set the space a bit apart from the rest of the kitchen or whatever space you decide to put your coffee bar in. This coffee station by Design Improvised and many others shown here all incorporate chalkboard art, which evokes the feel of a local coffee shop.
6. Include tea in your coffee bar.
Maybe your significant other prefers tea over coffee, or you might have guests who don’t like coffee as much as they enjoy tea. Include several varieties of tea and tea mugs to your coffee bar to please all of your guests (and family members)! This tea and coffee bar by Dwell Beautiful includes plenty of storage for all of the tea and coffee accessories.
7. Display your mugs on a mug rack.
If you have cute mugs that you want to show off, get a mug rack, or a mug tree, for your home coffee bar. A mug rack can generally hold 4 to 8 mugs, depending on the size you get, all in one spot. This home coffee bar at The Inspired Room looks organized and pretty with a large mug rack.
8. Add color to your coffee bar with a bold set of stacking mugs.
Stacking mugs can be a great way to add a dash of color and personality to your coffee bar. The yellow color of the stacking mugs in this coffee bar featured on Apartment Therapy is the only saturated color in the space and it totally works.
9. Save countertop space by hanging up your mugs.
If you’re short on countertop space for your coffee bar, there are a couple of ways to hang up your mugs. You could mount rails and hooks on the wall to hold all of your mugs, like in this coffee bar at A Farmhouse Reborn.
Or you could DIY a pallet coffee cup holder, like this one from One Little Bird Blog.
10. Hide your coffee bar in a kitchen cabinet.
If you want to hide away your coffee bar, you could install a pull out drawer inside a kitchen cabinet and put your coffee maker there, like in this gorgeous kitchen on Kitchen Details and Design.
11. Turn a desk area into a coffee bar.
Some kitchen come with a desk area, but not everybody needs (or uses) a desk in the kitchen. If you have one in yours and you don’t use it, you could use it as a coffee bar instead like Bower Power did!
12. Transform a blank wall into a coffee bar.
Don’t have space in the kitchen to dedicate to a home coffee bar? You could put your coffee bar on a blank wall somewhere else in your home. All you need is a wall with space for a console table and a wall shelf or two.
13. Include a buffet or dresser in your coffee bar for more storage.
Instead of a console table, you could use a buffet or a large dresser in your coffee bar. Fill up the drawers with whatever tea and coffee accessories you can think of to serve a large crowd! This tea and coffee bar by our guest An Inviting Home was designed to meet the needs of many guests and it does the job well.
What other ideas for a home coffee bar do you have?
Featured and title image via Better Homes and Gardens.
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