Over the past several weeks, I’ve been adding touches of spring to my home. I’ve updated my living room and created an Easter tablescape. Today, I want to share my spring bar cart, plus a new martini recipe.

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

If you’re spring-ifying your own home, then you’re in luck because over a dozen home decor bloggers have gotten together to post a bouquet full of spring decor. It’s like a mini-spring tour with lots of ideas for your home. If you’re currently on the tour and visiting from Lizbeth at Home and Fabulous, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Lizbeth and I both write for the HomeGoods Design Happy blog, so I’m honored to be following her and her beautiful designs on this tour.

I decided to update my bar cart for spring for a few reasons. First, it has been majorly neglected since the holidays. In fact, it still had touches of black and gold (my dining room holiday decor theme) and even a few leftover pine tree drink stirrers. Secondly, last week I was craving a martini and decided to whip one up with supplies I had on hand. To my surprise, it was rather delicious, so I also wanted to share that with you.

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Finally, I purchased some new spring and Easter accessories for my Easter tablescape a few weeks ago, and I wanted to show you another way you might use them. In an attempt to lessen the clutter in my home, I’m always looking for ways to repurpose things. If you struggle with “too much stuff,” hopefully, this will help you think about different ways you can use items you already have.

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

To get started, I cleared off my bar cart. (In case you’re wondering, this is the Oak Park Bar Cart from Grandin Road. I’ve been bonkers about it since I bought it.)

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

When styling a bar cart, I like to begin by adding something that gives a little height. A cake stand, group of books, or stack of plates work well. On a recent visit to HomeGoods, I found these trays with big copper handles. When I saw them, my thought was to create a truly wow-worthy cheese plate (which I still hope to do), but I also love how they function on my cart.

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Another thing I like to do when dressing a bar cart is to use trays and boards to corral items. I used one on each level of my cart: a marble cutting board on the top, my copper handled tray in the middle, and a wood box on the bottom. This keeps things from looking cluttered, and it helps me organize like items.

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Next, I added the bottles of alcohol. I recommend using the top of your cart for go-to liquors. Put less-frequently used liquors and seasonal favorites on the lower shelves. (Also, if you’re like me, pull in a few things that match your color scheme.)

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

At this point, tuck in glassware and functional items, such as a cocktail shaker, spoons, and jiggers for measuring of cocktails. To shake things up a bit, I decided to use my egg cups (also from HomeGoods) as jiggers for this spring bar cart. In addition to being cute and well-suited to the season, they give a consistent measurement for cocktail making. The bunny straws are from the Dollar Spot at Target.

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

You can also incorporate any garnishes you may need to create your cocktail. I needed thyme, strawberries, and lemon wedges. While these are certainly practical items, I made them look beautiful as well. I appreciate when things can serve double duty.

Ideas and tips for styling your bar cart for spring - Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

With all of the necessities in place, you can fill in with your seasonal and decorative items. Since it’s spring, I thought flowers were a must. I used small white vases in different styles for a cohesive and unique look. Inspired by my copper additions, I stuck with blooms in shades of pink and orange.

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

My copper bunnies (another HomeGoods find) worked wonderfully to bring in seasonal style and a little bling. I even added a small jar of Starburst strawberry jelly beans. They are my kryptonite this time of year, so having them available for quick snacking is a bonus for me. (Don’t tell Jenny.)

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

And with that, my bar cart was ready to “spring” into action! (Pun intended.)

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Oh, I should also mention my plate wall. Lately, I’ve been switching out one or two plates to suit the season. For spring, I fell in love with the quirkiness of these calligrapher monogram canapé plates from Anthroplogie. While they offer so many cute letter designs, the “G” for gem and “Y” for yodel stood out to me. And they worked with my color scheme.

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

To hang my plates, I used these flatiron disc hangers. They aren’t foolproof. (Occasionally, I have come home to find a plate shattered on the floor.) However, I find they do work well most of the time, and I love that you can’t tell how the plates are hung.

And finally, about that cocktail. To kick off spring, I decided to whip up a Strawberry Thyme Martini.

Strawberry Thyme Martini - spring cocktail martini recipe ideas | Inspired by Charm

Strawberries aren’t yet in season in my area, but I love how the fruitness of the berry and the subtle pepper and lemon flavor of thyme work so well together. It’s a perfect pairing for this fresh new season. I think you’re going to love it. You can find that martini recipe here.

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

Spring Bar Cart | Inspired by Charm

I hope you enjoyed this look at my spring bar cart and picked up a few tips for styling your own. If you are continuing on the tour (or just looking for more spring decor inspiration), Oscar of Oscar Bravo Home is up next with his Spring Bedroom Makeover! His style is on point, so I’m sure you’ll be delighted with his design.

For more spring home decor ideas be sure to visit every stop on the tour:

Comments

  • Gloribell Lebron at

    Love all the copper and those bunnies! I’ll trade you some Florida farm fresh strawberries for that martini any day!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. Yes!! Deal. ๐Ÿ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Kathleen at

    Your bar cart is drop-dead gorgeous, Michael! The bunnies, the copper, the flowers, and those gold striped straws – perfection!!

  • terry c at

    Bahaha… don’t tell Jenny! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tamara at

    Michael, your bar cart is fabulous!! Honestly there is so much to love here! Those straws with the bunnies are the cutest ever! I love the fun nature and your styling means serious business! Gorgeous!

  • Summer Adams at

    Ok Michael, that might be the prettiest bar cart I ever did see! You and Joan are the bar cart master decorators! Loving your color scheme, especially with the plate and mirrored wall and gorgeous curtain panels. I love how you accessorized this cart! So so good! Happy Spring, friend! xoxo

  • Catie at

    Beautiful! I love all of it! You can never go wrong when you throw in some polka dots. And that drink sounds delicious.

    Where did you get that sweet little bunny jar? Please don’t say Target. They didn’t make it here in Canada. Sad, I know. They didn’t carrying all the goodies they do in the States.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s actually from Walmart. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hopefully you have one of those in Canada.

      xo Michael

  • Joan at

    Oh Michael, I LOVE your bar cart styling!! All your warm golds mixed with light and bright spring! Above your bar cart your plate collection is brilliant!! And I want those bunny straws…

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much, Joan. Aren’t those straws the cutest!?

      xo Michael

  • Janine at

    Oh, Michael, you are so multi-talented! I love all your lovely touches, the flowers, drinks, cute straws and much more! I love your little story about your gorgeous plates. I may have to try my hand and placing my plates up on my bare walls! Thanks so much for joining us this month!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s an honor. Thanks for your sweet compliments and for having me. ๐Ÿ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Oscar @OscarBravoHome at

    The best is when beauty meets function. Love everything in that bar cart. Also, I need to make that drink… sounds amazing.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Oscar!

      xo Michael

  • Ashley at

    Would you let me know where you got the little jars for the lemons? They are cute!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They are from HomeGoods! ๐Ÿ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Sheila Irwin at

    Michael,

    I love how you styled your adorable bar cart. The fresh pops of color, the copper bunnies, and especially those darling egg cups! LOVE those!!

    So glad to be “hopping” with you this month and I look forward to more fun posts with you!

    Sheila
    xo

  • Bethany at

    Your styling is always so pretty! I almost bought those same straws, they’re so cute!

  • eileen at

    THAT is the best bar cart I have seen…..hands down!!

  • Nicole at

    Your attention to detail is amazing! Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Connie Thompson at

    Love the polka Dot egg cups. Where did you find those and can they be ordered online?
    You have some brilliant ideas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Connie! They were a HomeGoods find. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope that helps.

      xo Michael

  • judy H. at

    Michael, Love every livin’ lovin’ thing on this bar cart! What a spring-like, bright and precious corner in your space. The way you’ve styled this cart to tie in with spring and Easter; the gorgeous flowers, the bunnies and those sweet egg cups make me happy! Oh, the wall color and plate display are the perfect backdrop for your inspirig creation

  • Valerie at

    I like it all, but I especially love the little egg cups!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aren’t they cute!? Thanks Valerie!

      xo Michael

  • jamala wallace at

    Totally digging your bar cart! I was looking for inspiration to style mine and I found all I needed right here!!

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