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3 Ways to Decorate a Bar Cart for Fall

As we all know, there are so many places in our homes where we can add touches of fall.  So, let’s start decorating with some fall bar cart ideas!

Ever since I purchased a bar cart for my dining room, I’ve been thinking of new ways to style it.  Originally, I kept my bar cart styling very simple so it would blend in with my freshly painted dining room.  Now that the fall season is here, the bar cart seems like the perfect spot to add some fall decor! 

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Here are 3 ways to decorate a bar cart for fall…

Just to alert you, these decorated bar cart ideas are more about the decorations and less about the “bar” so don’t expect a whole bunch of alcohol-inspired looks!

1 – Fall Bar Cart with Neutral Accessories:

For my first bar cart example, I kept my bar cart decorations neutral. 

After all, why compete with the bold navy blue walls?  On this bar cart, I kept things purely decorative.  Of course, I probably should have at least added a wine glass or something to acknowledge that this is a bar cart!  Though, I’ll make up for it with the other two examples.

Bar cart styled with neutrals in a navy dining room - fall bar cart ideas

To keep the room from feeling too dark, I lit a cozy candle.

Candle and fall accessories

After all, the sun sets earlier in the fall so we can use the extra light…and ambiance.

To me, it makes sense to take advantage of all the seasonal decor available this time of year…

Fall styling ideas for a round bar car

A bundle of wheat, a white pumpkin and a basket of mums give a neutral/textured feel.

Actually, I used a couple of these pieces in a recent table setting in my kitchen.

Gold Bar cart styled for fall using neutrals

In order to give the bottom shelf some height, a large mum and some more pumpkins work perfectly.

If you are going to decorate a bar cart in the fall, these are probably the easiest accessories to find.

Gold bar cart decorated for fall using mums and pumpkins

Since this back corner doesn’t get much light, I will have to be careful keeping these mums in this spot.  They actually need more light than this…says the woman who kills every plant…

Navy Dining Room with fall decor

In order to brighten things up, I moved the bar cart to the bay window for my second example…

2 – Fall Bar Cart with Blue and White Accessories:

If you’re a fan of blue and white, there’s no need to pack it all away when the seasons change!

How to decorate a gold bar cart for fall

For my second bar cart example, I enhanced the neutrals by adding blue and white accessories along with a touch of gold.

Bar cart decorating ideas for fall

It always helps to repeat the colors and textures on both shelves to keep it looking cohesive.

Blue and white styled bar cart for fall

With all the bright light in this spot, the glasses and mirrors really sparkle.

Maybe I’ll set up my bar cart in front of the window more often!

Dining Room Bar Cart Styled for fall with blue and white martini glasses

What bar cart is complete without a cute set of martini glasses?

Well, on this bar cart, I decorated with martini glasses but not the liquor to make the drinks!  So, I guess it’s a BYOB situation…haha.  Like I said, these bar cart ideas are mostly about the decorating!

Dining Room Bar Cart Styled for Fall using blue and white accessories

Actually, this look is a good transition from summer to fall (for those of us who have a hard time saying goodbye to summer!).

Round gold bar cart - How to style a bar cart for fall using blue and white

Last, but not least, I went for a totally different look for my third way to decorate a bar cart ...

Yes, I kept the bar cart in front of the window for this one too!  You can’t beat all the light…especially in these early fall evenings.

3 – Fall Bar Cart with Traditional Fall Colors:

This time, I styled my bar cart with fall entertaining in mind.  With a simple bottle of red wine and some amber colored wine glasses, we’re ready for a simple a cozy autumn evening with friends.

Traditional Fall Colors on Gold Bar Cart

The amber colored wine glasses work perfectly for fall… and it helps when you find a bottle of wine with an orange label for decorating purposes!

Using pumpkins and orange accessories to decorate a bar cart for fall

To carry the colors to the shelf below, I just used a vibrant fall wreath. 

In the past, I’ve used this wreath on my front door for fall.  Though, it works just as well to fill the space on the bottom shelf of the bar cart.  Plus, the wreath kind of reminds me of jumping in the leaves each fall!

Fall wreath with candle and glass hurricane

There’s no confusion on the seasons with this bar cart decor!

Festive gold bar cart styled for fall

Some people don’t like to use orange in their fall decor but I have always loved some color in my home!

It’s nice to have a little variety.  

Fall Colors and Wine Glasses on Bar Cart

Plus, darker colors feel cozy for autumn.  Cheers to October!!

Round bar cart styled with fall colors

It’s always fun to play around with accessories, isn’t it? 

Seriously, this bar car is like a new toy to me!

3 Ways to Style a Bar Cart for Fall

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you with my 3 ways to decorate a bar cart for fall! 

If you’re still needing more fall bar cart inspiration, see how I decorated my bar cart for Thanksgiving!

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    1. Ha! I know, I know…I thought it would be fun to just decorate it as a little table. I’ll tell you what, Ron…I will do another one with all the alcohol just for you! Cheers, my friend!

  1. All are very pretty, although I love the contrast between the white pumpkins and the blue. Visiting from Style Showcase.

    1. Thank you! I am a huge blue and white fan so I am happy you really liked that one. Thanks for taking the time to swing by and comment!

  2. thank you so much Shelley for linking to our” celebrate your story”. love your bar cart and the different ways to set it up.

  3. I love bar carts! And I love that you give 3 ideas for decorating one. Your tips are one of my features on this weeks OVER THE MOON Link Party which goes live tonight, Sunday, at 5pm central. Please stop by to see your feature and link up again.
    🙂 gwingal

    1. Thanks, Kippi! I should start a Pinterest board of them too. I always love to see how people style them.

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