Spice Up Your Basement Bar: 17 Ideas for a Beautiful Bar Space

Looking for ways to spice up your basement bar? Whether you’re on the hunt for some low-budget, high-impact ideas to reinvent your space or you’re starting from scratch in your basement bar design, this article includes plenty of strategies to make your basement bar look, feel, and function as a friendly, welcoming, and inviting space. Read on to find ideas that resonate with you and your own space and style!

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Create a seamless flow from the basement living area to the bar, and vice versa, for a cozy and intuitive vibe in the basement overall. Dark columns here frame the bar space to set it apart create a special feel.{found on kylehuntpartners}.

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An accent wall (link to homedit article on accent walls?) makes for an immediate attraction to an eat-in area by the basement bar. Bonus: They’re back in vogue. Love the combination of this cool color with roughened wood details, too.{found on hgtv}.

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A reclaimed wine rack made out of wooden pallet pieces is both clever and space-saving. This adds a unique touch to your basement bar, providing both form and function.{found on etsy}.

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Add a bold, contrasting color onto the actual bar. This provides immediate visual appeal and an innate focal feature (and, therefore, attraction!) amidst the basement kitchenette.

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Incorporate a flat-screen TV directly into your basement bar design scheme, and you’re on the fast track to instant success in the enjoyment factor of your guests. Don’t forget the comfortable seating if you go this route, though!{found on countryclubhomesinc}.

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Lighting, lighting, lighting…and more lighting. This is key to visually opening up a basement bar and creating an attractive nook. Also, it must be said, you can never go wrong with a retro wall clock in a basement bar. Ever.

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Industrial details – like these galvanized pipe corbels under the bar counter, for example – go a long way in creating a cool yet relaxed vibe for your basement bar. A chill hang out place, where different is good.{found on lizmarieblog}.

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Mismatched lighting, like the similar-but-different pendant lamps hanging over the basement bar here, is a fairly subtle way to introduce quirk and beauty at the same time.{found on visbeen}.

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If modern is your aesthetic, keep your basement bar on the same style wavelength. Make it modern by throwing on a stainless bar counter and some white industrial bar chairs, for example.

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For a new construction basement bar or one where the bar is there but it’s woefully outdated, consider modernizing with some bright touches. A glass front mini fridge and this mirrored subway tile backsplash, for example, fully update this basement dry bar.

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A cool color palette – blue lights, for example – create an instantly modern vibe to a basement bar. Remember that the fewer the colors in a space, the more features will pop. That’s certainly the case here.{found on orangecoastinteriordesign}.

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Let’s just get real here for a minute. Got a basement but nowhere to put a bar? Think again. That space under the stairs can be strategically utilized to provide a convenient – and classy – basement bar space. Think: racks to store glassware and shelves and/or cubbies to store your bottles.

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Incorporate a great backsplash into your basement bar design. Because the square footage is likely to be small, you should look to splurge on something that really makes a statement.{found on greatneighborhoodhomes}.

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To keep within your budget, consider incorporating a mirror as a (faux) architectural feature – stone framing around an arched mirror adds major impact for little cost. Secondly, and perhaps equally important, a popcorn machine.

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An interesting detail – like this metal siding used in the basement bar space here – makes a small, simple space feel impressive and important. (And so pretty!)

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A minimal design scheme complete with plenty of clean lines creates a structured yet airy feel, even in the most underground of basement bars. Notice the impact of lighting above- and below-cabinets as well.