Create the perfect spot in your home to enjoy your favorite cup of joe with these stylish and simple coffee bar ideas…
For those who love coffee, a coffee station is the perfect way to enjoy it in style. Create a little caffeinated oasis to escape to during a hectic morning routine. And heck, it’s perhaps one spot in the house that the kids won’t overtake so long as you keep the “stay away from coffee, it stunts your growth” wives tale alive.
So whether you are looking for a way to upgrade your kitchen or simply want to make your morning coffee routine more enjoyable, there are plenty of inspiring coffee-centric ideas to motivate you.
And, you don’t have to break the bank in order to make that happen!
Basics for your Home Coffee Bar
With some basic items like floating shelves, coffee mugs, condiments and accessories, you can easily create your own DIY coffee station:
- Floating shelves help keep the area organized and provide an aesthetically pleasing design element.
- Coffee mugs with unique designs or messages help set the tone for the area; plus, they make excellent conversation starters when entertaining guests.
- You can also add other fun elements such as small plants or flowers for an added touch of color and life!
- Finally, you’ll want to stock up on all the necessary condiments for making your perfect cup of joe: think creamers, flavored syrups, sugars and more.
- Include supplies for a hot cocoa bar, tea station, or even a separate adult area to mix a favorite cocktail.
Beverage and Coffee Bar Ideas From My Own Home
When we remodeled our kitchen, I knew I wanted to carve out a little space for coffee, and my husband wanted a similar space for his bourbon and whiskey.
As is typical in most marital debates, we settled somewhere in the middle, and shared the space, making it a collective “beverage” center.
Above is our butler pantry area. In the base cabinets, Dave stores his liquor and all the accoutrements. Above, I store my coffee and tea supplies.
On the countertop, I keep one of my favorite things…my electric tea kettle. It heats up water for tea in about 1-minute, and it’s just plain pretty.
My mother-in-law gave me this lovely wood storage box for organizing tea. It keeps my tea organized, and tucked away when not in use.
And here’s a peek inside one of the upper cabinets where we keep seldom used glassware, and a variety of teas.
So that’s how we store and organize everything for our own beverage and coffee bar. But there are so many other ideas out there to be seen!
Here are 21 ideas from blogger friends, and others all across the world wide web that will help you to create a cozy and stylish nook that allows you to enjoy your favorite beverage in the comfort of your home.
21 Energizing Coffee Bar Ideas
Nope, it's not just the caffeine...get invigorated and inspired to set up a useful coffee station in your home with these easy and creative home coffee bar ideas.
If you've got a designated area, like a butler's panrtry, great! But that's far from a necessity. Even if you don't have a lot of space (or a big budget), you can add a coffee bar cart to a space in your dining room, or use a corner of your kitchen counter. Check out these great ideas!
DIY Coffee Bar with Farmhouse Flair
Use farmhouse favorites like a tiered-serving stand and rustic tray to stock favorite coffee mugs, and keep sugar and K-cups neatly organized in pretty crocks and canisters.
Try to keep everything you'll need for your farmhouse style coffee station close to the coffee maker (a kitchen base cabinet works great). This way your guests (and even family members) can easily find what they're looking for, especially during the early, groggy, pre-coffee hours of the morning.
Double Duty: Wine and Coffee Cabinet
Most of us have to create a space for coffee that can handle double-duty. Regina found this wine storage cabinet at the thrift store, then decided to divvy up the existing space to create not just a wine bar, but a coffee bar as well.
The best part? The front of the cabinet closes to hide the clutter once coffee has been served.
Modern Countertop Coffee Station
A countertop coffee bar can be decorated in any style you like. This modern look is beautiful and there is plenty of room for all the essentials on the gorgeous open shelving system (plus bonus space thanks to those handy industrial-vibe coffee hooks).
Coffee Bar with Fantastic Functionality
Colleen from Lemon Thistle shows us not one, but two home coffee bar stations!
My favorite part about her coffee bar is that she designed the space so that the retractable hose for her kitchen faucet easily reaches right over to fill up the coffee maker...no juggling pots and spilling water all over the place.
Also genius...she keeps trash in a clutch location to quickly and neatly discard her coffee grounds.
Turn a Radio Cabinet into a Unique Coffee Bar
Wait until you see this unique coffee bar from an old radio cabinet. It's always good to think outside the box when looking for an original piece for your home. This concept creates not just a cool coffee bar, but a quirky conversation piece, too!
Beautiful Aqua Dresser Turned Coffee Bar
Nancy from Artsy Chicks Rule found a dated dresser that was the perfect size for her kitchen coffee bar.
She painted the piece to bring the piece seamlessly into the rest of her decor, and there is plenty of room for the essential coffee beans, coffee machines, and even a hanging mug rack.
Beautiful Butler Pantry with Designated Coffee Prep Space
Erica had wasted space in a mudroom that she described as "awkward". They decided to use one side of the room as a butler's pantry and drink station, while the other still functions as a mudroom. Two birds, one stone, as they say.
DIY Coffee Bar Plans
Build a cabinet to suit your coffee needs. Zoe from Pine and Poplar includes build plans for a shaker style cabinet and coffee bar with a modern flair.
Party Coffee Bar Inspiration
Maybe you don't love your java enough to carve out a special spot in your home for it all the time, but what about for a party, or fun brunch with friends?
Here are some creative coffee bar ideas, perfect for a party! Grab your coffee maker, donuts, muffins and some serving platters, etc. and you're off to the races, thanks caffeine!
Coffee Station with a Mini Fridge
I love the idea of including a mini fridge in a coffee station. You can store coffee essentials like flavored creamers and milk. This leaves plenty of countertop space and you can hang coffee mugs on a mug rack.
Simple DIY Coffee Bar Cabinet
Cara from The Inspired Workshop created a custom coffee bar cabinet that fits her space perfectly. That's the great thing about DIY, take a concept you love, then adjust it to fit your needs.
Kitchen Coffee Bar DIY
Lindsay from Repurpose and Upcycle shows us how she turned the space where her refrigerator used to be into a practical and functional coffee bar.
It's a great example of looking at your kitchen space, and deciding what serves you, and what does not. When you have space that's not utilized in an optimal way for your own life, see if you can tweak things to work better for you.
Make a Gorgeous Barn Door Coffee Bar
Ashley created a coffee center complete with DIY barn doors. It's almost like a coffee medicine cabinet, and let's face it, for lots of us that's exactly what our morning cup-o-joe is! This station works great for small spaces or as a coffee nook. There is plenty of room to hold all of your coffee supplies neatly behind closed doors.
Ikea Kallax Hack Coffee Cabinet
We all love a good IKEA hack and this modern Kallax cabinet makeover is gorgeous! I love the details in the door and the bright color!
And if you have your own Kallax you're looking to update, make sure to check out these other Kallax ideas, too!
Small Space DIY Coffee Station
You don't need a ton of space for a coffee bar. Consider setting up a coffee station on your kitchen counter. All that was needed here was to add a few screw hooks under the upper kitchen cabinet to hold mugs. A "coffee bar" graphic sign re-affirms you're in the right spot in the early am hours. All that's left is to hit "brew" on your coffee maker, and you're daily pick-me-up awaits!
DIY Coffee Station with Floating Shelves
Chelsea from Making Manzanita used floating shelves for her DIY coffee station. The floating shelves create a gallery wall effect and look lovely with collected coffee mugs and vintage finds.
Arched Wood Accent Wall
This arched wood accent wall is a statement piece all on its own. It also makes for a useful modern coffee bar station.
Chalkboard Sign + Coffee for the Win
Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry set up a stunning coffee station using a dresser. The chalkboard sign is a cool statement piece.
Small Space Kitchen Coffee Station
Julie from My Wee Abode shows us how to decorate a counter space in a small kitchen with a coffee maker perfect for making your morning cup of coffee. A tiered tray takes up only a small amount of space and is great for holding all the essentials in a coffee bar. Stainless canisters are great for storing and preserving your fave coffee beans so they never get stale.
DIY Coffee Bar With Open Shelves
Use open shelves to set up a coffee bar with a DIY painted cabinet for added storage. Bonus points for a chalkboard sign to make guests feel like they're enjoying their java fix at a fancy coffee shop.
Kitchen Counter Coffee Bar Ideas
Incorporating trays is the perfect way to keep coffee and other beverage items in their place without leaving the countertop looking cluttered.
Let me know what you think of these coffee bar ideas. Are you inspired to create your own? I sure am!
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