16 Super Creative Coffee Bar Styling Ideas

If coffee and home decor are your two favorite things, then you need a coffee bar! A small section or corner of your kitchen (or dining room) dedicated to your AM coffee regimen both streamlines your morning and sparks joy. With all your supplies lined up and within easy reach, mornings will run smoother.

Easy access to all your syrups, favorite coffee blends, tea, and mugs will make guests feel like your home is a fancy B&B. Or create fancy Parisian bakery vibes with artwork, florals, and a cloche for keeping croissants or scones handy. Or you could create a new display every season. The possibilities are endless.

If you’re short on counter or cupboard space, not to worry—a coffee cart, console table, or even a repainted dresser will work. Ideas for vertical storage are abundant: brass rods, hooks, floating shelves, or cubbies. 

Antique & Collected

Source: The Page Edit

Vintage toile dishes and an antique hutch have this coffee station feeling like a historic B&B. The mismatched dishes and books enhance the loved, collected, and authentic feel.

DIY Coffee Cart

Source: Fresh Mommy Blog

Coffee carts are the new bar carts! Pro tip: a cart is just as appropriate in a dining room or breakfast nook, thus freeing up valuable kitchen space. This DIY industrial cart is a great starting point.

Scandinavian Inspired

Source: Apartment Therapy

A serene corner used as a pour-over coffee station is a brilliant way to invest in a small amount of space. Use a small cart (this one’s from Ikea), to keep everyday coffee supplies within reach. Use hooks or shelves to create vertical storage and show off statement pottery.

Farmhouse Home Office

Source: Liz Marie

If Joanna Gaines is the President of farmhouse design, Liz Marie is the VP. Check out this enviable home office, featuring a coffee bar housed in a vintage hutch. A matching white Smeg espresso maker, kettle, and coffee maker complete the aesthetic.

Eclectic & Mismatched

Source: @the_rusticpallet

A buffet or console table, or even a dresser, can be a perfect addition to your kitchen. I love how the slightly mismatched pieces in this kitchen play off of each other. Add cubbies to create vertical storage (as well as to display your fancy mug collection.)

Modern Industrial Farmhouse

Source: @lynnaeraquelhome

This modern farmhouse industrial coffee bar is brimming with great ideas adaptable to any decor genre. Matching minimalist labels for coffee syrups, floating shelves, a hanging coffee tree to display mugs, a cloche to keep scones or biscotti within arm’s reach–I love everything about it.

Organized Coffee Bar

Source: @homebykmb

I love some good organizational inspiration, and this perfectly organized (and colorful) K-cup drawer satisfies all my obsessive compulsive dreams.

Bookshelf Coffee Bar

Source: @thishausofours

This creator had the great idea of turning this hutch from Facebook Marketplace into a coffee bar. Although it needed to be sanded and given a protective coat, it works perfectly as a home for an espresso machine.

Mug House Shelving

Source: https://collectivegen.com/2023/11/how-to-make-a-mug-house/

Do you have a million mugs tucked away in a cupboard where you forget they exist? A DIY mug house is a great way to get your mugs out in the open so you can enjoy them every day. Add some coffee accessories below, and you’re good to go!

Coffee & Donuts Bar

Source: Gemma Louse

Coffee and donuts are a match made in heaven, so I love the idea of using donut artwork to accent a coffee bar. You could take it in an artsy and elegant direction like this, or do a quirky and cute rendition with a more bright and vibrant donut print.

Café-themed Coffee Bar

Source: A Fabulous Fete

This upscale, high-end coffee bar will make every morning feel like you’re relaxing in a French café. Don’t forget the almond croissant, a very important addition to your morning.

Hygge Kitchen

Source: @mazale_

An array of mismatched mugs in a neutral color palette is almost like a blank slate that will be fun to switch up during the different seasons. Warm lighting, or some candles, will make it feel extra cozy.

Subtle Touches of Pink

Source: Lesley W Graham

This decor style is somewhat reminiscent of an upscale bakery like Magnolia Bakery in NYC. High end, classy, with a subtle retro influence, and the perfect touch of pink.

Cottagecore Coffee Bar

Source: @forthehome

This coffee corner genuinely feels like taking a step into a cottage out in the country. It shows you can use even a simple, rustic wood table for your coffee station. Brass rods are a genius way to display mugs and floral pitchers, but the real star of this show is the beadboard.

Office Chic

Source: Modern Dens

You aren’t limited to a home coffee station–why not create one at the office? This mid-century modern office coffee corner contains great ideas for your office (or home office) coffee station. It’s giving vibes of “upscale coffee shop in the big city.”

Functional & Farmhouse

Source: Shelby Maryann

This is one of my favorite kitchen makeovers! The author’s grandfather made this long whitewashed table, which serves double duty as a dry goods pantry shelf. A cute tray holds all the coffee essentials, and the finishing touch is a pretty vintage painting.


By Becca Mahoney

Becca Mahoney is baker, writer, crafter, and lover of DIY and home decor. She is a contributor to three women’s publications. You can find her at www.SugarSaltGrace.com.

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