Making a DIY Coffee Bar Look Luxurious

Coffee bars in homes are all the rage right now; everybody who’s anybody wants their own space to make delectable drinks and coffee creations for themselves and their guests. But the question is: How do you make a DIY coffee bar chic and look luxurious?

Upgrade your space with some color.

Rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and ruby are luxurious colors to look at. PANTONE Rubine Red C is a great color to help elevate the look of your coffee bar. Paint the surrounding walls of your coffee bar area, or even add these jewel tones in through accessories, art, or appliances.

Take your look to the next level with glass bottles.

Buy an elegant looking bottle with beautifully crafted labels for your coffee syrups. NextPagePrints on Etsy has a great option with glass bottles and gold accents where she also adds on the label for you. This helps take boring and mundane bottles of flavored syrup into something that looks appealing.

Machines matter!

Depending on what kind of coffee you prefer is going to determine what kind of machine you should get. There’s many out there for both espresso and regular drip coffee, but how do you know which one is the right one?

  • A Nespresso machine is great for a coffee lover who swings on both sides of the coffee spectrum and loves espresso and drip coffee equally. The machines are sleek, easy to use, and come in a variety of colors.

  • Then there’s a classic coffee pot; there’s both percolators and automatic drip coffee pots. It’s up to you to determine which machine is better for your home.

  • There’s classic pour over coffee devices that help make the freshest single cup of coffee each time. Although they are very appealing to the eye and beautiful to display, they are hard to clean, so keep that in mind.

  • Classic espresso machines. Real espresso machines where you have to grind your beans, tamper your espresso, and steam your milk with a wand tend to be very expensive, however they make the best shot of espresso out of all of the machines. They’re definitely worth the money, but you need to be prepared to make a hefty investment.

Before you choose your machine, make sure you do your research!

Add interesting looking glass jars for a sneak peek into your coffee routine.

A great option to help elevate a coffee bar space is to get eye-catching and interesting jars to put your sugar, spoons, or Nespresso pods into. This gives a little look into your coffee routine and also looks beautiful. A great option is art deco flower vases that are clear. For example, this 1930-40’s art deco vase shown in the slideshow below is a gorgeous option to put your coffee add-ins into.

Stay away from signs

If you’re going for a luxurious, chic, and elegant look to your coffee bar, stay away from signs that say things like “Drink Up” or “Café”. They bring the integrity of the area down to a lower level. Instead, opt for a cropped picture of coffee beans.

Get a gorgeous set of cups and saucers.

To really have your space look as elegant as possible, matching sets of coffee mugs, espresso cups, and saucers are very important. A great option is the Apilco Tuileries sets of porcelain coffee mugs, espresso cups, and saucers. Crisp clean white is a classic option that will never go out of style or clash with your other colors in the area.