Written by Becca Green

5 great garden bar ideas from Instagram

A garden bar is a must for those who love to invite friends and family over for BBQs and summer sundowners. Whether it’s a gin bar, tiki bar, wine bar or a clever compact version for a smaller garden, these cool garden bar ideas on Instagram will inspire…

Pink garden bar with plants and cocktails, from Wayfair

Make the most of your garden this summer with a garden bar. Photo: Wayfair

1. The botanical garden bar

This garden bar idea by @daintydressdiaries is perfect for gin lovers – just look at all those herbs and plants to boost your botanicals! Digital creator Catherine, who runs the account, has used an old bed to create her bar. It’s all about upcycling, folks! The gorgeous blush pink shade suits the rest of her home and makes it feel beautifully unique.

2. The upcycled palette bar

Have a go at making your own bar out of second-hand palettes, just like @athomeat31 did here. This is one of the quicker, cheaper and rather brilliant garden bar ideas – upcycling materials is a great way to lower costs, and your carbon footprint. Make it really yours by dedicating your bar to your favourite tipple – Soph and Lisa, the home decor gurus behind this Instagram account, clearly have a thing for gin.


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3. The tiki bar

Transform your garden into a hot holiday destination with a stylish tiki bar. Laurie Davidson, the interior stylist and Good Homes contributor behind @lifeofaninteriorstylist, has styled her bar perfectly with fun and quirky accessories as well as tropical-themed outdoor glassware. If this doesn’t inspire you to add colour into your garden, we don’t know what will!

4. The rooftop garden bar

How beautiful is this flower-covered garden bar courtesy of Ben and Em, the husband-and-wife team behind @september_house_? Mimic the look of a London rooftop bar by covering the top of your bar with trailing ivy or pretty blooms. Then luxe it up with stylish stools and brass accessories, et voila! This is one of our favourite garden bar ideas.


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5. The small space bar

If you’re longing for a garden bar for those warm summer nights but don’t quite have the outdoor space, build you bar vertically up the wall with some clever shelving. You can make these out of anything (old crates work well) but if you’re not confident in making one yourself, a carpenter could knock one up in no time.


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