These Nine Creative Ways Will Help You Showcase Your Liquor Collection
If you are a liquor connoisseur, you have definitely toyed with the idea of displaying your collection! Don't worry, you don’t have to burn a hole in your wallet to create a display area in your house. We have simple DIY methods to turn simple furniture into a beautiful display and storage unit for your alcohol collection. Check them out below.
Before looking at interesting ways to prop up a display unit for your booze, let's find out ways to safely store alcohol in your home.
Safety Tips For Storing Liquor at Home
Keep Liquor Out Of Direct Sunlight
Store your liquor in dark spaces, away from sunlight as the harsh UV rays damage alcohol over time. It can even lead to a change in colour of the alcohol.
Store Liquor At Room-Temperature
Hard liquors, including vodka, should be stored at room temperature, unlike wines and champagnes. You can chill gin or tequila in the freezer before serving it. But note that the cold temperature doesn't help in extending the alcohol's shelf life. While liquor stays good for years, once you open it, the alcohol begins to oxidise which causes the flavours to diminish over time.
Store Liquor In A Secure Spot
Make sure the shelves and cabinets where you store your liquor have good stability. Avoid storing liquor bottles in a unit which is likely to come crashing down on someone's head during an earthquake or a crazy accident. Also make sure to keep liquor out of children's and pets' reach.
9 Fun Ways To Display Your Liquor Collection At Home
Use A Chic Tray
This is the simplest and yet the most elegant way to display your liquor collection in a sophisticated manner. Find a tray that goes with the decor of the room, from snakeskin to lucite. Place your liquor bottles in it and keep it on a side table, vanity or kitchen counter.
Turn The Console Into A Bar Cart
Liven up your bar room or bar space by adding an existing furniture and turning it into a bar cart. You can choose a console table and refurbish into a nifty bar cart. Decorate it with your liquor collection. You can mix it up with items such as vases, sculptures, potted plants or even a stack of books to make the display look pretty.
Store Liquor On Open Kitchen Shelves
Open up the shelves in your kitchen or dining room to store and display your collection. Mix up the shelves where you place your glassware and china with your favourite alcohol bottles and turn it into a display.
Turn Vintage Furniture Into A Liquor Cabinet
If you have vintage furniture such as a sewing table, a secretary desk, an old-fashioned nightstand or side table, you can turn it into an area for your alcohol collection. You can create a one-of-kind storage space by revamping these units. These furniture are also roomy enough to store and display the liquor.
Use A Wine Rack
Use a traditional wine rack to store your hard liquors and give it a cool look. Chuck out the reds and whites and fill the rack with the strong stuff!
Use The Book Shelf
Kill two birds with a stone! Display your wonderful liquor collection and your amazing book collection using your bookshelf. Arrange liquor bottles using trays on the book shelves along with the stacks of books. You can add more items such as paraphernalia of your favourite pop culture themes or sports team or decorative items such as miniature sculptures, bobble-heads, or anything that goes with your style.
Build A Tailor-Made Liquor Cabinet
Create a liquor cabinet that is perfectly suited for your collection. Add your aesthetics and functional aspects to it. It will be a fun DIY project that will sufficiently hold your alcohol and highlight the best from your collection.
Turn A Mini Bookcase Into A Display Shelf
If you have any unused shelving unit, you can definitely use it to set-up your DIY bar set-up. Add liquor bottles and lovely glassware, napkins, cocktail mixers etc. This shelf's petite size will help you place it in a nook or a corner and elevate that area in terms of decoration.
Turn Your Cart Into A Display Unit
If you have storage carts lying unused in your house, you can turn it into a bar cart that holds all your booze. Storage carts usually have wheels and are very sturdy. You fill up the space with your tastiest liquor and move it around the house whenever you are entertaining.
While it's great to learn about alcoholic beverages and alcohol-infused foods, it is important to also consume alcohol moderately. Remember to serve and drink responsibly to ensure you and your guests are healthy and out of harm's way. If you know anyone who has trouble controlling their alcohol intake, please refer them to a professional immediately.