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Its More Than Decorating Your Bar - Its a Feeling

Aug 19, 2008
When you first decided to set up your own bar, in your mind you had an image of what that bar will look like. Perhaps your image was based on your favorite bars of the past where you and friends bonded, laughed, played pool and passed many a happy evening together. Maybe it was based on popular bar images from movies or television like the place where everybody knows your name - Cheers from the TV situation comedy. But you immediately knew how your bar should look to fit that vision.

But decorating your bar isn't just about how it looks. The interior design that creates the atmosphere you are looking for is about a feeling that your guests or customers will get when they spend time in your bar. It's that familiar feeling you know well of walking into a bar that immediately takes you to another world and everything outside the walls of that bar just seems to disappear for a little while. That bar becomes the perfect place of rest, relaxation, friendship and fun.

It is that almost magical quality of a bar to transport you to another place and time and makes the retro look so perfect for the feeling you are trying to achieve. So its worth it to invest in making every detail of your interior design contribute to that fantasy of being in another place and another time. A retro bar table decorating scheme can lead the way in setting that kind of tone. Now, the retro look in bar tables goes through waves of popularity. But if you invest in decorating your bar with a retro feel, those trends will not affect the popularity of your lounge as you see happy social times happening around those bar tables every time your bar is open for business.

The feel of your pub or lounge will be set long before the first coat of paint goes up or the furniture is moved in. It will start with a design that you and your interior decorator develop together to fit that vision in your head. When laying out your bar area, you will make the determination where you will have customers seated or standing and how the traffic flow will work. And by providing the right kind of bar tables at each location, you create centers of energy where groups can gather and have a table at just the right place to rest their drinks and talk and enjoy themselves. Tall bar tables encourage socialization and movement so there is lots of mingling. Tables suited for seating a half dozen of people encourage intimacy, romance and create a space where people will pass hours getting to know each other in your pub.

The interior space of a bar is such a unique environment, there really is no other place like it. It's at the same time a very adult place and yet the atmosphere is created for simple relaxation to leave the complexities of life outside those doors. But in addition to being a big contributor to the atmosphere of a commercial bar, bar tables can become a great part of your home decorating scheme as well. The tall tables with plenty of room for drinks or dishes can be just the thing for a lawn party or a social event where you want people to circulate and get to know each other.

Bar table manufacturers have a diverse assortment of sizes, heights and designs of tables so when you are looking at a room or space in your home you wish to devote to entertainment, you will be able to find just the right thing. For a smaller space where you want a simple table design that is functional and portable, a small bar table with one or two stools to relax your guests is just the ticket. And this kind of furniture investment won't break your budget either. And the strong variety of styles and materials which include metal tables, wood bar tables to match the stools or chrome or aluminum to name just a few, means that you can easily make these unique tables fit right into your interior decorating scheme even if that has already been put in place.

As we mentioned concerning a retail bar environment, the retro look seems to be endlessly rejuvenating and always a welcome place for a time of retreat and maybe a few drinks. But most homes are decorated in a contemporary scheme and you are probably looking to develop a bar design that fits your existing decor. But there are many great bar table designs that fit beautifully with an existing contemporary home decor. And if you are using your living room to have double duty as family space and occasional entertainment zone, bar tables and stools are easy to move in and out to transform that area quickly to welcome your guests and entertain them in grand style. Another advantage to the contemporary approach that may help you finalize your decision what design to go with is that contemporary bar tables are usually made of chrome or aluminum with veneer tops So they are very easy to clean and keep nice for many uses over the years.

Its fun to plan and design and then show for what fits your dream room that you want to transform into a sophisticated lounge or bar. And because the planning and designing of your decor for that room is something you can change and develop, you can go from the shopping phase and then back to the drawing board over and over until you have just the right interior design for your bar. The internet opens up that process and makes it go faster because you can browse the different bar table options and then see which fit your vision of what you are trying to achieve.

Many designs will be sold as a table and chair or stool set so you don't have to worry about matching units together. That can be helpful. But if you feel you want complete creative control, there is plenty of room for that as well. And then if you have put plenty of time and creative thought into just what you want, when you create that wonderful bar atmosphere you are looking for, the bar room furniture will be a perfect fit for a perfect room.
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