Bar lights make all the difference because they can add warmth, brighten up a dark space, and even draw attention to a small detail.
Under the Bar Lights
Adding a thin strip of lighting underneath a bar top will bring attention to the details of the home bar. The under bar lighting shown below is subtle, but helps display the texture from the wood slats on the front of the bar.
My Home Bar Lighting
Here is another example of bar lighting that highlights the finishes of the bar. I also added strip lighting behind the bar and around the bar shelves.
Take a look at our other home bar post to see more pictures of our bar and tips to building your own bar.
LED Strip Lights
These led strip lights are inexpensive and easy to set up. I purchased a few sets of these strip lights to adhere underneath the bar top, behind the bar, and around the bar shelving.
I have had these led strip lights for over 5 years now and they are still working great and I haven’t had to adjust them at all.
Highly recommend these bar lights, if you want something affordable and easy to install.
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Pendant Bar Lighting
Pendant lighting above a bar can help add drama and tie in the theme of the space. If you are trying to bring in more color or make small details pop, lighting is a great way to do it.
For instance you can try to coordinate copper bar stools with copper pendant lighting then have subtle details in the background.
If you like the look of these pendant bar lights then you will love this look for less.
Globe Pendant Bar Lighting
These cocktail lights are subtle and warm making this an inviting space to enjoy a chilled drink. If you like the look of globe lights then you need this look for less for your basement bar.
Bar Shelf Lighting
Instead of lighting up the bar, you could display a strip of lights or puck lights underneath each bar shelf.
Bar shelf lighting makes the entire back wall look like an accent wall, while illuminating liquor bottles on the shelves.
Outdoor Bar Lighting
Adding a string of bright white lights give soft glow to an outside entertaining area. These Edison string lights are affordable and durable making them great for the outdoors.
If you are looking for more outdoor bar ideas then you will find this post helpful!
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