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How to Choose Lighting and Barstools for Your Home Bar

5/26/2012

Home bars range in style from sports bar to English pub, from modern to Margaritaville and beyond. Here are some lighting and seating tips to help you get the right look and feel for your bar.

Sports Bar

Sports Team Barstool: Pittsburgh PenguinsNeon lights are your go-to for the home sports bar, but backlit signs are a close second. Any light that salutes your team is a must-have. Also look for lights that promote your favorite brand of beer. But the real winner is a light that pays tribute to your team and your beer at the same time. Top it off with a light-up clock (so you know when the game’s starting) and add some sports team barstools.

Pub

Guiness Bar SetRound, rotating pub lights give your home bar the classic pub style. Look for Guinness, Harp, Bass, Smithwicks or whatever suits your taste. Most pub lights use a 60 watt bulb and will give your bar a cozy glow. Match these with wooden barstools or a complete English pub furniture set.

 

Modern

Lehigh Valley Modern FurnitureTo get that sleek, clean modern look for your home bar, use small fixtures connected to a dimmer. You can choose recessed lighting in the ceiling or small hanging fixtures. You can also include a few tiny, well-placed spotlights to highlight artwork or accent pieces. Keep the color scheme black, white or silver – with maybe one accent color – and choose modern barstools to match, like these from Chintaly Imports.

Margaritaville

Lehigh Valley Nautical BarstoolIt’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? If you’re serious about kicking back, you’ll need a light-up palm tree to keep things sunny during the winter months. Throw in a string of colored lanterns or Christmas lights, along with a light-up Corona sign. Match the island vibe with nautical, white or wicker barstools.

 

No matter what style of home bar you have or want to create, visit us at 224 Nazareth Pike in Bethlehem, PA and find the lighting, barstools and accessories that fit your style.

Cheers!