Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or simply one who loves to give yourself a bottle of wine every so often, you’ll likely have bottles of wine lying around your home. As your collection grows, you’ll start feeling puzzled on how to store them properly and creatively.
There are loads of design inspirations to get by online; once you’ve found the right one for your wine collections, you can tweak and make your versions on your own or with a builder. Big or small, there’s always a good and stylish way to show off your wines.
- Wall-Mounted Wine Rack
Do you have a blank wall somewhere in your living area? It could be close to your dining room or kitchen. Or, say you have a basement that you’ve also converted into a little man cave. Any blank wall can be a wall mounted wine rack.
It works as it’s both functional and stylish. By mounting the wine rack on a wall, you’re not taking extra space in your house. Everything is done vertically, making this perfect for households that are short on space.
As to style, it makes a blank wall look more aesthetically pleasing. There’s more character brought by the bottles of wine you now have on display instead of a boring wall. Your wine collection can also be a good conversation starter when hosting guests.
- Repurpose An Old Cabinet
Do you have vintage cabinets that can do with a makeover? Don’t leave that cabinet collecting dust in your storage. Repurposing them works not only because it’s creative but also as a cost-effective mode of storage. There’s no need to buy new cabinets when you have old ones to reuse.
Start by building inserts in the drawers to secure the bottles. That way, it’s easier to keep and remove your wines. If you need help, you can always call your trusted carpenter or builder to help you not to damage the drawer’s interior.
- Display On Metal Wine Racks On Your Bar
If you love hosting an event, you can start with the usual store-bought metal racks for your home bar. You can take a few from your collection to display for the party.
Metal wine racks are multi-purpose and can provide the best support for your bottles. They can also fit your home’s interior or style, perfect for any indoor or outdoor event.
- Floor-To-Ceiling Wine Racks
If you have a bar or man cave at home, what does the background of your counter area look like? Instead of the usual home decor, why not have a well-lighted floor-to-ceiling wine rack? Lighting them up in warm yellow light makes them look elegant and appealing.
Don’t keep the bottles hidden. Show it off with sliding glass doors. Even if there are empty spaces, your floor-to-ceiling wine rack can still look great with the yellow lights on.
- Wooden Tabletop Wine Racks
Apart from metal wine racks, wood can be one of the best choices for your wine collections. It’s durable while being a classic style. Choose a hue that matches the tone or theme of your home. Especially when you have wood elements here and there, a wooden tabletop wine rack will match your home decor. To give you an idea, picture out an industrial-style, rustic, or farmhouse interior design as your inspiration in creating your wooden wine racks.
- Kitchen Island Wine Cooler Cabinet Storage
How are you using your kitchen island? If the bottom part isn’t opened up for storage, you’re missing out on an opportunity for more storage space.
A wine chiller is a must-have for every wine enthusiast. As you learn more about different types of wine, there could be those best chilled for preservation. Be creative about how and where you’ll disguise your wine cooler, so it doesn’t stick out awkwardly against your home’s design.
If you have a kitchen island, consider putting it underneath, disguised as a shelf. This trick works, especially for homes without bars, where the kitchen island doubles as your place to entertain guests.
The Bottom line
Gone are the days when you’d haphazardly store your wines in the box they came with. It happens, especially when you’ve been buying one after another and haven’t built a ‘home’ for all your bottles yet. Once your collection starts growing, you’ll also have to consider how to store them. Your wine bottles can now double as home decor with creative wine storage ideas to inspire you, starting with those above.