Thanks in part to an increased enthusiasm for classic cocktails, the Roaring Twenties are making a comeback in the nightlife industry. Speakeasies are popping up in almost every city in the world. You can elevate your home bar with speakeasy vibes to bring the vintage ambience closer to you.
Apart from diamonds, nothing says luxury quite like gold. When you think of the Roaring Twenties, you think of luxe decorations and flashy parties in underground bars. To create this vibe at home, find some glassware with gold rims or even gold bar tools.
Historically, many speakeasies were places where businessmen and politicians gathered after hours. You can bring a little masculine energy to your home speakeasy by incorporating leather sofas or leather bar stools. Tobacco stains not included.
Many famous cocktails were invented in the 1920s, which also led to the development of specialized glasses and barware. Vintage barware (think martini glasses and copper mugs) are both decorative and practical components of a vintage bar.
Today, lighting is all about ambience, but originally, this feature had a purpose. If the cops showed up at a speakeasy, the low lighting kept them from being able to identify the patrons. Installing a light dimmer will help you have control over the space.
Dark Paint Colors
To go along with the previous point, most speakeasies were kept dark to ensure the privacy of their patrons. You can set the mood by changing the paint colors of your bar’s walls and ceiling. If you’re worried the result is too dark, hang up some mirrors to reflect the ambient lighting in the room.
The most important step in elevating your home bar with speakeasy vibes is jazz music! The Roaring Twenties were also called the Jazz Age, and dancing was a common feature at nightclubs and speakeasies. Bust out your record player, or let your phone do the work with a classic jazz playlist.
Vintage décor is extremely popular, and it’s not hard to see why. We hope these tips for elevating your home bar are the bee’s knees!