Best Kitchen Coffee Bar Ideas & Decor Tips (with images)
Do you love coffee?
Yeah, me too!
That’s why I’m researching and sharing great kitchen coffee bar ideas and decor tips you can use to create your own DIY home coffee station at home.
Please note that this post contains affiliate links. It means that if you buy through my links I will receive a small compensation at no extra cost to you.
This is my black and white coffee station. I, sometimes, change the decor to suit themes like Christmas, spring, autumn, Halloween, St. Valentine’s, etc.
If you scroll below, you can find the same DIY coffee station decorated in white and blue.
It’s time for a caffeinated DIY project where you can turn part of your kitchen into an awesome coffee bar.
I hope you find inspiration in these kitchen coffee bar ideas and decor tips. I love them all!
Kitchen Coffee Bar Ideas to Create the Best Home Coffee Station
If you are a coffee lover and agree with me that humanity runs on coffee, then this one is for you.
Below you are going to find ideas and decor tips to create a coffee house theme in your kitchen and have an inexpensive coffee bar at your convenience.
But first things first. The success of any DIY project begins with a good plan.
So this is how your mini coffee house, or call it kitchen coffee bar, will come along.
To find out more about the tray featured on the coffee bar, check how to make this DIY tiered tray.
1. The Concept
A good coffee station is a great idea even for small spaces. It can be the easiest way to make your space feel more personal and welcoming. There are many ways to create your own coffee station, but here are some of the best ideas to get you started.
The first step is to take some time to study the layout of your kitchen. It doesn’t matter how much space you have. If you are determined to have a coffee bar, even a coffee cart, counter space, or a table and some chairs will do. However, for now, let’s see what you can do with some extra space that perhaps is already available.
Check and make sure that you have enough storage space for all the supplies needed. Make proper use of available cabinet space. If you have space, you could build more shelves. More space can be created by installing wall hooks for mugs and cups.
As you scan around the kitchen, remove items that don’t really belong there and put everything back in its place. Free up some cabinets as you will need the space.
2. The Coffee Bar Design
Having taken a look at your kitchen, the available space, and with all the supplies ready, it is easier to locate a good position for the station. The best positions are usually next to the window but within reach of kitchen cabinets.
If you want an easy project, consider a basic modern coffee house. It is uncomplicated because you will keep as much of your original kitchen design as possible.
This means you might just have to make use of the existing cabinets, countertop, and utensils.
The style of this coffee station is simple. The countertop should be the number one choice for the station’s location. Another option is using a corner of the kitchen that is not much frequented.
Here are a few coffee bar accessories that will add a personal touch to your beautiful coffee bar.
- Pick a coffee organizer you can place on the countertop. This one is similar to the one I got for my DIY kitchen coffee bar. It fits all the Nespresso coffee pods nicely, and it looks really cute.
Cute Coffee Pod Storage Organizer
- The one below is perfect if you love the rustic style and need something small but spacious enough to keep all your coffee items perfectly organized. A great space saver!
- If you don’t have enough kitchen counter space, you could use a kitchen cabinet, trolley or rack where you can place all your coffee bar supplies.
3. Creating a Theme
Home coffee bars look more appealing when they have a theme. A modern coffee house cafe-style theme with a touch of vintage spruce will look great.
You can decide to go retro-vintage, elegant-modern, or just a simple rustic look-country style. Mix styles to suit your taste.
- For instance, for a modern theme with a touch of retro-vintage, you could go for a bistro seating style with the chairs painted in cream, brown, or tan shades. Next, shop around for coffee-themed mats, wall art, and vintage serve ware. A vintage coffee grinder will also do wonders.
- You could also display some cakes or cupcakes on a decorative cake stand and cookies in clear glass jars similar to the one below.
Farmhouse Cake Stand with Dome
- Make a difference on the wall by painting a portion of the nearby wall with chalkboard paint, and have some fun writing daily coffee quotes below the menu of the day’s special treat.
- A wooden sign with a quote or saying that you love will make a great addition.
This step involves making a list of all the things you will need to bring to the coffee station. In many cases, you will find out that you have almost everything you need. But if you don’t, check the choices below.
Here is a list of coffee accessories that will apply to most people:
- Coffee makers
How would you like your coffee in the morning? Coffee makers take center stage on your kitchen bar and should be allocated a special place on your countertop.
I love this cute retro coffee maker!
Turquoise Blue Vintage Coffee Maker
- Flavorings and syrups
- Coffee mugs, cups, and saucers
And lastly, get a mug holder and a wall coffee sign to complete the look of your DIY kitchen coffee bar.
Rustic Farmhouse Mug Rug Holder and Wall Decor Coffee Sign
5. DIY Coffe Bar Ideas – Putting it All Together
Allow your creativity to take the lead here. Remember that some things like milk and cream have to go into the refrigerator.
It is YOUR coffee bar, so play around with the presentation and come up with something great.
You can incorporate other kitchen coffee station ideas such as a wooden tray for condiments, a spice rack for a variety of powders and spices, and a vase of mild but fresh flowers.
You can also choose to display your assortment of coffee beans in airtight glass jars. Talking of airtight jars, take a look at these coffee storage canister ideas to keep your beans super fresh.
✅ Need a new set of canisters for your kitchen? Have a look at this selection of country kitchen canister sets.
Other DIY decor ideas and easy projects you might like to try:
- Fall Mason jar decor
- DIY Mason jar sconce
- DIY flower wreath
- How to decorate plastic plant pots
- How to make wooden signs with stencils
- Decorating Mason jars for Christmas
- Ways to fill clear Christmas ornaments
It’s Coffee Time!
The DIY kitchen coffee station is done, and it’s finally time to make your first cup of coffee in your very own home coffee bar. Whichever type you want to make will now taste even better. Time to invite your friends over and boast about your latest achievement.
Whether you set up your DIY coffee station in your home office, dining room, living room, or in your kitchen countertop, make sure you have all the necessary coffee supplies for your perfect cup of coffee.
Do you have your own home coffee bar? What’s your style? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.