A wine rack is a practical item needed for proper storage of wine, keeping the cork in constant contact with the wine, so that the cork doesn’t dry up or become mildewed. But far from the utilitarian wood racks used by vintners and owners of expansive wine cellars, wine racks in handsome wrought iron or wood can add to the style and décor of a kitchen, dining room or entertainment room. It doesn’t matter if you love streamlined contemporary style, or the romance of Old World French Country or Tuscan style, there is a wine rack that will enhance your decor.
Wall mounted wine racks have a bonus space saving feature, since they do not take up precious counter space. And keep in mind that they can be mounted on any vertical space, such as the end of an upper cabinet or a narrow wall between the kitchen and dining area, making the most of ‘dead’ space.
Here are two style ideas on how to enhance your décor and create a focal point with wall mounted wine racks.
Focal Point in a Home Bar. If you have a media room complete with a bar for entertaining, why not take your décor from ordinary beer signs and race car posters, to a new level of elegance and sophistication? Create a focal point on a large wall with a three wall mounted wine racks. Space them in a triangular fashion with the center rack being the highest, and the other two parallel with each other and off to the side. Arrange another piece of wall art beneath the tallest wine rack. For a Tuscan feel, choose a beautiful painting or framed print of the Tuscan countryside or a trattoria nestled in a picturesque piazza. You could also decoupage labels from your favorite vintages on foam board then mount your collage in a sophisticated frame. Wineries often carry large posters of special or yearly released vintages. These can be elegantly framed as well. Add hanging pendant lights that complement your style to illuminate your display.
French Country Dining Room. Classic French toile patterns and an elegant wrought iron wall mounted wine rack work in harmony to transport your dining room to the magnificent French countryside. Start with walls in a soothing shade of pale sky blue or warm yellow, with wood trim accented in buttery cream. Create a focal point above a server with a black wrought iron wall mounted wine rack. Beside it, arrange a grouping plates and platters hung on the wall with individual plate hangers in French country themes like sunflowers or roosters. Carry the theme to a black wrought iron chandelier with fitted with individual bulb shades in black and white check. Add black and white toile chair cushions to make this room elegantly unique. Arrange white pottery on a black hutch, an antique silver tea set and tray on the server, and a bowl of fruit on the table for finishing touches.
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