When Bar Carts Won’t Fit, Try This Elevated Storage Hack

Elizabeth Buxton

We love wine. But, since we don't live in a chateau, one too many bottles have the potential to become small-space clutter rather than a prized collection. When it comes to storing the stuff, our abilities are limited to stuffing bottles in non-working fireplaces or standing them precariously atop wobbly fridges — aka not the most secure way to stash our favorite $15-and-under-section vintages. Even the more official tabletop racks or bar carts occupy already limited surface area inside our tiny abodes. Instead of giving up our Cab-habits and Pinot Noir love affairs altogether, we decided to explore a more elevated storage solution...

By moving our free-standing floor to tabletop racks off the limited ground space and up onto the more open wall real estate. Wall-mounted bar storage opens up precious space inside tight quarters, while also transforming once cumbersome bottle collections into a stylish and streamlined home-decor statement. Ahead we've rounded up the best off-the-ground support systems that will help turn any wine-lovers' small space into an efficient vino gallery wall.

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Anthropologie Thea Wall Mounted Wine Rack

We love how this wine rack looks more like a cubist sculpture than a storage unit.

Anthropologie Thea Wall Mounted Wine Rack, $, available at Anthropologie

Noella Wall Mounted Wine Rack

This artful rack is accented with a modern, matte-black finish and five shelves for bottle and glass storage.

Noella Wall-Mounted Wine Rack, $, available at Birch Lane

Anthropologie Percy Wine Rack

We love the MCM-feel of this four-bottle, four-glass rack constructed from tropical hardwood with gold metal accents.

Anthropologie Percy Wine Rack, $, available at Anthropologie

Laurel Foundry Wall Mounted 16-Bottle Rack

This pegboard fashioned out of reclaimed-wood creates a minimalist-chic storage opportunity for up to 16, standard-sized bottles of wine.

Laurel Foundry Pavo 16-Bottle Hanging Wine Rack, $, available at Wayfair

Union Rustic Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle & Glass Rack

Crafted out of solid wood, this double-rack shelving system is able to hold your favorite bottles in addition to 15 pieces of stemware.

Union Rustic Oconner Wall Mounted Wine Bottle and Glass, $, available at Wayfair

Mateo Woven Wine Rack

Stylishly hang any six bottles from this natural-jute woven rack.

Anthropologie Mateo Woven Wine Rack, $, available at Anthropologie

Joss & Main 2-Bottle Under-Cabinet Bottle Rack

For minimalist winos, this two-bottle rack attaches underneath cabinets for streamlined storage with a lift.

Joss & Main 2-Bottle Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Rack, $, available at Joss & Main

Blomus Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Rack

A super-sleek and sculpturesque find for artsy interior minimalists.

Blomus Cioso Wall Mounted Wine Rack, $, available at 2Modern

Anthropologie Mia Wine Rack

This gilded barebones system puts the spotlight on your budding wine collection.

Anthropologie Mia Wine Rack, $, available at Anthropologie

Crate & Barrel Floating Cube Wine Shelf

If you aren't one for showcasing wine labels, then this concealed-cube rack made from walnut wood may be more your storage speed.

Crate & Barrel Aspect Walnut 47.5" Floating Cube Shelf Wine Insert, $, available at Crate & Barrel

Williston Forge Orla 9-Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Rack

This wall-mounted rack mimics the feel of a grounded bar cart with its elongated structure — the iron and wood frame can hold up to nine bottles of wine and store between three to six glasses.

Williston Forge Orla 9-Bottle Wall Mounted Wine Rack, $, available at Wayfair

West Elm Knox Wall Mounted Bar Shelf

Style meets utility in this decor-storage hybrid that will streamline your wine collection while illuminating your small-space.

West Elm Knox Wall Mounted Bar Shelf, $, available at West Elm

Atterstone Rustic Wine Bottle & Stemware Rack

If you're short on wall space, no worries — this narrow wooden rack can still hold up to five bottles of vino in addition to two glasses with a streamlined vintage style.

Atterstone Rustic Wine Rack with Hanging Stemware Holder, $, available at Amazon

17 Stories Kellie Wall Bar

Go full bart cart on your wall with this all-encompassing booze unit.

17 Stories Kellie Wall Bar, $, available at Wayfair

Prepac Two-Tier Wine & Liquor Rack

This compact, two-tier floating rack can elegantly display six stemmed wine glasses while also holding up to ten bottles of wine to boot.

Prepac 2-Tier Floating Wine and Liquor Rack, $, available at Amazon

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