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By : Christoper Robertson    99 or more times read
There is no room in the house that is more quintessentially Mexican than a bar area! South of the border it is always hot, so social occasions almost always involve drinking, even without alcohol... but Mexico is such a party city that any home with a bar is guaranteed to have plenty of willing drinkers! If you're looking for a true Mexican decor feel, today we look at the design elements you should use and Southwestern decor techniques to try for creating your bar area.

Placement of Your Bar
If you can, build your bar in a basement or other underground area. This will help shield your neighbors from your loud Mariachi music on Saturday nights, and also keep your glasses and patrons well insulated in extremes of temperature! Leave the floor beams exposed for a rough and ready authentic feel.

The Bar
It's tempting to tile your bar if you're going for a Mexican feel... but even Mexicans, who love color and patterning, are quite happy to forego all of that if it means that every time you use the bar there'll be a few glass accidents! Instead, go for authentic Mexican woods like wormwood or pine used in equipal furniture to use as your bar.

When you're choosing your bar, don't grab one directly off any old US website - it will be far too pretty and polished! The ideal way to do it would be to hew your own pine or wormwood, very roughly, into a bar. If you can't do this, see if you can get a local carpenter or cabinet maker to do your Southwest Mexican rustic home decor bar building to your custom specs.

Bar Runners
Go for woven bar runners, in the traditional Mexican decorating colors - cobalt blue, sunset orange, crimson red, verdant green, terracotta, and dusty grey.

Bar Stools
Go for ultra-comfy seating (big padding!), on top of rustic hewn wormwood or pine, to match the bar itself, or wrought iron, which has a truly rustic Mexican feel.

Mexican Glassware
Forget the traditional array of champagne glasses, wine glasses, drinking glasses and schooners... although you can keep your shot glasses! For other drinks, make sure you get some of the gorgeous colorful Mexican glassware that is available. You'll be able to match the blue rim drinking glasses with nut and chip bowls from many Southwest Mexican rustic home decor specialists.

Lighting
Recessed lighting is a common contemporary trend in most Western homes... but is it Mexican or traditional? Certainly not. Go for big, traditional rustic sconce light covers instead.

Drinks!
You'll want a sensory touch to complete the Southwest Mexican rustic home decor feel in your bar... so ditch the peppermint schnapps! Stock your bar with tequila, brandy, Kahlua, mescal, margaritas, sangria and of course, cerveza!
Chris Robertson is an author of Majon International, one of the world's MOST POPULAR website advertising companies on the web.
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