Wine Racks - Style And Function For Your Home

Whether you have a large or small wine collection, you'll need one or more wine racks. Wine racks have gone beyond simple storage solutions in recent years - they're often an intergral part of home decor. Before you purchase your first or next wine rack, here are a few factors to consider.

The first issue to consider when considering wine racks is how many bottles you'd like to store. Wine racks come in all shapes and sizes, from table top models to huge multi hundred bottle models. Some wine collectors use multiple smaller wine racks to organize and segment their wine collections.

Your decorating preferences and personal style will also come into play. Do you want to wall mount your wine rack, or is a table top wine rack sufficient? Do you prefer your wine rack situated discreetly in a corner, or would you prefer a centerpiece stylish addition to your home? Wine rack options are plentiful, so consider form and functionality.

Think about the flow and texture of your home decor. Without question, there's a wine rack that fits perfectly for you. Consider a wooden wine rack if your home decor is rustic or antique oriented. You may want to purchase a steel or brushed metal wine rack if your home trends more modern or minimalist.

Since wine is an important part of our entertaining friends and colleagues, a multiple use, stylish wine rack is perfect for our home. We chose a focal point "wine center" that beautifully combines storage for our wine bottles, wine glasses, wine accessories, and wine art. Further, our wine center is a warm and welcoming focal point in our living room.

Many wine lovers prefer wooden wine racks, as they're easiest to blend in with most decors. Wooden wine racks come in a variety of wood styles, so your choices are numerous. We prefer an aged wood look to a wine rack, mostly because of the similarity to wooden wine barrels and the winery atmosphere.

With wine racks widely available in a large variety of sizes and price points, multiple wine racks are definitely something to consider. We have a small wine rack for certain specialty wines, a wine rack for our purchases from our U.S. wine trails travels, and the remainder in our centerpiece wine center as part of our living room decor.

No matter your choice of wine rack, don't be afraid to have fun and experiment. That's half the fun of wine drinking! Come to think of it, that's half the fun of home decor too!

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About The Author, Jim Hofman..
Jim Hofman is a wine lover and founder of several sites devoted to the enjoyment of wine. Be sure to visit his site devoted to Wine Racks and other fun aspects of wine.