From the neatness of Napa Valley to the rugged back country of Australia, new regions like Argentina, and old masters like Italy and France, wine is one of the great shared passions, not just of the culinary world, but of the world at large.
Wine has long held a special place in the hearts and minds of artists the world. It is highly prominent in the art of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and other Italian Renaissance masters. It is splashed across the pages of Homer, Shakespeare, Zola, and Hemingway. A love of wine resounds in musical stylings as different as operatic arias of Verdi and Strauss.
Wine is the drink of choice for classy, creative, artistic types – and what better way to marry that creativity with your love of chardonnay and Bordeaux than by personalizing your wine cellar?
Like a fine bottle of wine, these ideas for decorating your personalized wine cellar are sure to age well.
Cellar Doors and Entryways
From the second that guests walk through the door, you want them to feel totally immersed in the wide world of wine that you’re cultivating on your premises. As such, your cellar door and entryway area are two of the first aspects that you’ll want to customize. This means determining what type of design aesthetic you’d like to apply to your wine cellar (ex. a rustic chateau theme, or sleek modern minimalism) and applying it to your door and entryway.
Taking things a step further, the walls of your cellar present arguably the biggest opportunity to customize your wine cellar’s interior. Choosing different wall paneling, for example, can be a great way to convey the mood and theme of a space. Tiling has a very different feel from wood paneling, for example, and there is a litany of different variations on both of these options. What’s more, you can also buy customized glass displays that can double as a means by which to increase the humidification of the space.
As stated, art and wine go together like the right crackers and cheese complementing a perfectly-aged bottle of wine. Whether you opt for reprints of artwork that prominently feature wine or artistic features created specifically for cellars, this can be way to add a bit of elegance to your wine cellar.
Last but not least, there’s the little matter of the components actually responsible for the wine storage part of your wine cellar. Naturally, the most important aspect of these storage barrels, coolers, and other accoutrements is their ability to store your wine in optimal conditions.
That said, there’s nothing wrong with giving each of these elements a little personalized touch. Barrels in particular open up a whole host of customization options. You can choose many different types of barrel designs to try to complement your décor, or you can have your barrels inscribed with words or symbols to further personalize the space.
Raise a glass in style and celebration after making your wine cellar into the pièce de résistance of your home décor.