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Irish Pub Design for the American Bar Owner

Last updated 5 years ago

Great Irish pubs are hard to find the United States. Designing a great Irish pub is even harder. The right décor can go a long way toward making your bar space resemble a classic Irish pub. Use this guide to add the flavor of the Emerald Isle to your bar interior.

Basic Decorations: Start with the basic colors and backgrounds. Walls should be painted using rich, dark brown hues.  Complement this base with green and cream colored accents. You should also consider adding dark-colored wood wall paneling. This extra touch helps your new Irish pub look even more authentic.  Go online and tour real Irish pubs to get the color details just right. Take your time in finding the right paints and paneling—these base elements are crucial to achieving the feel of an authentic Irish pub.

Comfortable Seating: Chairs are another important item to consider when designing an Irish pub. High wood barstools are a must—try to choose a wood grain that naturally complements the color of your paneling. You’ll also need authentic wood chairs for your tables. Avoid using chairs with fancy backs or adjustable heights. These modern materials will completely clash with the classic Irish pub feel you’re trying to create. 

Authentic Accessories: The walls of Irish pubs are typically covered with flags, lights, signs, and cultural memorabilia. You’ll need to add your own collection of Irish decorations to the wall before your Irish pub is complete. Wall decorations also give you a chance to personalize your Irish pub. Use your wall space as an opportunity to highlight your favorite Irish teams, artists, musicians, and landscapes.

Casual Dining & Bar Stools has the rustic wood barstools your Irish pub needs. Contact us at (858) 578-5881 if you’d like to learn more about our chairs or directions to our store. You can preview many of our barstools by browsing our online inventory.


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