If you look forward to wine o’clock every evening, why not turn a spot in your home into a stunning wine room?
Whether you have an enviable collection of fine wines or like to stock up on cases of your favourites tipple, it’s essential to store your wines properly so it keeps well.
Don’t have room for a dedicated wine room or wine cellar? We’ve looked around for some clever designs that show how you can transform an under stairs cupboard, a corridor, utility cupboard or kitchen corner into a striking feature that showcases your wines – no basement required.
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Illuminated cabinets and tall wall racks will help make a striking wine display, and giving it ladder access is both practical and super stylish. Built-in drawers with leather drawer pulls are a chic way to hide barware like corkscrews, glass decanters and other accessories. Glass doors will add a high-end feel to your new wine cellar, and displaying bottles on their side will make the labels easier to read, while wood grooves to hold the bottle necks in place will help prevent the bottles from rolling around.
Got a spare room (and a penchant for a cheeky Bordeaux)? Then a temperature-controlled display room that makes a feature of your prised wine collection can be yours. You’ll need to think about climate control, as wine is delicate and doesn’t do well with big temperature and humidity fluctuations.
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Got yourself a wine room already? Give it a window that offers an enticing teaser of what’s inside. You’ll also want to invest in good lighting, plus maybe even a bar table and stools for serving and lounging at, as well as a small wine fridge for champagne or fragile aged wine.
Don’t have a room to dedicate to your wine collection? Transform a basement corridor into a striking wall-to-wall illuminated wine display, or transform under-stair storage to create a wine display behind glass doors.
You could also create a dual-function utility space by having wines on show, and hiding more functional things like washing machines, freezers and dryers behind sleek cabinetry. Dividing the utility room from the kitchen with Crittall doors will give it a modern look.
Got a basement that’s barely used? Create a full basement wine room, both for storage and for hosting wine tastings for friends. An underground wine cellar with a secret door will be the envy of all your friends. Underground Spiral Cellars don’t even require an existing basement. But they do give you instant access to your collection via a top door and a – you guessed it – spiral staircase. Made from concrete and with an external diameter of 2.3 metres, they’re capable of holding up to 1900 bottles of wine. They can be installed under any ground floor room – great for kitchens but striking in a hallway too. We’re sold.
Browse all of our striking wine room, wine cellar and wine storage ideas below…
Smart, leather drawer pulls are a chic way to hide accessories, while illuminated cabinets and tall wall racks make a striking wine display.
Get the look: Leather Tab Pulls by Walnut Studio. Lighting from YLighting. Antique Mirror sourced from Sonoma Country Antiques. Wine racks from vintage view.
This stunning wine room features built-in wood racks for wine bottles, plus a striking petrified wood splash back for added drama.
This small timber wine room is a a room within a room, providing plenty of space for a collection of vintage cigar boxes. The whole concept behind the wine room is that it’s a big cigar box, with many little cigar boxes inside, some of which are 300 to 400 years old.
Get the look: This leather armchair is from Restoration Hardware. The antique chaise longue is from the Napoléon III period. The Persian rug is vintage and was dyed grey. The walls are made from oiled American walnut. The steel door was powder-coated in Black.
This glass wine room showcases the bottles in open shelving (accessible via a cool modern ladder), while wine glasses are stored behind cupboard doors. The wine room is just off the kitchen, separate by Crittall doors.
An underground wine cellar with a secret door will be the envy of all your friends.
Underground wine cellars by Spiral Cellars give you instant access to your wine collection via a top door and a – you guessed it – spiral staircase. Made from concrete and with an external diameter of 2.3 metres, they’re capable of holding up to 1900 bottles of wine. They can be installed under any ground floor room – great for kitchens but striking in a hallway too. Installation is short with little to no mess, you won’t need planning permission to have one installed, and the built-in ventilation system continuously replaces warm air with cool air. We’re sold.
This striking utility room by Day True makes a striking feature out of wine bottles, while keeping washing machines out of sight from the kitchen. It makes the most of this small room in giving it a dual function.
Get the look: Kitchens from Day True start from £25,000
A bright wallpaper cheers up this wine room, and makes a fun change from the more serious, masculine designs. The wallpaper is a famous design from Scalamandre, featured here in Masai red.
This custom wine cellar combines custom walnut cabinets with modern steel doors.
We also love the idea of giving your wine room a window that offers an enticing teaser of what’s inside.
Get the look: Wine Room prices start from £30,000
In this wine room, bottles are mostly displayed on their side, making the labels easier to read.
Get the look: Wine Room, £30,000 from Spiral Cellars
Don't have a room to dedicate to your wine collection? Transform a basement corridor into a striking wall-to-wall illuminated wine display.
Wall racks make a striking display, and also make it easier to read the labels.
Got a basement that's barely used? Create a full basement wine room, both for storage and for hosting wine tastings for friends. This lower level houses a 2,200-bottle wine cellar and tasting room.
Not so sure about where to keep your wines, and run out of rooms in the house? Transform under-stair storage to create a wine display behind glass doors. Swoon.
This glass wine room by Blakes London features illuminated shelves that make it easier to view and pick up your bottle of choice. Wood grooves hold the bottle necks in place, preventing the bottles from rolling around.
Ladder access is both practical and super duper stylish.
A walk-in pantry by Design Space London makes the most of the height with full height shelving. The space is also climate controlled, offering the ultimate in food and wine storage.
Built-in cubby holes are a rather lovely way to keep a wine selection within easy reach of the kitchen and dining space.
This kitchen by Blakes London features a glass box; perfect for housing a wine collection.
A regal blue butler’s pantry with built-in wine storage and bar dazzles with exposed metal shelving, antique mirror detailing, and campaign style cabinets that are lined in polished nickel. Polished nickel gallery lights set a dramatic tone, stylishly highlighting the spirits and barware below.