30 Cool Wine Cellar Ideas to Showcase Your Collection

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Every wine connoisseur dreams of having their own wine cellar. Today’s wine cellars are designed to fit the style of your home, with adequate storage to house bottles, and with or without built-in bars or seating areas where you can enjoy wine tastings with family and friends.

If you don’t have a wine cellar or basement to store wine, you can create dedicated wine storage elsewhere in your home, from DIY wine racks in the pantry to an under counter wine fridge in the kitchen for those who enjoy a glass of chilled wine and don’t need a reason to crack open a bottle of Champagne. Check out these intoxicating wine cellar ideas in a range of sizes and styles for inspiration on how to showcase your collection. 

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    Upcycle Corks and Crates

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    Design by Living With Lolo / Photo by Life Created

    This wine cellar from Living With Lolo is decorated with upcycled used wine corks and crates to keep costs down while adding charm and authenticity to the space.

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    Add Colored Lighting

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    Design by JLF Architects / Construction by Big-D Signature / Photo by Audrey Hall

    JLF Architects and construction partner Big-D Signature built a custom wine closet for the owners of a Jackson, Wyoming home who love to entertain. The space includes a custom enclosure, cooling, racks, and case storage for serious wine lovers and is lit up with dramatic purple LED lighting for a theatrical effect.

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    All-Black Wine Cellar

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    Maestri Studio

    Maestri Studio commandeered the unused space beneath the staircase to install a dramatic all-black wine wall that adds contrast to the white walls and pale wood flooring in this bright, modern home, creating a dramatic focal point where there once was none.

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    Add Prairie Style

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    Design by Kibler & Kirch / Photo by Roger Wade

    This Billings, MT prairie-style home with interiors by Kibler & Kirch includes a wine room outfitted with a Greene & Greene-style handcrafted wood door that features inset glass and hand-forged hardware.

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    Modern Rustic Wine Cellar

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    WRJ Interior Design / Photo by Tuck Fauntleroy

    This modern rustic wine cellar in a Yellowstone Club house in Big Sky, MT with interiors by WRJ Interior Design includes exposed brick and stone walls, wood furniture and flooring, and expansive wine storage behind modern metal and glass doors that gives the space a timeless feel.

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    Add Patterned Floor Tile

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    Design by Mel Bean Interiors / Photo by Laurey Glenn

    A herringbone patterned floor and a mix of metal, tile, wood, and glass gives this spacious and airy wine cellar from Mel Bean Interiors a modern feel.

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    Bistro-Style Wine Cellar

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    Design by Crisp Architects / Photo by Rob Karosis

    This cozy wine cellar from Crisp Architects has a nostalgic feel, with warm wood and brick finishes, a dark wood bar, vintage-style advertising posters, and a cozy bistro-style table and chairs for romantic candlelit wine tastings.

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    Arched Door Wine Cellar

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Photo by Nicole Franzen

    An arched glass-and-metal-framed door adds a modern twist to this crisp, minimalist wine cellar from Chango & Co. that features wall-mounted brackets to display prized bottles, and under-bench storage for the everyday stuff.

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    Contemporary Wine Cellar

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Jacob Snavely Photography

    This modern wine cellar from Chango & Co. has cool silver accents, gray walls, brown leather bar stools, and dark wood floors that give the space a tough, contemporary edge that is capped off with a row of striking neon green pendant lighting.

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    Add a Waterfall Edge Peninsula

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    Fantastic Frank

    This modern wine cellar from Fantastic Frank is anchored by a comfortable wood waterfall peninsula that creates a place for wine tastings in the neutral-toned modern space.

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    Wine Cellar Bar

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    Fantastic Frank

    This Mallorca basement wine cellar bar and home theater from Fantastic Frank is built for entertaining. Decorated in shades of green with botanical wallpaper, velvet bar stools, and a wine glass pendant light, it includes a wall of dark wood wine storage that is stocked for a crowd.

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    Glass Wall Wine Cellar

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    Design by Chango & Co. / Jacob Snavely Photography

    This sleek modern wine cellar from Chango & Co. has a wall of climate-controlled wine storage mounted behind a wall of glass doors that practically disappears, while LED ceiling lighting highlights the collection.

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    Butler's Pantry Wine Cellar

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    Kern & Co.

    Kern & Co. added twin climate-controlled wine storage cabinets to this spacious butler's pantry that keeps bottles on hand and ready to be cracked open at a moment's notice.

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    Kitchen Cabinet Wine Cellar

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    deVOL Kitchens

    This basement wine cellar from deVOL Kitchens was created from freestanding kitchen cabinetry outfitted with bottle holders to keep them stored on their sides, and glass doors to keep the collection visible and accessible.

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    Wine Cellar Stair Niche

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    Brophy Interiors

    This Huntington Beach, CA home from Brophy Interiors includes a custom-built wine cellar storage niche that fills the dead space beneath the staircase. Lit from within, the bottles are arranged to maximize storage while creating a focal point in the pass-through downstairs space.

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    DIY Wine Cellar

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    A Beautiful Mess

    A Beautiful Mess gave a dated all-plywood wine cellar a modern DIY makeover, adding clean white tile, a cabinet with storage drawers, open shelving for accessories, and simple wine storage with room to grow a collection.

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    Wine Cubby Storage

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    Design by Crisp Architects / Photo by Rob Karosis

    This warm and inviting wine cellar from Crisp Architects has floor-to-ceiling customized storage that includes a wall of cubby-style storage for stacked bottles and wooden wine crates that double as decor.

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    Modern Wine Cellar

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    Michelle Berwick Design

    Michelle Berwick Design consecrated adjacent zones of a spacious kitchen to create an above-ground wine cellar, bar, and storage space.

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    Double-Sided Wine Cellar

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    Kate Marker Interiors / Stoffer Photography

    Kate Marker Interiors created an above-ground wine cellar storage with a transparent glass wine wall that faces the butler's pantry on one side and the dining room on the other.

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    Ceiling Fresco Wine Cellar

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    Design by Crisp Architects / Photo by Rob Karosis

    Crisp Architects built this wine cellar for clients who own a vineyard, complete with a painted fresco ceiling to create an immersive effect for wine tasting guests.

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    U-Shaped Wine Cellar

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    JK Interior Living

    In this compact, U-shaped wine cellar from JK Interior Living, the far wall has a floor-to-ceiling display of built-in cubbies that are lit with ambient light and used to display a mix of choice bottles and preserved flowers. Gold accents and sconce lighting make it feel polished and finished.

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    DIY Wine Cellar

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    My 100 Year Old Home

    This DIY wine cellar from My 100 Year Old Home has simple shelving to maximize wall space and a vintage table with a butcher block top. The simple wine cellar demonstrates that you don't have to spend a lot of money to create a space to house your wine stash and create a cozy setting for impromptu wine tastings or romantic candlelit meals when the mood strikes.

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    Dining Room Wine Cellar

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    Design by Martha O'Hara Interiors / Photo by Corey Gaffer

    Martha O’Hara Interiors furnished this open plan kitchen and dining room around a dramatic wine wall that creates a focal point while providing plenty of storage behind the lit-from-within glass.

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    Hang Some Art

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    Kendall Wilkinson Design

    Kendall Wilkinson Design created a small seating area outside of this rustic wine cellar that includes a large landscape painting and a banquette, adding warmth to the exposed stone walls and dark wood accents of the space.

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    Add Integrated LED Lighting

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    Latham Interiors

    Latham Interiors added LED lighting to this modern wine cellar that is outfitted with multiple storage options for bottles and glassware.

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    Lighted Wine Cellar

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    Kendall Wilkinson Design

    Kendall Wilkinson Design added a contemporary feel to this large wine cellar with a spectacular lighting scheme that turns it into a showpiece and a focal point.

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    Home Bar Wine Room

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    Design by Martha O'Hara Interiors / Photo by Spacecrafting

    This North Dakota residence from Martha O’Hara Interiors includes a home bar with an adjoining wine storage room visible through a glass paned door.

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    Vertical Wine Cellar

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    Mindy Gayer Design Co.

    Mindy Gayer Design Co. used the vertical space beneath the tall staircase of this home to create modern metal and glass wine storage.

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    Rustic Wine Cellar

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    Fantastic Frank

    This rustic European wine cellar from Fantastic Frank is styled with an authentic winemaker's bottle rack, wine barrel, and simple table that look like they have been there since the arched stone walls of the underground space were built.

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    Basement Niche Wine Cellar

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    JL Design / Reagen Taylor Photography

    JL Design filled a basement niche with cabinetry and a small wine fridge, a simple and affordable starter idea for those hankering for a wine cellar who don't yet have the space or budget.

What do you need for a good wine cellar?

A good wine cellar is dark, quiet, and free of vibrations. It has good ventilation (but no drafts) to keep wine free of musty smells, and temperature and humidity controls to keep wine fresh. A wine cellar should include sturdy shelving to keep bottles securely stored on their sides so that the corks won’t dry out. If you have the space, you can make your wine cellar more enjoyable to spend time in by adding decorative accessories and a table and chairs or bar for wine tastings. 

How do you make a homemade wine cellar?

You can build your own wine cellar by outfitting your basement with premade or DIY shelving, insulating the walls, sealing the floors, and ensuring that your room has the correct temperature and humidity levels to keep wine fresh. If you don’t have the space or budget for a wine cellar, you can start with a dedicated wine refrigerator that will keep your favorite bottles at exactly the right temperature until you’re ready to crack them open.