Decorating for Wine: Suspended Wine Glass Racks to Add Pizzazz

A suspended wine glass rack is a type of wine glass holder that’s hung from something (ceiling, cabinet) to support wine glasses. Usually, the suspended wine glass rack is attached to the ceiling or cabinet with chains, however it can also be mounted flush. The glasses are slid into supporting bars which offer an attractive way to showcase your glass collection and offer an easy way to store a lot of glasses. A mark of distinction for any wine collector is the time and money they invest in their wine storage. A great wine master always has more than enough wine glasses and a classy way to store them.

Suspended wine glass racks are great investments for any wine drinker or sommelier that wants to keep their glasses accessible but out of the way. Best of all, suspended wine glass racks are found in almost any budget range, from $40 suspended racks to high-quality $600 bar racks. Suspended wine glass racks can be mounted anywhere too: in the kitchen, bar or cellar.

Suspended wine glass racks are available in many shapes, sizes and materials. The most classic suspended wine glass rack is made from brushed chrome and can be found in almost any bar across the world. The classic size for a suspended wine glass rack is 18 or 36 standard wine glasses. Another common favorite is the black brushed chrome suspended wine glass rack. Both metal options provide a clean cut look and classic tradition for storing wine glasses.

If you’re looking for a personalized suspended wine glass rack, wooden racks offer a more European and more customizable appearance. Wooden racks can be found in almost any color stain, with the most elegant being the solid dark cherry finish racks that match any kitchen scheme. Another popular favorite is redwood finished suspended wine racks.

If you’re looking for non-traditionalist décor, there are many options out there for the wine enthusiasts. A recent French modernist movement is to use aging barrel strips as racks suspended from the ceiling to hold glasses. Another group of suspended wine racks is connected to an electrical output which allows you to double the rack as kitchen accent lighting. Still, there’s another group of suspended wine glass racks that also have slots for wine bottles, great for small kitchens and apartments.

When choosing your suspended wine glass rack, consider the overall feeling of your home. If you are in a more modern setting, an edgier design works well in the kitchen. For classic homes with traditional décor, wooden racks are always a safe decorating bet. If you want more of a bar or pub feel, a suspended wine glass rack mounted flush with a chrome finish is the best choice.

Also consider the number of glasses you want to hang. Always go with the sturdiest option you can afford, especially if you’re hanging a lot of glasses. Each rack is rated for maximum weight and you never want to exceed it unless you want broken glasses and a safety hazard!