Tips for a seamless transition from outdoor to indoor entertaining

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(NC)—As heartbreaking as it may be to store away the patio furniture and citronella candles for the winter, there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to moving entertaining indoors. Take this opportunity to breathe new life into the spaces you’ve neglected during the summer months. You can make a successful transition from outdoor living to embracing and reviving your indoor spaces with these simple tips:
Create stunning and simple centrepieces using late-blooming fall flowers like mums, sunflowers, and black-eyed susans for an elegant, vibrant touch that takes no time, and very little money.
If your budget allows, consider replacing your dining room table. “Because it’s often the biggest piece of furniture in a dining space, replacing your dining room table can immediately change the whole look and feel of the room,” says Meredith Heron, interior designer and blogger at “A table that can be extended to fit a larger crowd is a great investment and you won’t regret it once you’re hosting the entire family for Thanksgiving dinner.”
A simple bowl of fruit is a quick way to add the drama of bright colour to any kitchen space. Lemons, limes, oranges, or any other colourful fruit will immediately inject some personality into the space. Even better, by using what’s currently in season, you’ll never have to commit to one particular hue, so you can change the accent colour in a snap.
Showcase your cocktail making skills while keeping out of the chef’s way with a separate faucet from, such as the Addison bar prep faucet with Touch2O Technology. Choosing a stylish faucet with a pull-down wand will add not only a touch of elegance to your kitchen, but will provide a quick update as well as added functionality, ideal when entertaining thirsty guests.
Blankets and throws not only pull the look of your room together, but are functional too. Consider taking them outside to snuggle up and gaze at the stars on those wonderful fall evenings when it’s still comfortable enough to enjoy the great outdoors.