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Just because the seasons are changing doesn't mean your summertime decorating efforts have to go to waste! Here's how to bring your outdoor decor inside for fall to give it a whole new life in the coming months.
Small to medium outdoor fountains can be brought inside and used on a tabletop, or freestanding. This rustic cascading fountain has a bowl on top to hold foliage in the summer - why not decorate it for the holidays with some festive greenery and garland? A larger fountain can become a freestanding focal point in your room, like the example above from Elsie Interior.
Outdoor area rugs can work just as well indoors, and are great for high-traffic (and high-mess) areas like kitchens, hallways, playrooms, and foyers. Instead of packing them away for the winter, try re-using them inside your home. The burst of color and pattern might be just what you need to get you through the winter months.
Finally, don't forget about your patio set! In a pinch, your outdoor chairs that sat on the deck in the summer can become extra seating during dinner parties (like in this photo from Better Homes & Gardens), and your outdoor patio table can be easily disguised indoors with a tablecloth.
From fountains, to area rugs, to tables and chairs, it's easy to bring your outdoor decor inside and give it a whole new life through fall and winter.
Manja Swanson, Chief Creative Officer of Lamps Plus, drives the creative direction of the growing Lamps Plus brand, overseeing the company’s design and buying departments. After graduating from UCLA with a fine arts degree, she worked as a teacher for several years, but remained interested in the creative process.
Manja attends numerous trade and fabric shows to stay current on the latest looks, from which she translates into a unique shopping experience by displaying the merchandise around current design trends. Her technical expertise of lighting, paired with her interior design sensibilities makes her a highly sought-after writer and speaker.
Manja is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, the 55 Downing Street blog, and Style Illuminated by Lamps Plus.