Emily, Content & Editorial Coordinator for Sofa.com tells us why we should get around
the dinner table this Autumn.
As the trees gently turn amber and bronze with the shift in seasons, the arrival of Autumn leaves us with a feeling of contentment. Along with the colourful surroundings and dusky evenings, Autumn also brings with it the opportunity to revisit rich flavours, indulgent aromas and comforting home- made recipes that make swapping sunny alfresco dining for cosy nights at home that much easier. In a nutshell, it’s the perfect excuse to welcome your friends and family into your home for dinner.
Gather Your Guests
For an intimate but friendly dining experience, gather your guests around a round table to encourage conversation and sharing (and make it easier to pass the food across!), such as the Bennet dining table from Sofa.com. It opens up the opportunity to create an eclectic looking space by mixing and matching upholstered seats, like Sofa.com’s Darcy chairs. If you’re entertaining larger numbers, the Kingsley dining table from Sofa.com, matched with an upholstered dining bench like Sofa.com’s Buttons bench, provides a welcoming, but spacious, seating solution for your evening.
Opt for decorations with an earthy touch. Flowers with tones of burnt orange and rustic reds to complement the season’s culinary delights are a great option or, if you don’t want to distract from the colourful ingredients, a minimal table can be accentuated with accents of greenery, like sprigs of herbs laid upon crisp white napkins.
Our favourite finishing touch to enhance an autumnal dining experience is to light up your surroundings with a variety of subtly scented candles for added warmth.
Recipes For Success
Combining delicious sharing foods, wonderful produce, a relaxed and cosy setting, plus amazing company, we think, results in a recipe for a successful night at home and one we will readily swap in favour of a night out this season.
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