Creative Living Room Design Ideas

When you get home after a long day, the living room is often the spot where you want to kick back and relax for a while. This is probably one of your most comfortable rooms and ensuring that it is designed not only for comfort, but functionality too, is important. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for a total redecorating project, or you just need a few simple ideas to freshen up your space, here are some ideas that can make your space inviting and up to date.

Upgrade Your Lighting:
New lighting can transform your space with a totally new look. Buy brand new light fixtures to brighten the space and work with your specific style. Whether it’s elaborate and glamorous, or something classic, table lamps or floor lamps are a great way to change up your living room style.

In addition, don’t forget about maximizing the natural light that comes from your windows. Don’t block your windows with big, bulky furniture. And, if you have drapes or blinds, open them to bring in the Pacific Northwest sun. Have your windows seen better days? Consider a window replacement project for your home. New windows not only add beauty to your home, but they add value and can even help you save money on your energy bills. Not to mention, they are incredibly quiet and will last for a long time – that’s a win-win!

Find a Focal Point:
Whether it’s a big picture window in the middle of the living room, or a one-of-a-kind statement piece that captivates the eyes of people that enter the room, a focal point in your living room is a must-have.

Pick the Right Colors:
Color makes all the difference in your living space. Whether you like bold wall colors, or something more neutral, pick colors that work with your living room layout. If you have a small space, avoid dark colors, as this can make the area feel smaller. If you love one color, consider using it in different shades. For example, a charcoal gray wall would look lovely with a lighter gray couch. Then, match wwith gray and silver accent pillows or lamps. Mixing textures and colors is fun and can bring life to the space.

Think about Your Entryway:
Don’t neglect the entrance into your home that leads into the living space. What does your front door look like? Has it seen better days? A stunning new front door that welcomes people into your living space sets the tone for your home. Our team at Lifetime Windows and Doors has a wide selection of front door options for you – you can even order a custom door!

At Lifetime Windows and Doors, we love helping our customers with their renovation projects. Whether it’s a simple one-room addition, a redesign, or something that requires larger scale work, we can help. Contact us today for a free quote for new windows, doors, or to learn more about our siding and roofing services!

How to Decorate Your Front Door

Fall weather is here and for many homeowners, it’s time to start decorating their front entryways for autumn. Whether it is pumpkins lining the walkway, scary ghosts or gobbling décor, or hay bales, getting your outside looking festive is fun. Don’t forget to include your front door in your decorating, because this is one of the first things that guests notice when they come to visit you!  Here are some fun fall door decorating ideas:

  1.  Adding a wreath to your front door to ring in the fall season is a great idea. Make one yourself or find a store-bought wreath that is made of grapevines or greenery. If you want to make it more colorful, you can attach white mini pumpkins or colorful fall leaves with florist picks and secure it tightly with wire.
  2.  Old wooden signs with your house number or your family’s last name can be a fun way to welcome guests to your home. Paint the number or name on there or stencil it and attach. If you don’t want to put it directly on the door itself, consider hanging it to the left or right of the front door and keep it up all year long!
  3.  The fall weather brings plenty of rain and mud, so when guests head up to your entryway, be sure there is a nice doormat in front of the doorway. Consider a harvest-themed monogrammed doormat or floor rug that is eye-catching and usable so after guests knock on your front door, they have a place to wipe their feet before stepping inside.

If the doors in your home or old and inefficient, it may be time to start thinking about replacement doors. A new door will not only look great all year long – especially when it comes to decorating for all of those special holidays. Not to mention, new doors will save energy. Old doors can leak cold autumn air inside and let warm air outside, causing your utility bills to rise.  Need a new front door installed? We have a variety of door options that will match your home’s specific style and most importantly, your budget.  We’re happy to provide free quotes and service Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Whether it’s new windows or doors, new siding, or a roof replacement, our professional team can help you get your home updated so you can enjoy autumn. Visit our specials page to see what our current specials are, then contact us today for information on how to get your appointment scheduled.