Fabrics, Fabrics and More Fabrics …

August 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Design Studio

Simplicity Sofas is constantly updating fabrics to stay on top of and ahead of the fashion and home furnishings curve. With more than 150 fabrics from which to choose, the possibilities are endless.

Simplicity Sofas Alcott ClassicSimplicity Sofas Pebbletex Antique Red Simplicity Sofas Alcott Spring Simplicity Sofas FernSimplicity Sofas Arlington Maple Simplicity Sofas Pebbletex Sand

Brighten up a dull room by mixing and matching fabrics. Add contrasting throw pillows or a slipcover or two. When it comes to decorating an entire space or simply adding a new piece of furniture from Simplicity Sofas, like a small couch, it’s easy to do with the abundant fabric choices available. Are you starting from scratch and decorating an entire room or trying to find a full-size sofa or small couch that will fit your existing décor? Let’s explore some options and fabric combinations that may help you in designing a space that’s right for you.

Existing Décor
There are so many fabrics available that will work nicely with any existing décor. One thing you need to think about when selecting the fabric is the room’s lighting and how it affects the color of the fabric. First, you need to consider the natural lighting. If your project involves a room that gets the morning sunlight, where you drink your mocha and read the news before heading out the door, consider light and airy fabrics that the sun can complement. The sun doesn’t alter these fabric colors as it might darker ones in this environment.

Simplicity Sofas Arlington Blue StripeSimplicity Sofas Coral RedSimplicity Sofas Rebel OatmealSimplicity Sofas Twillo BluestoneSimplicity Sofas White SwirlsSimplicity Sofas Yellow

Even if you don’t have a lot of natural sunlight at anytime during the day, brighter colors can be mixed and matched to lighten it up a bit. The brighter colors will bring the darker room alive and make it an inviting living space. Adding some strategically placed lighting and a mirror or two will help liven it up, as well.

Simplicity Sofa Nevis BlueSimplicity Sofas Pebbletex Antique RedSimplicity Sofas Twillo BlueSimplicity Sofas White Swirls

Decide what type of seating you need. If you live in a small apartment and want to just add a piece or two such as a small couch, chair or an apartment sofa; prints, solid colors, and small stripes work well. If you are trying to match furniture already in the room, a solid color would obviously be your best choice. With over 100 fabrics to choose from, you’ll be able to mix and match with ease. Ask for free fabric samples and get started!

Starting from Scratch
If you are starting with a clean slate; in other words, an open room where you can add a few pieces of seating and new paint color – start by figuring out which fabrics you want to consider first for your home furnishings. Try to select the fabrics you like best BEFORE the paint color. It’s easier to find a paint color to compliment a fabric than the other way around in most situations where you are starting from scratch.

Lorelei Collection

As stated before, the room’s lighting will affect the appearance of the fabric color AND the paint color. There can be a noticeable difference between natural sunlight and various types of artificial lighting from morning to night. Certain colors can appear cooler or warmer depending on the lighting. Bright, natural light shows colors most accurately and can help determine the ideal color to use.

Fabrics with patterns can add interest to the room and make a sofa or small couch the center of attention. Again, don’t be afraid to mix and match a pattern with a solid color to compliment the grouping.

Your chair and ottoman can be a completely different color than the apartment sofa! Adding slipcovers and contrasting throw pillows can also change the look, whether you are adding to your existing décor or starting from scratch.

While fabric selection may seem like a daunting task for many, it is one of the most important aspects of beginning to create a space that you will enjoy for many years. If you have questions about color or fabric combinations, or need help determining which size sofa, small couch or chair you’d like, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you with your product selection and fabric combinations.

Or leave your comments or questions here and we’ll respond. Others may be in need of the same answers as you!

What Type of Small Couch is Right for You?

August 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Sofa Studio

Small Couches can fit up any stairwayAre you looking for a small couch with big appeal? Are you faced with the daunting task of measuring doors, stairs or elevators to make sure that the small couches you find will actually fit in your home?

The new trend in small couches is becoming the norm for the majority of consumers today who are looking to make the most of their space. However, most consumers are struggling and realizing that finding the perfect small couch can be extremely difficult.

There aren’t many manufacturers that think about those of us who are looking
for small couches to fit our small spaces. When we are actually lucky enough
to find one, it is either too uncomfortable to sit on; too narrow or not
long enough to nap on; or just not sturdy enough to withstand day-to-day
living.

Jenna Sofa by Simplicity Sofas

Look no further, Simplicity Sofas has realized the need for small couches and has designed several options to fit your lifestyle. Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting your new sofa through narrow doors or tight stairs and elevators. We’ve taken the hassle out of that for you too by packaging the seating so it will fit through any tight space and can be assembled in 15 minutes with no tools required!

Let’s explore a few options when looking for small couches …

The Mid-Size Sofa
Our newest introduction, the Mid-Size Sofa is 6 inches shorter than our full size sofas and 6 inches longer than our apartment sofas. With 5 different collections, this makes for a perfect choice for relaxing, with extra long double cushions, which come in firm, soft or down-filled options. The Mid-Size Sofa is available in widths of 72 inches, 74 inches and 83 inches.

Ashton Small Couch - Mid Size Couch

One of the amazing features of this mid-size couch is that you can add the EnduraEase sleep system, turning it into a sleeper sofa in minutes. It comes in a selection of 70 fabrics from which you can choose. You can order this product online, just make sure you select the Full Size Sofa Option, decide which collection you like, and upon ordering please note in the special comments section that you would like the Mid-Size Sofa.

Or simply give us a call at 800.813.2889 and we will be happy to talk to you about it and place the order for you.

The Apartment SofaJenna Small Couch from Simplicity Sofas
Another very popular choice for a small couch is the Apartment Sofa. Its size is 6 inches shorter than the Mid-Size Apartment Sofa, but comes with all the amenities of cushion and fabric selections. However, the air sleep system is not designed to fut this small couch; it is still an excellent choice for any small space.

The Love Seat
Lorelei Loveseat in Nevis Plume Loveseats are 10 inches shorter than apartment sofas and designed specifically for small spaces. They can be the answer to your problem when a small couch is what you need. Try placing two loveseats facing each other, if you have the room to do so. Our loveseats are also available in 70 coordinating fabrics and can be the perfect solution where space is a challenge or where you might want to add additional seating to compliment your existing sofa.

All of our small couch options come with a lifetime guarantee on the solid-oak frames. Any of these options can be complimented by adding slipcovers, contrasting throw pillows or pet-proof fabrics. And don’t forget we also make chairs and a half and chairs.

So – now you know have choices.

Check out our collections, order online or give us a call toll free at 800.813.2889. We’ll be happy to help you with small couch and small space solutions. If you want to ask a question or add a comment here, please do so!

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