Slip on Our Slipcovers.

June 16, 2009 by  
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Ashton Collection by Simplicity Sofas

Slipcovers are a chic and fashionable way to dress up a small apartment or studio loft and will change the look and feel of your specific room very quickly. For instance, if you are purchasing a Simplicity Sofas living room collection or a small couch and chair in neutral colors, you might consider adding some colorful slipcovers for the Summer to brighten up the room!  You can become your own Interior Designer and change your surroundings with the seasons using our optional slipcovers – -

For Fall, add a slipcover to our chairs and a half in darker or complimenting colors to accent your original neutral tone of your small sofa. Adding throw pillows to small couches with alternating fabrics will really pull the look together. Check out this combination -  -

Simplicity Sofas Rebel Otmeal

Simplicity Sofas Rebel ChocolateSimplicity Sofas UltraSuede Patchwork

If you host events during the Winter Holidays, consider slipcovers that combine shades of red, white, green or gold tones.This will make a room come alive for the occasion and create a Winter wonderland when paired with your decorations. Adding slipcovers during the Holiday season is like adding trimming to your tree.

Simplicity Sofas Pearl Swirl Simplicity Sofas Pebbletex Antique Red Simplicity Sofas Rebel Sage

Got pets? Then you may want to take a look at our pet-proof fabrics. These fabrics are lifesavers when it comes to children and pets and a great alternative to keeping your beach condo or lake furniture free from water spots, spills and accidents.

Simplicity Sofas slipcovers are custom made and specifically tailored to fit each piece of furniture we manufacture. They are not loose-fitting and you won’t have to spend countless hours measuring your sofa for the perfect fit. The color combinations are endless with 70 different fabrics from which to choose or, you can send us your own fabric and we’ll make the slipcovers to fit our seating for you.

Not quite sure which combination will work well for your space? We’ll be happy to help you decide and send you free fabric swatches for your convenience.

Fabrics, fabrics and more fabrics!

Just remember that change is good. Give us a call or comment here. We’re customer focused and driven to help you get the results you need by adding slipcovers to your Simplicity Sofas seating.

If you have any questions or comments, “This is the Place to Talk about Your Space.” Check out some of our other concepts, ideas and comments from previous e-newsletter readers and post your comment here.

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Talk about Your Space!

May 11, 2009 by  
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If you haven’t already, we invite you to sign up for the Simplicity Sofas e-newsletter where you will receive invaluable information, entertaining and educational tips, tricks and anecdotes for designing and decorating your space.

We will discuss products, new fabric introductions, trends, what’s hot and what’s not – as well as offer sound advice on decorating for small spaces or any places, including decorating for boats and RVs. We want you to feel at home and comfortable in your surroundings as our team addresses questions, problems and provides useful insight for your project.

We hope you sign up and enjoy our newsletter and we welcome your input. If you have any comments or want us to talk about a specific topic, click here and let us know!

Make sure you use this link to forward this information to a friend so they can register for the e-newsletter too and keep up on the latest information, discounts, sweepstakes or events we constantly offer.

Check out our collections page and the 70 fabrics we have available, including pet-proof fabrics and slipcovers.

Pass the word around that you can – - - “Talk about Your Space. Here”

Spring into Simplicity Sofas!

May 5, 2009 by  
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Winter coziness has opened its windows to Spring and Summer liveliness and Simplicity Sofas is excited about helping you bring color and functionality to your lifestyle. It’s no secret that the housing market is down right now and people are looking for new and exciting ways to make their existing homes or small apartments their havens.

Adding some color to your life and continuing to create an inviting space that you can enjoy with friends and family during these wonderful seasons will make all the difference.

Simplicity Sofas can help you brighten up your space for the Spring and Summer months and make it bloom inside with easy-to-assemble quality furniture, new fabric selections and colorful slipcovers.

Brandon CollectionIf you’re thinking about purchasing a new sofa, love seat or chair, keep in mind these can become some of your more versatile pieces by adding brightly colored slipcovers.

We took the Brandon sofa, chair and ottoman, covered them in slipcovers of green and blue hues – - bringing the colors of the outdoors in. It made the room cheery and welcoming for the ensuing Spring and Summer months, reflecting the green of the grass and the blue of the sky…

Here’s just a few quick tips –

1. Accent your new furniture by moving some accessories or artwork from one room to another creating a simple, but new look.

2. Paint something: Whether it’s just some old baskets or pots you use for indoor plants and flowers, adding a little bit of color will lighten up your day.

3. Update those dark picture frames with colorful spray paint to match your new decor.

4. If it’s time to clean out the fireplace, do it and try putting a decorative flower arrangement or colorful candles inside instead.

What a difference just a few things can make!

If you have other ideas you’d like to share to brighten up your small apartment or would like more ideas, just let us know!

Holiday Decorating Your Small Space

December 9, 2008 by  
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Small apartments or studio lofts need to change a little for the Holidays. Granted, you have created your own image and added the perfect“decor,” but you need to add or change somethings here or there for the holidays.

For some it’s easy, for others you’re thinking …. “Hmmm … I have everything in place for my lifestyle; where do I put all these holiday decorations so they do not over crowd what I have already accomplished? How do I put more things into this small space?”

It can be a daunting task. But you don’t have to spend your Holiday bonus on over-decorating to make it a Winter Wonderland.  Here are some ideas to get your Holiday decorating off to the right start if you live in a small space.

Consider these choices.

Work with what you have. Move a chair from one corner of the room to another (or to another room entirely!) to create some space for additional gatherings for guests to stand and mingle.

Place a small holiday tree in that space.

Arrange your tree and decorations on top of an already existing accent table and do not bother moving anything. Create your own festive design in that space, if you choose.

Mantle Beware! Overcrowding the mantle will make your space seem even smaller. Simple candles and some Holiday pictures of days gone by will do just fine.

If you are weary of moving things around, try stacking poinsettias on top of different sized boxes bunched together in the room to create a festive focal point. You can pick up empty boxes in any size from any grocery. Turn the boxes upside down, drape some fabric around the bases, place your poinsettias (which will last forever) on the boxes and you’re done.

It only takes up a little space and your apartment sofa or chair doesn’t need to be moved to accommodate this. Your guests won’t ever have to ‘guess’ where to place their party gifts. They’ll know to place them right around your poinsettia tree.

I thought of a great idea today, too. Take your old twinkling lights (that are still working from last year, right?) and wrap them around your tallest plant(s). Sit back and relax to your favorite music and watch them twinkle. Hang a Charlie Brown red ornament or “your” favorite ornament on the plant if it works for you.

Or … bunch a few different sized plants together (tall, small and wide) and wrap the twinkling lights around them. You can do this to create a holiday experience in many rooms.

What are you are doing in your small space this season? We would love to hear from you so we can post your ideas and share your joy! Let us know what works for you.

What color is cooler than beige?

September 8, 2008 by  
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Did You Know Surrounding Yourself with Color Makes You Happier?

In this day and age, we have to get excited about something—don’t we? Let’s get excited about color and not sit around wishing change would happen, but make it happen! I am going to invite you to share in my experience of changing your surroundings with color and making you and/or your family happy about doing so in the next few blogs.

Keep posted! This is one of many …

Pebbletex Yellow  Coral Red  

     ”around the world in global colors”

Everyone is turning to remodeling as opposed to selling and upgrading. The first thing you should do is add “color” to your existing lifestyle — and change it as often as you like.

Even if it’s only paint on a wall!

Make it easy. Start with “one room” — and my 3 questions:
#1) Can you start with one room? Yes.
#2) Do you spend a lot of time in this room? Yes.
#3) Are you ready to start with this room? Yes.

If the answer to these 3 questions are all YES!
Then – Beige be Gone! Get up and paint a wall! See the new colors here!

      

                      … which colors do you see that work with you?

I can’t go and spend money frivolously on items that are meaningless anymore; such as impulse buys that will eventually end up on a back cupboard shelf, the back of a closet, or under the children’s beds. I have to be smart about how I spend my hard earned dollars now.

So Do it with Color!

I’m only talking about remodeling to the extent of painting one wall and an old piece of wood furniture, or at the very least, moving an apartment sofa, studio sofa or living room set to a different Safe Space in the room. You’ll find that in doing so; it will make all the difference in the world!

  

This does not have to come with a great deal of thought. It just means moving your precious belongings around to new Safe Spaces. Try it when you’re bored. Add a couple pieces if you can afford it and above all, get rid of the clutter and add color.

Repaint JUST One Wall.

  

hot colors for one wall

Hang a mirror or two while you’re at it, particularly on a dark wall if you are in a small space. Everyone can see the room from most angles this way. How happy you will be while you sit back and watch them enjoy the fruits of your labor from all angles.

Remember Though – -Beige be Gone!

   

                Mix and Match

Do you want to wake up to a sleepy studio apartment? Do you have a small sofa or apartment sofa that is in great need of replacing? Check out the color patterns that I have outlined here and look at our apartment sofa pages. I think it will make all the difference in the world to you. These are affordable ways to make your small space or any living room come to life again with minimal expense.

Want to Know Which Colors Make You Happy?

    

I have given you a sample of color choices for just about all personalities as best I could on this blog page. I will continue, as the change of the seasons, to show you more. If you see color samples on the Fabrics Page that enlightened you, then send me a comment and I will add it!

My advice: Expand your horizons if you are in a world without color. Don’t sit around looking at old sofas and beige walls. Now is the time to get up off that old couch and answer the 3 questions I asked above. If nothing else, it will change a little part of your life and make you happier for doing so.

Let me know what you think and above all — ask questions! So many people want to hear your story!

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