Sleeper Sofas for Small Spaces

November 8, 2012 by  
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Have you ever walked into someone’s small apartment or studio loft and thought to yourself, “Where’s the bedroom?” A lot of people who are downsizing now or looking for ways to design their space to accommodate overnight guests find that a sleeper sofa is the answer to all their problems.

Sleeper sofas seat your guests so you can rest!

Most sleeper sofas are extremely uncomfortable. The mattresses are thin and the coils or bars that support the mattress can be felt from any angle. The Simplicity Sofas EnduraEase sleeper is different and is an innovative air sleep system that turns any of our mid-size sofas or 3-seat full-size sofas into a luxurious bed for you or your guests.

For a small apartment or one room loft, the Simplicity Sofas sleepers are the perfect answer. By day, the couches serve as primary seating, where you can relax after work or on the weekend with friends. When it’s time to say good night, the couch transforms itself into the perfect queen-sized sleeper sofa in minutes.

This is also a perfect solution for a home office environment, where space is limited. This sleeper provides overnight guests with a remarkable 20 inch deep queen-size air bed mattress that sets up, tears down and stores away in minutes with no tools.

Enduraease Sleeper Sofa Option

Rest assured, you or your guest will get the good night sleep you deserve with this incredible option for small spaces from Simplicity Sofas. Have a question about our mid-size sofa or queen-size air sleep system? Give us a call or leave your comment here.

Others may have the same question as you!

Furniture Ideas for Your Small Sunroom

November 1, 2012 by  
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A small sunroom is perhaps one of the most challenging areas to decorate in a home. There are many reasons for this and most of them relate to size restrictions and theme. Most people like to decorate their small sunroom in a particular style and this means that the furniture must also follow a similar theme. Traditional furniture choices usually get dismissed early simply because they are either too large to fit into the small sunroom or, because they do not keep with the feel and decor of the room.smal sofas for small sunrooms

This is the reason that many people end up going with cheap wicker furniture or outdoor options in their small sunroom. Fortunately, there are small sunroom furniture options out there that offer you the comfort of a traditional small sofa, while still keeping with whatever theme you decide upon.

For a small sunroom, you should first nail down the function of the room. It makes no sense to pick the furniture or even the decor before you know how you wish to actually use the room. Are you planning on using the room as a green room of sorts? In other words, are you going to keep live plants in the small sunroom? Is the sunroom going to be used as a getaway for your family? Is comfort or space more important to you? How many people do you think you will entertain in your sunroom most often? All of these are questions that you should consider before choosing your furniture for your small sunroom.
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About the Company

December 9, 2009 by  
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In November, 2007, a few weeks before our current recession began, Simplicity Sofas opened its factory doors with No sales, No backlog and No commitments and a brand new product that nobody had ever heard of.  In the recession the furniture industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy.  Hundreds of well known companies closed down or moved overseas.  Small furniture businesses were particularly hard hit.  Defying these industry statistics, Simplicity Sofas has grown quickly and profitably. The company has never taken a loan and has no debt.

This year we are on target to hit $1 million in sales. That may not seem like much to other manufacturers who can sell more than that in a single order to a large retailer.  Simplicity Sofas, however, does not sell to retailers, wholesalers or distributors. Every order is shipped direct to an individual consumer. That’s nearly 800 individual orders annually.

The most important part of our phenomenal success in this harsh economic environment is the loyalty and enthusiasm of our customers.  There are hundreds of testimonials about our products and service on blogs and other web sites. We are also extremely proud that we have now shipped our furniture to more than 1500 individual customers over more than 3 years and have never received a negative review.  That does not mean our customers never have any complaints or problems.  It does mean that when there is a complaint or problem we take care of it.
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“Kid-Proof" Fabrics

November 2, 2009 by  
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Got Pets or Children? Most people do.

Altima Merlot Pet Proof FabricDo you live where your children and pets run around inside and outside? If so, you know how time consuming it can be to clean up after them. Most of our children and furry friends like to enjoy the same comforts of home that we do by  napping or playing on our sofas and sometimes, accidents happen.

Simplicity Sofas offers “kid proof” fabrics specifically engineered for people who don’t want to worry about dirt or stains on their sofas or couches.

Originally created for health care facilities where cleanliness is mandatory, the engineers at Microfibres, Inc. (an American fabric manufacturer) came up with an exclusive process for binding a permanent protective coating into the fibers of the fabrics. The protection does not wear off like spray-on fabric protectors. In factory tests the only stain that could not be removed with soap and water was mustard.

Altima Sand 'Pet-Proof FabricWe ran a test in our Showroom on our Altima Sand “kid-proof” fabric (an off-white color) to see how stain-proof it was. We drew one line with a ballpoint pen and then another line with a thick, black new permanent marker. We allowed both stains to set for about an hour. We then tried to clean the stains using liquid hand soap and a paper towel. The ball point pen ink came out in a few seconds.

The permanent marker stain was almost completely gone after 5 minutes of scrubbing. The stain proofing is built into the fibers. You do not need the spray-on fabric protection with the microfiber “kid-proof” fabrics. We do highly recommend the spray-on fabric protection for the cotton fabrics.

Even if you don’t have kids or pets, these fabrics are wonderful solutions for high traffic areas like the den or family room, where people aren’t always careful about where they spill things or where they rest their feet to watch TV. “Kid-proof” fabrics can be your solution to these problems. If an accident should occur, these fabrics clean easily with a little soap and water and dry very fast.

Here are just a few examples of our “kid-proof” fabric swatches that you can order online today!

Fairview BasilAltima LatteFairview RoyalFairview CashewFairview Arbor

Fairview ArborRemember, if you are looking for a sofa or small couch and have pets, children or a high traffic room, “kid-proof” products are a great solution. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us or post your questions here for others to read.

Take a Trip Inside Your Home & Our World.

June 16, 2009 by  
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A Unique View of YourselfA living room should be designed to bring people together. It is a pleasant landscape or portrait that allows you to paint an unique view of yourself and create a space where others want to visit. Your space and the way you choose to decorate it says, “This is me and this is where I want to relax and spend quality time.”

What do you think about your space? Let’s take a take a trip inside your home, your style and your color and our world of options.

Do you live in a one-room studio apartment, a warehouse loft or a challenging small apartment where you need to make use of every inch of your interior? Just remember that your style and selections of color for your canvas make all the difference in the world.

Style and Substance Matters. Let’s look at a few options.

Studio Apartments
If you are moving into a studio apartment, some people choose sleeper sofas. Sometimes there just isn’t enough space for everything like small couches, chairs, tables, bed and other items. A sleeper sofa is a great space saving option as the piece is not only a full-size sofa which allows for maximum seating for guests when they arrive, but it is also a place for you to sleep comfortably when they leave.

Sleeper sofas seat your guests so you can rest!Our sleeper sofa option is unique and allows for maximum seating space in a studio apartment and optimum sleeping arrangements for you. (See Sleeper Sofa option here) Place a couple of storage ottomans in front of the sofa for extra seating and/or storage. If you place tray tables on top of the ottomans, they can double as cocktail tables for you or your guest. When you are ready for bed, move the ottomans to either side of your sleeper sofa, easily transforming them into nightstands. Or slide the ottomans to the end of the sleeper sofa and pull out your favorite book from the storage compartment. Our innovative air sleep system will keep you dozing off to a peaceful sleep night after night.

Keep the colors of the walls and the fabrics of your upholstery complimenting, yet contrasting, as this adds drama to any small room. If you are allowed to paint the walls and considering new apartment furniture – - contrary to popular belief; paint the walls last! It may be a bit harder to do this, since the space is so small. But I recommend selecting your fabric and accessories first and backing into the wall color last. It’s easier to repaint than reupholster …

Warehouse Lofts
Are you redecorating your loft?

Nice airy loftIf you have the luxury of an open and airy space in a warehouse loft, laden with wood or brick as your backdrop, place a couple of small couches facing each other so you can see and interact with your invited guest. You can also add the storage ottomans to double as cocktail tables between the two sofas and keep a good scrabble game and conversation going.

Even if you have limited space in your loft apartment, floating a small couch in the middle of the loft will give you the extra seating you need to watch TV or chat with neighbors that pop in.

Apartment LoftDo you have a roommate, but still want your own space in the living commons? Consider arranging a couple of chairs and a half near a large window away from the floating sofa. Place an accent table or bunching tables between the two chairs. This gives you and your housemate your own places to relax in silent comfort of the warm sun or, share conversation without having to share the small sofa. You can add a storage ottoman to the end of each chair and you both have your own space for magazines, books or laptops.

If you are lucky enough to have the original cement flooring in your loft, make sure you creatively paint it and accent with throw rugs which in and of itself creates separate spaces in a warehouse loft.

Small Apartments
Are you downsizing to a small apartment? Or are you moving from your studio apartment into a tiny bit bigger space to accommodate a new child or relative? Where do you put all the stuff? Even though there are lots of possibilities with both scenarios above, (see studio apartments and warehouse lofts ideas above), small apartments can be the most challenging, but still offer plenty of options.

Simplicity Sofas Brandon CollectionDepending on your particular space, one thing you need to consider in a small apartment is your interior room measurements. There are a lot of options from Simplicity Sofas to fit EVERY need. When it comes to small apartments, our loveseats, small apartment sofas, chairs and full-size sleeper sofas will fit up your narrow stairs or elevator and through any door. Just have a pretty clear idea of where to place the items once they get there.

Space planning is so important. Our apartment sofas are very popular for this scenario. Don’t forget to place a chair in the room and throw contrasting colored pillows on the sofa to make the room come alive. We have all these options and more and welcome your phone call to discuss your particular project.

I have always been a proponent of the “two loveseats facing each other” concept. It allows for maximum space in a small apartment and if you have a roommate or someone else living with you, you each have your own place in the living room to relax without sitting on top of each other or bringing in uncomfortable futons. Forget the futon! And don’t forget, storage ottomans and/or nesting tables which are always popular ideas for decorating and maximizing the small apartment space.

Wall color, upholstery color and properly-sized placement of mirrors and artwork are all important in a small apartment. All, if chosen and placed accordingly will make the room look and feel larger.

What style are you? What color is your portrait?So take a trip inside your home and around our world! You don’t need to feel like you’re living in a bubble. If you do feel this way, let’s discuss and share a few options in this blog and some inventive ways to maximize your space, creating an artful environment unique to you. We would like to hear what you have to say! Also, click here to tell a friend to sign-up for our e-newsletter!

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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