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 - -
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.
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!
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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.
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!
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 …
”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!
Have you ever been to a friend’s house where there was no thought of “Safe Space” room planning or design? What I mean by this is, every time you get up from the small apartment sofa or chair, you bang your knee on the coffee table or hit your thigh on the corner of their laptop desk? OUCH!
When designing for small spaces, you want to make sure you can get as much walk-around room as possible and as much seating for guests, while still maintaining “safe space.” That’s the term I use to create ample walking space between furniture pieces, cocktail tables, entertainment centers, door openings, etc., so when your guests come to visit and mingle, they leave with no bruises or band aids.
All furniture in the room needs to have some “Safe Space” around it …
You will need at least 2 feet and, in most cases I recommend 3 feet, between a sofa and chair.
Space planning is critical for any type of room, but when you live in a small apartment, studio or loft, designing the space is crucial. Most safe spaces are typically going to be about 2 to 3 feet between each of your furniture pieces. For instance, you need at least 2 feet from the front of your sofa to the front of the cocktail table. When you get up, you have ample room to move about and do not knock over pictures of your loved ones, the scrabble board or your favorite beverage.
Watch out where you place those accent tables or end tables, as “their legs” tend to get in the way of “yours,” in small spaces, too.
I recommend nesting tables that come in sets of three. When you don’t need the extra surface space, just slide the smaller two in place, one under the other, where they tuck away and allow the largest table to become your end table. When you entertain, pull them all out for more table top space.
Think about maximizing your seating space for small apartments very carefully when you are room planning. You can get really creative if you think out of the “box” just a bit.
When you’re designing your living room, add a couple of storage ottomans in place of a cocktail table. Place the two ottomans about three inches apart from each other to form a “table” in front of your apartment sofa. If you are entertaining guests, these pieces become a versatile option as they can be moved around easily to accommodate additional seating for two.
When you are relaxing at home, the ottomans give you hidden storage space for books, toys or magazines. You can use the ottomans when you’re not entertaining by placing a tray table on top to showcase your fresh-cut flowers or memorabilia and accessories. Or move the tray table out of the way and prop up your feet. The extra ottomans make for inviting versatility.
We don’t want you living in a box – we want to help you create a space that makes you feel open and alive!!!
We have so much to talk about and share … art and wall color … rugs and accessories – even what I am to do with my Grandma’s old rocker. (I have an idea for that one) I will share one of those space saving opportunities next; unless I “bump” into something else.
Let me know how you are making use of your small space, or if you need help room planning or designing. Here at Simplicity Sofas, we are here to help you create your space and we look forward to hearing from you.