DISCLOSURE: I was in need of a couch and got in touch with Simplicity Sofas. In return for an honest review and ad space for a month (should be right above, but you can find them here), they gave me a discount on the couch.
A while back I moved into an apartment that has a great deal of perks. Cozy, high ceilings, and in the heart of DC. Unfortunately it had one small drawback. It is very, very tiny. Still, I was determined to make the best of it and searched for ways to optimize the space. A friend of mine suggested Simplicity Sofas, a company that specializes in couches for small apartments. What does that mean, exactly?
First of all, the furniture comes in a variety of sizes from small to large to fit whatever size apartment you have. The different styles of their collections include full-size sofas, apartment sofas, loveseats, and chairs-and-a- half, as well as other features such as a dual 20-inch deep air sleep system. This gives you the bonus of turning of your living room couch into your bed in minutes with a push of a button. As someone who once had to carry such an apparatus down 3 flights of stairs, trust me this is a much better idea. I opted for the ottoman as well, which I discovered on arrival has a compartment inside to store all my wires and video game accoutrements.
But what really won me over is the setup. Most couches arrive in one large box. Not so. Instead, this came in a series of smaller boxes. Ideal, since I had to carry each one up four flights of stairs. Once in the apartment, the whole thing comes together in 15 minutes without even those little Ikea wrench thingies.
As for comfort and wear, I’m about 6 months in and all is well. My only suggestion is to opt for the “premium” fabric or “pet-proof” fabric. Then again, maybe I just eat too many meals on my couch. Did I mention my apartment is small? A dining table would be a luxury. So check out their site.