Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Essentials Needed For Your First Apartment And College Dorm Decorating

Budgets can be tight and space may be limited, What essentials will you be bringing to your new apartment or dorm room?

Small neutral spaces of first apartments and college dorms will soon be welcoming their newest occupants with their car loads of belongings to start their new independent life.

Make a list of the items you need. Ask family, friends and neighbors if they would have any unwanted items. You would be surprised how many people have attics and basements full of home decor they have stored and not touched in years. You may be doing them a favor too. Head out for a weekend of yard sales to look for cheaper items that would furnish or accessorize your space.(a little paint and elbow grease can have old pieces looking like new)

Find out if the room or apartrment is already furnished. Are there furniture pieces that already exist in the room? If so, personalize them and make it your own. An exciting and budget friendly way to do this is with slipcovers. If unfurnished and limited space, consider a futon or loveseat in your living space. Keeping it cozy plus extra seating for guests is important. 

Futon Covers

Velvety Plush Futon Slipcover in blue featured in photo (kelley green, magenta and purple also available)

Loveseat Slipcover

Denim loveseat and dining chair slipcover featured in photo.  

Make it your own with fun color and pattern that will let your personality shine yet achieve a cozy atmosphere like home!

Casual Furniture Throws

Casual Cover Slipcover, a fast and fashionable way to update decor while protecting your furniture featured in photo. (black/white - brown/cream zebra and leopard available)

Bring the season's trendy colors and modern pattern into your new space design through pillows and pillow slips, window treatments - drapes and your throw rugs.

Here's a list of essentials to get organized and prepared for the big move:
  • Bedding and towels, easiest way to bring color to your room.
  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • An area rug is a great way to add color, pattern and warmth to your space.
  • Cube Shelving with storage baskets are a helpful and versatile piece to have. Great way to store belongings and keep organized and clutter free.
  • A fan for warm days when the air conditioning just isn't enough.
  • A desk and comfy desk chair.
  • A message board to hang by the door so you can keep track of all the classes, important dates and places to be.
  • A totable laundry hamper to keep your room tidy and easy pick up and go to the laundromat.
  • The overhead lights from apartments and dorm ceilings can be hard on the eyes. Consider a lamp and desk lighting to give your room the right amount of glow.
  • Drapes for windows to let the light in during the day and give you privacy in the evening.
  • Hooks for the back of doors and walls to hang coats, a purse, book bag or towels.
  • Compact mini refrigerator and microwave for those in between meals and snacks.

What must have items would you add to this list?
Visit Sure Fit to browse all the home products we have to assist with your campus or first apartment decorating needs plus see what the sale of the week is. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sure Fit Is Excited To Announce Our Partnership With Waverly!

The Start Of Something Special...

Introducing Ballad Bouquet, the first collection in our WaverlyTM by Sure Fit collaboration. This exclusive new slipcover design features full ruffled skirting and a timeless floral pattern that brings a fresh garden feeling into any room. The fit is easy, relaxed and features a new wrinkle-resistant finish for easy care. 100% cotton.

This new collection is available in colors Crimson and Tea Stain for a sofa, loveseat, chair, wing chair, long dining chair covers with or without arms and pillows. Mix the two colors for an extremely appealing design... Coordinating pillows and dining room chair covers with your everyday pieces create a completely pulled-together, decorator look.

Wing Chair Slipcovers to restore or redesign your treasured wing chair.

Beauty In The Dining Area
You are sure to impress your guests with Long Dining Room Chair Slipcovers available for your dining or kitchen chairs.

Arm Long Dining Room Chair Slipcovers, This exclusive new slipcover designed for dining chairs with arms and features a full ruffled skirting.

Be inspired by the world of  WaverlyTM
Launched in 1923, Waverly is a premier home fashion and lifestyle brand and one of the most recognized names in home furnishings. The Waverly Signature look is expertly translated into countless classic styles among home furnishing products. Including fabrics, wall coverings, paint, bedding, window treatments, decorative accessories, bath and kitchen textiles and other key products.

Visit Sure Fit Slipcovers To Experience Our Newest Arrivals And Find What Sales Are Happening This Week!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Our New Fall 2012 Catalog Is Here!

We are proud to introduce our newest slipcover collections for the Fall season! Stunning new collections like our Waverly™ Ballad Bouquet, Avenue, and fun-yet-functional Velvety Plush futon covers. We've also added new colors and constructions to our most popular products!

Our newest catalog is in the mail... Would you like one? To get your free catalog, visit: Request A Sure Fit Slipcover Catalog


For your added convenience, our catalog is also available to you for download.


What will your furniture be wearing this Fall?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Creative Ways To Showcase Your Framed Family Photographs.

Bring your cherished photos out of their boxes and onto the walls. Display your family photos that you have taken over the years in fun ways and enjoy the memories.

Create a gallery wall display:

Go Bold

Go Simple

Staircase display:

Hang frames in the same upward angle. Hang your larger framed photos first and fill in with the smaller frames.

Ledge or shelf display:

Layer a mix of large and small photo framed in different sized frames on a flat surface. Choose an uneven number and mix with your favorite objects and accessories. Make an inspiring arrangement on a moulding ledge with photos propped casually against a wall, mantel, desk, or tabletop.



Unify any collection of old and new images and achieve a modern feel by matching frames in the same bold color.

One of my personal favorites is by Life in Motion Photography. She showcased her family in a 10 foot photo frame with each image measuring 20x20.

Just Precious... I love that she included the family dog too!!

Need more help or inspiration for ideas on  how to arrange pictures, paintings, or family photos within your home? Here are a several layout examples for displaying family portraits, art or anything in between from Ann Beck Photography.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Avenue, The New Textured Tweed Collection!

Bringing You One Of Our New Fall 2012 Collections... Avenue Separate Seat: Reinvent tradition with a clean lined contemporary style and textured-rich tweed.


The durable, upholstery-weight fabric has a special backing to give structure. Available for a standard sofa and loveseat. Tie-back closures adjust to further perfect the look. (83” to 96” arm to arm and fits seat width up to 72”.)


Easy care separate seat machine washable fabric for your chair.

Classy Avenue 18" pillows in this black and ivory tweed add the perfect finishing touch. (Pair with the lustrous sheen and rich, slubbed texture of silk of the Dupioni Decorative Pillows in the season's most-wanted colors. - Pictured above)


Is The Construction Of Your Sofa A Smaller Style?

New Avenue style is now available for a Petite Sofa. Made to deliver the same precise, custom-like fit for smaller sofas. (74” to 82” arm to arm and fits seat width up to 66”)


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Beat The Heat With Cool Summer Savings!

Enjoy This 3 Day Only BOGO Sure Fit Slipcover Summer Event! Buy 1, Get 1 25% off Sitewide.

When you buy any one item, you can get a second item of equal or lesser value for 25% off. Enter promo code BHT2 at checkout to receive this offer.

We are proud to introduce our newest collections for the Fall season! Shop stunning new collections like our exclusive Waverly™ Ballad Bouquet, Avenue, and fun-yet-functional Velvety Plush futon covers. We've also added new colors and constructions to our most popular products!

Avenue Separate Seat Slipcovers: Reinvent tradition with a clean lined contemporary style, textured-rich tweed.

This timeless floral slipcover pattern brings a fresh garden feeling into any room. Available in Crimson and Tea Stain. Mix and match the two colors for an amazing living space transformation. 

Our solid and animal-print velvety plush futon covers instantly elevate the look of any room. Available in Blue, Kelley Green, Magenta, Purple, Black Zebra and Brown Zebra.

A classic damask pattern on luxurious, upholstery-weight matelass√© instantly enriches any room with a touch of sophisticated texture. This very popular style is now available in new colors... Tan and Espresso!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Creative Garden Planters To Inspire!

There are many lovely ideas for creating a beautiful and unique container garden. Easy ways to add texture, fragrance and color combinations to your outdoor living space.

Galvenized Pastel Painted Tubs from ivillage Garden Web.

Tiki Torch Planter by Lowes Creative Ideas: Start with a beautiful planter and fill it with soil, tall grasses, and other pretty plants. Stake the solar path lights in the soil, positioning them as you like.

Create a Miniature Garden in a birdbath via Better Homes And Gardens.

Painted Recycled Tire Planters from Birds And Blooms Blog. (For taller tire stacks, fill the bottom with rocks or other fill materials before adding potting soil.)

Succulents in a water fountain by Debra Lee Baldwin, from her book Succulent Container Gardens.

Mobile Container Garden using galvanized metal trash cans and casters by Brian Patrick Flynn via HGTV. Drill holes in bottom for drainage fill 3/4 with empty two liter soda bottles then soil and plants.

Shutter Planter by Lilia B Designs via Sunset: To hold the rootballs in place, Chapman (lilabdesign.com) stapled weed-cloth pockets behind each shutter.

A Riot Of Colorful Plants And Bright Terra Cotta Planters via HGTV. Plants include geraniums, creeping jenny, alyssum, lobelia, nasturtiums, petunias and Lamium.

Terra Cotta Planter Spilling Over with Riveria Marine Blue Lobelia via 2BSeeds.

Not a planter but creative rain spout trellis design by Garpa: Hide your rain spout by transforming into a decorative climbing support for your favorite flowering climbing vine.

Galvanized planter hanging on it's side on a shepherds hook via Samplers and Santas


Which Style Would Best Fit Into Your Outdoor Living Space?


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Revive Your Space With Color, No Paint Needed!

Revive the color in your home without having to paint. Make your room burst with color by adding a vibrant color slipcover to your chair and pillows. The neutral walls serve as the perfect contrasting background for the bold merlot. (red)

This rooms complete makeover consists of our Twill Supreme Collection in Flax and Merlot - Timber Tables, (console, end and coffee tables) - Glass and Silver Table Lamps

Slipcovers are a fun way to experiment with color, pattern and seasonal decor transformations. Budget Friendly: Update an entire room for the price of replacing one piece of furniture!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Who Said Friday The 13th Has To Be Unlucky...

It's Your Lucky Day At Sure Fit Slipcovers!
We are Celebrating Friday the 13th with 13 Hours Of Savings Sale! This Offer Is Valid July 13, 2012 Only from 11am - 11:59pm EDT - Save 13% Off Any Order Of $99 Or More. Enter promo code FRY1 at checkout to receive this offer.

Visit Sure Fit Slipcovers To Experience The New Fall 2012 Collections... 7 new slipcover collections, 17 new colors and new constructions in popular styles!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Fifth Wall: Painted Ceilings

Deciding on a colour palette for your room can always be a challenge. But don't forget your ceilings... Create a super stunning room when incorporating your ceiling into your design.

"The era of the bright-white ceiling is over"
Painting the ceiling is a great way to brighten your space and add dimension.

This ceiling painted in a warm golden tone to create a more intimate feel.

Paint the ceiling a shade lighter than the walls to visually raise it. Go a shade darker to bring it down and add a feeling of coziness.

A huge trend in interior design these days is to stir things up a little. Paint your ceiling a completly different color or even add a pattern.

Stripes are a stylish way to elongate a space, perfect in a room that may be a bit smaller.

Designed by Krista Salmon via House Of Turquoise

Stunning bedroom in hues of aqua and teal throughout with stencil accents on the ceiling. 

Want your ceiling to pop with color? Choose a vibrant hue and play the ceiling off of neutral or stark white walls. This contrast is sure to have this effect.

 Here the ceiling works beautifully off the bedding, headboard and accessories.

The dark painted ceiling creates dimension and a feeling of shelter.
via Southern Accents

Have you tried a new wall covering technique or paint scheme on any of your ceilings throughout your home?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Restyle and refresh your home with Star Spangled Savings!

We Have Extended Our Star Spangled Savings At Sure Fit Slipcovers

Save 15% off any one item through July 10, 2012. Enter promo code JJLY at checkout to receive this offer.

Slipcovers to redesign your existing furniture in your home. Fresh new styles and color options for your sofa, sleeper sofa, sectional sofa, loveseat, chair, wing chair, recliner, ottoman, futon and dining room chairs. 

We have expanded our selection of home accessories to offer you a complete home makeover. From our accent furniture, pillows and drapes, to our extensive rug and lamp selection.

Our Accent Furniture come in a wide variety of sizes and finishes. Choose from end tables, coffee tables, console tables, as well as accent furniture in sets.

The easiest and inexpensive way to add a burst of color is by adding new pillows and covering existing pillows with pillow slips.

Window treatments to add the finishing touch to your decorated room.

Rugs to bring just the right amount of solid color and pattern into your decor. 

Light up any dark corners to enhance any space with different styles of Floor and Table Lamps sold separately and in a set of three.

Our Patio Armor Signature Series Outdoor Covers feature all season weather and water protection, vents to allow moisture and heat to escape, heavy duty polyester fabric, and are UV protected.