Home decorating has changed so much over the years - the Victorians filled their homes with an eclectic mix of ornaments, wallpaper and fabrics; the 60’s was all about pattern, colour and plastics and the 1990’s saw interior trends range from top to toe glamour to sheer minimalism. But these days it’s all about personal taste; mixing and matching our décor and furnishings with the things we love. So with strict interior design rules a thing of the past, choice is everything.
At Leekes, the Home Improvements department is awash with leading brand paints and wallpapers and the Colour Studio experts in each store are on hand to help guide you through the best colours for your home.
‘With over 30 paint brands in stock from famous brands including Dulux, Crown, Earthborn, Little Greene and Farrow & Ball, we know customers appreciate a helping hand when it comes to selecting colours,’ says Lee Tiffin, Home Improvements Business Manager. ‘It’s helpful to have someone to chat ideas through with and we will often suggest colours that you may not have considered before.’
As well as having the largest paint Colour Studio in South Wales, [with more colours mixed than any other retailer) and a vast range of wall coverings from the likes of Graham & Brown, Arthouse and Belgravia, Leekes is also home to the innovative wallpaper istudio – a unique concept that allows customers to browse a digital pattern book of over 4000 wall coverings quickly and easily, with the option of selecting the right design at the touch of a button. ‘The search function lets you browse by colour, design and price and there’s even the option to view your preferred wallpapers in a room setting so you can chose the one you really like,’ explains Lee Tiffin. ‘Extra features offer top tips on how to hang wallpaper and when you input the dimensions of the room you’re planning on decorating, the istudio will even tell you how many rolls of wallpaper you’ll need! It’s a fantastic service,’ he says.
‘Nowadays home decoration is about the customer and what they love’ says Lee, ‘not what interiors trends dictate which is why we offer such an extensive choice of brands and complete design solutions from wallpaper to paint, furniture and fabrics. It’s an exciting time to be decorating our homes’.