Leekes Blog

  • Blinds & Shading - Keeping the light out

    When redecorating your home or updating your window dressings, it can be hard to choose between curtains or blinds or blinds and shades. There are pros and cons to all three, and it can all depend on the space you are working with. In this blog, we will be focusing on blinds and why they could be the best choice for you.   Blinds and shades are effective ways of blocking out the sun's rays without limiting the amount of light entering through the window. While most of us would call both of…

  • Rhondda Netball Celebration Evening

    Recently our Managing Director Emma had the pleasure of attending the Rhondda Netball Celebration Evening to present two lucky players with the Gerald Leeke and Emma Leeke awards. Rhondda Netball is a charity that was founded in 2016 in Rhondda Cynon Taf with the aim to improve female equality and opportunities in one of the UK's most deprived areas. The charity's main objectives are: Fighting gender equality & creating opportunities for women and girls Improving physical wellness and encouraging…

  • National Picnic Month

    Make the most of the warmer weather while you can and celebrate with a picnic! July is National Picnic Month so you have 31 hopefully sun-filled days to pack a basket and head outdoors to enjoy the summer sun and your favourite picnic bites. Picnics, in some shape or form, have been popular for a few centuries., with the public marvelling about being able to escape their homes and enjoy the outdoors. Today, there is still something special about being able to eat outside; for us Brits its akin to…

  • 150 Years of Parker Knoll

    Parker Knoll, the renowned sofa and chair designer and creator is celebrating its 150 year anniversary. Established in 1869 by Frederick Parker in Shoreditch, Parker Knoll has built its reputation on producing high-quality stylish sofas enriched with their British Heritage. Today, each product is designed and made in Nottinghamshire with the founding values of quality & craftsmanship still at the heart of the business. To showcase Parker Knoll's high-quality collections and to celebrate the…

  • The Best Seat in the House for Wimbledon Fortnight

    It's time to put your feet up and indulge in some strawberries & cream because Wimbledon 2019 has well and truly arrived. The shock exits and the underdog wins are sure to have you sitting on the edge of your seat. But are you sitting comfortably? With all the action drawing you in, make sure you have the best seat in the house by investing in a comfortable and stylish new sofa. Casa Tiffany Relax in luxury with our pillow back  3 seater Tiffany sofa. A pillow back sofa offers optimum comfort…

  • World Chocolate Day 7th July

    Time to get excited, World Chocolate Day is upon us! 7th July marks the day where globally we celebrate the sweet snack that we all love, chocolate. With so many variations, flavour combinations and chocolatey desserts there will be no problem indulging in one of our favourite foods. Whether you love snacking on a chocolate bar, enjoying chocolate ice cream on a summer's day, or devouring a brownie for dessert, there is a chocolate out there for everyone! What makes this day even better, is that…

  • Hosting the Perfect Garden Party

    Who doesn't love a good summer garden party? With warmer days and longer nights, now is the perfect time to gather your family and friends and host a day of festivities and fun. At Leekes, we think hosting a garden party should be a stress-free and joyous occasion, so to help you enjoy being the host, we have come up with some tips and inspiration to make sure your party is one to remember. Read on to find the essentials you need for your party to be a hit. Keep Warm Adding a heat source to your…

  • What to plant in June

    At Leekes we are passionate about helping you get the most out of your garden and with a great range of tools, plants and decorations for your garden, we'd love to see you soon. There is plenty to keep you busy in your garden this June, from planting, sowing and harvesting, to maintaining and pruning what you have already planted. With temperatures hopefully getting warmer and with more sunlight hours, your garden will be flourishing. Whether you have a large allotment or just a few potted plants…

  • Summer Party Sale Preview

    For all of our Privilege Card holders out there, this is the event for you. Join us in any of our stores on Wednesday 3rd July from 6 pm until 8:30 pm for our Summer Party Sale Preview Event. You will be able to enjoy sale prices before it officially starts, and take advantage of our Early Bird Offers including: Extra 10% off our Furniture & Carpet Collections Free Tiles with Kitchen & Bathroom purchases We are also providing refreshments, entertainment and demonstrations for everyone to…

  • National Cupcake Day 2019

    Another National food day is here and this time it's National Cupcake Day. On the 13th June 2019, people, cafes and institutions around the UK will be baking a range of cupcakes to help raise funds for Alzheimer's Society and the fight against Dementia. You can show your support by joining in and baking or simply buying cupcakes to enjoy. It is an easy way to raise money for important research into a disease that so many people are affected by. National Cupcake Day has been a successful event for…

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