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Tips for Creating a Royally Inspired Bedroom and Home


Kate Middleton may have just bagged herself a prince, but like any other newlywed one of her priorities will be settling into her new marital home. Just because she has become a member of royal family doesn’t mean she has to live in a dated 19th century show home. As the new modern princess, Kate will certainly want to do some re-decorating, and with two homes to organize (Anglesey and Kensington Palace), she will have her work cut out for her.

So how will the new royal residences be changed to meet the Duchess’s style? Will she keep it traditional with a modern twist, simple and elegant or will she go for the ornate over-the-top look? With everyone dying to know what type of furnishings the newlyweds plan to use, here are five interior design concepts they might consider.

The Bedroom

Kate has an incredibly feminine presence and style, so the master bedroom is more likely to be light, soft and feminine than heavy or robust. Some may assume that these newlyweds will have a grand and stately bedroom, but as the couple wants to lead as normal a life as possible, their bedroom is more likely to be decorated with a young, stylish yet classic look with the feel of a country cottage. This look can be created by layering the bed with throws, cushions, pillows and including French style furnishings such as a chaise-lounge and a vintage dressing table. I’ll bet Kate will even manage to secure a few nice pieces of furniture from the in-laws.

The Living Room

Examining Kate’s personal style, her taste is very elegant, understated and chic. She may be modern but her home will likely have some traditional elements - a real fire place, a huge garden, oak wood floors and perhaps a few pieces of vintage furniture. Her living room will probably be minimalist with a few key pieces to give it a warm feel. Her sofas could incorporate bold prints and rich colors teamed with embroidered cushions and throws. The living room might also include a vintage chandelier, natural flooring, nude colored walls and a traditional fireplace. The one thing this couple will want their home to represent is warmth.

The Kitchen

One room that is likely to be at the top of the decorating list is the kitchen. Kate loves to cook, and so it will be important for the kitchen to be comfortable and decorated to her taste. Although the couple will split their time between London and the country, the rustic farmhouse in Anglesey will be their main base, so it is likely Kate will be doing most of the cooking there. The kitchen will probably have a modern feel to it and may include granite work surfaces and stainless steel units combined with a contemporary table and stools to match. This creates an updated country aesthetic. Something like a central island unit could be used as a breakfast bar to save space for busy mornings in the royal household. Traditional elements like an Aga and copper pans would be great for giving the kitchen a warm and cozy feel.

The Bathroom

The bathroom in this newly wed household is bound to be an oasis of peace and relaxation. At their Anglesey property, Kate will have probably gone for a coastal themed bathroom space - warm, simple, and inviting with a country feel. A free-standing bath tub is a great option for achieving the traditional look while creating an eye catching focal point. This coupled with solid wood flooring will really give it the coastal feel. Kate will probably want to infuse her feminine touch by adding scented candles, silver framed mirrors and an embroidered bath mat.

The Dining Room

The dining area will certainly need to be an area that Kate and William can entertain guests. Now that the stress of the wedding is over, the couple will enjoy hosting dinner parties and having friends around for nights in. The dining room could incorporate warm furniture with a mix of antique and modern pieces. Since their Anglesey home is a converted farmhouse, the dining area might look nice with panels and moldings on the wall. This will give a historic warm feeling to the room. Additionally, an impressive pendant light hung low above the table would make the dining space the center of attention.

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