(London , UK)
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 organise, (Anglesey and Kensington Palace) she will have her work cut out.
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 top interior design ideas as to what their marital home could look like ……
In the Living Room….
Looking at Kate’s personal style, her taste is very elegant, understated and chic. She may be modern but her home will definitely have some traditional elements; a real fire place, a huge garden, oakwood 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 colours teamed with embroidered cushions and throws. The living room might also include a vintage chandelier, natural flooring, nude coloured walls and a traditional fireplace. The one thing this couple’s home will want to represent is warmth and cosiness.
In the Bedroom….
Kate has an incredibly feminine presence and style so the master bedroom is more likely to have a light, soft and feminine feel than be heavy or robust. Some may assume that these newlyweds will have a grand stately bedroom, but as the couple want to lead as normal a life as possible, their bedroom is more likely to be decorated with a young, stylish and classic look, with a country cottage feel.
This look can be created by layering your bed with throws, cushions, pillows and including French style furnishings such as a chaise-lounge and a vintage dressing table. I’m sure Kate will manage to haggle some furniture from the in-laws.
In the Kitchen….
One room that will be at the top of their 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 the most modern feel to it which may include granite work surfaces and stainless steel units combined with a contemporary table and stools to match.
This creates an updated country feel and something like a central island unit can be used as a breakfast bar to save space for busy mornings in the royal household. Traditional elements like an Aga and copper pans are great for giving the kitchen a warm cosy feel.
In the Bathroom….
The Bathroom in this newly wed household is bound to be the hub of peace and relaxation. At their Anglesey property, Kate will have probably gone for a coastal themed bathroom; warm, simple, and inviting with a country feel. A free standing bath is a great option to achieve the traditional look, making it an eye catching focal point and centre of attention.
This coupled with solid Wood Flooring will really give it the coastal feel and Kate will probably want to add her feminine touch by adding scented candles, silver framed mirrors and an embroided bath mat.
In the Dining Room….
The dining area will certainly need to be an area that Kate and William can entertain guests. Now the stress of the wedding is over, the couple will enjoy hosting dinner parties and having friends round for nights in.
The dining room could incorporate warm furniture with a mix of antique and modern pieces. As their home Anglesey is a converted farmhouse, the dining area could look nice incorporating panels and mouldings on the wall, as this gives a historic warm feeling to the room. Additionally, an impressive pendant light hung low above the table makes the dining space the centre of attention.