Sumptuous textures and rich patterns, ornate elements…. Who wouldn’t want to introduce aspects of The Crown interiors into your home? Perhaps not if you’re a minimalist – but maximalism is big and it’s clear that many of the most notable interior design influences from the past are going to creep […]
Sumptuous textures and rich patterns, ornate elements…. Who wouldn’t want to introduce aspects of The Crown interiors into your home? Perhaps not if you’re a minimalist – but maximalism is big and it’s clear that many of the most notable interior design influences from the past are going to creep back into our homes, thanks to the latest release of The Crown, series 4 on Netflix – which is more ornate than ever.
So yes, there are gilt mirrors, stunning paintings, gold leaf, high ceilings and huge windows seen in nearly every episode, but there are two elements to the Royal interiors – there’s the regal aspect which is eye-catching and full of tradition, then there’s the more relaxed living quarters, squishy sofas, plaid cushions, patterned rugs and a more ‘lived in’ feel. So it is possible to pinch some of the living room ideas and looks to recreate in other areas of your own home, read below to find out how.
The rooms in most of the scenes have high ceilings and gorgeous big windows, this means there’s an expanse of wall space to play with. If your house is Victorian or Edwardian then it will naturally lend itself to this kind of look. Wallpaper is the perfect way to add pattern and decoration to your scheme, this traditional Versaille design has a classic Rococo style that features scrollwork and flowers. Note how the sofa, armchairs and coffee table all have a curvy feel, this ties in beautifully with this living room wallpaper design. Instead of mugs opt for a teapot, cups and saucers instead – you can’t beat a cuppa from a teacup!
2. Dark woods only
There’s no mid-toned wood in The Crown – it’s mahogany all the way! You can buy fantastic faux-effect mahogany furniture these days, so ditch the blonde wood and invoke the dramatic dark wood style instead. It looks fabulous with ruby red, cerise and shades of green. From the beautiful wall panelling to the gorgeous festive table decor, this look is most definitely fit for the Royals!
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These inspiring bedroom ideas are the best place to start planning your dream makeover…
REDESIGN YOUR BEDROOM WITH A NEW COLOUR SCHEME
CHOOSE A SUBTLE PATTERN TO ADD INTEREST
WALLPAPER ALL YOUR BEDROOM WALLS FOR A COSY FEEL
OR USE PAINT TO UPDATE YOUR BEDROOM WALLS
PICK WARM OCHRES, RUSTS FOR A BEDROOM DECOR IDEA
CREATE A PANEL EFFECT WITH PAINT
WORK WITH THE ALCOVES IN YOUR SPACE
CREATE UNIFORMITY WITH DIY PANELLING
CHOOSE CONTRASTING COLOURS FOR A VIBRANT SPACE
ADD SHIPLAP PANELLING FOR A RUSTIC LOOK
CREATE A GALLERY WALL WITH MIRRORS
ADD PATTERN WITH AN UPHOLSTERED HEADBOARD
OR, COMPLETELY DIY A HEADBOARD WITH CUTE CUSHIONS
PICK BEDROOM FURNITURE THAT PLAYS WITH SCALE
GO FOR A CLASSIC GREY SCHEME IN A BEDROOM
KEEP THINGS NEUTRAL FOR A FARMHOUSE FEEL
GO FOR A BEACHY LOOK WITH AN ALL WHITE BEDROOM
ADD SOFTNESS TO A BEDROOM WITH BLUSH HUES
CREATE ATMOSPHERE WITH A MOODY FEATURE WALL
MIX AND MATCH FOR A MODERN TAKE ON A BOHO BEDROOM
MAKE BEDROOM STORAGE STYLISH AND DISCREET
OR, USE AN OPEN STORAGE SYSTEM FOR DECORATION
WAP OUT BULKY BEDSIDE TABLES FOR BUILT-IN SHELVES
PICK STATEMENT LIGHTS FOR BEDSIDE TABLES
ADD CHARACTER WITH ANTIQUE EFFECT TASK LIGHTING
EXPOSE BARE FLOORBOARDS FOR A PRACTICAL AND SOPHISTICATED FLOORING CHOICE
OR KEEP THING COSY WITH A CARPET
ADD PLENTY OF HOUSE PLANTS FOR AN EASY BEDROOM UPDATE
INCORPORATE A SMALL STYLISH WORKSPACE
CREATE CALM WITH A LIGHT COLOUR PALETTE
GET A COOL SCANDI LOOK WITH WOOD PANELLING
ADD ENERGY WITH CANARY-COLOURED SHUTTERS
CLASH PATTERNS AND USE LAYERING FOR DRAMA
3. Opulent upholstery
A grand room requires a grand bed and we certainly feel that this beautiful Vignette upholstered design is perfect for a princess or a Queen for that matter! You can leave the heavy mahogany for the dining room and go for a lighter more pared back style in the bedroom. Pastel shades and a hint of floral with the bed cushions will give it a softer feel. Ornate touches here and there add a sophisticated look – the bust and the detailed mirror. And flowers – pretty much all the interior scenes in The Crown have masses of flowers – treat yourself!
4. Regal paint colours
Choose paint colours that have a link to the past – this shade is called Print Room Yellow that has soft ochre pigments, this means it has the most perfect tone that gives warmth to an entrance hall like this one, which due to its size could feel ‘cold’. Farrow & Ball have a stunning range of colours that really suit period properties, or, for those who want to create that style in a more modern build.
Love this space? You can find plenty more yellow room ideas over in our gallery.
5. Baroque bathrooms
Marble (faux will do) topped basin and around the bath will do splendidly to give your traditional bathroom a regal touch. You can team it with antique finds like this console and chair, and look out for gilt mirrors, they look fabulous on their own, or hang an odd number on one wall to create a feature. Pale blue walls contrast against the dark mahogany style flooring and use patterned rugs for a decorative touch. Lighting can match the mirror for a cohesive look.
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