Jubilee inspired décor

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 5:28 PM

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a moment in history and as such many designers are taking the opportunity to mark the occasion.

There has been an explosion of national pride in the design world and a range of pieces are now available to make your home a shrine to the jubilee as well.

We think you should take a leaf out of the fashion catalogues and put a splurge of the union jack inside your home.

The union flag is making its mark on clothing and now homewares creating a real trend for this season.

We suggest you go for a statement piece such as this rug from WovenGround.

It features a union jack print from an interesting angle and would be a great addition to a room with floorboards.

A colourful mat always goes best with timber and leather surrounds and this rug is no exception.

Try it in the lounge or sitting room but it would also look at home in an office or study environment.

For a feature piece for the wall head to Ayers & Graces.

Diamond mirror

The company has just launched two mirrors in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The one pictured is the modern wall mirror.

It is made from mirrored and black glass beveled panels angled to represent a diamond.

Fitted with wall brackets the mirror has much longevity after the jubilee is finished and will always be a great talking point with guests.

The other mirror released in commemoration of the event is the classic Gold Gilt Coronation Mirror with ornate sides and gold leafing effect.Union jack blind

Apollo Blinds has created a very stunning and surprising limited edition product for the jubilee.

The blind is ideal for city living and would look at home in a bedroom.

It is white and is completely encrusted with more than 7,300 diamante crystals.

The idea is that the blind is fit for a queen.

But if you want something a little bit more British take a look at the iconic union jack roller blind.

We would not suggest using this with the floor mat from earlier but instead making the blind the statement item in the room.

Both blinds will be available from May and are limited editions.

Finish your space with a decorative tea cup or china set such as the one available from Halcyon Days.

chinaThe fine bone china set features a royal blue pattern with white cutouts of the Queen.



This would suit a cabinet or shelf in the dining or living room.

As urbanpad.co.uk looked for ways to give your home a jubilee revamp we came across some amusing and very eye-catching products for the bathroom that we wanted to share.

Croydex has a fun range of union jack pieces for the bathroom including a shower curtain, bath mat and even your toilet seat can wear the flag with pride.

If you have snapped up a jubilee-inspired piece for your home head to our Twitter page and send us a picture.

A muted Jubilee look is stylish.

Jubilee design with muted tones

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Time for tea for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Jubilee pieces with British flare

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A patriotic telephone for the home.

Union Jack telephone to ring in the Jubilee

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A horseshoe brings good luck.

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The Queen at a past procession.

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Recycled Jubilee bunting.

Quirky ways to embrace Jubilee decor

There are union jack themed homewares galore for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee but out of the mix has come some quirky designs worth a second glance. Environmentally-friendly bunting, dog cushions and a denim chair.

Go overboard with Jubilee party supplies.

Jubilee party supplies for diamond decorating

The countdown to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is on and it is time to get organised for the parties to be held across the UK. The Jubilee decorations are loud, proud and absolutely a must-have for the weekend.

Ask council for Jubilee street party advice

Queen’s Jubilee street party plans gather pace

Like the Royal Wedding last April, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is the perfect excuse for a street party. Despite still being five months off, councils are already being inundated with inquiries from residents wanting to get involved.

Treasures of the world

Bring your wanderlust back to your home.

Wanderlust seems to be a trend in home décor this year with pieces from all over the globe making it into UK sitting rooms. The look requires items to be from many different locations and have an eclectic feel.

Go retro with an iPhone handset

Plug in your iPhone for an old-fashioned chat

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