Jubilee pieces with British flare

Wednesday, 4 April 2012 2:31 PM

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is everywhere at the moment and we have tracked down some very fun pieces for the home.

Prints on cards or canvasses are an easy and inexpensive way to add a bit of colour to a room.Jubilee pieces

The Jubilee inspired card print above is our top pick from website Forages.

It features a red coated guard in a more relaxed moment enjoying a British tea out of some fine china.

Forages is a new website which handpicks fun items and home accessories from across the UK.

There is another popular card print available which we think is inspired by the London Marathon.

It shows a funny picture of a guard in shorts and trainers legging it through the seaside town of Brighton.

Chalk boardHe seems very pleased with himself in this picture en route to London.

A good item for the kitchen is the chalk board in the shape of the Queen’s head.

It is very eye-catching and useful because you can put it on the fridge and leave notes for the grocery shopping list.

Finally, take a look at these Royal crown plates.

The gold crown images are traditional but the artistic way in which they are designed make the plates very modern.

The set of four could be used in a dining room setting or hang on the wall as a focal point.

To see more from the collection visit Forages online.
Jubilee plates

Jubilee-inspired room design.

Jubilee inspired décor

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.

Fun Nordic designed sheep.

Handpicked Nordic pieces for home decor

Nordic homewares from notable designers are the backbone of the collection from Story North. The new website is a London-based business sourcing pieces from mostly Nordic countries, but also European places such as Germany and even as far as Asia.

A muted Jubilee look is stylish.

Jubilee design with muted tones

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has seen an explosion or red, white and blue with everything in home décor loud and proud.Union Jack emblazed décor may not go with all contemporary home interiors, but that doesn’t mean you cannot take a patriotic approach to jubilee style.

A patriotic telephone for the home.

Union Jack telephone to ring in the Jubilee

This year the union jack motif is being brandished on everything from curtains and duvet covers to soaps and candles, but now there is even a patriotic way to call your friends.

Justin Timberlake produces beautiful homewares collection.

Justin Timberlake launches homewares range

Justin Timberlake is bringing sexy back to homewares launching his own collection called Home Mint. The crooner turned actor has teamed up with celebrity stylist, Estee Stanley to design the range of homewares with company Beach Mint.

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.

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.

The Queen at a past procession.

What is happening in London for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee?

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to celebrate her time on the throne will be celebrated from June 2 until June 5. There are plenty of events and activities happening all over the UK, but we have put together and easy-to-follow events calendar for all of those city-slickers in London during the long weekend.

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

We love new technology but sometimes, at home, wouldn't it be nice to ditch the touch-screen for a phone with a traditional handset? Now, you can plug in your Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and enjoy a good old gossip Lady Gaga style.