Royal family members including the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex are known for their impeccable sense of style, and it appears it extends to their interior design tastes too. Previous glimpses inside Prince William and Kate's family home show how modern touches have been added to the historic royal residence, while Meghan's now-defunct Instagram page showed her creative flair at her former home in Toronto, which she has no doubt brought into her current home at Kensington Palace, and will bring forward to her new home of Frogmore Cottage.
While we may not have a royal budget or have A-list interior designers on speed dial, there are some cues we can learn from the royals' décor, starting with something refreshingly down-to-earth – how to put your own stamp on high street furniture from retailers like IKEA – a favourite of Prince William and Kate.
High street and high end can work together
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge previously revealed that they own pieces from IKEA in their children's rooms. Bargain buys such as the MALM chest of drawers or Sundvik changing table wouldn't look out of place in Kensington Palace; if in doubt the royals could even give the pieces a luxe upgrade with IKEA hacks that are easy to find on sites like Pinterest.
Mix and match furniture
Add character to your living room by switching a traditional three-piece suite out for different pieces on complementing shades, just like Prince William and Kate. The couple's living room at Kensington Palace has two matching sofas, but different pieces such as ornate gold chairs and an ottoman table prevent it from looking too matchy-matchy.
Colour trends come and go, but you can't go wrong with the classic combination of neutrals and metallics. Gold accents add a luxurious touch to the Duke and Duchess' living room, while silver or mirrored furnishings would give the room a modern and glamorous update.
Don't forget the importance of lighting
Set the atmosphere in your room with some well-placed lighting. When Prince William and Kate had Barack and Michelle Obama to visit their family home they avoided using a full ceiling light, instead choosing to switch on table lamps that are scattered around the room on console tables and bookcases.
Fresh flowers are a favourite of the royals, and every room in Meghan's Toronto home appeared to have colourful peonies or roses on display, artfully styled alongside coffee table books and candles. They're an easy way to brighten up any room in your home too, so don't overlook the transformative powers some bargain blooms can have.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly going to great lengths to ensure their royal baby's nursery is eco-friendly, and are said to have selected "natural and grey tones" of paint from German brand Auro for the room. Their natural and organic paints cost around £26.99 for a 2.5 litre pot, while other brands including Earthborn and Frenchic offer natural paint alternatives.
It's not enough that your room looks good, it has to smell good too! Meghan placed scented candles and reed diffusers from brands including Diptyque and Tom Dixon around her former home, and it's an easy way you can add a special touch to any room without spending a fortune; even supermarkets like Aldi and Lidl have their own bargain takes on The White Company and Jo Malone for as little as £3.99.
Play around with texture
Create a cosy space like Meghan by mixing different fabrics and textiles. The former Suits star topped her sofa at her Toronto rental home with patterned throws, while sheepskin rugs were artfully draped on her dining chairs, creating a hygge vibe.
Add personal touches
Every home should reflect the people who live there; whether it's with family photos or showcasing your favourite books, don't be afraid to add some character to your rooms with personal touches that are special to you.