Check Out Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Easy Decorating Tip (That Also Frees Up Storage Space)

published Jan 21, 2021
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One unexpected bright spot during the pandemic has been getting to catch rare glimpses inside the homes of celebrities, with so many doing public appearances from the comfort of their couches over the past year. Kate Middleton and Prince William just gave a rare peek inside their living room during a video call with frontline workers, and you’re going to want to take cues from their easy-to-execute wall decor.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chatted with frontline workers and counselors in support of Hospice U.K.’s Just B helpline, a helpline that connects essential workers with mental health services during the challenges of the pandemic. Since the U.K. is under a national lockdown to help slow the spread of the virus, the couple and their three children are staying safe at Anmer Hall, their country home in Norfolk, England, away from their usual residence at Kensington Palace.

During the call, royal watchers couldn’t help but take a peek at the couple’s design choices, especially given that Middleton is known for being into interior decorating. Among the items spotted in their space: a slew of potted plants, an overall neutral decor scheme, an adorable framed photo taken by the Duchess herself of her eldest son, Prince George, in honor of his sixth birthday in 2019, and a feature wall of decorative porcelain plates — an easy and low-key way to add some pizazz to any bare walls in your house.

No word on whether the couple’s chosen plates have any sort of significance, but it’s not entirely surprising to see porcelain as part of their design scheme. Town and Country reports that porcelain has long been an important part of royal homes over the years, with the couple’s wall decor offering a modern way to keep their set on display.

Want to take style cues from the royals and create your own gallery wall with your favorite plates? After mapping and measuring out your wall and determining where each plate will be situated, you’ll want to purchase dish display plate hangers (these are $12 from Amazon), flexible, spring-loaded stainless steel hangers that allow you to securely mount your dish to the wall with ease.

Your bare wall will now look as elegant and stylish as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s living room, and your fine china won’t be collecting dust in storage any longer. A win-win all the way around.