27 Coronation decorations and decor ideas to host the ultimate party

We've selected the best of the best Coronation decorations and decor ideas to help you throw the ultimate royal-themed party in style...

Compilation image of tables dressed with coronation decorations for Kind Charles' coronation parties
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Sourcing the best coronation decorations and unique decorating ideas will ensure your street party is suitably dressed to celebrate King Charles' coronation in style on Saturday 6th May. 

This monumental royal celebration is a cause for going all out when it comes to party decorations – with everything from decorating homemade bakes and stringing up bunting to dressing tables in style to host unforgettable parties throughout the celebratory weekend to mark King Charles III's coronation

Whether you're throwing a street party, hosting a bbq, or holding a more intimate garden party, if you're looking for stylish coronation decorations and fun ideas to ensure your party is dressed for the occasion, you've come to the right place – from quirky tableware to classic bunting we've found the perfect decorations fit for a king.

The best coronation decorations and decor ideas for King Charles' Coronation 2023

There are a wealth of King Charles coronation memorabilia, gifts, and souvenirs on the market, so we've specifically selected the best of the best coronation decorations available to dress the decor. 

From Union Jack bunting to more unusual decor ideas like royal carriage cake stands and characterful photo props that will really make your coronation party a memorable one.

1. Drape decorative paper chains

party table with gingham tablecloth and cakes on cakestands with paper chains hanging above

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Add a charming touch to your celebrations by hanging simple, stylish paper decorations. From paper chains to cascading streamers a little colored paper can make all the difference when setting the scene and being able to cover a large area.

If you're feeling artistic, inspired by the Sophie Allport styling above, you can upcycle strips of colored paper to make your own chains - but for those feeling less inclined to craft, there are simple packs that make the job even easier. For decorating walls and adorning tables and trees with an abundance of paper streamers, it's best to buy them pre-made to keep things simple.

2. Fly the flag

Coronation decorations on a party table with cake stands and union Jack flags

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It wouldn't feel like a proper royal shindig without an abundance of Union Jack decorations. From flags to decorate cupcakes to mini mast flags to dot around, there's a Union Jack coronation decoration to jazz up every element of your party decor.

In addition to Union Jack bunting there are plenty of creative ways to fly the flag for the celebrations in 2023. We've found Union Jack decorations to dress the food and drink tables, which is always at the heart of any celebratory garden party so is crucial to incorporate this main staging area into your decorating scheme. 

3. Lay down a patriotic tablecloth

street party for the coronation filled with coronation decorations

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With an attractive tablecloth, no matter what table you need to utilize for extra space when hosting you can be sure it will be suitably well-dressed. 

A party tablecloth is not only great for covering up and transforming an old kitchen table or even a wallpaper trestle table into something more presentable, but it also adds a layer of protection against spills and stains from any food or drink items. Pretty and practical, what's not to love?

4. Hang out the bunting

Royal-theme bunting with crowns and Union Jacks hanging in a garden for a coronation decoration idea

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Nothing completes a right royal celebration than a strip of bunting. Hanging bunting is the quintessentially British practice for all manner of garden soirees because it instantly makes the area feel dressed and thoughtfully styled – even though it's one of the simplest decorative touches you can add. 

Simply tie either end of a string of bunting across a porch, around tree stumps in the yard, or around the sides of a gazebo – basically, anywhere you have vertical support you can fasten bunting securely.

5. Lay the table

coronation party table with coronation decorations including carriage cake stand

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In addition to your best King Charles coronation mugs and tea cups to toast the historic event consider the rest of the table to ensure it's well-dressed. From a show-stopping carriage cake stand centerpiece to commemorative plates and napkin sets, there's a coronation decoration to cover all bases. 

6. Set up a DIY photo booth

Garden party DIY photo booth area as fun coronation decoration and party idea

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Did the party even happen if you didn't capture fun photos on the day? What better way to encourage folks to have fun with snaps than a makeshift photo booth – which can be merely a table with props and fancy dress items to encourage more photo opportunities.

From a life sized Kind Charles cutout to photobomb every captures to novelty glasses to entice the more shy party goers to step in front of the camera.

7. Add ambient lighting

garden party table dressed with coronation decorations

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Lighting plays an integral part in setting the scene for celebrations, even during the day in this case. It's easy to incorporate lighting into patriotic soirees by embracing the main colors – in this case red, white, and blue. 

From on-trend carnival-style festoon lighting to adorn the porch or hang high in the trees, to colored flameless candles to dress tables there's a fun lighting solution for all tastes. Best of all these are not just coronation decorations, these star buys can be refused for future patriotic parties.

8. Style your seating arrangements

Circular wooden picnic table with Union Jack cushions and union jack decorations

Circular wooden picnic table by Forest

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Whether a garden party or a street celebration, one thing is for sure you'll need plenty of seating. And while grabbing any indoor chair from all rooms available is a great solution for providing a place to sit it can result in a mishmash of uncoordinated chairs that feel less party-ready and more yard sale. 

Fear not, a simple cushion can be all that's needed to signify to all that these chairs are dressed to enhance the coronation garden party theme while also adding some extra comfort.

9. Display festive flowers

Displaying flowers is an easy way to welcome added finesse to any celebration. From small jars of posies to larger arrangements with colorful blooms, never underestimate the impact flowers can hold when styling an event – even for coronation decorations and decor ideas. 

We've found colorful flower arrangements to dress tables and statement wreaths to add a decorative touch to doors and walls too.

Tamara Kelly
Lifestyle Editor

Tamara is a highly experienced homes and interiors journalist, with a career spanning 22 years. Now the Lifestyle Editor of womanandhome.com, she has spent the last 17 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, and it’s with these award-winning interiors teams that she gained a wealth of knowledge and honed her skills and passion for styling and writing about every aspect of lifestyle and interiors.

A true homes and interiors expert, Tamara has served as an ambassador for leading interior brands on multiple occasions, including appearing on Matalan’s The Show and presenting at top interior trend forecasting events such as the Autumn Fair and Spring Fair.