Kate Middleton’s fall home makeover proves terracotta tones and family photos are the way to go

The Princess of Wales’ surroundings in a poignant new video showcase autumn moments and tones in subtle style…

Kate Middleton’s fall home makeover seen in new video, seen here attending the 10th Anniversary Celebration of Coach Core
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Kate Middleton’s fall home makeover has proved that terracotta tones and family photos are the perfect way to go to create autumnal cosiness. 


On October 30, Kate Middleton took to social media to share a touching message in the form of a video during Addiction Awareness Week. This saw the Princess of Wales speak words of hope regarding changing attitudes towards addiction and showcased her compassion for those suffering. It’s not known exactly where the Princess of Wales filmed her poignant video message. 

However, since she’s believed to have recently spent much of her children's school half-term with them in Berkshire, it’s thought this could potentially have been shot at Adelaide Cottage, Windsor. The family moved there from Kensington Palace in September, though the future King and Queen Consort are understood to have retained their former residence as a London base. 

But whether it was filmed in Windsor or London, Kate Middleton’s fall home makeover has given her backdrop a cozy feel. 

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Visible just behind the Princess of Wales on her sofa are a set of terracotta-toned patterned cushions, complete with a neutral background shade of cream that really makes the earthy floral motif shine. And Kate’s household makeover for the season didn’t stop at the soft furnishings as the nature-loving Princess also brought the outdoors indoors in the form of some beautiful deep red flowers. 

Perched on a console table behind the sofa, the flowers add a wonderful vibrant touch and echo the paler reddish brown color of the cushions’ pattern. Alongside the flowers and a softly-lit lamp, three photographs are visible - each of them understood to have been taken in autumn. 

On the left hand side is a sweet snap that looks to be one of Prince William and Kate during their October 2019 Royal Tour of Pakistan. 

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a traditional Kalash dance

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Next to this is a photo of Prince George and Princess Charlotte on her first day at their old school, Thomas’s Battersea, in September 2019. Beside this on the right-hand side of the table is one of the entire family that will likely be familiar to fans. 

Back in 2020, the then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a family photo to mark the festive season that is said to have been taken that autumn at their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk. Depicting the family wearing practical boots and knitwear, sitting on a hay bale, the snap couldn’t have been more fall-appropriate. 

The picture is believed to have been taken sometime that autumn ahead of it being shared with others in December 2020. 

Princess Charlotte arrives for her first day of school, with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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The choice of photographs as well as the décor surrounding Kate Middleton creates a real sense of autumn and suggests that some great consideration went into these aspects of the room. Fans will just have to wait and see whether the Princess of Wales switches up her photographs and other background details for future videos in 2022 as winter draws ever nearer. 

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.