William and Kate’s brilliant home decor hack has been revealed on their latest Zoom call

William and Kate show fans how to get the royal look with this stunning decor hack

BALLYMENA, NORTHERN IRELAND - FEBRUARY 28: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge engage in a walkabout in Ballymena town centre on February 28, 2019 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Prince William last visited Belfast in October 2017 without his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was then pregnant with the couple's third child. This time they concentrate on the young people of Northern Ireland. Their engagements include a visit to Windsor Park Stadium, home of the Irish Football Association, activities at the Roscor Youth Village in Fermanagh, a party at the Belfast Empire Hall, Cinemagic, a charity that uses film, television and digital technologies to inspire young people and finally dropping in on a SureStart early years programme. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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Still scratching your head on what to do with all those gifts from your wedding anniversary? It looks like Prince William and Kate Middleton may have found the answer.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s creative home decor hack has been revealed to their millions of followers - and we’ve already got the toolbox out. 

Royal followers were treated to a rare peek inside Will and Kate’s plush living room, in a recent Zoom call with NHS frontline workers. Although the entire space wasn’t visible, fans of the couple were quick to clock several design details in their background - as well as a clever home decor hack that’ll lift the elegance of even the barest of rooms.

Seated on a cream-colored couch adorned with decorative pillows, Will and Kate listened earnestly to the staff from Hospice’s Just 'B' counseling and bereavement support line about the challenges facing the service during the pandemic. 

Three house plants can be spotted behind the future monarchs, as well as a beige table lamp and framed photograph. 

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While the overall vibe exudes neutrality, the room is far from boring. 

The minimal furniture is backed by a mirrored feature wall, decked with a generous serving of white-ivory china plates. Hanging plates on a wall is an easy but effective hack that adds a regal touch without overwhelming the space. 

Despite her access to the world’s top designers, Kate reportedly prefers to have full control over her home’s aesthetic. 

"Instead of hiring a royal interior designer, she wants to furnish it in her own style, because she wants this to be her own family home,” antique rugs dealer Simon Knight revealed after Kate visited his store in Gloucestershire. 

With her DIY design hacks and fuss-free furniture shopping, Kate’s royal style has never been easier to replicate. 

Sure, wall plates may not be as luxurious as dripping chandeliers, but if they’re good enough for the Duchess, they’re good enough for us. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.