Looking for Christmas decor inspiration?
Turn your attention to the British royal residences. Each year, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, and more are fully decked out for the season with mammoth pine trees, stunning ornaments, and twinkling string lights.
It only makes sense; the British royals practically invented the modern celebration of holiday. But even if you don't own a palace, you can still bring some of the royal holiday spirit into your own home. Here, find the monarchy's best decorations, and some accessible look-alike options. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have revealed their plans to celebrate the holidays at Windsor this year, due to the pandemic
Windsor Castle 2020
Pine garlands and wreaths currently adorn Windsor Castle's Grand Staircase, next to Royal Collection armor. The castle needed to look extra festive this year, as the Queen and Prince Philip will be spending holiday there for the first time in decades.
Norway spruce tree
The centerpiece of the castle's decor is a 20-foot-high Norway spruce tree, sourced from Windsor Great Park. The tree sits in St. George's Hall, the largest room in the castle, and is decorated with 3,000 lights and hundreds of iridescent ornaments.
In other parts of the castle, holiday decorations complement existing features. Garlands pepper the Grand Staircase, which is home to some of the most notable arms and armor from the Royal Collection. In the Queen's Gallery, small Christmas trees line the room's perimeter, standing alongside rare silver furniture.
Red Matte Ball Ornament
What's a Christmas tree without some red? Boasting a beautiful, red color and matte finish, these ornaments are sure to make your tree pop with color and shine!
Crown Drop Ornament
Take your holiday game to the next level. A luxe crown ornament is sure to add a royal touch to your tree.
Radiant Glitter Gold Star Ornament
These three-dimensional star ornaments sparkle with a generous dusting of glitter. A stunning star ornament will add some bright shine to your tree.
Finish Finial Ornament Set
The Castle's tree also displays red finial-shaped ornaments, similar to these.
Tree Farm Wrapping Sheets
No elf workshop is complete without presents! Place a few wrapped gifts in the space to complete the look.
Fuzzy Star Ornament
This ornament, with its fluffy texture, might even be better than the Clarence House one.
LED Outdoor Lights
You can't have a Christmas tree without twinkle lights. These have a warm, yellow glow, similar to Charles and Camilla's.
Silver Sleigh Bell Ornament
Mark the end of 2020 with a jingling silver sleigh bell.
Faux Red Berry Garland
Charles and Camilla also featured red berries in their holiday arrangement. This garland would look great on a mantle or separated and used to decorate a tree or wreath.
6 English Crackers
The Queen chose to hang crackers from her tree, so why not do the same? This version is, aptly, English-themed, and includes a paper crown, a joke or riddle, and a prize (ranging from yo-yos to cookie cutters).
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