How to achieve a patriotic pad

Undated Handout Photo of Union Jack rug, �30, Isme. See PA Feature INTERIORS Jubilee Homes. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature INTERIORS Jubilee Homes.
Undated Handout Photo of Union Jack rug, �30, Isme. See PA Feature INTERIORS Jubilee Homes. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature INTERIORS Jubilee Homes.
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How you mark the Queen’s Jubilee is a matter of taste. You could bedeck your home with bunting and roll out a red carpet, or you might want to celebrate more subtly with memorabilia and special pieces you’ll always treasure.

But you don’t need a royal-sized budget to help fly the flag. This guide has it all covered.

Patriotic detail

l Diamond style: A handmade, vintage-inspired, Jubilee cushion with sepia images of Queen Elizabeth II and her family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Coronation Day in 1953. £29.95 from the Vintage & Handmade Gift Co (www.thevintageandhandmadegiftco.com).

l Affordable gem: Transform your own cushions with Union Jack cushion cover. £1 each from Poundland (www.poundland.co.uk).

Home throne

l Diamond style: Sit on your own home throne as you watch the celebrations on the TV. Union Jack Queen Ann chair, £295 from Made With Love Designs (www.madewithlovedesigns.co.uk/0161 304 7037).

l Affordable gem: Don’t stand on ceremony, settle into a Union Jack Tub Chair, emblazoned with flags. £129 from Tesco Direct (www.tesco.com).

Royal footsteps

l Diamond style: Fly the flag on the floor with a Union Jack rug. £30 from Isme (www.isme.com/0844 811 8112).

l Affordable gem: Give visitors a royal welcome with a red doormat mimicking a First Class stamp with a golden crown. £5 from Matalan from end of May (www.matalan.co.uk/0845 330 3330).

Garden party

l Diamond style: Make a party in the garden special. Hampton Gazebo with red, white and blue striped canopy, £449 from Marks & Spencer (www.marksandspencer.co.uk).

l Affordable gem: Union Jack parasol, £50, Union Jack paper lights with LEDs, £14, set of three lanterns, £16, all from Next (www.next.co.uk/0844 844 8000).

Crowning glory

l Diamond style: A glorious gold Crown Chandelier is suitable for a palace setting. £3,234 from House Couturier (www.housecouturier.eu/0207 371 9255).

l Affordable gem: A silver crown table lamp, £45 from Debenhams (www.debenhams.com).

Rule the airwaves

l Diamond style: Tune in to all the fun (and keep up with Olympics news) with a fashionably retro-style radio. An Evoke Mio Union Jack special edition digital radio, £149.99 from Pure (www.pure.com/0845 148 9001).

l Affordable gem: An Olympics Extra Sports DAB pocket-sized radio, £80 from Roberts Radio. Available early June (www.robertsradio.co.uk).

Majestic window

l Diamond style: Dress a window in patriotic style with a Union Jack blind, £299 from Apollo Blinds (www.apollo-blinds.co.uk/0800 915 3991).

l Affordable gem: Alternatively, make a feature wall with quirky paper decorated with birds with a Union Jack breast. Statement Birds of Feather wallpaper £19.98 from B&Q (www.diy.com/0845 850 0175).