1. Patterns do not mean clutter bhg.com / Via bhg.com Modern interior design seems to have an aversion to patterns, especially when it comes to furniture. But patterns do not create clutter, and they can bring a lot to your living space. Take a look at the patterned furniture in Buckingham Palace for great examples. 2. Less is more myplumdesign.com / Via homebnc.com Just like modern design, less is most definitely more when it comes to royalty. When was the last time you saw clutter in a room of state? Instead, go for just as much furniture as you need, and no more. 3. Everything has it’s place Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF riffsy.com / Via riffsy.com And if you only need as much furniture as you need, everything has it’s own space. And keep it like that! 4. Make conversation the center point ITV/PBS / Via patricksdesignblog.blogspot.hu When we think grand, we think Downton Abbey. And as they had no TV, their sitting rooms are set up for talking, not watching. Turn seats towards each other, not the screen, for a more regal feel. 5. Hide the TV richardmanion.com / Via richardmanion.com And while you’re at it, hide the TV! 6. Oversized Art habituallychic.luxury / Via habituallychic.luxury Giant pieces of art are great to pull the eye. 7. Antiques Via theglampad.com While well placed antiques can provide talking points when you entertain. 8. Use your space ITV / Via mydomaine.com Empty space is just as important as furniture, and not just for providing paths through a room. The spaces bring attention to the important items, mainly you. Just look at the amount of space between the chairs at Downton! 9. Make light work for you Via baxterpainting.com But empty space is no good if it’s not lit. Designer lighting can not only be a natural focal point, but helps to draw the eye where it’s needed. 10. Use shadows, too Via desiretoinspire.net Just as important are shadows, though. Well placed molding, plants or screens can cast delightful shadows. 11. Break your walls into sections Via mcleaninteriors.com And while we’re on the subject of molding, think about baseboards, chair rails and picture rails. 12. Keep to your theme Via ginaspillerdesign.com Whatever you choose, stick to your theme, though. Don’t go crazy with clashing colors or ideas. 13. It doesn’t have to be old fashioned noble.life / Via noble.life And don’t corner yourself into old fashioned ideas, modern designers like Catroux prove modern can mean royal, too. 14. Express yourself Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Via giphy.com Lastly, be yourself, it’s your home!