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Get the look: Stately elegance on a shoestring budget

From Kate Winslet to the new Duchess of Cambridge — English roses are taking the world by storm at the moment.

So, there is no better time to create an English Heritage look in your home but never fear, you don’t have to be living in a country pile to bring home some old world elegance.

A little bit of creativity, and some really characterful High Street accessories will make you feel to the manor born.

Marks and Spencer has embraced mansion house style with its Pemberley range which includes beautiful cushions and rugs. And its Wesley sofa works well with this feeling of grandeur.

Get stately elegance on a shoestring budget with well-chosen accessories such as embroidered cushions from Heatons, from £6.99.

And you won’t need a trust fund to help yourself to a quaint cake stand — all the shops are selling them at the moment. House of Fraser and Next have nice ones, from £14.

Tea is the perfect companion for cake, so don’t neglect etiquette with the wrong tea set. Stay fashionable with the Kensington tea set (with cake plate), £25, from House of Fraser.

Meanwhile there is nothing quite as posh as a chandelier. Again there are loads to choose from. Very.co.uk does a really period-inspired Lacey ceiling light in black and silver for £65. It even has little glass droplets for an authentic feel.

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