DIY Project: Give Your Home the Ancestral Vibe


Ancestral homes, as we all know, is the place of one’s origin. It is a residence owned and preserved by a family for generations. Though ancestral homes are beautiful just the way they are, it still needs a generous amount of time maintaining it. Hence, here are some easy DIY home projects that’ll help you in preserving and adding to the nostalgic ambiance of the stunning home you have.


Recycle Old Tables

Pull out the old table laying in your attic and give it a makeover. Wooden tables are the best furniture every ancestral homes can have since it can give that ancient atmosphere when done properly. Place it in the living room and put a simple tablecloth on it. You can add a lamp, figurines, books, flower vase, and other things that can add exquisiteness on the layout. Make sure that the table setup should match the atmosphere of the house.


Set Simple and Elegant Curtains

Most ancestral homes have big windows installed in the structure. Make use of your creativity and pull out curtains hidden in your cabinets and hang it in the windows. Curtains can make the ambiance of the place a lot homey, thus, curtains with drapes are the best fit for this theme. If there are no available curtains, you can always shop to the nearest shopping mall or thrift shops. Remember that the design of the curtains should compliment the ancestral vibes you’re going for.

Replace Doorknobs with Vintage Pieces

Replace old door knobs with vintage glass sparkler. It’ll make your home enormously elegant and vintage rolled into one, at the same time, enhances that ancient mood your home has. These glass sparklers can be bought in antique shops or thrift shops near you.

Give Your Picture Frames an Antique New Look

Paint your old picture frames with dark browns and golds for that antique feel. Distressing picture frames are also a good idea to achieve that aged impression. After achieving this project, you’ll never look at your pictures the same way as before.


Add Indoor Plants for That Airy Feeling

Placing indoor plants can make the place look more comfortable. The plants can be located in the living room, bedroom, or the guest room. Remember to make your creative juices work, but make sure you stick to the allotted theme you’re after.


Plant Flowers and Trees Outside Your Garden

Nature can be a crucial key to your success in preserving and recreating your ancestral home. If your family’s house has a garden, spend ample time in beautifying it by planting more flowers and trees. Adding outdoor tables and chairs is also a good idea for having it as a space for the family’s social gatherings. Installing hanging plants in the area is also encouraged to make the place more serene.


Ancestral homes are seen as exquisite and fine-looking structures which holds nostalgic and glorious memories from the past. It is where the family started creating memories that will linger to the next generation to another. The house walls are the family’s spectators to their biggest success and greatest downfall. It is the job of today’s generation to preserve and take care of the family’s homestead by revamping it once in a while with simple DIY home projects that can make your family’s home preserve its antiquity and elegance in an updated, modern way.



*This article is a guest post by Laurel Santos.

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Author Bio: Laurel Santos is a 24 year old grown up woman whose kid at heart. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer. She also manages a small pet shop inside their village. She loves traveling so much because she believes that one should not just die staying in without exploring the world.  She got a big heart for animals especially those stray dogs. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about which is writing.

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Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a ballerina, visual artist, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines. She went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016 and though she's lost in the middle of fulfilling her dreams, she still keeps on moving forward anyway. Most of her work focuses on interior design, writing/marketing, and painting.

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