Ancestral homes are not homes but a sentiment. The charm of simpler times, the nostalgia of your childhood memories, the love and care of your grandparents in building their home.
However, renovation is essential for such homes because they are old and need timely upkeep. If you are embarking on such a journey for your ancestral home, here are a few design ideas for you to keep it traditional yet trendy.
Wooden furniture with contemporary furnishings
One of the staple materials used in traditional furniture is wood. Your ancestral home will probably have several wooden pieces of furniture. An effective idea of renovating these pieces while keeping the vintage essence intact is adding some new pieces of furniture with more contemporary materials such as velvet. If you want to start from the beginning, we recommend solid wood pieces with trendy furnishings.
Revitalize seating area
The heart of a home is the living room, where the family comes together to socialize. We recommend a trendy makeover for the seating to make this time more fun for everyone. Install a swing, add new chairs, and even replace the old couch to infuse fresh energy in the seating area of your ancestral home.
Dining area makeover
In the olden times, most Indian families sat on the floor to have their meals. You may or may not have a dining set in your ancestral home. However, it is an essential piece of furniture that can bring the whole family together. You can pick a traditional, yet trendy dining set like the one below, which is big enough to accommodate your family. If the space is not enough, you can always add a few more chair and even a similar table. This way, you can have guests over for lunches and dinners and have space to accommodate them all.
Use furniture with traditional patterns
In the process of renovating your ancestral home, make sure the old-world charm stays in place. You can maintain the authenticity of the house by making some strategic design choices. For instance, use furniture with traditional Indian motifs engraved on it. It not only adds a sense of style to your decor but also helps you stay true to the heritage of the building.
These are some handy tips that you can take inspiration from before renovating your ancestral home. For more ideas and products, head over to the Pepperfry website.