Entry #1756, October 26, 2012
Halloween chair decorations should be on the top of your list if you’re planning to host a Halloween dinner or party. This is one of the easiest ways to welcome the holiday into your home and enjoy it with family and friends gathered around the table. After you choose the Halloween centerpiece, tablecloth and table decorations, turn your attention to the seats around the table.
Ghoulish Idea: Dress Up Your Chairs For Halloween
Halloween chair covers – mini or maxi?
Don’t overdecorate or you will end up with a crowded room where no decorations will pop out – just one or two chairs out of a 6 or 8 suite is enough to spark up the atmosphere. Take as example the photo below, seen on HammersAndHighHeels. This is a DiY project perfect for the days remaining until our favorite holiday, just follow the instructions and you will display a sophisticated chair cover with a customized stenciled gravestone – maybe even personalize it to display the name of the person sitting in that place, creating a different kind of place cards.
Halloween chair covers can embrace the backrest or they can cover the whole chair. A skeleton chair cover that completely hides the chair behind the material can be an ingenious way of decorating for Halloween and completely changing the look of a room.
Halloween chair painting projects
If you have painting skills, a Halloween painting project can be just the thing to unleash your creativity. Paint ghouly scenes, cats or brooms, use skull representation or any Halloween motif you might be attracted to. These two painted chairs below acts as inspiration for a Halloween-inspired painting project, but if you can’t paint that well, a few bat or dark houses silhouettes can do wonders on an old chair.
Sewing/gluing cute Halloween backrest decorations
If you’re into a cute Halloween style and your children love Do-it-yourself projects, an easy Halloween sewing/gluing project will not only create a buzz, but help your kids learn how to create their own decorations. Using felt and glue is the easiest way to go, with spectacular result, while sewing takes a little more practice and supervision.
Finding Halloween-inspired designer chairs
Maybe you can include buying a skull chair in your Halloween budget – this would be an impressive acquisition that you can use for each year’s party. This fiberglass skull chair from the Nouvelle Vague collection by the French company Pool is just one of the creative skull chair design out there. Named Souviens Toi Que Tu Vas Mourir (meaning Remember That You Will Die in French), the creepy modern chair “shows the emblematic monobloc chair reinterpreted as an expression of vanity”, constructing the idea of transience so well seen in this special holiday.
Ghostly white, eerie orange and deep black are the perfect colors to choose for a traditional Halloween. A black chair wrap with spider web motif can add elegance to your Halloween decor, while a carefully crafted electric chair would keep you busy for a few hours. A simple cheesecloth thrown over your favorite armchair is enough to get your heart rate up – add a pumpkin or a representative Halloween pillow and you have a creepy but comfortable reading corner to enjoy this autumn’s upcoming Halloween!
Ada Teicu is a dedicated writer sharing finds about architecture, design and creativity. Inspired by the new and exciting things she sees daily, Ada puts pieces side by side to offer the landscape of modern architecture, sometimes entangled with personal experiences on her blog.
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