If your home is decorated in the shabby chic style, you may be looking for ways to implement that same décor style for holidays, such as Halloween. Halloween is typically filled with a lot of orange pumpkins, black spiders, and white ghosts, but that doesn’t always fit in well with your feminine, vintage-inspired look.
Here are some ways you can decorate for Halloween while also sticking with your shabby chic décor:
Add a Halloween Wreath to Your Front Door
The first area of your home you might want to decorate for Halloween is your front porch. A good way to get started is by replacing your current wreath with a new one. You can go ahead and start with a traditional style wreath and decorate it like you would another shabby chic wreath, but then add a few subtle elements to turn it into a Halloween themed one as well.
Take either a foam or straw wreath form, then cover it in a material that is white and will cover the wreath form completely. This might be lace doilies, white fabric, or even white yarn.
When it is completely covered, add some shabby chic Halloween items, such as white spiderwebs and some pastel or white-washed mini pumpkins. You can finish it off with some white and black flowers and plants to give it that shabby chic wreath look.
Fill Your Fireplace with Candles
This idea might not seem completely Halloween-themed, but it can be if you do it right. Remove all of the logs and wood from inside your fireplace and move aside the fireplace screen. Now fill the fireplace with candles, candelabras, and tall candle sticks of different sizes.
You want a lot of different heights with the candles. They should fill the entire fireplace with multiple layers of candles. Choose some shabby chic candle stick holders and tall white votives.
Mix in a few black candles and perhaps attach some fake plastic spiders to the outsides of them, but not close to where the flame will be. Now light them up instead of having a fire, and it gives a spooky Victorian look for Halloween.
Create a Spooky Birdhouse
This is a simple decorative element that can combine both Halloween and the shabby chic style. Get an old birdhouse and create a distressed look by painting it white, but not solid white. You want it to look old and weathered, similar to other shabby chic furniture or decorative items in your home.
Now place a fake black crow or other black bird inside the birdcage, then have some spiders and cobwebs on the outside of the cage to make it look old.