Thursday, October 24, 2019

Boho Style Halloween Decor & Costumes

Looking to change things up a bit for Halloween this year? Tired of the same old black and orange Halloween decor and traditional themes? Then why not go for a Boho style Halloween? 

If you love the breezy and mystical look of Boho style with it's folk and tribal patterns and natural elements, then why not add these elements to your Halloween holiday decor for an entirely new look? 

Impossible! you say? The looks are too different to combine! you say? Well it can be done. The trick is to find common elements from both styles - traditional Halloween and contemporary Boho Chic - even if those elements are not so common - and then run with it. 

I've collected some great looks and inspiration for you below to jumpstart your Boho Halloween, and I've put them into three sections: Boho Halloween Pumpkins & Gourds, Boho Halloween Home Decor and Decorations, and Boho Halloween Costumes...but before you check those out, here are just a few quick tips and ideas for how to decorate your space and what general elements to use to bring Boho Halloween style to your home. 

Decorate your space with:

  • Handmade Garlands (think feathers, herbs)
  • Use of Light (think reflection, candles & glass)
  • Pumpkins & Gourds
  • Leaves & Branches
  • Mystical themed items

Try using these elements & materials:

  • Herbs
  • Feathers
  • Jars or other glassware
  • Candles
  • Crystals
  • Leaves
  • Acorns, Pinecones, and other materials found in nature

Decorate your pumpkins with:
  • Paint & decoupage instead of carving
  • Try acrylic paint in white, pink, and pastel shades
  • Natural elements such as decoupaged leaves
  • To create glimmer, use a touch of sequins, glitter, faux gemstones, or metallic paint

Pumpkins & Gourds

You don't have to be an artist to paint up some pretty floral pumpkins

by Cara Rose on Insta

Use white paint and decoupage medium to adhere real leaves to your pumpkins for this beautiful look from Country Living Magazine

Use black and white paint and sticker stars to make this starry crescent moon pumpkin

Use white paint to paint mandala designs on your pumpkins

Painted pumpkins henna style Dishfunctional Designs: Beautiful Painted & Decoupaged Pumpkins
Use thin papers to decoupage pumpkins, or add paint and sequins

Boho Home Decor & Halloween Decorations

Bones & Blossoms DIY wreath with instructions from Wholesale Party Supplies

Create a twig chandelier like this one from Shades of Light. Imagine branches and twigs painted white, black, or with a touch of gold.

Autumn Boho Wreath with feathers by Place of My Taste

Create your own DIY skull string art (it's easier than it looks!) like this one from A Beautiful Mess

Use metallic acrylic paint to add glimmer to leaves and other natural materials

Add a mystical Boho dreamcatcher from wildlunacreations on Etsy

Feather garland via Pinterest/Simply Stylings

Create a haunting skull floral arrangement

Monochrome white and ivory lends a lighter look to autumn

Create a Boho crescent moon with a wire aperture and a string of lights like this one from Urban Outfitters

Hamsa Horus Coaster by laurabethlove | Society6

Hamsa Horus beverage coasters and wall tapestry (below) by Laura Beth Love on Society6

Hamsa Horus Wall Tapestry

Learn how to make your own broomstick with this DIY tutorial

Boho Halloween Costumes & Makeup

Use makeup for a spooky Gothic witch costume

Transform yourself into a woodland nymph with this branch antler headress from Nalumidesign on Etsy 

Gypsy makeup

Moth Dress by El Costurero Real

Sugar skull makeup 

Day of the dead via SincerelyJules on Insta

What do you think?
Which is your favorite?

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