Super Day of the Dead Room decor ideas for 2016
What is The Day of the Dead ?
Frances Ann Day summarizes the three-day celebration:
“The Day of the Dead:On October 31, All Hallows Eve, the children make a children’s altar to invite the angelitos (spirits of dead children) to come back for a visit. November 1 is All Saints Day, and the adult spirits will come to visit. November 2 is All Souls Day, when families go to the cemetery to decorate the graves and tombs of their relatives. The three-day fiesta is filled with marigolds, the flowers of the dead; muertos (the bread of the dead); sugar skulls; cardboard skeletons; tissue paper decorations; fruit and nuts; incense, and other traditional foods and decorations”.— Frances Ann Day, Latina and Latino Voices in Literature.
I have been designing Day of the Dead room decorations and soft furnishings so you can have a super trendy celebration this year. You can check out my latest creations HERE or page down to view a selection.
In the meantime check out these inspired Day of the Dead room design moodboards!
I love this colorful traditional themed Day of the Dead room decor collection with the painted wood furniture and decorative skeleton ornaments. The mosaic effect on the table and the painted effect on the bench are looks you can have a go at yourself using materials from your local DIY or craft store.
This black and white Day of the Dead room design theme is modern and very striking. The patterns on the furniture are geometrical and contrast nicely with the highly decorative nature of the sugar art pillows.
This Day of the dead room theme features white pumpkins which I have not seen before but absolutely love them! This room theme has a definite gothic feel to it as well as being apt with the skulls and other elements.
Finally we have a Day of the dead room scheme which features traditional mexican home decorations combined with a retro sofa and more modern sugar art decorated soft furnishings.