Halloween Decoration Ideas for Bathrooms and Kitchens
Halloween decoration ideas for the bathroom and kitchen may sound a little odd, but we've all gone Halloween crazy in the last few years. Way back in 2001, we spent just £12 million annually on spooky decorations and treats, but by 2015 this figure had rocketed to £335 million. Supermarkets stuff their shelves with chocolates, sweets, costumes and decorations for Halloween as soon as they have cleared their “back to school” ranges, and whatever your spooky taste, there is something to suit.
If you're hosting a Halloween party at home this year then you've probably started thinking about decorations already. But what about your kitchen or bathroom? They're both rooms which most of your guests will visit, so it makes sense to carry the theme through there too, from the Psycho showers scene to the axe coming through the bathroom door in The Shining there is plenty of Hollywood horror to tap into!
Decorating the kitchen can be as simple as creating a themed table display and putting out a Halloween-themed buffet. You could even decorate your kitchen taps with cobwebs for extra effect.
Halloween Decoration Colour Schemes
Black and orange predominate Halloween colour schemes and it makes sense to stick to this when planning how to decorate your bathroom and kitchen too. Don't be confined to just the Halloween sections of the shops though, as it makes more sense to buy plain black or orange towels, candles or toothbrush holders which you can use throughout the year rather than having special Halloween ones. Try to clear out anything in the room which is a different colour and this will allow the black and orange to dominate.
If black is too dark a colour for your home, mix the orange with white instead, or look for towels and other items in shades of dark grey too.
Gruesome or Fun?
There are some very convincing fake blood products on the market and you could really go to town with bloody handprints all over the sink or smears of blood down your shower screen or shower curtain. This might all be a bit too much for younger guests too, so think carefully about who is coming to your house and how to pitch the decoration. Stick to items that are suitable for all age groups like the cans of fake cobweb spray which you can put everywhere to give a neglected air or bat decorations which you can hang from the ceiling.
Halloween Wall Decorations
If you have tiles in the bathroom, then stickers are the perfect solution for decorating at Halloween. Stickers adhere much better to flat, shiny tiles than they do to a painted wall, and they are easier to remove too. Search online for large wall stickers of bats, skeletons, or ghosts, or look for smaller cockroach or mice stickers which you can place strategically to make it look at first glance as if your bathroom has been taken over by creepy crawlies.
However, an even cheaper and more creative option is to create your own Halloween-themed wall decorations. Templates and instructions can be found online and in books allowing you to create as many creepy critters as you like, from bats to spiders and even skeletons.
Bottles and Jars
Bottles of shampoo, bubble bath, and face cream aren’t particularly scary and shouldn’t be given houseroom in a spooky bathroom. Clear all your lotions and potions out of the bathroom, or hide them away in cupboards. Start now to collect glass bottles and jars which you can use for your spooky display.
Remove the labels and fill them with water, adding a few drops of food colouring. Label the bottles with spooky contents like “eye of newt” or “essence of bat”, and if you want to go the whole hog, try to get some cheap Halloween novelties from the supermarket like plastic bats or eyeballs to put inside. Once Halloween is over, you can remove the things from inside the bottles; dry them off and save them up for next year.
We're usually advised to have as much bright light as possible in the bathroom, but dim and dingy fits in much better with the overall Halloween theme. Switch your light bulb for a less powerful one and cover the window with a dark blind or cloth to stop as much natural light from getting in.
For an adult party, candles in the bathroom give off the perfect amount of light, but these are probably not the best option for a party with children. Use Halloween lanterns or strings of fairy lights instead of the ordinary lighting, but whatever option you choose, remember that your guests need enough light to be able to use the bathroom properly.
How to Create a Halloween Themed Kitchen?
Creating a wonderful Halloween theme in your kitchen can be pretty straightforward if you haven't got the time to go all out them simply creating a Halloween table display can do the trick. Create an autumnal theme with pumpkins, leaves, and wreathes if you want to create a classy theme but if you want to go all out then why not make Halloween food and layout a truly creepy buffet. Sausages made to look like fingers, gummy teeth and worms, and doughnuts and biscuits with creepy decorations work perfectly.
Claire has a Journalism degree and loves writing about all things relating to bathroom and kitchen design. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and following the latest home styling trends on social media.
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