So you want to decorate your bathroom for Halloween? Maybe it’s for the kids or you’re throwing a party. Heck, you might even be doing it to give yourself a fright-night! While we always remember to decorate the garden and living room, the bathroom usually gets overlooked.
Fear no longer (…or should you?!) because Cheap Suites have rounded up the ghastliest ways to make your Halloween bathroom spooktacular. Happy Haunting!
*Some of these tips are gore-tastic so they probably aren’t suitable for homes with young children. You have been warned! *
Make Blood Use of Your Bathroom Mirror
Scare the life out of your guests by writing a message on your mirror – from beyond the grave, an eerie cry for help, a line from a scary film – the world really is your entrails. Get some fake blood and get going… before it’s too late…no, seriously, there’s little over a week left until Halloween!
- Help me.
- Hello (insert family members name here).
- I’m watching.
- Don’t look under your bed (only applicable if they live in the same house. The scare-factor disappears after they’ve jumped in a taxi with the friendliest cabbie on Earth).
- You’re next.
- The eye that sleeps by day watches by night.
If those don’t tickle your rats-tails, then a bloody handprint always does the trick. As does some blood splatter.
Master A Massacre
Now it’s time to turn your bath into a crime scene. Would you pluck up the guts to smear your claret coloured hands on the walls and fill up your tub with blood? Buy a cheap white shower curtain and cover that too.
(PLEASE NOTE: Fake blood and food-colouring recipes can stain ceramics or porcelain. If in doubt, do not apply. This post is a guide only and Cheap Suites will not take responsibility for any damaged items.)
If you don’t fancy that, then you can buy ready-made blood-stained shower curtains.
For extra spook-credit this Halloween make your own life-size cardboard cut-out. Place it behind your shower curtain and add some mood lighting for extra effect. Make sure to model it on someone other than your own child though (!)
If you’ve usually got a few toiletries by the side of the bath, then why not swap them for more appropriate options? A plastic heart could double up as a great sponge whilst a jar filled with olive oil and some frightening additions makes a sinister replacement for your shampoo bottle.
If you’ve not had enough gore, then add the finishing touch with a blood-stained bathmat. (We don’t know what’s worse – the fact that it stains as you walk on it or the very real possibility that you might forget to remove it resulting in a nasty shock after your November 1st shower?)
(Bathroom) Sink Your Teeth into This
Homemade insect soaps are sure to scare the squeamish during a routine bathroom visit. Got any plastic fingers left over from last year? Try them in soap too! Take it one step further and cover the sink and surrounding walls in plastic cockroaches.
An eerie photograph next to the sink or on the wall can also turn your normally-beautiful restroom into the stuff of nightmares. Find a black and white still from a horror film – The Grudge or The Exorcist will do – and frame it. Your guests will get an instant fright.
Got some leftover spaghetti and food colouring lying around? Perfect! Use pink or purple food colouring on the spaghetti and sprinkle your ready-made witch’s brains sparingly around the sink.
Admit it, we’ve all watched that massive-spider-climbing-out-of-a-toilet video and sure enough most of us probably double checked the toilet seats after that. Well, what better time to carry on the fun than Halloween? If your plastic spiders are tired-looking, then go one better and get this. Oh, and don’t forget to decorate your throne with a healthy dose of cobwebs.
Spiders aren’t your thing? You can get plenty of toilet seat covers perfect for this time of year, including snake, zombie or creepy clown covers.
Ever had your toilet roll handed to you by a skeleton? Now you can! Skeleton toilet roll holders ensure you’ll be anything but bored stiff whilst using the WC.
Vanity Insanity Cupboard
Reinvent your beauty product store to a place of unearthly gore. Fill it with ingredients perfect for a witch’s cauldron. Remember those eyeball jars we mentioned earlier? Well, get gruesome and make some more with a whole host of stuff. Blood, plastic fingers, plastic mice, chicken bones and broken toy limbs… anything that’s a bit creepy and will fit in a jar, basically. Fill some jars with olive oil and some with food colouring. Then, get some labels for your newly-formed potions. You can buy them, make your own or even download them for free.
Mix it up a bit and sit some dolls in your cupboard too. You might have some lying around –well-used ones are preferable here so if they’ve got no hair, no arms or cracked faces that’d be great – but if not, don’t worry, there are loads online and the majority look pretty menacing. You might even be able to find some in your local charity shop. If you can’t get hold of any dolls, miniature skeletons can do the graveyard shift.
Finishing (Them Off) Touches
You’re almost set. Soon enough, your bathroom will be so scary it’ll raise the dead. Lighting is an important thing to consider. There are lots of Halloween candles and gothic-style candlesticks to choose from but be careful never to leave a candle unattended. Instead, swap your light bulb for one of these:
- Coloured light bulbs – Red would be a devilishly good colour choice!
- Black light/UV bulbs – Not so good at lighting a room but perfect for making bones and other white objects glow in the dark.
- Flickering light bulbs – Even you’ll think your house is haunted after having these on for a while!
What a world, what a world! Put a witch’s curtain over your window or get some fake cobwebs and hang them yourself.
If you’re not a dab-hand at crafts and prefer to buy your decorations then check out this life-sized skeleton dog or this freaky wall-mounted hand – enough to make your blood curdle!
Hopefully, some of these tips and tricks have got you out of grave danger with your Halloween bathroom décor. Here at Cheap Suites, we want to see pics of what you’ve come up with, so send them across via Facebook or Twitter!
Just remember, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once said, “Where there is no imagination, there is no horror”, so be imaginative and have a frightfully good Halloween!
And for those who are thoroughly spooked after reading our guide – spare a thought for the owner of this bathroom. Halloween is only once a year whereas this person has to use this toilet every day!