The bathroom is one of the most popular rooms of the house to decorate for Halloween. Its small size makes it ideal to create a super spooky atmosphere within it. This room is also usually quite a dark little space when the lights are turned off which makes it very easy to create a dimly lit creepiness within it. Delightful.
The other rather amusing aspect of setting up a scary Halloween toilet is that family as well as visitors generally will have a need to visit that little room. If they stay long enough they absolutely have no choice.
Growing up in the country with the old outdoor outhouse I learned pretty early in life how spooky going to the latrine can be and especially if you are making the venture at night. In the country visiting spiders, snakes, and fluttering wings in the dark can scare the pants right off you. A spooky bathroom can be fun and it definitely has a charm all its own.
Pick a Theme for Your Halloween Decor
Enough of my rambling outhouse memories it is Halloween and we want to create a spooky creepy toilet area decorated specifically for you and your guests. Begin by selecting your bathroom decor theme:
1) Old country outhouse.
2) Zombie bathroom.
3) Blood Bath
4) Cave atmosphere.
5) Mad scientists laboratory.
6) Pumpkin patch.
8) Witch's lair.
9. Spider, snake, rat, and bat heaven.
10) Grave yard or crypt.
11) Goofy, fun, or comical Halloween atmosphere
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It is the Small Details That Make a Big Difference
Now back to that bathroom. A great entrance is always the way to entice someone into feeling safe so begin your bathroom decor with just a hint of what is waiting inside Halloween style. There are many door posters or stickers that can be purchased for this purpose or you can do the dastardly deed yourself. Stick with your theme.
Now let's see what kind of Halloween creepiness is crawling out from under your latrine door. Keep the lights low. Place a few strategic props around your bathroom and prepare to scare the heck out of your unsuspecting guests. It is time to get delightfully decorative in a morbid sort of way.
Darkness is your friend:
Keeping the lights dim, using flameless candles or installing a black light will create a creepy atmosphere and help to hide any flaws in your decoration or display.
Add in rats, spiders, and fluttering bats:
Sprinkle them throughout the bathroom decor. These creatures are the ideal Halloween night prop. Things that hang from the ceiling are a must. Spider webs, spiders, and bats. You can even pop a crow or two up there for added effect. There is nothing spookier in a dark room than something that is touching you when you don't know what it is.
Don't like spiders - how about snakes?
Imagine the feeling your guests will have when they walk into your darkened bathroom to discover snakes slithering over the top of your toilet. Are they real or maybe not? When you are headed upward there is only one place to go and that is out the old latrine. I know for a fact that snakes have found their way up the old sewer pipes so the concept is certainly real enough. The mere thought gives me the shivers.
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Someone is already in there!
What a surprise to open the door to discover someone or something already there before you. This can be a witch, skeleton, dead body, ghoul, zombie, or ghost. Strategically located they can be the ideal Halloween prop to add into this tiny household room. On the toilet, in the tub, or sitting by the sink, in the gloomy dark this guardian of the latrine can be sweet.
I'm not one to usually recommend blood but what the heck it's Halloween. Go for it. Unless you have young children who will be frightened by a gory scene be sure to add some gore to your decor. Shower curtain, floor, wall, or sink area. A little on the toilet is also a nice added touch. Don't forget to add in a body part or two. There is nothing quite so frightening as running into a bloody body part when you least expect it. Aw yuck.
The bathroom is the ideal room to add in magic potions. Liquid soap, lotion, and a little perfume in decorative bottles will do the trick. Halloween labels are widely available online and they can turn everyday products into gruesome potions and serums in fabulous fashion.
Throughout the year set aside any distinctive looking glass bottles that you come across. Recycle them into something wonderfully useful during the holidays. No matter what the holiday is, a distinctive label and a cork can turn them into a prop that is delightfully perfect for your decorating need.
Keep it Simple - Keep it Dark - Use Props
There are plenty of bath sets, shower curtains, and other accessories created specifically to help you bring your crazy ideas to life so decorating should be relatively easy. Design it in your mind and then bring that nightmare vision into your home decor.
Keep in mind that safety is always priority number one. It is important to insure that no one is getting tangled up or tripped on the decorations. Darkness is your decorating friend but you never want things to be too visually impaired either.
At Halloween the new flameless candles can be your best friend. Eerie spooky but so much safer than the real deal they can create the perfect dimly lit atmosphere without the fire danger. These flickering wonders really can spook up the joint. You can never have too many in stock either so insure you have plenty on hand. They are ideal to put in any room of the house and they come in hundreds of fabulously wicked styles.
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