Halloween Decorating Ideas – The Bloody Bathroom

Create a Bathroom Worthy of The Bates Motel This Halloween!

Bloody Shower Curtain - fun Halloween decorThere are so many different ways that you can dress up your bathroom for Halloween, but I think a bloody bathroom is one of the best. Using this Bloody Shower Curtain and building your bathroom decorating around it can give you a great Norman Bates inspired bathroom.

This is guaranteed to leave your guests a little on edge when they go to wash their hands and I doubt you’ll have any long queues as people won’t want to linger where it looks like there’s been a murder!

As soon as I saw this bloody shower curtain on Amazon I could almost hear Janet Leigh’s scream and I just knew what was going to be in our bathroom this Halloween! Read on to see how you can expand on the idea behind this shower curtain to create your very own bathroom of gore – I’ll even share my Psycho movie story with you ……. it’s not just Janet Leigh who can scream!

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A Norman Bates/Psycho Shower Curtain

Creating a Bloody Bathroom Scene

When I saw the above shower curtain I could hear Janet Leigh’s scream in my head, but if you want to replicate it you could try this shower curtain below that is also inspired by Norman Bates. It comes with a sound box and replicates her scream as people walk into the room – now that’s a great Halloween trick!

Psycho Killer Bloody Shower CurtainPsycho Killer Bloody Shower Curtain

The shadow as well as the blood is guaranteed to make me jump when I see it, even if I’ve put it there myself!
One of the reviewers on Amazon even mentions that they put a strobe light in the shower stall behind this curtain – now my imagination is telling me that it would be an awesome idea…….{{wandering off to see if I can get hold of a strobe light}}
Okay this shower curtain DOES NOT contain the sound box, unfortunately the one I used to feature doesn’t appear to be available anymore, but this is still a cool idea for a shower curtain.

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Who’s Norman Bates, what scream? If you’re asking these questions then you haven’t seen the movie Psycho, it’s an absolute classic and Janet Leigh gets killed in the shower when Norman Bates stabs her – now it makes sense doesn’t it? While we’re talking about Psycho let me tell you about my introduction to the movie….

The 1st time I ever watched Psycho was years and years after it was released and what was I doing? Staying in a motel with my hubby. This proved not to be a very good idea.

I was having a shower the next morning (and yes there was a shower curtain) and my hubby came in to see if I wanted a cuppa….I saw the shadow outside of the shower and did a great impression of Janet Leigh! – I’m not allowed to watch Horror movies in motels anymore!

Back to creating a bloody bathroom.

If you don’t use a shower curtain then don’t despair you can still create a bloody bathroom feature by using bloody Halloween clings on the inside of a shower door or the outside of the bathroom window and a bloody bathmat just by the shower is a great touch too.

More Than Just a Bloody Shower Curtain

More Bloody Halloween Decor for Your Bathroom

There are lots of different ways of creating a bloody bathroom besides a Norman Bates inspired shower curtain. A great idea is to start off with some crime scene tape and putting it across the bathroom door signalling a crime scene ahead, a liberal amount of fake blood and bloody Halloween clings around your bathroom could create soem great atmosphere.

Other ideas are adding a few severed body parts into the bath or poking out from behind the shower curtain just daring people to take a peek

Not only would this be a fantastic idea for Halloween you could also have a themed Dexter party when the new season begins and create a bloody bathroom for him to investigate.   Alternatively if you want a night in with friends watching horror movies then you can create a bathroom for a bit of fun – I’d hate to be the first unsuspecting guest to need to go to the bathroom!   It would certainly be a night that would be talked about for some time I imagine.

A Few Props for Your Bloody Bathroom Decor

Cool Halloween Decor

 Beistle Bloody Handprint Clings, 12in x 17in Sheet Bloody Shower Curtain Help Me Bloody Hand Towel for bathroom Fake Severed Human Body Parts Crime Scene Tape, 100 ft Roll Scary Bleeding Head In Bucket Prop

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Have you ever decorated your bathroom for Halloween?   If so did you go with a bloody bathroom theme or something else?   Let me know in the comments as you could end up giving us all some great Halloween decorating ideas.

Halloween Hedge Lights

Spooky Halloween Lights

When it comes to creating a spooky atmosphere never underestimate the power of lighting…….and a fog machine comes in pretty handy as well!   There are lots of different ways to add Halloween lights to your decor, but let’s start with the walkway up to your house and set the scene for what’s ahead <cue>spooky music</cue>

On the Halloween Party Lights post I actually share with you a way to create home made Halloween lights to place along the path leading to your house, but there are lots of other ways in which you can decorate your garden path.

These Halloween hedge lights however will really add some spookiness to your pathway.

 

 Haunted Hedge (Standard)

If you have a hedge, bushes or even a few potted plants you can really creep your guests out with the haunted hedges eyes above.   What could be hiding in the plants ready to jump out at them?    It will also fill them with trepidation wondering what else may be lurking around your spooky house.

Another option which is really cool is the spooky eyes  – see them in action below!

Buy the Spooky Eyes here and add some fright into your Halloween!

Other ways of decorating your pathway can be with Halloween string lights in your trees, lighted cauldrons or even light-up animated props on your front lawn.   Check out my Halloween Party Lights site above to get more ideas on how to really light up your Halloween decorating.

Halloween Decorating Ideas – Spider Theme

Spiders are synonymous with Halloween so hanging a few spiders around the place along with spider webs is a great way to decorate your house for Halloween even an extra large web like this one to ‘catch’ unsuspecting prey with would make a cool element in your Halloween decorating –

 

I love to get the fine spider webbing and drape it around both inside and outside (see below if you’re not sure what I’m talking about) and I also love the motorised spiders that will suddenly descend down and land on someone’s shoulder/head or in their plate/glass etc!   I actually don’t have one of these, but I’ve seen one in action and it’s really awesome.

 

There are lots of other ways to add spiders into your Halloween decor and they include lights – there are so many different spider lights available from tea-lights to string lights and you can check out a great selection at – Spider Halloween Lights.   The great thing about using spiders in your decoration is that you can combine them with so many different themes like the haunted house, the Halloween graveyard, the dungeon or even the mad scientists lab.   It also means that if you’re short and didn’t reach up high with your dusting leading up to having friends around to celebrate they’ll think your spiderwebs are actually part of the decor!

Halloween Decorating Ideas – Halloween Tree Ornaments

We’ve discussed having a Halloween Tree on another post, but what about getting ornaments to hang on your tree?   You can have a small Halloween tree or just get a full sized black Christmas tree and use it as a Halloween tree as well.   There are lots of different ways to decorate it and you can get lots of ideas on my Halloween Christmas Tree Ornaments webpage.

There are lots of different types of ornaments that you can use like this one –

 

On the webpage I’ve linked to above there are lots of different Halloween tree ornaments that you can use to decorate for Halloween from pumpkins to ghosts, witches to black cats and more.   I love the idea of these ornaments because if you enjoy Halloween like my daughter then you can ‘recycle’ these ornaments for Christmas and I love things that can be reused more than once a year especially my Halloween decor.

Halloween Party Lighting – How to Create Atmosphere

How Will You Set the Mood This Halloween?  Spooky Halloween Party Lighting

Your Halloween party lighting is one of the key things in creating that perfect atmosphere.  My favorite part of Halloween is creating a spooky effect in the home or as part of your party decor and Halloween party lights can help you to achieve this.

Halloween party lighting can be used in several different ways – to light up the path to your house, outside for an outside party or even inside your house for a Halloween party or dinner with friends.

Halloween party lightingThere are lots of different types of Halloween party lights that you can use – spider lights, pumpkin lights, ghost lights and so many more, I hope I’ve managed to give you a really good all round selection on this page – you can even make your own party lights with a few plastic drink containers which is really cool.

If you have party lights at home that aren’t necessarily Halloween lights then think outside of the box as to ways of incorporating them in your decor to great effect.   If you remember my post on Creating a Bloody Bathroom it was suggested on there that you could use a strobe light behind the shower curtain to add another dimension.

Draping cobwebs over party lights can be another solution.   If you have spooky cups, mugs, glasses etc that you’re not planning on using to serve drinks then you could pop tea lights in them and have them scattered around to add a soft glow around the room.   The ideas are endless, but one thing is for sure adding some thought to how you use light at your Halloween party will add a lot to the atmosphere!

Lighting Up The Path

Halloween Party Lights

First we need to look at how to light up the garden path leading people up to your front door and there are a few different ideas for this.

One idea is to create your own lights which are really easy to do.

The other option is to buy lights designed to be put along the pathway and there are a few different options for these.

Creating You Own Halloween Party Lights

One of the easiest ways to light the path is by reusing your old plastic milk/juice bottles. We usually have the clear heavy plastic 2 lt milk cartons at home so we cut them off near the top and wash them out ready to use as party lights. Place a little sand in the bottom and pop in a tea light, the effect is great, but you can add to it by adding colored cellophane in black, orange and purple for a Halloween feel (we’ve also used green and red for Christmas).

Easy to make, looks great and you’re even recycling those old plastic containers – what’s not to love about this way to light up your path?

One cool idea that my dd wants us to try is this next one –

color changing ghost light

Color Changing Ghost Light

This ghost will light up the pathway and also give your guests a fright at the same time!

More ideas for lighting up the path –

 

 Grim Reaper Green Solar Lantern Pathway Markers Orange & Black Halloween Path Light, Pack of 24 3 LED Flashing Pathway Creepy Skull Markers

 

What Halloween Party Lights Would You Like?

There are so many different types of Halloween lights available that you really need to think of what theme you want to embrace – spiders, witches, skulls, pumpkins and more.   Let’s have a look at some of the selection available.

 

 Halloween Themed String Lights – Ghost and Pumpkin Bendable Copper Wire Lights With 25 Pumpkins Halloween Spider Light Set, Multi-Colored Halloween Ghost Light String Set Set of 3 Lighted Spooky Halloween Stake Ghost Set of 10 Halloween 3D Jack-O-Lantern Lights Spooky Halloween Light-Up Ghostly Witches 12 Flickering LED Witch Design Wax Votives Color Changing Flash LED Skull Light