If you love to go all out for Halloween and plan on hosting family or friends for an overnight visit, you surely want them to thoroughly enjoy their stay. After decking out the rest of the house with all your holiday finery, extend the decorating to the primary room that your guests will be staying in while enjoying all the Halloween festivities. With a few dollars and a few hours to put your creativity and holiday spirit to work, you can turn your guest bedroom into a Halloween haven.
Add A Halloween Pumpkin Display To Your Guest Bedroom.
Did your recently go pumpkin picking and have a few pumpkins to spare? Did you clean out your local grocery store of miniature pumpkins the last time you were there. Think outside the box of decorating your front steps or walkway with the pumpkins and bring some of that Halloween fun inside. Arrange groupings of miniature pumpkins on the dresser or nightstand and add a splash of Autumn colors with a few artificial sunflowers or marigolds. If you have a larger space available such as a hearth, empty floor space or the top of the bookcase, arrange a few full sized pumpkins in the space with the artificial flowers in and around the pumpkin grouping.
Light Up The Bedroom With Halloween Lights.
Strands of Halloween themed lights are available everywhere from drugstores to discount department stores and grocery stores with a seasonal aisle. Go small and subtle with simple orange lights or big and bold with vampire, pirate or candy corn lights. Drape the lights around the bed post, the doorway or the perimeter of the windows. Be sure to have the lights lit when your guest arrive to give them a warm Halloween welcome.
Hang Photographs From Halloweens Past.
Dig out those pictures of you and your visitors trick or treating when you were kids or your guests on a hayride two years ago. Enlarge the pictures if possible and frame them in matching picture frames. The recollection of holidays past gives everyone a warm and cozy feeling and will surely spark a great conversation of shared memories during the visit.
Update The Room With Traditional Autumn Colors.
If your guest bedroom could use a little sprucing up, take the occasion of Halloween visitors to update the space. Consider painting the walls a warm pumpkin spice or goldenrod color. Replace the picture frames with those that are of a cranberry or rich chocolate brown. Hang a wreath or swag of Autumn flowers and colorful leaves. If you have neither the time nor the extra funds to make this big of a change to the guest bedroom, simply changing the bedding to a set that is a predominant Fall color such as deep orange or rich red will add a nice splash of Halloween color.
Assemble A Halloween Gift Basket For Your Guests.
Before your holiday guests arrive, fill a large wicker basket with a few water bottles, pocket sized tissues, mints and some Halloween goodies. Add some fun size packages of candy bars, a DVD of a horror movie and even a few novelty items such as vampire teeth or a skull or pirate themed votive candle holder. Add a bow in seasonal colors around the basket and leave it on the bed to greet your holiday visitors.