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13 October 2023

How to decorate your student accommodation for Halloween

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Decorating Student Accommodation For Halloween - Orlando Village

Are you and your housemates hosting a Halloween party? Want to make your student accommodation in Bolton look spooktacular?

Orlando Village is the only student accommodation provider approved and recommended by the University of Bolton. When you secure a place with us, you’ll benefit from a brilliant room with a single or ¾ bed, wardrobe, desk, and sink. You’ll also have access to ‘The Hub’, where you’ll find a TV, pool table, vending machines, and comfy seating. Perfect for socialising.

Although we provide the basic amenities and more, there are lots of ways you can decorate your digs for the spooky season – many of which are super simple and super creepy. And the best bit is, they won’t take a massive bite out of your budget.

 

Here are some of our favourite spooky decoration ideas for…

·         The front door and windows

A few creepy touches to the front door and windows at your student accommodation will instantly make it look more like a haunted house.

Try placing a ghost doormat at the entrance, leave a carved pumpkin (or three) on the doorstep, or hang a wreath covered in bats or spiders on the door. To make the place look abandoned, you could stick some light wooden beams over the windows to give the illusion that they’re boarded up.

·        The corridor

Feeling creative? Why not cut out some black spiders and attach them to the walls in the corridor? All you need are a few sheets of paper, a pair of scissors, and some command strips.

Fake skulls are another creepy addition. These are available in most supermarkets, as well as cheaper stores such as B&M, which is less than a 10-minute walk from our student accommodation in Bolton, and Home Bargains on the Bolton Shopping Park on Trinity Street.

For health and safety reasons, avoid covering fire alarms and fire escapes.

·        The ceiling

Though an area most people forget about, hanging decorations from the ceilings can really add to the scary ambience at Halloween.

You could buy some orange balloons, paint scary faces on them using a black Sharpie, and dangle them from the roof. Hanging bat decorations and spider webs from the ceiling can also look great.

Perhaps you and your housemates could have a go at making your own hovering ghosts. Just cut some holes into an old white sheet for eyes, throw it over a beach ball, and attach it to the ceiling with string.

·        The communal area

Want to spook up your kitchen on October 31st? From themed tumblers to printed tea towels and carved pumpkins, the options are limitless.

At Orlando Village, all rooms are offered on a self-catering basis with a communal kitchen. Therefore, it’s a good idea to discuss your ideas with your housemates, and see if they have any suggestions of their own, before you go all out.

If you’re a master in the kitchen, perhaps you could make some Halloween-themed treats – we’re talking ghost cookies that are scary yet cute, toffee apples that are deliciously sweet and sticky, or doughnuts that are decorated like vampires.

·        Your room

If you’re going to the effort of decorating your halls of residence, you might as well adorn your room, too!

Whilst all of the above ideas will work well in your dorm, there are a few other things that will inevitably set the eerie ambience for Halloween – including fairy lights, skeleton decorations, and specimen jars.

Nothing screams Halloween more than black duvet covers and orange throws. And don’t forget to creep up the music! You could create a playlist with soundtracks from scary films, such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, and The Exorcist.

 

Want to know our top tips for decorating at Halloween?

Here at Orlando Village, we love Halloween. It’s always such a fun time of the year –for children and grown-ups alike – and every year, we have a pumpkin carving competition that we actively encourage all tenants to get involved with!

Whether you’re planning to make your student accommodation in Bolton super spooky, like a haunted house, or you’re looking for subtle ways to make your digs more festive, the most important thing is that you have fun.

If your budget won’t stretch to buying new decorations, use what you have already. And don’t be afraid to use your imagination and get crafting.

For more advice on how you can decorate your student accommodation this Halloween, give us a call on 01204 903 488 or email info@orlandovillage.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you with plenty of ghoulish ideas.

By the McComb Bloggers

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