Decorating a Dorm Room – Autumn Colors
Choose a few accessories for the room that go with the season. Buy or make window decals of leaves, pumpkins and ghosts and hang them in the room to create a festive appearance both inside and outside the room. Decals can also be hung on a door to make the entryway more seasonal and welcoming. Simple decorations like decals and colored pillows, construction paper leaves and autumn drinks like chai are a great way to bring the season into the dorm or apartment.
Change sheets and pillowcases to match an autumnal color scheme. Beds and futons are often a major sitting area in apartments or dorms, and keeping the sheets and blankets decorative and functional is an inexpensive way to make the room comfortable and attractive. Choose simple, comfortable fall colors and accent the room with them to create a seasonal feel that can be used in decorating for Halloween as well as general fall decor.
Place candles or fake candles around the room that match the autumn colors and scents. Pumpkin candles, as well as cinnamon candles, are a great way to make the room smell good and allow students to bring familiar autumn scents into the room. Check the dormitory or apartment policy to ensure that candles are permitted; if not, false candles can provide light and scent without the risk of an accidental fire. Candles are an inexpensive and attractive decoration for a dorm room or apartment.
Halloween Decorations for College Students
Halloween is a fun holiday for students everywhere. Ohio University in Athens, Ohio has one of the biggest Halloween celebrations in the country, and students come from many states to celebrate Halloween. Whether traveling or staying on campus, decorating for Halloween can be a fun project for roommates and friends to participate in.
Planning a Halloween party or get-together is an easy way to decide on how to decorate the dorm or apartment for the season. Party decorations are an inexpensive and fun way to make a room spooky: hang streamers and fake bats throughout the room and get a fog machine for the night of the party. Set up a trick-or-treat event in the dorm so that everyone can compare costumes and trade candy, or work with a local charity to take kids trick or treating in a safe environment.
Hang paper ghosts and other simple Halloween decorations around the dorm room or apartment to create a festive Halloween atmosphere. Plan Halloween costumes with friends and roommates and prepare a party or make plans to travel for the holiday. Creative Halloween costumes are a perfect autumn project for any student.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Set up a pumpkin-carving event in the dorm or with roommates. Provide small pumpkins to paint or carve and display around the apartment or throughout the dormitory. Offer prizes for the best and most creative pumpkins. Save the leftover seeds to make roasted pumpkin seeds to share later. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthy and delicious treat on any fall day, and they can be made in just a few minutes.
Leave the seeds in a strainer for an hour and rinse them off to remove the pumpkin innards. Lay the seeds on a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet, salt them and bake them for ten minutes to half an hour at 275 degrees Fahrenheit. When the seeds are dried and golden-brown, they are finished. Check them every five minutes.
Decorating for Halloween and fall while at college is an easy way to make the home away from home feel more comfortable and fun for friends and visitors. Decorating is an easy and inexpensive project that roommates can all help with, and creating a fun dorm room or apartment for Halloween and autumn is a great way to spend time with friends.