If you have taken a cruise before, chances are you have seen a cabin door or two decorated. Did you ever consider doing this for your own cabin door? Why not? Taking the time to decorate your cabin door will help make your vacation more memorable, fun and you will be able to easily find your cabin when returning back to your room late at night. There are many different ways you can decorate your door and here are a few tips and ideas to help you make yours as unique as possible.
Make sure to double check with your cruise line to verify what you can and cannot do with your cruise door. Different cruise lines have certain rules about what can be attached to cabin doors. Some cruise lines have magnetic doors making it possible to decorate the door with simple magnets. While others have cabin doors that may require things to be taped to them. Make sure it is okay to tape things to do the door and that you use a painter’s style tape that can easily be removed without damaging the door.
If you are vacationing with a group of people and have multiple staterooms, turn decorating the cabin doors into a contest. Come up with some sort of prize that everyone chips in for, such as a souvenir or a specialty drink. Then have everyone in the group vote on their favorite. The stewards might even be willing to get in on the fun and select a winner for you as well.
There are many different themes you can go with when decorating your cabin door. A popular one is to theme the door around the destinations you will be visiting during the cruise. You could also start with a blank canvas and garb items from the different ports of call and decorate the door as you go. Other theme ideas include ships, ocean, sea animals, favorite hobbies, movies and fiestas.
If there is a holiday coming up, coming up with a cabin door decorating idea should be easy. Theme your door around the upcoming holiday and your favorite things. For example, for Christmas decorate the door with a cut out of a tree and put ornaments with all of the family member’s names on them. Or cut out a bunch of hearts for Valentine’s Day. If it is someone’s birthday, decorate the door with balloons, cakes and presents.
Do you want to decorate your cabin door during your cruise, but are still having trouble coming up with some inspiration? Pinterest is full of ideas. Just search for “Cruise Ship Door Decorating” and you will have more ideas than you need to help inspire your cabin door decorating. Also, watch the video with this article for more tips and ideas to help you make the most out of decorating your cabin door.
If you do not have the supplies you need to decorate your cabin door at home, you can go to just about any craft store to pick up the supplies. Your favorite craft store will have a variety of scrapbooking decoration that can be used to decorate the door. Plus, they will have rolls of magnets that can be used if your cabin door is made of metal.
When decorating your cabin door make sure to not use anything that will damage it. This is why magnets or painter’s tape should be used. Also, do not place anything on your door that you would be upset if it went missing. Though it is rare to have items stolen off a door, it could happen. And finally, the most important rule about decorating your cabin door is to have fun and be creative!
The answer to the question: “Should I decorate my cabin door?” is “YES!” It will be fun and make your cruise so much more memorable.