Decorate a Bathroom With Glam Lighting

Having the right type of lighting in a bathroom can make the difference between a drab bathroom and a romantic one. Here are some ideas for making your bathroom appear more stylish.

Try decorating with bathroom wall scones. Purchase some stylish wall scenes to create elegant, soft, sophisticated bathroom lighting. Recessed scones look the classiest. You can put them in pairs for an elegant effect. Scone lights look wonderful on either side of a mirror. They also can help illuminate darker areas in a bathroom because they look god placed near recessed areas.

Ceiling bathroom light can also add a lot to the atmosphere of a bathroom. It is nice to have your lights on a dimmer to create a romantic effect. You can add recessed pot lights to give it a contemporary look or hang the largest, glittery chandelier that you can find.

Mirror lights also make a bathroom look wonderful. They apply adequate light for sprucing yourself up in the mirror but you can also place them in spots so that they light up the objects that you own. Back-lit bathroom mirror lighting not only provides soft glamorous lighting.

A common and practical effect is to line the mirror with bulbs so that you are well lit when you are examining your face. Mirrors lined with neon are also a nice idea.

One wonderful development when it comes to bathroom lights is dimmers that you control from a long string that is attached to the light. That way you can have all the lights you need on until you actually step into the tub. You can be safe until it is time for a long soothing bath in half light. When it is over you can yank on the chain again and the light will also dim.

One of the most interesting developments in shower lights is ones that illuminate the shower streams by lighting up the shower spray with colored light. These are known as LED shower lights. These LED shower lights also serve a practical purpose. The LEDS in the shower head are blue when the light is a cool blue and when it warms up to red it means the shower water has warmed up. You can also get high-tech new age versions of this in off-beat colors like neon purple or yellow.\

In bathrooms pressed glass flat or circular shades are becoming more common and are considered to be quite retro and hip. These are flat fixtures that evenly distribute light and that are very utilitarian in appearance.

How to Decorate for a Fiji Inspired Tea Party

Pamper your girlfriends with a Fiji Vacation inspired Tea Party complete with exotic fruit teas, pomegranate and bird of paradise centerpieces, spicy curry wraps, banana scones and a relaxing foot massage.

A Fiji Vacation Tea Party should be evocative of soft breezes, large nodding flowers and the sweet formal politeness of tea service at an ocean side hotel. Remember that Fiji was a British colony for years, so it is time to get out your most formal china, crispest white tablecloths and finely crafted silver. You will be contrasting the prim and proper with exotic curries, grass mats and sheer netting thrown over a cabana.

This type of tea party is best thrown out doors in the middle of the summer when the heat is reminiscent of the sensual weather of the South Pacific. A canopy erected in the back yard and draped with filmy mosquito netting and bright batik fabrics (in crimson, orange and dark blue) serves nicely as a make shift cabana. Throw some silk pillows on some grass mats in a corner of the cabana to encourage your guests to take of their shoes and relax.

To make them feel special, hire a manicurist to do their nails or toe nails or even better yet hire one of your kids to give each guest a foot massage. Imagine their delight when they open an invitation that includes a foot massage on the menu. The invitation could read “Free Your Mind and Soul At My Fiji Vacation Tea Party.” Or “You Are Invited to Vacation For An Afternoon At My Fiji Tea Party.” Also ask all of your guests to wear white to get into the Colonial spirit of the party.

Of course no Menu for a Fiji Tea Party would be complete without a generous selection of finger foods as the indigenous populations of Fiji eat with their hands. This menu for your Fiji Vacation Tea Party is based on authentic Fiji dishes and colonial twists on sweet on such Fiji food staples as potatoes, coconut, pineapple cassava, tapioca, shrimp and goat.

Burning coconut or pineapple incense would bring a nice ambience to the atmosphere as would music featuring Hawaiian guitars or soothing New Age music that features ocean waves on the sound track. Another nice touch would be to present each guest with an orchid or other exotic flower to tuck behind their ear as a party favor. A parting gift could be a little bottle of coconut or crème de cacao lotion from the Body Shop or sticks of coconut incense. After the sun goes down, freestanding bamboo lamps to add to the ambience.