Minor lighting idea turned out to be brilliant; fulfills and inspires fantasy!
I don’t know why I waited so long to “get around to” implementing this idea that I’ve had for a while. We have several of those lights that are used at Christmas to shine on the side of a house and work a bit like a kaleidoscope. It’s basically a faceted acrylic ball which spins in front of a light. We bought them for use at one of DD’s birthday parties because blue and teal ones make a water effect, like when a covered pool reflects on the ceiling.
Last night we tried using it in the bedroom. It was SO beautiful! My imagination took off in fantasies that we could explore, right in our own bedroom–poolside, UNDER water, ice cave; then I got to thinking if we got a red one and some furry blankets it could be a cave and we could be lost in the wilderness, prehistoric cave people, or really in touch with our animal sides. I think there are ones that project stars, for those with the space fantasy–maybe add an inflatable cushion on top of the bed to simulate an alien planet’s surface? Yellow and a spiked thermostat could maybe help simulate a desert situation as background for a dance with veils.
I could keep going, but I’m curious if anyone else has used these lights, if you found they inspired or fulfilled the atmospheric portion of any fantasies, and how much value they added to your experience?
After reading these ideas, is anyone inspired to go grab one while Christmas lights are in stores?
Have you ever tried adding something small you thought might be “nice” that turned out “really super great”?
I’ve been doing exactly this for a few years! Try also screwing with flame bulbs… neato.
Another cool thing I’ve been messing with is using a hula hoop suspended from the ceiling with various fabrics and drop cloth plastics with lights and star projectors to make a canopy that looks like outer space or some sci-fi vortex of awesome sexiness. Dress my wife like a Vulcan space girl and it’s on!
That’s a cool idea!…I put crown molding in our room, about 3 inches lower than normal on the ceiling and lined it with led rope lighting…i can change the color, fade colors, do all sorts of stuff…we have a good time with that and it’s all operated by remote.
We have a little disco ball lamp on our headboard, for the sole purpose of sex…. well, and now my grandson. It has little blue, green and red LED lights that reflect, and it can give an underwater feel. We also have a red light/lamp.
I don’t do it for the fantasy aspect you do, but it does give a different mood. I started using them as a first step to using light. I wanted my husband to be able to see, and the red light can give the ambiance of fire light, and it can hide those “flaws” many women are self-conscious of (stretch marks, cellulite etc). We still use the red light frequently because it’s just easier on the eyes at night.
We got a ball a couple years ago that reflects various colors (Blue, green, red) around the room. The colors can be changed around from one color to a mix of colors. Fun and certainly adds some sparkle to our sizzle. Add some music and the mood is set! 🙂
Edit: My wife strung a strand of whit Christmas lights on the headboard for a different lighting experience.