Alright already!

I need to know from all of you who seem to always have fabulous lighted photos of your layout how in the WORLD do you do it?  What kind of lights do you have?  The weather here is so dark lately and it's hard to get a well lighted photo.  I suppose I could use the bathroom.  That seems to have good lighting, I just don't want it to look like the bathroom... you know?

Tips most appreciated!!!