Do you know what Joss Paper is? When I was looking at the beautiful saffron and gold paper from Paperchase, I realized that it reminded me of joss paper, which is traditionally made from coarse bamboo paper, although rice paper is also commonly used. Traditional joss is cut into individual squares or rectangles. Each square of paper has either a thin piece of square foil glued to its center or it may be endorsed with a red ink seal from a traditional Chinese seal. The foil is either silver or gold, and they are equally beautiful and spare.
In my old house, I had papered the bathroom door with squares of this beautiful paper and then varnished it over. I am sure the new owners didn't keep it! The great thing about joss paper is that it's cheap! I am talking 500 sheets for $5.00 cheap. Sheets are about 5 x 7 inches, but you can also get them in larger 8 x 10 or 10 x 15 inch sizes. Whenever I am at Pearl River Mart in NYC, I always pick up a stack or two. Not to burn them in honour of my ancestors, but to use for decorating projects. Check out Pear River's blog post about Joss Paper, which is sometimes called tea paper.I think that a small bathroom papered with the cream and silver paper would be gorgeous.