Sparkling fixtures brighten up dramatic walls.
A wall-mounted sink with exposed plumbing and footed antique demi-lune are a traditional alternative to a boxy modern vanity — think back to the washbasins of the 19th century, placed atop old dressing tables. A crystal chandelier and sconce, and walls painted in a metallic bronze tone complete the Victorian look. A small bathroom is a safe area to experiment with dark, rich wall colours. Choose your favourite jewel tone — think dark brown, ruby red, emerald green or navy — and run with it. Be sure the room has plenty of natural light or wall and ceiling fixtures before painting it dark, however.