We bought an older home with a small master bathroom and no character. Because I know that paint can completely transform a room, and having been inspired by magazines and my favorite boutiques, I decided to make a statement in this little room by painting the ceiling black and adding a chandelier.
This is what it looked like before...
The old school of thought was that white walls are necessary when square footage is limited. But, dark colors actually add depth to small rooms. Painting a ceiling black actually helps a room feel taller and adds more character. And guess what? It doesn't seem any darker in my little bathroom. I LOVE it! The chandelier came from walmart (I bought the last two last year including the floor model for $30 each) I have a soffet (is that how you spell it?) around the shower, so I painted about 12" down from the ceiling also. My shower curtain is an old sheet (we'll save that tutorial for another day) :). I think I might replace it soon with a white ruffled one.