If most rooms in a house require restrained practicality in design — neutral paint for switching out seasonal accessories, kid-proof fabric for high-traffic furniture — the powder room begs for boldness. Because the room is small and easily redecorated, a bright color paint or a trendy wallpaper is less of a risk. “It’s a great place to experiment,” says Eve Fay-Glenn, a color consultant for paint-and-wallpaper company Farrow & Ball. We asked experts for ideas and then rounded up our favorite tastefully bold fixtures and furnishings.

See the gallery: Fun fixtures and furnishings for the powder room

Roberts is a freelance writer.

A small powder room in Farrow & Ball’s investment-worthy Ocelot paper ($255) would make a strong statement. (Courtesy of Farrow & Ball)

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