No. 2: Try subtle lighting to accentuate other elements.
Although we’re all for creating visual drama with lighting, sometimes the best lighting looks are the ones that let other elements shine. If there’s something you love about the space you’re designing, whether it’s your windows, wall color, or island stain, using a subtle lighting piece that blends into your design can allow the eye to rest on a different visual element.
We implemented this idea in a few of our projects from “Dream Home Makeover,” and we love how it creates balance from room to room.