Make a lighting plan
Start by defining the activities that take place in the space and where they take place.
Consider whether you need task lighting and determine where it is needed.
Provide general lighting and add mood lights to soften the task light.
Apply the 5-3-1 schedule for light intensity. This is a rule of thumb about the differences in light levels for a living space, where 1 is general light, 3 is mood light and 5 is task light.
Also useful to think about
When choosing lamps, it is important to consider not only their style, but also their intended function. Make sure they give the right color of light and that there is no glare. The switch should be easy to reach and keep it safe with well-organized cables. That also makes cleaning even easier.