Ceiling lights come in all shapes and sizes. They're a great solution to the over-use of downlights peppering nearly every room in houses these days. All those holes! Ceiling lights create an expansive sense of breathing room, no scallop shadows like you can get with most downlights. Some ceiling lights also illuminate the ceiling itself, lifting the ceiling visually, which is psychologically appealing. Consider ceilings lights instead of downlights for rooms where you want to feel uplifted. Downlights are good for task lighting, ceiling lights are good for social vibes (and they're prettier).

Top Tip: If you don't want or can't have a pendant in a special room such as a dining room, consider pushing the boat out with a designer ceiling light.