Crystal remains a popular choice for lighting fixtures and is used across the style spectrum. In this contemporary bathroom the crystal chandelier has a modern presentation drawing attention to the underlit wave ceiling.
Adding lights as decorative elements helps set a mood in a space. Provided that general lighting is already installed using lights instead of wall art can be a decorative way to provide ambient lighting.
Bright idea for unexpected lighting: Look for opportunities to install light fixtures in alcoves tray ceilings and wall niches to trace interesting lines. Notice the hidden lights in the ceiling alcove above the cylindrical fireplace mantel here.