When to comes to effectively lighting a room, many people hate the idea of there being too many shadows present. However, shadows provide depth, variation, texture and, above all, atmosphere. Positioning lighting to create small pockets of shadow can greatly enhance the look and feel of a space, although you need to be careful that the shadow is not excessive as the room can then appear smaller.

"The light between the shadows is what makes it interesting"
Pete Farrelly - Lighting Designer at UBERCOOL.
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