In any room, the MOST important thing is the lighting. A poorly lit space is often depressing. And one that is too bright with ceiling lights throws off the good feeling vibe. Haven’t you found this to be true in your home? But adding another lamp is the most effective (and affordable) way to bring instant cheer to a room.
I often refer to layers, this is an ideal way to think of how a room should be lit.
A mix of lighting is key, in the proper distribution of shadow and light for your space.