Dimmers are key to ambiance lighting. If you happen to be in a restaurant when they turn the lights down for the dinner crowd, you’ve probably noticed how everyone suddenly looks especially attractive. It’s also important not to rely solely on overhead lighting. Accent lamps are a great design element and you can use them to add depth and color. Warm, side lighting is the most flattering so put a lamp or two on a side table near your seating area. Another great way to define ambiance and set a mood is to set up one or two indirect lights that face the wall or a corner. This opens up the space and creates a cozy glow.