First, let it be known that I love overhead lighting- just not the renter version. Ugly, bulky, terrible florescent lighting that you might find in a waiting room at a doctor’s office. Not pleasant.
I’ve made as many changes to my apartment as a renter is allowed, but I can’t escape the terrible lighting. Instead, I’ve chosen to ignore it completely and decorate/create ambiance with beautiful lamps and other lighting solutions.
Fortunately, my place has fantastic natural lighting and plenty of windows, so on a sunny day, there’s virtually no need for lamps or overhead lighting of any kind. On a cloudy day or at night, the lamps work their magic.