I often like rooms where the lighting makes a bold statement. In some houses with the right architecture and ceiling height, you can have large scale lighting that becomes a feature in the room. The dining room above has always been a favourite of mine, the black drum shade really makes the room. This isn't an overly expensive lighting option for such big impact. Here are a few more I like, with very different styles of overhead lighting. This Serge Mouille in this bedroom is another classic look that I love.
A more classic looking chandelier option – with two smaller fixtures instead of one.