This fixture makes a statement; adjectives I've heard from my family are "elegant", "unique", "stunning". I put it in a powder room for pizazz...then I questioned if it looked too big. My family said to keep it; they loved it. Offers soft light. Make sure you get the right bulbs; I followed the link on the website to the recommended bulbs and bought a case of them, but they're the wrong kind. Since there's two parts to this fixture (the bowl section and the leafy overlay), it was slightly harder to install, but worth it.