If you are looking for soft, indirect lighting that sets the mood of your room, look into installing some type of cove lighting. Do-it-yourself (DIY) cove lighting installation is not as hard as it seems. All it takes is a little patience and information to be safe, during the installation process.
The most important thing to remember is that you are dealing with electricity when installing any type of lighting .You should always flip your breaker switch into the off position in order to prevent being electrocuted. Some tasks may require the use of gloves, but this do-it-yourself cove lighting project should not require them.