Lighting Techniques and Advice

Hey guys, new to blender artists but decided to join the forums to get advice and critique on my renders. Typically my images would start off really washed out, which led to me using curves and the look presets to up the contrast resulting in a darker image. Lately I’ve been trying to fix these issues through compositing and render layers, with the resulting image being one of my latest attempts at a photorealistic and balanced image.

Would love any advice or tips on how all of you achieve such great interior lighting.

Well, you chose to light the room in an interesting way. Just watch that the “dark areas” don’t become too dark – under the sink, the stool.