Many people like to hide as many wires and cables they can. No doubt, they can be one big visual distraction when things get out of hand. In many homes, the fact that the light sources on the ceiling are far from where you wish to position the lamps poses another bigger problem - those awful plastic casing which house the electrical cables.
Take a step back and start thinking about how to make the best out of the situation. As displayed by the examples shown below, you might begin to adore the idea that showing wires can be a beautiful affair.
Add decoration to an appliance's cable and it suddenly becomes an admirable art piece.
Or how about putting the lamp on a pulley system, making it flexible to be moved around the room? Yi-Cong Lu has exactly this interesting idea up his sleeves.