Agree with the posters that recommend sun visors.
We had a lot of wiring that we wanted to run into the overhead console. The stock brace wasn't big enough. We made a new brace out of larger diameter 4130 (stock brace is SS to allow for a mag compass) and did not pinch the tubing down like the stock brace. Van's kindly gave us dimensional drawings of the stock brace. Cut a hole in the forward fuselage top skin to match.
We have wiring for the Aerosport overhead console switch pod, an overhead speaker, several lights plus two RG-400 coaxial cables to feed a Comdat antenna located on the fiberglass cabin cover.
Powder coated the tube a dark gray and will also wrap with leather matching the seats. Since we did away with the hand openings in the forward skin (they were pretty useless anyway with the Aerosport panel and upholstered cover), the brace becomes our hand hold for entering and exiting the front seats.
It was a bit of extra work, but it worked out well.