For homes with size limitations, recessed lighting will take up less space and give the place a roomier feel. By day, use so much natural lighting as is possible. It is the best quality, and it's free! Maximize them by using sheer drapes or glazed windowpanes to diffuse the light if you have large windows. Frequent headaches is surely an indication of insufficient lighting. As you will be using your eyes a lot inside the living room (between reading, watching TV and hobbying), ensure that there is the proper amount of light so as to avoid eyestrain. In the event you can't be bothered with 4-8 different fixtures (the average for a family area setting), then you will love the flexibility of a dimmer switch on your main living room lighting source. It is also important to combine different types of light bulbs. Mix up your supply of halogen, fluorescent etc., in addition to warm white lights or cool blue lights to fit using the room setting, in your fixtures.