For homes with size limitations, recessed lighting will take up less space and give the region a roomier feel. Use as much natural lighting as possible during the day. It is the best quality, and it's free! Should you have large windows, maximize them by using sheer drapes or glazed windowpanes to diffuse the light. Frequent headaches is definitely an indication of insufficient lighting. As you will be utilising 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. If you can't be bothered with 4-8 different fixtures (the average for a living room setting), then you will delight in 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., together with warm white lights or cool blue lights to fit with the room setting, in your own fixtures.