Choosing the type of lighting to use in your home is important for the end-feel your home will have. There are many different options when it comes to lighting, and each one has advantages and disadvantages. Most of the time, the type of room you are lighting will be the most important factor when deciding what light fixtures to use.
For hallways, foyers, and stairs, you need to keep in mind that the area needs to be lit enough for safety and utility. If your fixtures do not provide adequate light, you should change them out with ones that do. These spaces are often smaller, and so using a large chandelier or other large fixture is not always the best choice.
Likewise, if you have a large space, a smaller fixture will be lacking not only because it does not provide enough light but also because it does not make use of the opportunity to decorate a room as well as it could.
In living spaces such as the family room and bedrooms, you should use recessed lighting to provide the general lighting for the room, and then use lamps or other fixtures for accents, and color.
This allows you to place these fixtures without regard to utility, which enhances their use as decor rather than their utility. Track lighting can be used to highlight artwork and other important parts of the room, and lamps can be used to shed additional light on reading and working areas. To get help with finding the right fixtures for your home, visit your local lighting stores in Cincinnati.
Source by Graham Pratt