Installing new light fixtures is a simple and inexpensive way to update a room. The lighting in a room can influence the moods of those who enter it. You can add feelings of comfort, warmth, different energy, or calm and security by changing a light fixture, adding a lamp or a dimmer, or simply changing the light bulb.
There are three basic types of lighting: ambient, accent, and task. If you consult a lighting designer, they will usually advise you to use all three types in each room. You can add interest to a room by combining all three types of lighting and using different sources (incadescent, halogen, and fluorescent).
Accent lighting is useful for decorating or creating dramatic effects. This lighting will "accentuate" the various features in your home. Accent lighting will work perfectly if you have artwork or details you want to highlight. Accent lighting is best achieved with wall sconces, vanity lights, track lighting, and pendants.