Proper lighting in a room is important for many reasons. Functionally speaking, you need good task lighting for office work, in a kitchen, sewing, crafting, reading etc. Aesthetically, the right lighting will either enhance or detract from your interior design. An original expensive piece of art can look plain and drab without the proper lighting to high light it. At the same time, an inexpensive framed print can look amazing if the proper lighting is achieved.
Don’t forget natural light. Solatubes are a great way to introduce natural light to a room without adding heat or glare. You also are eligible for a tax credit due to the environmentally friendly aspect of adding the natural light source which then leads to less usage of electricity.
Overhead recessed can lighting is not enough in any room. The light kit attached to the ceiling fan is not enough.
You need layers of light; overall room lighting, eye-level lighting, accent lighting, ambient lighting. Every room and its function, as well as the desired look and feel, deserves a specific lighting plan to really SHINE!!