Selecting the proper lighting for your home is a complex process.
To give your home a more professional lighting treatment overall, you should start by evaluating the natural sunlight that comes into your rooms. Why? Natural light is by far the best room brightener.
If you are fortunate to live in an area where natural sunlight is abundant year around, you want to take full advantage of this in your home. If you have an older home, you may want to first consider enlarging one or several windows. If you can’t do this, then be sure to make the most of the windows that you do have. In other words, don’t block out the natural light with heavy curtains. Either eliminate them entirely or install them so that they clear the glass completely when open.