Small pendent dim lights can be used to give a modernized look. For kid`s bedroom, one can even plan for ceiling light fixtures again with dim lights which can be put on when they sleep. In a garden, pole lamps can be used to give a different look to the exteriors.
For areas like the kitchen and the bathroom, think about using fluorescent lights to get a lot of illumination, and think about putting task lights around to step in where the ambient lighting wont. This is a good way to strike a balance between gentle light and light that is harsher but gives you more contrast.
It is very important to know what kind of light will suit a particular room and according to space and décor, a fixture can be planned so as to make it look wonderful. For example, in the living room, a chandelier can be placed along with designer lamps.
Manually operated switching models are easier to use. Many house owners prefer automatic switching models than the manual ones due to busy schedules and vacations. A safe option for house owners who are away from home are motion activated lighting system with motion sensors that light up when someone approaches.