While some lighting fixtures and other types of general lighting fixtures can be bland and virtually blend away into the surface of the ceiling, other lighting fixtures can make a bold statement or be selected to accent your décor beautifully.
For example, a halogen bulb should always be housed in an enclosed lighting fixture to avoid the dangerous consequences of a burst halogen bulb. The fixture has to be evaluated on various other parameters, like what type of task it is chosen for, what is the kind of light distribution can be expected from it(given its shades, shape, color, etc.), how does it effect the efficiency of the bulb and what kind of color distribution does it render. Hence, choosing a lighting fixture purely on aesthetic criteria is not a judicious decision.
Big lights should be used in big rooms that connect lights to other rooms, in order to avoid any accidents. Outdoors should be properly lit, as they not just enhance the beauty of the house but also serve for the safety and security. Fixtures are completely different for exterior and interior of one`s home.
If you are searching for the easiest way to improve the look of just about any room within your home, whether it`s your entry hall, bathroom, kitchen or family room, the most effective kind of lights to choose could well be recessed lighting fixtures.