No matter how well you've organised your room design, the right lighting will make or break it. Start with functional lighting, such as ceiling downlights to ensure the room is adequately lit. And always place them on one or more dimmers if possible. Then complement this with various additional mood and task lights that can all be separately controlled to allow you to set the room up in various ways.
Setting the mood requires the right kind of lighting. Intimate areas can easily be made by strategically placed lamps. Open and airy spaces are created through the use of area lighting with the right amount of ambient light. Using sculptured lamps will also lend a sense of elegance and style to even the simplest room. And take care over the type of bulb you choose to ensure the light colour is suitably warm or cold, depending on what you like.