Have a Central Light Source
Your main light source, whether it be a chandelier, pendant or flush mount, should be placed in the center of the room. When you place a general lighting source in the corner of a room, it only reaches so far across the space. A centrally hung fixture will provide all-around illumination.
Decide Between Lamps and Sconces
Your bedside lighting is very important, especially if you like to read a magazine, search the internet or watch television in bed. A light source will be needed to see the task at hand. Generally speaking, you have a choice between lamps or wall sconces. To save space, sconces are the stylish solution. However, swing arm lamps are the best of both worlds. They are attached to the wall like sconces, but allow you direct the stream of light wherever you want.