When meeting new customers I am often asked advice about where to put lights and which type of lights would look good. I will happily install a customers choice of lighting or supply them, whatever makes the customer happy!
You should know that there are many things to take into consideration when buying new lighting fittings, such as the function of the room, the existing natural light, the designs of the furnishings and the customer budget. Any one of these elements can make a huge difference to the type of light which would be suitable for the chosen area.
I am often asked to recommend lighting shops to clients, there are many to choose from, however I always choose the ones I know that have a great choice of high quality fittings at the right price, but large retail stores such as Kmart and Bunning can also be good sources of up to the minute designs and you shouldn't just think that the more expensive a fitting is, the better it is.
When choosing your fittings try different styles of lighting by using websites such as https://roomstyler.com which enable you to see how the fittings will work with your existing decoration and if you will like the look they create.
Changing your light fittings or adding additional lighting can really update the design of a room and it can be a cheaper alternative to decorating. Most decent sparkys will gladly offer advice before you hire them and give you a free quote for the work involved.
Don't be scared to alter the existing lighting in a room, I have so many clients who make the small investment in new lighting and it totally transforms their home.
So my message to you is to be brave, research what's new and have a good shop around because there's such a huge variety of great designs out there.